While many Namibians have names originating from the ex-colonial power Germany, a newly-elected municipal councilor has overnight risen to prominence not because of his victory but because he is called Adolf Hitler.
Adolf Hitler Uunona, 54, a politician of the ruling SWAPO party was elected local government councilor for Ompundja constituency in northern Namibia, with 85 percent of the ballots cast.
Uunona said he was perplexed that people were intrigued by his being named after one of the world’s most notorious dictators. He refused to discuss the reasons he was named Adolf Hitler.
"I am not going to entertain the conversation, there is no reason we should be sitting here, having an entire conversation about my name," he retorted.（AFP）
prominence：名詞，聲望。例句：She gained prominence as a singer on the song.（她因為唱了這首歌，成為具聲望的歌手。）
intrigue：動詞，激起好奇心。例句：People are easily intrigued by horoscope predictions.（人們容易對星象預測感到好奇。）
retort：動詞，反駁；回嘴。例句："It doesn’t concern you," he retorted.（他反駁道：「這不關你的事。」）