Thursday, April 01, 2004

Military Coup and Nicknames

Today's the 40th anniversary of the cheekily-named 'revolution' launched by the military in Brazil and which ushered in 20 years of dictatorship.

When I was born in the 1970s a general called Ernesto Geisel was in charge, which meant - almost inevitably I suppose - I was given Geisel's name as a nickname.

Given that I ended up a liberal (with both capital and small 'L's) I've never really forgiven my parents and their friends for that...

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