I can’t see the word “dogmatic” without thinking of the dog from Asterix.

As a kid, for years I skim-read Chief Vitalstatistix’ name in my head as “Vitalastix” having no idea what vital statistics were, or that it was a joke about how fat he was. My favourite Asterix name is still the viking “Herendethelessen”, it scans really well, and resonates with my Anglican upbringing.

Bonus content!! Asterix trivia: In the French version of the comic most of them have completely different names that are puns in French.

– Nick

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