Also, regarding the legend that refuses to die, the -jello twins must be far less prevalent than the number of people "who definitely know about it first hand" would lead us to believe.
The names are completely absent from the U.S. government's stats on baby names. Now, that doesn't necessarily mean that nobody is named that, but it does mean that fewer than five people are named that. Even supposing that there were 4 sets of -jello twins born every year for the past 20 years, that means that there are 80 sets, at most. And yet, literally thousands of people from all corners of the U.S. claim to have totally met them in person.
I find that difficult to credit, as Jeeves would say.
Ha ha, I do wonder about that sometimes. I keep thinking back to my cousin's story--did I remember it wrong, was she saying someone told her
the story instead? It was probably fifteen years ago. I know she
wouldn't have pretended to actually meet these kids if she hadn't, but maybe I've forgotten the part where she said, "My co-worker told me this story about her sister, who's a teacher..."
On another topic: Last night I had a dream
that a friend of mine had a baby girl and named her... Autotanna. In the dream it was weird, but still kind of seemed reasonable, but when I woke up I was like
. It sounds like a place the people on Jersey Shore
would go--"First the gym, then the Autotanna, then the laundromat!"
Countdown to the first little Autotanna being born...