Who are GEORGE AND MARY?


#1

I know they are on a credit card but who are they?
What is so special about this credit card?


#2

When they first started out they hadn’t gotten a copyeditor to help, and it was “George and Marty”. I kept wondering which was which.


#3

I’ve been told it’s one of those Chinese “sounds-like” things:

The “George” part 救急 is “bring you help.” It probably works better in Taiwanese. “Loan you money” is implied.

The “Mary” is 免慮 mien3 lu:4 (“chase away your worries”).

Something like that.