Dumbass Sayings: “A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet”

Take a whiff of this
Taint Crotch Cheese rose!
People often quote this famous line from Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet” but do they ever really think about it? It’s basically trying to say that names don’t matter. Well if that’s true why not just name your baby “Shitsausage” or “Dummyface”. If a rose by any other name smells as sweet then surely everyone would be able to love your kid just as much despite his ridiculous name. No, of course a rose by ANY other name is not as sweet. A comparable or interchangeable name is fine, but if Juliet’s name was “Beefaroni Dickjonathan” or something I think it’d be a little harder to love her. You still might love her, but it would be a little less sweet because you’d have to introduce her to your family and it’d be awkward to explain her strange name. Your family would probably wonder what the hell is wrong with her parents to name her that and you’d wonder what type of impact being called Beefaroni Dickjonathan your whole life might have on a woman’s psyche.

The human brain has a way of tricking itself into feeling some things that aren’t really there. If a rose was called “Your mother’s a whore” you’d probably not think it was AS sweet smelling as if it was called a “rose”. The anger you feel while smelling this thing would likely interfere with your senses and while the rose may smell better than you’d expect, it surely would not smell as good as if it was called something nonoffensive. So, no. A rose by any other name does not smell as sweet.

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