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...not what I mean (fwd)

From:andrew <hobbit@...>
Date:Friday, September 24, 1999, 20:58
Some clever wordplay on how not to answer the telephone for your

- andrew.
Andrew Smith, Intheologus             

Giles: Honestly, Buffy.  You order these products, practice with them for
a morning and then cast them aside in favour of a piece of kindling.
When's the last time you used your hippe?
                        - Buffy the Vampire Slayer #3, Dark Horse Comics.

---------- Forwarded message ----------

* "Hello."
* "Hello. Who's calling?"
* "Watt."
* "What is your name, please?"
* "Watt's my name."
* "That's what I asked you. What's your name?"
* "That's what I told you. Watt's my name."

A long pause, and then from Watt,
* "Is this James Brown?"
* "No, this is Knott."
* "Please tell me your name."
* "Will Knott."
* Why not?
* Huh? What do you mean why not?
* Yeah! Why won't you tell me your name?
* But I told you my name!
* Didn't you say you will not?
* Not not, knott, Will Knott!
* That's what I mean.
* So you know my name.
* Of course not!
* Good.So now, what is yours?
* Watt. Yours?
* Your name!
* Watt's my name.
* How the hell do I know?I am asking you!
* Look I have been very patient and I have told you my name and you
have not even told me yours yet.
* You have been patient, what about me?I have told you my name so
many times and it is you who have not told me yours yet.
* Of course not!
* See, you even know my name!
* Of course not!
* Then why do you keep saying of course Knott?
* Because I don't.

* What is your name?
* See, you know my name!
* Of course not!
* Then why do you keep asking Watt is your name?
* To find out your name!
* But you already know it!
* What?
* See, and you know mine!
* Of course not!
* Exactly!
* Listen, listen, wait; if I asked you what your name is, what will
be your answer?
* Watt's my name.
* No, no, give me only one word.
* Watt
* Your name!
* Right!

[pause before it hits him]
* Oh, Wright!
* Yeah!
* So why didn't you say it before?
* I told you so many times!
* You never said Wright before
* Of course I did.
* Ok I won't argue any more. Do you know my name?
* I do not.
* Well, there you go, now we know each other's name.
* I do not!
* Good!

[pause before it hits him]
* Oh, Guud!
* Good.
* No wonder, it took me so long, is that Dutch?
* No, it's Knott!
* Oh, okay. At least the names are clear now Guud.
* Yes Wright.