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Anthony Weiner Canít Stop Talking About His Penis (Original Post) Stubborn Aug 2016 OP
I Wonder If He's Been Scarred Since Childhood Because His Name Is Weiner?....nt global1 Aug 2016 #1
Speaking as someone with a last name that was subject to... 3catwoman3 Aug 2016 #15
Sorry dude, "Penix"? Dealbreaker. StrictlyRockers Aug 2016 #18
We were both in the Air Force, and were in the base... 3catwoman3 Aug 2016 #19
Does he even realize how much his last name encourages these headlines? StrictlyRockers Aug 2016 #2
He is thinking with his brain blondie58 Aug 2016 #14
Be careful, he is a democrat & you could be banned Motley13 Aug 2016 #3
He really needs help. iandhr Aug 2016 #4
sounds more like he needs sex mdbl Aug 2016 #13
Seek HELP .........and change your last name! ErikJ Aug 2016 #5
What about Johnson? Buckeye_Democrat Aug 2016 #6
Mr. Tool? StrictlyRockers Aug 2016 #8
I never thought of that! Buckeye_Democrat Aug 2016 #9
Peter O'Toole Warren DeMontague Aug 2016 #11
So is Peter Palmer Midnight Writer Aug 2016 #17
the maggot is also very fond of his penis Motley13 Aug 2016 #7
He needs to go away. bigwillq Aug 2016 #10
Wonder if he used to run up the phone bill with sex lines. Spitfire of ATJ Aug 2016 #12
It's so embarrassing. I use to be a huge fan. rusty quoin Aug 2016 #16

3catwoman3

(23,303 posts)
15. Speaking as someone with a last name that was subject to...
Tue Aug 30, 2016, 10:44 PM
Aug 2016

...a lot of teasing, an unfortunate surname can be a real pain in the ass. Mine was not as bad as his - Ball. Every morning, in junior high homeroom, I would get greeted by one of the jerky boys with, "Hi, Ball. How're they hangin'." His buddies used to snigger and snort. I used to dread walking into that classroom. This was in the middle 1960s. Sexual harassment was not on anyone's radar. I never said anything about it to anyone.

One morning, after much mental rehearsal, I stared the jerk right in the face and replied, "Fine, thanks, and how are yours?" His buddies howled with laughter, and he never said it again. I felt triumphant.

To this day, I do not like my family name. My married name is an Italian one, with the first 5 letters being Pigna, which should be pronounced Pin-ya, but most people don't know the proper pronunciation for the "gn" combo in Italian, so pronounce it "pig-na." Somewhat better than Ball, but I would love to be an O'Connor or McAnything.

A friend of mine several years back had the last name Penix. A romance was out of the question, even though he was a great guy.

The combination of being something of a nerd and the unfortunate last name may well have had a harmful influence on AW.

3catwoman3

(23,303 posts)
19. We were both in the Air Force, and were in the base...
Wed Aug 31, 2016, 09:13 PM
Aug 2016

...amateur theatre (I like the British spelling) group together. We once choreographed a couple dance numbers for Fiddler on the Roof, as well as dancing in them. Our fellow cast members got a real laugh of kidding around about being "on stage with Penix and Ball."

As I said, I am very sympathetic to people with unfortunate last names.

If that were my last name, I would have put an "H" in and changed it to Phenix.

StrictlyRockers

(3,854 posts)
2. Does he even realize how much his last name encourages these headlines?
Tue Aug 30, 2016, 04:38 PM
Aug 2016

Wouldn't you be extra careful if you were a public figure with the last name Weiner??

I mean...come on now, son. Think with your brain, Mr. Weiner.

Motley13

(3,867 posts)
3. Be careful, he is a democrat & you could be banned
Tue Aug 30, 2016, 04:48 PM
Aug 2016

I have been told at DU, that you don't criticize dems no matter how disgusting they are



He is ill & he does need help, kind of like trump addicted to twitter, only worse

Warren DeMontague

(80,708 posts)
11. Peter O'Toole
Tue Aug 30, 2016, 07:57 PM
Aug 2016

...damn, just damn.

For sure that was a stage name, and he probably did it on purpose, too, the cad.

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