Unit 7 Niece and Nephew
There was a woman who was pregnant with twins, and shortly before they were due, she had an accident and went into a coma.
She was a single woman so there was no children’s father around to take care of her. While in the coma, her brother came to visit her.
During one of his visits the woman went into labor. She gave birth to her twins, and the only person around to name her children was her brother.
When the mother came out of her coma to find she had given birth and that her brother had named the twins, she became very worried, because he wasn’t a very smart guy. She was sure he had named them something absurd or stupid.
When she saw her brother she asked him about the twins
He said, “The first one was a girl.” The mother said, “What did you name her!?”
Her brother said, “Denise!”
The mother said, “Oh, wow, that’s not bad! What about the second one? ”Her brother said, “The second one was a boy.”
The mother said, “Oh, and what did you name him?”
Her brother said, “Denephew.”
（注：这是英文的双关语，niece 和nephew 刚好是她弟弟的外甥女和外甥，前面加个de 就变成了名字。）
【美】 Meredith Walker 著 陈怡芬 译