Monday, January 30, 2006

What's-His-Name

An actual conversation which took place this weekend:

Girl: ... when John comes over this week.
Guy: Oh, your brother's coming into town?
Girl: No, John, the guy I'm seeing. We need to come up with a way to distinguish the two when referring to them.
Guy: Oh, okay.

[Conversation continues...]

Guy: He's Portuguese, right? What about something like "Portuguese John"?
Girl: Nah, that's too long and cumbersome. Besides, it sounds kinda racist.
Guy: You could shorten it...
Girl: But that would make him...
Guy: Porta-John!
Girl: That is just mean. I'm vetoing that one.

4 comments:

anne said...

I've said it before, but really, when are you setting up that 'Overheard in D.C.' site?

mysterygirl! said...

hahaha-- how could anyone resist Porta-John as a nickname?

HomeImprovementNinja said...

I give eveyone nicknames on my blog (mostly because I don't wanna' get sued for libel).

Vince said...

If I were Portuguese, I'd so go by Porta-Vince.

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