Thursday, February 2, 2012
WHATS IN A NAME by Diane Kelly
Dear Stupid Ass Questions: I just read that some guy from Madison Wisconsin changed his name from Jeffrey Drew to, "Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop". I've never liked mine and would like to do the same. How does Do wop do wop ditty ditty do wop sound? Or should I drop one
Diane: Hmm, given that “wop” can be taken as a slur on Italians, I’d advise that you drop all “wop” references lest you piss off the mafia and end up with a severed horse’s head in your bed. What about something from the song “We Go Together” from the final scene in the movie “Grease?” There’s several lines to choose from:
Rama Lama Lama
Ding a de Dinga a Dong
Shoo bop shoo wadda wadda Yipitty boom de boom
Dip di-dip di-dip Doo-bop a doo-bee doo
Boog-e-dy boog-e-dy boog-e-dy Boog-e-dy
Chang chang chang-it-ty chang Shoo-bop
The great thing about choosing from among these options is that nobody will ever forget your name. Once they hear it, the song – and your new cool name - will be stuck in their head!
Go, Rydell High!