A Girl Named Like
Israeli couple gives thumbs-up name to daughter
In further proof that the Internet is essentially a Jewish conspiracy, an Israeli couple has named their third child, a girl, “Like.” Like, as in Facebook. “If once people gave Biblical names and that was the icon, then today this is one of the most famous icons in the world,” said Lior Adler, Like’s father, who lives in a town north of Tel Aviv. He won’t be so happy once she grows up and all the boys start Poking her!
But you know who doesn’t like Facebook? Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He called it an “ugly technology,” its pages “ugly and horrible.” If you agree with him, why not show your support by becoming one of the nearly 800,000 who Like his official Facebook page?
Inspired by Facebook, Israeli Couple Names Their Daughter Like [DPA/Haaretz]
Turkey’s Erdogan Slams Facebook [Ynet]
Related: Web Jew.0 [Tablet Magazine]
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