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    Smile Teresa Conchetti vs Terry Conchesty

    Jason had a crush on Teresa Conchetti, and he actually stood up for her once in 6th grade
    when Dallas was calling her Terry Conchesty.


    Hello. I'm wondering.
    Is there any special meaning in Terry Conchesty?
    Or Dallas was just teasing her with a similar name?
    Please help. Thank you.

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    Re: Teresa Conchetti vs Terry Conchesty

    Terry is a nickname for Teresa.

    It seems Dallas was making on comment on her breasts, her chest, perhaps making fun of either her large breasts or lack of development. It's hard to know for sure, though I suspect the former.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Teresa Conchetti vs Terry Conchesty

    Thanks a lot.
    I think it's the latter. Because according to the story, Teresa has always been super-short.
    Thanks again.

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    Re: Teresa Conchetti vs Terry Conchesty

    Quote Originally Posted by frindle View Post
    Thanks a lot.
    I think it's the latter. Because according to the story, Teresa has always been super-short.
    Thanks again.
    When Barb said "lack of development", she wasn't talking about Teresa's height - she was still talking about her breasts. She was either made fun of because she had particularly large breasts, or perhaps she had extremely small breasts.
    I would assume the former simply because "con" means "with" in Spanish, so they were calling her "Terry with Chest[y]". They only use the "y" because her surname ended with the "i" sound, so their version would continue to rhyme with "Terry".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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