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Nomenclature Naveed A. Khan

When they ask for your name, you give them the short form,  the westernized way of saying it,  so they don't slip and bruise  their tongues. You are too kind,  but know that they will not care  the same way for you, will not  spare you the acceptance  they readily have for one another.  Some say that your name is  too difficult to pronounce,  too long for the limited boxes  on government forms,  so long that it could wrap  its way around your body.  — Good. This world is cold,  and you will need the warmth. 

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