… and then one day you realize that you know a lot of women named Tabitha.
The internet says that this is a biblical name* that means “gazelle”. The internet does not say that this is a Bewitched name. But you know it is. Let’s turn to science shall we?
How do you express this chart? Is it that in 1966 (1) in every 180 people were named Tabitha? That doesn’t sound right. Or it is that Tabitha was ranked at 180 in popularity? I don’t know. The graphs seem to support my position but I’m not sure how to express what they are telling us. (Maybe this is how AGW got started.) But however you read it, you can clearly see that Tabitha zoomed to its highest popularity in the US in the mid-to-late 60s. Canadians have a ways to go to catch up with the Tabitha trend.
* Yeah. I don’t know. I had a bible once and I don’t recall any Tabithas in it. Of course as a Catholic we didn’t actually read the bible for ourselves. We were told the things we needed to know. Apparently the priests and nuns didn’t see fit to inform us that Peter raised people from the dead too. This is news to me and frankly it sounds a little sketchy.