Thursday, November 30, 2006

Meet my daughter, Vagina (va GEE na)...

Snopes.com is awesome. Here's an interesting article about the common urban legend names we're always hearing about.

Another is about comments from a Congresswoman about giving hurricanes African-American names that were warped and painted with racism.

6 comments:

x-goth said...

check out this unfortunate football player's name. (he's since renamed himself Lucius Seymour)

http://scoreboards.aol.com/football/ncaaf1aa/player/22957/player_gamelog.aspx

Lithiolator said...

I refer people to the snopes page all the time, yet they keep insisting there must be an Oranjello or Shithead out there - even "Freakonomics" furthers the claim. And it's all based on hearsay. No one can produce any paperwork - and considering how much stuff a person's name goes on from infancy, the Jello twins must be in the Witness Protection Plan or something.

Scooter said...

HAHAHHA!! OMG, that's awesome. He should have just changed his name to Seymour Pusey.

Scooter said...

what cracks me up about most of the people emailing me to verify the Oranjello and Lemonjello names... only one of them has *met* them. The one person who claims to have met them in person met them as newborns when they were in the hospital. The rest are all of the "My ex-mother-in-law SWEARS she knows..." variety. It's kind of awesome, because it's sort of proving my point about urban legends.

ORANJELLO and/or LEMONJELLO, if you're reading this, send me an email! Heh.

Lithiolator said...

Judging by how long the stories about the Jello twins have been around, they should nearing their thirties - I've found references that go back to the early 80's. And judging by how many ages and locations people report, there must be numerous sets of Jello twins, none of whom has ever had his name written on anything official.

Anonymous said...

Speak of the Devil...

http://jezebel.com/384267/what-if-my-parents-had-named-me-tawana


Worst name I've ever heard is Ima Hogg, a very famous lady from Texas, named without a hint of irony.