There is no inoffensive way of telling this story, except to advise those of delicate disposition to avert their eyes. Done that? Here goes:
An American nightclub singer, Ernest Evans, changed his name at the start of his career to ‘Chubby Checker’. He scored a huge hit with The Twist and another with Let’s Twist Again. By the early 1960s, Chubby Checker was a household name, worldwide.
No-one gave the name a second thought until recently when an enterprising app-maker used it as the name of his (or her) device for measuring, or checking, the size of a certain body part.
Mr Checker is unhappy about this. His lawyer is suing for half a million bucks. See more here.
Can’t wait to hear the case in open court.
Please be aware that he have engaged a chassidic rabbi and two carmelite nuns to moderate commets on this post.