Abu Sharmouta and the Gag Name Prank —
The classic example of the "gag name" prank
is to tell a reporter your name is "Haywood Jablome" — and hope the reporter doesn't think too long about what phrase that name sounds like.
Haywood Jablome digging out a snowdrift. Fargo Forum
- Dec 27, 2009
An older example: back in 1930, students at Cornell made headlines by getting politicians to praise the legacy of one "Hugo N. Frye"
(you go and fry), supposed founder of the Republican party in New York state.
A more recent version of…