Yet Another Cycling Forum

Off Topic => The Pub => Topic started by: mercury on 19 June, 2008, 06:55:53 pm

Title: More nominative determinism
Post by: mercury on 19 June, 2008, 06:55:53 pm
1. I know someone whose hobby is standing at the edge of Heathrow Airport with a hand-held telescope, camera and notepad. He also goes to air shows and takes more plane pictures. What's his occupation? Visual air traffic controller at the top of the tower in the middle of Heathrow. Heh! How about that?

2. My Mum once got a letter from someone at the then Inland Revenue called Mrs Goldsacks.

3. Yesterday I was in Slough Library when I came across The Navy List, a book containing the names of all the ships and officers in the Royal Navy. In there was someone called Goodship.

Any more examples of people with nifty hobby/name/occupation associations?

Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Deano on 19 June, 2008, 06:58:03 pm
I'll forgive you if you don't believe me - but there used to be a desk sergeant at Newton Aycliffe police station called Sgt Bacon.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Maladict on 19 June, 2008, 06:58:32 pm
New Scientist's bag page column (forget its name) had a name for this:

Nominative Determinism.

Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Chris S on 19 June, 2008, 06:59:01 pm
I know a Sergeant Sargent  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: SteveC on 19 June, 2008, 07:05:27 pm
Woodwork teacher at school was Mr Glew.

When asked he did admit that his name might have slightly influenced his career choice, but he wasn't sure.


Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Wowbagger on 19 June, 2008, 07:06:40 pm
There's a police station in Pig Lane, Harlow (or so I understand).
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: PeteB99 on 19 June, 2008, 07:10:38 pm
There used to be a Major Major in the Army rowing club.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on 19 June, 2008, 07:11:08 pm
Woodwork teacher at school was Mr Glew.

When asked he did admit that his name might have slightly influenced his career choice, but he wasn't sure.



atleast he stuck with it










hat, coat, door  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: pcolbeck on 19 June, 2008, 07:11:29 pm
A guy I went to school with got a summer job helping with the artificial insemination of cows. His name was Richard Bull.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: pdm on 19 June, 2008, 07:17:50 pm
Some among us may remember the summers of '75 and '76. It was hot and there were droughts... Thomson and Lille wreaked havoc in the Prudential Cup. Tarmac melted. Rail lines buckled.

I remember reading a piece in the Leeds local Rag about a woman advertising that she had received a letter from the Leeds water (and sewage) board to the effect that it had been noticed that she was flushing her toilet too many times a day and could she please be cognisant of the water shortage and try to moderate her toilet flush usage - the letter was signed by a Mr R Sole....
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Andrij on 19 June, 2008, 07:23:39 pm
I know a man with the surname Bishop.  He is currently a Deacon.  Time will tell...
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: peliroja on 19 June, 2008, 07:26:00 pm
There is a Baroness Gardner of Parkes in the Lords. Not exactly on-topic, but funny nonetheless :)
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: hellymedic on 19 June, 2008, 07:46:39 pm
I went on a school trip to Kew Gardens and was shown round by Mrs Digweed.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Wowbagger on 19 June, 2008, 07:49:14 pm
I was amused that one of the German football team's coaches is called Herr Flick.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: hellymedic on 19 June, 2008, 07:54:16 pm
(Deviating slightly) Local Builders' Merchant is Burnt Oak Timber...
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Polar Bear on 19 June, 2008, 07:59:42 pm
Also deviating slightly:  I know a pair of ossifers who live in Constable Road.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Quisling on 19 June, 2008, 08:04:50 pm
A guy I went to school with got a summer job helping with the artificial insemination of cows. His name was Richard Bull.

Shame it wasn't Roger Cowes
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Greenbank on 19 June, 2008, 08:05:51 pm
There is a Baroness Gardner of Parkes in the Lords. Not exactly on-topic, but funny nonetheless :)

New (as in non-hereditary) peers get to pick the place name for their peerage. Baroness Gardener chose it.

IIRC a lifelong Arsenal fan chose to be Lord of Highbury.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: FatBloke on 19 June, 2008, 11:29:37 pm
Allegedly, Dulux Paints employ a Matthew White.  ;)
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Pete on 20 June, 2008, 12:15:25 am
I wish I could add that my former dentist was named Reg Payne.  Alas, that would be a porkie, it wasn't quite his name, though it was quite close!
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Greenbank on 20 June, 2008, 12:18:14 am
One of my brother's friends at university was a medical student with a surname of Cutting.

