Thursday, May 31, 2007

"Maven"

What do you think of when you see the word "maven"? What kind of image does it conjure up in your head? What does a typical "maven" look like?

L.M. Squires, at Polyglot Conspiracy, points out a tendency of which I was previously unaware.

3 comments:

Aloys said...

Perhaps a celtic resonance burbling in the subconscious?

Maeve + Raven =

Maven

Both feminine proper names in addition to their various European mythical positionings

Skullturf Q. Beavispants said...

Hey, good one, I hadn't thought about "Maeve".

I thought briefly about "raven", but was just thinking of the bird and not remembering it can also be a proper name.

Incidentally, the word "craven" has feminine connotations to me, but that's only because my grandmother used to smoke Craven A's.

dc_red said...

Which reminds me, what does the "A" stand for in Craven A's?

Were there Craven B's?