The funny thing is that the word Stam in Hebrew also means plain or not special. So whenever I introduce myself to a Hebrew speaker as a Sofer Stam, I get the same joke. It goes like this:
Them: What do you do for a living?
Me: I am a Sofer Stam.
Them: Are you a Sofer Stam or a Stam Sofer (plain old scribe).
Its funny the first few times you hear it.
Tags: Sofer Stam, Los Angeles.