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rogerzilla

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #850 on: 15 November, 2023, 07:25:19 am »
Hard work sometimes pays off in the end, but laziness ALWAYS pays off NOW.

Giraffe

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #851 on: 15 November, 2023, 08:44:20 am »
A company making floating wind turbines is called Vidi - I saw an eyesore.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #852 on: 05 December, 2023, 12:25:13 pm »
A case of nominative non-determinism, thankfully, especially as we were having dinner. Met a person with the surname Morss. Like Morse code? No, Morss was a late medieval Icelandic god of farts. You would invoke the god Morss to afflict your enemy with a plague of unstoppable abominable farting.
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T42

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #853 on: 05 December, 2023, 01:59:39 pm »
A case of nominative non-determinism, thankfully, especially as we were having dinner. Met a person with the surname Morss. Like Morse code? No, Morss was a late medieval Icelandic god of farts. You would invoke the god Morss to afflict your enemy with a plague of unstoppable abominable farting.

Or you could secretly inflict 850 mg of Metformin on them three times a day.
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #854 on: 05 December, 2023, 02:04:22 pm »
Have we had Elon here? After all, everything he does stinks.

Pingu

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #856 on: 11 December, 2023, 03:40:58 pm »
A near miss:
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Danny Kruger, who co-chairs The New Conservatives - another group of Tory MPs on the right
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #857 on: 12 December, 2023, 04:53:37 pm »
Another political one: a Polish MP of the nationalist "Confederation of the Crown" party has used a fire extinguisher to put out Hanukkah candles in the parliament building, making a lot of smoke (which it seems most of the MPs preferred to stay and inhale, presumably so as to be "on the scene", rather than follow instructions and leave the building). His surname? Braun.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #858 on: 16 December, 2023, 08:58:25 am »
The judge in the Prince Harry vs. Assorted Newspapers case is a Mr Justice Fancourt.
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hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #859 on: 23 December, 2023, 01:10:56 pm »
Kelsey Hatcher: Woman with double uterus gave birth to two babies one from each womb, earlier this week…
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-67810645

I see Ms Hatcher had three babies from previous pregnancies...

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #860 on: 31 December, 2023, 04:13:56 pm »
Kelsey Hatcher: Woman with double uterus gave birth to two babies one from each womb, earlier this week…
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-67810645

I see Ms Hatcher had three babies from previous pregnancies...
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I heard that story, but did not catch Mum's name.
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #861 on: 31 December, 2023, 05:20:32 pm »
I noticed one of the earlier reports about those off-roaders who drowned after being swept away interviewed a Mr Ford who was experienced in pulling vehicles out with his tractor.

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #862 on: 31 December, 2023, 06:00:09 pm »
I walked past this Petanque court in Chalons sur Saone, the local club dedicated it to their first president. Rene Bouley.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #863 on: 23 February, 2024, 07:15:12 pm »
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Mr Larrington

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #864 on: 31 March, 2024, 08:37:46 pm »
I have just become aware of the existence of splendidly-named (and dead) Canadian lawyer D'Arcy Argue Counsell Martin.
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Jaded

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #865 on: 01 April, 2024, 03:43:51 am »
This is probably for rogerz

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Pingu

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #866 on: 06 April, 2024, 09:50:38 pm »

Mr Larrington

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #867 on: 07 April, 2024, 12:33:43 am »
Came across a prize gammon the other day by the name of Shane Beaver.  This is not nominative determinism because he’s actually a [“giant waterproof Canadian guinea pig” – Ed.] either.
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Kim

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #868 on: 07 April, 2024, 01:45:39 am »
Wondering how many times I've ridden past the Cadbury Dental Practice and not noticed...