During yesterday’s federal court arraignment Donald Trump was asked by Judge Moxila A. Upadhyaya for his name. “Donald J. Trump,” he replied, adding “John!” Upadhyaya then asked for his age. “Seven-seven,” he answered.

If only Trump had said “seven and seven,” his reply would have sounded half-cool. Especially coming from a guy who doesn’t drink. Because he would have been alluding to both his age and the downmarket goombah saloon drink favored by Harvey Keitel (or was it Robert DeNiro?) in Mean Streets — Seagrams 7 and Seven-Up on the rocks.

But “seven-seven” just meant he was uncomfortable with saying “seventy-seven,” which conveyed a certain insecurity or wimpishness.