I was trying to keep away from the obvious explanation of the letter R in the NATO alphabet, so Google and Wikipedia searches give us:

  • A village in Macomb County, Michigan, USA; also towns in Colorado, Florida and Tennessee
  • Romeo Santos, an American singer
  • Romeo (or Lil Romeo), a rapper – full name Percy Romeo Miller, Jr.
  • Romeo or MC Romeo, an English rapper real name Marvin Dawkins (ex So Solid Crew)
  • Nicolo Romeo, Italian engineer and founder of Alfa Romeo
  • A system for remote control of Mac via Bluetooth and a mobile device
  • Various Project Romeos, including one at Loughborough University, UK (Rights MEtadata for Open archiving), and one to develop a robot for people suffering from loss of physical autonomy led by Cap Digital business cluster in Paris, France
  • A knowledge management system at University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • A crater on the moon
  • A class of submarine in the Soviet navy
  • A French World War Two Operation
  • Plenty of footballers, politicians, reporters, musicians and a cardinal with Romeo as their first or second name
  • A Romeo game, based on finding Juliet…

There are numerous variations on the story of Romeo and Juliet.ย  Wikipedia lists at least 45 films, six operas or ballets, and seven plays or musicals, some of which may be included in the film list.ย  Reading the listings reminded me of Romanoff and Juliet, which my theatre group did when I was a teenager.ย  I remember the title fondly, but I remember nothing of the actual play, except for Peter Ustinov being in the film version!

R is for Romeo
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26 thoughts on “R is for Romeo

  • 21 April, 2014 at 12:36 pm
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    I am enjoying learning the NATO A-Z’s. Had to learn some of them when my son joined the Army. Romeo is familiar but I had no idea there were so many interpretations!

    • 21 April, 2014 at 12:51 pm
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      Well, I was pretty much scraping the barrel for something interesting to say!

  • 21 April, 2014 at 3:31 pm
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    I have a funny story. My Aunt who lives in Graz, Austria had a cat named Romeo. At this time they lived in an apartment in downtown Graz. Well her cat went missing (he came back) and she was calling for him-“Romeo, Romeo, Wo Bist Du?” Means where are you:) She kept calling in the night for him and suddenly another person yelled out Juliett-hahahahaha I thought it was funny as she is such a lover of cats

    • 21 April, 2014 at 9:09 pm
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      I love it! I started laughing halfway through and it’s kept me smiling ever since ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope your aunt found her Romeo!

  • 21 April, 2014 at 3:44 pm
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    Now I have to go see where Romeo, CO, is and if I’ve been through there!

    • 21 April, 2014 at 9:10 pm
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      I didn’t check the map so I can’t help there. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 21 April, 2014 at 4:18 pm
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    I am stumped by Romeo, Colorado! I lived there forty years and cannot for the lift of me think of where that could be, unless it’s on the far west side, which I didn’t travel often. I know of Red Feather, Rangely, and many other R cities and towns, but Romeo…it’s a mystery. Trying hard not to use the map! Lol!

  • 22 April, 2014 at 1:40 am
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    Sounds right that there would be so many variations of Romeo and Juliet story; sort of like Robin Hood, how many times can you tell that story, yet it keeps coming back with a slightly different angle.

    betty

    • 22 April, 2014 at 10:25 am
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      Very true. And it depends on your version of Robin Hood whether Robin and Marian are from different classes (aka families) or whether they are just divided by fate (or the Sheriff of Rottingham – sorry too much watching Men in Tights, there!)

  • 22 April, 2014 at 2:50 pm
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    Finally looked up Romeo, CO. I’ve been there but I may have blinked and missed it. In fact, it connects nicely to my S post today, as it’s in the south end of the San Luis valley near the Sangre de Cristo mtns and the Great Sand Dunes.

    Rebecca at The Ninja Librarian

    • 22 April, 2014 at 8:15 pm
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      I think we need photographic evidence ๐Ÿ˜€ Maybe Darla can help!

      • 22 April, 2014 at 9:56 pm
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        I’m trying to call up a mental image, but it’s not happening. But it might be in the haze of my last picture from the sand dunes ๐Ÿ˜€

      • 27 May, 2014 at 3:26 am
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        I’m so sorry! I’m having serious problems with my computer and lost track of this conversation just moments ago when I saw your comment in a Google search! So someone found Romeo, Colorado! I am determined now. I will locate this city and yes, Jemima, for you, I will take pictures! Lol!

        • 27 May, 2014 at 3:47 am
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          I think you can find it okay–though don’t blink. Plus, you can visit the Great Sand Dunes while you’re at it, which is more to the point!

          • 27 May, 2014 at 5:34 am
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            Though ideally you’d now wait for next spring–the Dunes are at their best when there’s snow on the peaks, and Medano Creek is running enough to surge. We’ve been there I think 4 times, but only hit it right the first time–only really had the chance to that one time, since otherwise we’ve been in CO in the summer.

            Oh, wait. I forgot that Romeo was the point. And a point (as opposed to line or even 3D object) may be all it is.

          • 28 May, 2014 at 1:59 am
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            I thought the mudslide was up closer to Grand Junction? Anyway, I’m pretty sure Romeo is in the middle of the flat valley.

  • 22 April, 2014 at 6:33 pm
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    I was in church the other day and they where announcing the license plate numbers for a few people who parked in the wrong place. He was trying to use NATO, but he got them all wrong. haha.

    • 22 April, 2014 at 8:17 pm
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      You’ll be able to put him right next time, Sydney!!

  • 23 April, 2014 at 1:05 am
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    I will indeed search for Romeo. There are many small towns in that area that can be missed if you blink because it was an active area in the late 1800s/early 1900s for coal mining for the trains–fascinated by the history of that area, especially the union wars (very sad) and the settlement of people from all over the country (so they could not communicate with each other and form unions). My son has a cat named Romeo who raises his head and kisses me with his nose every time he sees me–he is a true Romeo!

    • 25 April, 2014 at 6:44 pm
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      Aww!

      I don’t know anything about the union wars. Sounds dreadful. We have a group of guys called the Tolpuddle Martyrs because they were put to death for trying to form a union in the 1700s, I think.

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