He was aiming to become a surgeon.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: hellymedic on 20 June, 2008, 01:30:05 am
I was acquainted with an anaesthetist whose surname was Dye.
"I am Dr Dye and I will put you to sleep."...
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Adrian on 20 June, 2008, 07:47:07 am
There is this bloke Philip Catt (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7464265.stm) in the news. It might not count though because he changed his surname to match his obsession.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Basil on 20 June, 2008, 07:58:13 am
I wish I could add that my former dentist was named Reg Payne.  Alas, that would be a porkie, it wasn't quite his name, though it was quite close!

Where as, my dentist is called Mr. Payne.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Wowbagger on 20 June, 2008, 08:18:23 am
In Chelmsford, many moons ago, there was a gentleman named Valentine Card whose birthday was 14th Feb. He must be dead now - I think he was in his 60s when I was at school, when he was employed as a Sally Army officer.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Regulator on 20 June, 2008, 08:23:21 am
My username is my job...  Does that count?  ;D
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Mr Larrington on 20 June, 2008, 11:16:17 am
There's a police station in Pig Lane, Harlow (or so I understand).

Computer Essex Police's webby SCIENCE says no.  Moreover, streetmap.co.uk reckons there isn't a Pig Lane in Harlow.

TFWKAML has worked with landscape gardeners yclept "Plant" and "Bush".

Come to that, Dubya does an excellent impression of a big piece of wood.  Does that count?
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Adrian on 20 June, 2008, 12:54:37 pm
With apologies in advance for making light of an unfunny story, what about this one  Sir Igor Judge? (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7465239.stm)
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Greenbank on 20 June, 2008, 01:06:30 pm
There's a police station in Pig Lane, Harlow (or so I understand).

Computer Essex Police's webby SCIENCE says no.  Moreover, streetmap.co.uk reckons there isn't a Pig Lane in Harlow.

Google suggests it was St Ives. But they renamed the section of Pig Lane with the Police Station on it to Broad Leas. They also built the driveway onto Norris Road.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Julian on 20 June, 2008, 01:11:23 pm
There is a Laws LJ who sits in the Court of Appeal.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Paul on 20 June, 2008, 02:10:13 pm
There is (or at least was) a barrister practising in these parts called UR Sood.

OT - the person handling the small ads in the Law Society gazette is Stefan Butczuk. I imagine it isn't pronounced the way I think it is...
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Wascally Weasel on 20 June, 2008, 03:14:57 pm
We had a night security man at Uni called Dennis Gotobed.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: rogerzilla on 20 June, 2008, 03:19:01 pm
This isn't quite on topic, but today I saw a man with a sandwich board advertising Subway...which is, of course, a sandwich shop.  Felicitous or what?
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: diapsaon0 on 20 June, 2008, 03:27:03 pm
Many yearsago, whilst employed by the DHSS  :-[, I had to correspond for several weeks with a firm of solicitors, somewhere, I think, in Birmingham, called Crooke, Swindell and Fraude.

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Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Salvatore on 20 June, 2008, 03:31:21 pm
There used to be a Major Major in the Army rowing club.

But ...

I think I once read that the framebuilder Major Nichols (his real name) did his war service in the navy because his name might have caused confusion if he'd been in the army.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Wowbagger on 20 June, 2008, 03:35:11 pm
A friend of mine has at least 2 Major Nicholls frames. In my ignorance I thought that he had kept his rank on when joining the Regiment of Quality Frame Builders. ;D
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: bobb on 20 June, 2008, 03:36:07 pm
I don't believe half of these posts!

Anyway, my twopenneth - many years ago, a guy at the place where I worked was overtly homosexual. Nothing wrong with that of course, but his name was Roger Gayman. I kid you not!
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Julian on 20 June, 2008, 04:16:41 pm
One of the two judges who have just refused Abu Hamza's appeal against extradition is called Mr. Igor Judge. 

Although Adrian got there way ahead of me with his vastly superior posting skillz, I think it's worth including twice because it's that dam' good.

Iiiigor!
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Zipperhead on 20 June, 2008, 04:43:55 pm
Iiiigor!

Fronkensteen
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Adrian on 20 June, 2008, 05:30:23 pm
One of the two judges who have just refused Abu Hamza's appeal against extradition is called Mr. Igor Judge.

Iiiigor!

Oi (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=4398.msg73423#msg73423)
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Julian on 20 June, 2008, 05:32:59 pm
One of the two judges who have just refused Abu Hamza's appeal against extradition is called Mr. Igor Judge.

Iiiigor!

