Managed to get sucked into watching the film "Starter for Ten" last night. It was a poor representation of my own university life, given that I went to an ex-polytechnic on the South Coast which had precious few over-achievers in any of its many campuses.
However, one scene did beg the question for me: Has anyone you know ever kissed or had sex with somebody and used the wrong name during the momentous occasion (in the case of sex) or afterwards (in the case of the kiss)? This seems to be something of a romantic drama staple - the foolish lover who makes the mistake of uttering the name of his or her ex right at a moment which could be a positive turning point for them. In real life, however, I have to say it's nothing I've done myself, and I've never had any of my friends confess to it. Nobody has ever said: "Oh Dave - you'd never believe what I bloody did last night. I was with Alison, you know, and I really like her, she's fantastic - but after kissing her, I used my ex-girlfriend's name".
It strikes me that you'd either have to be incredibly drunk or extremely distracted, almost to the point of stalkerish obsession, to ever do this. I'd be happy to take corrections, though.
I suppose one alternative version of this is a friend of mine who met a man who wanted to instigate an affair with her, because according to him: "You look exactly like my girlfriend". Now that's truly weird.