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    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of "willis" in this context:

    [A: Hello Garth, what do you got? Doesn’t sound like our kind of thing. Better drop a (on) dime to the FBI.
    (HE HANGS UP. ANOTHER LINE RINGS, THIS ONE FROM A BANK OF PHONES)
    A: (into phone) Willis, FBI. (listens) No, Garth, not “me” the FBI. The real FBI. How are you still alive?]



    It was at the beginning of the sentence. That was I'm not sure if the capitalization was meant. Also, he said "Garth" and it's clear that "willis" then is not a name. I had no google results for that.

    Thanks a lot.

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    It sounds to me as if the speaker had been pretending to be an FBI employee called Willis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    It sounds to me as if the speaker had been pretending to be an FBI employee called Willis.
    So it's a name, then. Well, it makes sense.

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