Friday, January 02, 2009

Things Her Name Isn't, Apparently

It’s not “Stacey.”

It’s not “Jane.”

It’s not “her,” but that isn’t really a name.

It’s neither “Mary Jo Lisa” nor “Joleesa.”

It’s not “Hell,” though I don’t know why that would be anybody’s name.

It’s also apparently not memorable at all, or at least unfamiliar to the general public.



These thoughts occur to me nearly a year after I was first acquainted with The Ting Tings and their first hit single.

4 comments:

  1. The answer is Katie.

    What the name of the chap behind her wearing sunglasses is however, is something I don't know or altogether interested in knowing.

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  2. spence12:32 PM

    though the fact that i'm supplying it may be a crashing bore, the name of the sunglassed chap is decidedly not boring -- it's "jules de martino", of all things.

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  3. My inner English nerd says her name is Katie only if she's narrating the song as herself, and not some other girl who suffers from identity problems.

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  4. I think her name is Rumpelstiltzkin.

    As for why "Hell" would be anyone's name, maybe it's short for Helen or Heloise?

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