They may have different friends and different interests but nothing brings high school students together like alphabetical order.
For the eight students at a California high school with the same last name-Nguyen- it was obvious their wallet-size snapshots would be sharing the same yearbook page.
So instead of exerting their individuality with the standard Grateful Dead quote and a prom-worthy up-do, they decided to join forces for the ultimate prank. Alexandra, Angela, Angelica, Elizabeth, Emily, Isabella, Madeline and Vi Nguyen all wore the same black off-shoulder dresses and the same hairstyles. Then they went for the win.
Eschewing the optional yearbook one-liner under each of their photos, they divided up two sentences that made fellow students and administrators think twice before making any stereotypical assumptions. Altogether, the words under the Nguyen girls' eight pictures read: "We know what you're thinking and no we're not related."
After a fellow student posted the yearbook image on her Facebook page, it was picked up by Tosh O, The Daily Mail and a slew of other humor sites, earning the teenagers the collective honor of "funniest yearbook quote ever."
"Not to brag or anything, but I came up with this," Isabella Nguyen, one of the eight girls commented on her own Facebook page.
If anyone has earned the right to a humblebrag, it's her.
OK, if you don't think this is the best yearbook prank ever, tell us what is! When I was in 7th or 8th grade, a bunch of us all decided to wear the same shirt, we literally ran & switched the same shirt from one girl to another to another, I think there were 9 or 10 of us. Sadly, it got caught and we were all made to have another photo taken.
I was actually thinking about this a few weeks ago. I did the yearbook for Tiven's school and it's amazing how many kids have the same last name but aren't related. We have eight 4th graders with the last name Li or Lee! I was thinking there could be a whole page of Li/Lee kids by the time they get to high school.
David Letterman is retiring. Such great memories of watching him over the past thirty-two years!
That is AWESOME! Those kids are going places!
Molly, Morgan, Mia and Carson
I love it. Brilliant, pointed, perfect.
Laurie, mom to:
Nathaniel ( 10 ) and Juliet ( 6 )
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Mom to Elizabeth (5) and Corinne (3)
Patel is actually the most common last name at my sons' elementary school. I think there are at least 12 families with that last name!
Carolyn - 37
Wife to Chad - 39
Mom to Tom - 15
Nathan - 10