Oi (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=4398.msg73423#msg73423)

Oops, amended my post.  :)
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Justin(e) on 20 June, 2008, 05:45:20 pm
I know a man with the surname Bishop.  He is currently a Deacon.  Time will tell...

I know a Father Bishop.

Dad refers to a Bishop Priest.

My favourite is (was) the famous Philipino - Cardinal Sin
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: PaulR on 20 June, 2008, 05:49:33 pm
A bit feeble, I know, but the priest who christened our twins was Father Philip Challis.

Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Adrian on 20 June, 2008, 05:52:21 pm
That would be superior loafing skills today, whilst studying the dryest manual to cross my desk since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Deano on 20 June, 2008, 06:02:00 pm
I'll forgive you if you don't believe me - but there used to be a desk sergeant at Newton Aycliffe police station called Sgt Bacon.

Ah botheration - I've been reminded that it was actually PC Bacon.

The Sergeant was named Trotter ;D
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: JJ on 20 June, 2008, 06:08:44 pm
We have an excellent friend by the name of Bernie Bush, a fireman.  He is married to Ann Bush, tax inspector.

Let us not forget Mr Hackett, gynaecologist at the local hospital.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: dkahn400 on 20 June, 2008, 06:26:58 pm
There used to be a roofing firm in the Winchmore Hill area named Fiddler and Leake.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Jon P on 20 June, 2008, 11:32:10 pm
Private Eye used oft to cite a firm of lawyers named Sue, Grabbit and Runne.

We had a priest at school called Fr (or Doctor, as he was so learned) Hackett - specialist in Reformation history, advisor to Pinewood movies on the subject and also discovered that Cambridge was in fact an older university than Oxford.  Also a staunch Carlisle United supporter - for some reason.

Though I gather that in his spare time he was a keen amateur gynaecologist.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Wowbagger on 20 June, 2008, 11:43:55 pm
Thomas Crapper. (http://www.plumbingworld.com/historythomas.html)
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: diapsaon0 on 21 June, 2008, 09:15:14 am
I saw a consultant urologist at our local hospital called Dr Burns-Cox  ::-)  Luckily, he didn't do my op  ???

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Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: hellymedic on 21 June, 2008, 10:56:42 am
I saw a consultant urologist at our local hospital called Dr Burns-Cox  ::-)  Luckily, he didn't do my op  ???

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Urologists seem to do well.
A contemporary of mine was Roger Kocklebergh (sp) and there seem to be many named Williams, which could give the willies...
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Cunobelin on 21 June, 2008, 10:26:31 pm
There's a police station in Pig Lane, Harlow (or so I understand).

Computer Essex Police's webby SCIENCE says no.  Moreover, streetmap.co.uk reckons there isn't a Pig Lane in Harlow.

TFWKAML has worked with landscape gardeners yclept "Plant" and "Bush".

Come to that, Dubya does an excellent impression of a big piece of wood.  Does that count?

St Ives Cambridgeshire had exactly  this.

Pig lane led to an old farm and was built on over the years. Then they built the Police Station. The lower end of the road became "Broad Leas!

Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: rower40 on 22 June, 2008, 10:00:19 am
Eastern Electricity's showroom in Cambridge in the '60s and '70s employed a Mr Sparkes.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: PeteB99 on 22 June, 2008, 11:32:07 am
Norwich's public health officer in the early 70's (his name was on the door of the dustcarts ) was Mr Smellie.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Wowbagger on 22 June, 2008, 11:57:52 pm
Bob Flowerdew is a regular on Gardener's Question Time.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: hellymedic on 23 June, 2008, 12:12:29 am
Bob Flowerdew is a regular on Gardener's Question Time.

As is Pippa Greenwood...
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Robbo5 on 24 June, 2008, 02:06:42 pm
An old comrade of mine was told he could apply for a commission in the Royal Engineers only if he changed his surname, which was "Trembles".
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: clarion on 24 June, 2008, 08:58:55 pm
Why has no one mentioned the estate agents Dolittle & Dalley?
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: eck on 24 June, 2008, 09:01:19 pm
In the village where my dad grew up - Thornton in Fife - there was Mr Wood the joiner, and Mr Grub the grocer.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: clarion on 24 June, 2008, 09:05:42 pm
I was amused by the butcher we used to go to in Littleover:  I M Hurt
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: diapsaon0 on 24 June, 2008, 09:09:10 pm
A guy bought a local village shop and wondered why business plummeted after he had his name put over the window.  He was Mr I. Cheetham.  ::-)

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Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: rower40 on 24 June, 2008, 09:36:52 pm
I think this is a made-up one, but fun nonetheless:

The general stores in Rempstone (or was it Wymeswold?) has a sign above that reads "G. G. Granville's"

(Remember "Open All Hours"?)
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: hellymedic on 24 June, 2008, 09:43:48 pm
I see Mojo Starr has Picture of the Month in the BBC Sky At Night magazine for July...
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Greenbank on 24 June, 2008, 11:02:06 pm
There's a police station in Pig Lane, Harlow (or so I understand).

