People with uninhibited imaginations often wonder about things that wouldn't cross saner minds. Do lobsters hurt when you boil them? Why is a lieutenant general higher in rank than a major general when a major outranks a lieutenant? What do you call people who speak Flemish besides Belgians? Until I found out they're plain old Flemings (how mundane!), I had dreamed up names with much more oomph. Why, they could be Flems, Flams, or Flooms!
Craig, Mary Stewart
"Do Mamaroneckers Like to Neck?,"
Word Ways: Vol. 20
, Article 10.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol20/iss4/10