Saturday, February 23, 2008

Alphabetical? I think not.

I just got home from my sister's house. We played some games out there and while I was leaving, somehow the conversation shifted and I stated a theory that I've had for some time. As soon as the words escaped my mouth, they got torn apart! Lol my theory is this: As a very broad and general rule, when you state the names of partnerships or pairs, you say it in reverse alphabetical order.

For example:
Mom and Dad
Ernie and Bert (though I guess a lot say Bert and Ernie? I don't.)
Sonny and Cher
Mario and Luigi
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown
Raggedy Ann and Andy
Tom and Jerry
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman (no longer a couple but you still say that)
Ross and Rachel
Timon and Pumba
John and Jackie Kennedy

and the list goes on. Some notable exceptions would be Mickey and Minnie, Adam and Eve, Donny and Marie, or Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston (also no longer, and I think the order switches). But in most instances that are exceptions, I think it's a matter of hierarchy--the male is listed first. I know that this is too broad a suggestion to even attempt proving, but what do you think? Who are some famous couples or partnerships that either fit or deny my mold?

3 comments:

Pj.steph said...

Very interesting theory you have. I would have to say I agree. Except with Adiel and Sean she is first because she is my sister. Same with Jessica and Tyler because she is my friend. Now that I am thinking about it, I don't know if I agree anymore. haha.

jess said...

I think you are absolutely crazy. The males usually come first but there aren't any real patterns. Okay. Leave it at that you crazy woman!!!

Adiel said...

Hmmm...
Interesting theory. I don't think I've ever thought about it before.

Whats it like to have a brain that works like that? ;)