Computer Essex Police's webby SCIENCE says no.  Moreover, streetmap.co.uk reckons there isn't a Pig Lane in Harlow.

TFWKAML has worked with landscape gardeners yclept "Plant" and "Bush".

Come to that, Dubya does an excellent impression of a big piece of wood.  Does that count?

St Ives Cambridgeshire had exactly  this.

Pig lane led to an old farm and was built on over the years. Then they built the Police Station. The lower end of the road became "Broad Leas!

Do keep up at the back!

Mrs Singh started as a music teacher at my secondary school. She did well to last a week.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Wowbagger on 01 July, 2008, 11:07:01 pm
There's a police station in Pig Lane, Harlow (or so I understand).

Computer Essex Police's webby SCIENCE says no.  Moreover, streetmap.co.uk reckons there isn't a Pig Lane in Harlow.

TFWKAML has worked with landscape gardeners yclept "Plant" and "Bush".

Come to that, Dubya does an excellent impression of a big piece of wood.  Does that count?

Perhaps it's the Bishop's Stortford (http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.srf?x=549359&y=219298&z=1&sv=pig+lane&st=6&tl=Pig+Lane,+Bishop'S+Stortford,+Hertfordshire,+CM22&searchp=newsearch.srf&mapp=newmap.srf) one. I remember driving past it on a Harlow-bound commute.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Justin(e) on 03 February, 2009, 02:54:25 pm
Nominative determism (http://timesonline.typepad.com/comment/2008/12/the-new-scienti.html)

Ed: spelling corrected after re-reading Maladict's post
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Greenbank on 03 February, 2009, 05:58:13 pm
Anyone see the "Who do you think you are?" episode last night with Rory Bremner.

The woman at the archive of births and deaths (who found out one of his relatives was one of the first in the UK to be cremated) was Di Stiff.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Gandalf on 03 February, 2009, 06:02:00 pm
There's a Korean Travel Agents in New Malden called 'Dae Young Travel'.

Well it sounds funny if you mispronouce it enough.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: rower40 on 03 February, 2009, 06:12:51 pm
ME!  My name is Rowan.

(Don't tell anyone...) ;)

It might have had some influence on my choice of sport at school.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Rhys W on 03 February, 2009, 06:58:52 pm
I had a friend who was secretary of the Edinburgh University Music Society. D Sharp.

He has a son now, D Sharp minor.  ::-)
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: valkyrie on 03 February, 2009, 10:18:35 pm
My solicitor when I bought my first flat was called Ivor Klaymin. I kid you not.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Justin(e) on 04 February, 2009, 01:27:13 am
One of my all time favourites.
Enjoy.





(http://www.ntk.net/2000/02/25/moscow.gif)
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Mr Larrington on 04 February, 2009, 11:07:59 am
Anyone see the "Who do you think you are?" episode last night with Rory Bremner.

The woman at the archive of births and deaths (who found out one of his relatives was one of the first in the UK to be cremated) was Di Stiff.

There was a BEER Down The Nose moment at that one.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: clarion on 04 February, 2009, 04:20:45 pm
I used to have a landlord called Crookes...
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: little miss mac on 04 February, 2009, 04:27:04 pm
I have had two home economics teachers by the names of Mrs Butter and Mrs Burnett.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Mr Larrington on 09 February, 2009, 11:57:25 am
Bloke from the CIA on the telly the other night named "Gary Sick".

I nearly was  too.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: fuzzy on 09 February, 2009, 01:29:17 pm
We have on PC Sergeant, one PC Sargeant and two PC Peel's.

A Forensic Scientist of my acquaintance, specialising in examination of prints is Dr Dabbs (shoe prints but he would have had finger print experience as well).
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: alan on 02 April, 2009, 10:51:53 pm
One of the blokes who works at Longstaff's is named Lance.
It always strikes me as very appropriate :)
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Biff on 02 April, 2009, 11:55:19 pm
A ladette at my local Currys is a Miss Spicer. And no I don't know if she's hot stuff.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Wowbagger on 19 May, 2009, 09:13:24 pm
AccuWeather.com - Joe Bastardi European Weather Blog (http://www.accuweather.com/ukie/bastardi-europe-blog.asp?partner=accuweather)
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: red marley on 20 May, 2009, 06:49:00 pm
My doctor for a decade or so was called Dr Payne.

