April 12, 2006

Sinjin In The Name

Our pal Jordana appears to be facing some domestic pressure:

Knowing that this will be his last chance, my husband is really hoping to foist the middle name of St. John (Sinjin) on this child should it be a boy. The question is -- will I be insane enough to agree?

C'mon, Jordana! Swallow the Kool-Aid! I've always liked this name and the Brit pronunciation just makes it that much better.

And because much of my brain capacity has been squandered on remembering obscure Monty Python sketches, allow me to insert here the first one that came to mind when I read Jordana's post:

Voice Over: Number sixteen. The hand.

Pull back to reveal that the hand appears to belong to a standard interviewer in two shot. Chair set up with standard interviewee. The interviewer suddenly pulls the hand off, revealing that he has a hook. He throws the hand away and starts the interview.

Interviewer [Michael Palin]: Good evening. I have with me in the studio tonight Mr Norman St. John Polevaulter, who for the last few years has been contradicting people...Mr Polevaulter, why do you contradict people?

Polevaulter [Terry Jones]: I don't!

Interviewer: But..you told me that you did.

Polevaulter: I most certainly did not!

Interviewer: Oh. I see.... I'll start again.

Polevaulter: No you won't!

Interviewer: Ssh! Mr Polevaulter... I understand you don't contradict people.

Polevaulter: Yes I do!

Interviewer: And when didn't you start contradicting people?

Polevaulter: I did! In 1952.

Interviewer: 1952?

Polevaulter: 1947.

Interviewer: Twenty-three years ago....

Polevaulter: No!

Cut to announcer at desk in farmyard. He is fondly holding a small pig.

Announcer [John Cleese]: And so on and so on and so on.

Sooper sekret message to Mr. Jordana: Keep it up!

Posted by Robert at April 12, 2006 11:30 AM | TrackBack

Wow! St John is my mom's maiden name...traced back generations, yes it was actually "Sinjin."

Nothing wrong with that...

Posted by: GroovyVic at April 12, 2006 11:48 AM

There was also the great scene in "Four Weddings and a Funeral" where Rowan Atkinson was a nervous priest officiating at his first wedding and mispronounced the groom's name as Bertram Saint John Delaney instead of Bernard Sinjin Delaney, or some such.

Still makes me laugh just thinking about it

Posted by: BWS at April 12, 2006 05:03 PM