I’ve been to Rome, Indiana.
It is located in extreme southern Indiana in Perry County along the Ohio River. Two or three summers ago I drove to and through Rome, Indiana, population unincorporated. It does not take long; I had been there once previous.
I have also driven through Rome, Georgia, population 35,973. I’ve driven through Rome, New York, population 32,837. I have not driven through Rome, Italy, but I have been there more than once; the population is 2.7 million.
All four of these Rome’s have something in common. They all have the same name. They are cities or towns, but really they are similar in name only.
Unfortunately the same can be said of many things. Someone or something may bear the name or the same tag, but they may be the same “in name only.”
Sadly that can be said of people. Sometimes they may claim they are such and such, but they are that in name only.
January 9, 2014