lol. story goes... at one point in our early twenties, me and a couple of friends all worked swing, so we'd often hit the Alhambra joint between around 11 and noon. since we were almost always the least Vietnamese in the house, and regulars, our waiter used to always give us lessons on pronunciation... that was basically how he taught us to say it... damn pinko bastard!
i can't remember what it's called, but i also like the cold vermicelli noodle one as well.
i also gotta say... outside of maybe lumpia, i think the best "rolls" in the universe are the Viet steamed spring rolls... so fresh!
funny story... when i was living in San Diego, we had a barbeque one weekend and my roommate invited a bunch of the discharged members of his old unit. so amid a cloud of puff puff, carne asada, and a raging Halo tournament, i would joke to them about how i wanted to open my own Pho cantina over by Pendleton somewhere and call it Chariie's... apparently they're still laughing about it.