After having to wipe my eyes several times, clean my spectacles and stop shaking of laughter, I have to fulfill the solemn task of telling you how happy and proud I am about the fact that my country (you know, the almost immersed, tiny and cute little Kingdom of the realNaranjas) nor any living or deceased inhabitant of it, is in any way whatsoever mentioned or referred to in this list of funny names. Tee hee! Yay!, to quote one of my favorite Medium writers.

What could be the reason?

  1. The BC-in-C doesn’t know we exist.
  2. If he does know, he is sure — in so far he is sure of anything else than his own fluid opinion of the moment— we are part of Germany, a country in Asia with the name of Neverlands.
  3. If confuses him a little bit, because he thought Neverland is an American state and the capital of Neverlands is Little Rock, where a tiny kind of pop music, practised by little people, has been invented.
  4. Confusion is non-existent in his mind, though. The best strategy to hide confusion is instant invention of a new reality. Normal people call this lying, telling nonsense, bullshitting or ‘fantasia rustificania’*, but his brilliant staff invented the twin concepts of ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’. In short: if you do not know something exists, or do not want to accept its existence, you deny it exists and replace the non-existent reality with the alternative reality. I.e. the Netherlands are called Neverlands, part of Germany, a country in Asia.

*fantasia rustificania: a made-up story told as if something truly happened. Usually told by children aged 4–7.

Friend of life and beauty and foe of spoilers of life and beauty. Golden marriage. Grandfather. Pianist and micro poet. Dutch, European.

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