Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Of articles and names

So in syntax class we've talked about how names in English don't (usually) get determiners and keep their usual sense.
*The Peter writes this blog.
We don't like that in English. Except for one person. Dwayne Johnson's persona: The Rock. How do I know? Wait.
Can you smell what the Rock is cooking?
I thought so. And since Peter means rock in Greek (ὁ Πέτρος), you can just call me the Rock when you see me.