Levin or Levine

I heard that Adam Levine was named People’s sexiest man alive. That’s neither here nor there for me, but it is confusing. Every time I see his name I think people are talking about Adam Levin.

Seriously, when I first saw people quoting Adam Levine, I really thought they were talking about Adam Levin. I had no idea who Adam Levine was, but I did know Adam Levin (author of The Instructions and Hot Pink). I cannot emphasize this enough: I am not joking. It really took me a while to find out that there was a person named Adam Levine, that people weren’t just adding an extra e to Levin, and that Adam Levine was apparently famous for something other than writing novels.

Obviously I don’t listen to much Maroon 5.

I figured things out eventually, but it took a bit.

Regardless, I still automatically think Adam Levin when I see the name Adam Levine. As such, congrats Adam Levin. According to my interpretation of the universe, People just named you sexiest man alive.

About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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