Flashback Friday – Mash Ups

Flashback Friday

The following originally appeared on 5/16/08 at Exit 51

Mash Ups

Standing at the sink the other night doing dishes, I got to thinking. Why is it that we christen the rich, famous, or infamous with mashed up names? There’s JLo, LiLo, Bennifer, and let us not forget Brangelina or TomKat. Is it so hard to use a complete name? Have we really lost the ability to speak in anything but sound bytes?

Of all the nicknames I’ve had, none of them have every employed the mash up. If they did, I could be WeMi (nope), WeMo (no, not that either), WeJay (neyt), or JEndi (actually, SFC and I do get called this and I don’t really mind).

So, what’s your mash up name?

8 thoughts on “Flashback Friday – Mash Ups

  1. Mike + Brooke = Mook
    According to the Urban Dictionary: Mooks are archetypal young males(teens-early 20s) who act like moronic boneheads.
    So not sweet, duuude.

  2. there was a girl in my 7th grade class. Her name was Jennifer. Her sister was Wendyanne. Sometimes her mother, the saint, got confused and came out with WENDYFER. We would laugh hysterically, wondering which one she meant.

    Lucky, I had a Brother. Mom could usually keep us straight. and if she didn’t get it right the first time, there was only one other choice! GREAT SCOTT! I could have turned out as PAULEM! Or EMPAUL!

    My grandmother, Mommy, on the other hand, got a little confused as more kids got entered to the mix. she would call the roll. she began with her 3, then go thru each of her kids, kids names. All the while we would be sitting there trying not to laugh ( we had usually done something BAD to elicit the Roll Call Response)

    She would get to the point where she reluctantly shook her head and said” You live here, and I KNOW you! I’ll get to you in a minute!

  3. I have the most hysterical time with the more it changes, the more it stays the same.

    We stand and SWEAR we will NOT do this and that as it was done in our family…..next thing happens, I open my mouth and MY MOTHER COMES OUT! Am I th e only one who does this?

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