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“Dennis the Menace”, that was what he was known in the neighbourhood. All of 10 years, Dennis had never considered himself to be mischievous but then unfortunately he could not regulate what others thought about him.

He had wished, why he was named Dennis. There were so many other good names that his friends carried, but he cursed why he was chosen for this forbidden name. He was sure that had his name be something else, this dreaded title would not have stuck to him.

It’s not that Dennis hadn’t questioned his parents for this audacity ever. He was told that his old grandpa was the one who chose this name. For many years, Dennis wondered what his name ever meant till he was a bit mature to understand when he was told that his name in English is derived from the Greek word, Dionysus.

Eeks! That sounded even weirder, he had thought. Thank goodness, his parents weren’t Greek, he had prayed. Dionysus is the mythological Greek God of wine responsible for the growth of vines and the originator of wine making, he was once told. Why on earth his grandpa would name him after the divinity of intoxication, he wondered.

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