A Smith by any other name…

May 22nd, 2007 by kathy

IMG_1799.JPGI was at Trader Joe’s yesterday waiting in line when a worker named Dave came up to me and announced—loudly—that he had no idea Angelina Jolie shopped at TJ’s. I was mortified. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard the comparison. I once had an OBGYN tell me that my lips looked just like Angelina’s—and yes, it did beg the question, “which lips?,” as I had already assumed the position.

Truth be told, I don’t really look like Angelina Jolie. In fact, the only thing we have in common are our lips. We both have really fat, bee-stung pouts. So, what’s up you ask? Well, an article that appeared on asap may hold the answer:

Researchers at Miami University say some names are commonly associated with certain facial features, and that remembering others’ names has something to do with how close they match our preconceptions about how people with that label appear.

I guess the name “Kathy” doesn’t exactly evoke images of a hot, bi-curious, luscious-lipped movie star in the same way “Angelina” does.

You can read the entire piece here.

So, who do you look like?

Ed note: Kathie writes about her Ob-Gyn telling her she looks like Angelina here.

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