Sunday, August 20, 2006

No, The Other Name, the "Goldberg" One

Here's a snippet of an interview with Whoopi Goldberg:-

You were born Caryn Johnson. How did you wind up with the name Whoopi?

Here’s the thing. When you’re performing on stage, you never really have time to go into the bathroom and close the door. So if you get a little gassy, you’ve got to let it go. So people used to say to me, You are like a whoopee cushion. And that’s where the name came from.

And I was hoping to learn about the name Goldberg.

So, I went here and read:-

She added the name Goldberg, taken from the Jewish side of her family.

and then I found this here:-

Goldberg changed her name when she decided that her given name was too boring. She claims to be half Jewish and half Catholic, and “Goldberg” is attributed to her family history

and also this here:-

She first chose “Whoopi Cushion” and then dropped Cushion for Goldberg, after her Jewish relatives.

Well, this is my non-Israel-related posting of the day (or days).

Hope you enjoyed it.

1 comment:

Batya said...

nice to know that "Jewish" is ethnic chic