By Xeni Jardin at 6:12 pm Mon, Jan 10, 2011
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TIL Darth is short for Daniel.
Thought he was cremated?
He died a long time ago. . . in a galaxy far far away.
1870? C’mon it wasn’t THAT long ago.
Oh Darth, where is thy sting?
I thought this was about “ITS VADER TIME” Vader :(
Vader is Dutch for father.
I thought it was vazha.
Nope. Vader is the Dutch word for father.
I suppose tragedy plus time DOES equal comedy
“I suppose tragedy plus time DOES equal comedy”.
First of all… what tragedy? Every death isn’t necessarily a tragedy.
Second of all… yes, sometimes. :)
Shouldn’t that be made of carbonite?
I went all through elementary school with a Vader and a Darth, though not the same person.
Luke buried at left, PadmÃ© at right. It’s a family thing!
The plot thickens…
There’s a Vader’s Restaurant in suburban Philadelphia. I’m sure they’re quite tired of the jokes by now…
“When we last met I was your server… now I am the master!”
“I have altered your tab. Pray that I do not alter it again.”
“The headwaiter is not as forgiving as I am.”
There’s a Jedi Garden (Greek family owned?) restaurant in Chicago’s SW suburbs. I don’t know if they get any jokes, but I always think of jokes when I pass by. “These are not the specials you are looking for.”
Also, there was a priest in our parish, Father Vader. There’s a joke there somewhere, I just never made one.
there’s a Vader Washington …
does that help this rather weak thread along?
‘Vader’ in indeed Dutch for ‘father’, but in this case it seems to be someone’s family name: ‘Anna, wife of Daniel P. Vader’.
I’m afraid you’re mistaken – Vader rocks on.
When researching my family tree in elementary school I discovered that I was related to a Vader from Virginia. I was disappointed to find out that his first name was not Darth. ):
And all this time I thought the last-minute change of heart meant that he died as Anakin Skywalker.
There’s at least one Vader buried in the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Rochester, NY, too. I think I may have a photo of it somewhere.
Anyway, having a name starting with D and the last name Vader is great, even if it isn’t Darth. There’s nothing stopping you from writing your name as D. Vader, which if I were Daniel P. Vader (and if I didn’t die well before the films were made) I would be sure to do where appropriate.
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