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Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic tells us: "My dad's friend told us there's no such thing as gravity - it's just the weight of air holding us down". Tell us of times you've been floored by abject stupidity. "Whenever I read the Daily Express" is not a valid answer.

(, Thu 18 Mar 2010, 16:48)
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I've deliberately left this until today as it's a pea...
Some of you may know that my real name is Kerry. As it mentions in my profile, many people have commented that they thought that was a girl’s name. Back in my sales job in London (many years ago) I was talking to a customer on the phone and arranged to give her a call back once I’d found out some information for her. She was being quite abrupt and told me that she’d be calling me back if I hadn’t got back to her shortly. She then asked my name, and the conversation went something like this:

“What’s your name?”
“I’m Kerry”
“Kerry? That’s a girl’s name”
“Well, no. It can be, but it’s a bloke’s name too”
“No, it’s a girl’s name”
“It’s really not, it’s unisex, like Lindsay or Lesley”
“Well, I’ve never heard of a bloke called Kerry. I’m sorry, but you’ve got a girl’s name”
“… Well, I’m a bloke, and I’m called Kerry – so now you DO know someone called Kerry who’s not a girl”
“Nope. You’ve got a girl’s name”
“Right, okay. Well I’ll get the information and call you back. I’ve got your number, what’s your name?”

At this point I really tried to restrain myself, honestly I did. Sadly, I couldn’t help myself and blurted out “THAT’S A BLOKE’S NAME!”

She hung up on me...
(, Wed 24 Mar 2010, 10:23, 12 replies)
Isn't it an Irish name?
Besides you can tell people that Mahoney in the Police Academy films was called Kerry.
(, Wed 24 Mar 2010, 10:35, closed)
You should have mentioned Kerry King (Slayer).
(, Wed 24 Mar 2010, 11:00, closed)
Funnily enough, he got mentioned last time I posted this :)
Someone linked to a picture of him and said "Try telling him he's got a girl's name :)
(, Wed 24 Mar 2010, 11:54, closed)
Fucking brilliant!

(, Wed 24 Mar 2010, 11:19, closed)
There wqas a boy in the year above me at school called Kerry
so I now know (or have known) TWO male Kerrys.
(, Wed 24 Mar 2010, 11:19, closed)
It's a bit gay though for a man's name

(, Wed 24 Mar 2010, 11:19, closed)
Ooh, you scratchy scratchy bitch!
*flounces off*
(, Wed 24 Mar 2010, 11:52, closed)
there's also
the few guys known as Kelly (Jones for example, of Stereophonics fame)
(, Wed 24 Mar 2010, 11:55, closed)
Kelly Groucutt
but he's dead
(, Wed 24 Mar 2010, 11:58, closed)
there was another one
but i forget who he was
(, Wed 24 Mar 2010, 12:00, closed)
Kelly Zye?
I'm sure I've heard that name somewhere... I think he was something to do with Bingo...
(, Wed 24 Mar 2010, 12:05, closed)
(, Wed 24 Mar 2010, 12:34, closed)
It's Irish for butter.
(, Wed 24 Mar 2010, 12:10, closed)
I knew a guy called Kim once
now that's a proper girl's name
(, Wed 24 Mar 2010, 12:14, closed)
You are Rudyard Kipling AICMFP.

(, Wed 24 Mar 2010, 12:34, closed)
My Dad's called Kim.
But he's a forrin.
(, Wed 24 Mar 2010, 12:40, closed)
Jong Il?
(, Wed 24 Mar 2010, 12:53, closed)

What the fuck...
(, Wed 24 Mar 2010, 13:43, closed)
I went to school with a boy named Carol.
In mitigation, he was German. In non-mitigation, he was a cunt.
(, Wed 24 Mar 2010, 13:49, closed)
Surely Kunt?

(, Wed 24 Mar 2010, 15:40, closed)
...he didn't have a Gang.
(, Wed 24 Mar 2010, 17:19, closed)

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