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Giraffe

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #675 on: 17 May, 2021, 08:21:41 am »
Not ND as such, but I liked the coincidence of the leader of the Giro for the last couple of days is called Attila and he's Hungarian.
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Jaded

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #676 on: 10 June, 2021, 02:41:40 am »
Keith Weed, the president of the Royal Horticultural Society.
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #677 on: 17 June, 2021, 11:26:50 am »
I don’t think we have a specific thread for inverse nominative determinism, but following hard on the heels of witless Tory clod James Cleverly is Ted Verity.  And his job?

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #678 on: 18 June, 2021, 10:41:56 am »
I'm not sure it's actual nominative determinism, but...


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The bronze-coloured urn, containing the remains of Paul Ash, were found by a member of the public near a house in Basingstoke, Hampshire, on 7 May.

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #679 on: 20 June, 2021, 09:36:48 pm »
Not nominative determinism but a match from the current Jewish Chronicle...

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REBECCA FINE and BRADLEY WINE We are thrilled to announce the engagement of Rebecca to Bradley. Mazal tov to parents Jacqueline and Steven Fine, Sara and Jeffrey Wine and grandparents Diana and Ronald Rosen, Susan Fine and Maureen Lewis.

Will the bride become Mrs Fine Wine?

The new deputy chairwoman of the Wine Society is Eleanor de Kanter.
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hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #680 on: 21 June, 2021, 02:55:47 am »
I think I read a chap named Kingsbury was involved with a project to Astroturf some areas locally.

Pingu

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #682 on: 12 July, 2021, 03:33:48 pm »

Giraffe

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #683 on: 21 July, 2021, 03:52:11 pm »
Female kickballer wants an Olympic gold medal - being named Lucy Bronze might predict the outcome.
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #684 on: 21 July, 2021, 04:15:28 pm »
I heard this story on that there new fangled wireless thingy, or should I say misheard? My ear substituted the "p" at the end of his name for a "ck"

Which, while it isn't quite nominative determinism, is humorous enough to retell in this section.

Auntie Helen

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #685 on: 23 July, 2021, 03:46:26 pm »
Was watching a BBC programme about forensics.

They were interviewing a lady who does forensic tests on mobile phones.

For those who know German, she has a cracking name for that job!

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Pingu

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #686 on: 23 July, 2021, 09:30:10 pm »
 :thumbsup:

Basil

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #687 on: 28 July, 2021, 10:23:12 pm »
The designer who introduced the kipper tie was Michael Fish.
No, not that Michael Fish.  A different Michael Fish.
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Regulator

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #688 on: 29 July, 2021, 09:23:43 am »
The designer who introduced the kipper tie was Michael Fish.
No, not that Michael Fish.  A different Michael Fish.

Often described as the leader of the Peacock Revolution...  which always conjures up rather fabulous visions.
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Pingu

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #689 on: 10 August, 2021, 03:01:55 pm »
I don't know if we've had this one:

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Frances Crook is the chief executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/aug/10/reform-prisons-utterly-broken

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #690 on: 25 September, 2021, 11:12:11 pm »
Has never ridden RAAM
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hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #691 on: 25 September, 2021, 11:15:05 pm »
Social media have been parroting this all day. I believe he's 'trending' on Twitter.

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #692 on: 20 October, 2021, 03:14:39 pm »
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Beardy

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #693 on: 21 October, 2021, 09:05:18 pm »
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

Wowbagger

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #694 on: Yesterday at 11:58:02 am »


Have we had Tory MP for Suffolk Coastal Therese Coffey, with her cigar?
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Beardy

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #695 on: Yesterday at 01:16:18 pm »
That’s my democratic representative that is.  :facepalm:
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Wowbagger

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #696 on: Yesterday at 03:29:18 pm »
Did you know she voted in favour of raw sewage in rivers and on beaches?
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Beardy

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #697 on: Yesterday at 03:44:08 pm »
I didn’t say I voted for her!

She’s a party animal through and through and votes as she’s told to. The landlord of my local says she’s good company, and cares about local issues. I don’t know about the first, and as a senior member of the Tory party I’d be surprised if she is genuinely interested in anything less local than her own front door.
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Wowbagger

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #698 on: Yesterday at 05:52:26 pm »
No, I didn't mean to imply that you did vote for her. You are a fine upstanding YACFer and I would be most surprised if you did vote for those appalling scumbags.
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