I work in a small academic department of geographers including Dr Wood, Dr Mountain, Dr Marsh and Dr Dykes.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: PeteB99 on 20 May, 2009, 07:49:47 pm
There's a Korean Travel Agents in New Malden called 'Dae Young Travel'.

Well it sounds funny if you mispronouce it enough.

Dae Yung used to make motor and pedal cycle tyres

Not a name to inspire confidence
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: perpetual dan on 20 May, 2009, 09:40:56 pm
I once met a PhD student called Mr Doctor.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Mr Larrington on 21 May, 2009, 12:41:55 pm
I know a Dr Butcher.  Were she an MD, I'd be worried.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: PhilO on 21 May, 2009, 02:53:41 pm
I used to have a landlord called Crookes...

A local estate agent here goes by the name of Crooke and Blight.  ;D
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: chris on 21 September, 2010, 12:58:45 pm
On Thursday evening the kids are going to a lecture by this guy (http://www.doctorlewney.com/).
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: mike on 21 September, 2010, 01:02:04 pm
used to see stickers in the back of cars in the north east proclaiming 'We Arnott  (http://www.gilesinsurance.co.uk/cms/view/267) insured'  Sadly looks like they've been subsumed into something else.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Giraffe on 21 September, 2010, 03:56:05 pm
Used to be estate agents around here with the name Swindall, Pendered and ...
Quite apposite at first, but I still wonder about the verb 'to pender'.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Nuncio on 08 October, 2010, 12:58:10 pm
I have just seen a record on a database we look after relating to someone who has had a male to female 'gender reassignment' and who has the surname of Adcock.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: red marley on 08 October, 2010, 02:04:14 pm
Presumably if it was the other way around, it would have been Addcock.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: jogler on 08 October, 2010, 02:12:03 pm
Does he/she have a brother & sister called Allcock & Noballs respectively?
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 08 October, 2010, 04:24:54 pm
There is a travel agent in Bangalore called Panicker's Travels.

I never used them.

We also had a bloke at work called Engineer who was a (software) engineer.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Jules on 08 October, 2010, 04:39:07 pm
I had the stitches taken out after by appendictomy by a nurse Butcher.

If my daughter is lurking here she might tell you the name of the gentleman in charge of her CCF unit.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Zoidburg on 08 October, 2010, 04:43:47 pm
I had the stitches taken out after by appendictomy by a nurse Butcher.

If my daughter is lurking here she might tell you the name of the gentleman in charge of her CCF unit.
Sir?
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: clarion on 08 October, 2010, 04:45:12 pm
Major Major?
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: hatler on 08 October, 2010, 09:39:59 pm
I got a fax one time from a firm of solicitors - Wright, Hassall & Co.

Proof (http://www.wrighthassall.co.uk/)
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Regulator on 08 October, 2010, 10:06:29 pm
My user name was derived from my old job.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: hatler on 08 October, 2010, 10:07:41 pm
My user name was derived from my old job.

You've already said that - Reply #25.

Losing your memory Reg ?
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: suerdusty on 09 October, 2010, 09:44:44 pm
When making changes to job titles and tasks in the Navy and combining the Chef and Caterer branches, we ended up with a Leading Cook (Cook) Cooke
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Rimnod on 09 October, 2010, 09:56:10 pm
Northern Ireland in the early 80's height of the troubles, we hired a blacksmith called Tommy and his son Bren(den) Gunn
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: hellymedic on 09 October, 2010, 10:04:48 pm
I note Mary Newburn is a spokesperson for the National Childbirth Trust.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 09 October, 2010, 10:36:36 pm
My mother used to know a Mrs Nelson who lived in Nelson House, Nelson St, and taught at Nelson School.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Mr Larrington on 13 October, 2010, 12:54:28 pm
I have not the words (http://www.uww.edu/advising/aaec/welcome/staff/sawyer.html).
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: hellymedic on 13 October, 2010, 01:03:09 pm
I have not the words (http://www.uww.edu/advising/aaec/welcome/staff/sawyer.html).

!! ;D ;D!!

Almost justifies the now rescinded French law about permitted names.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Rimnod on 13 October, 2010, 04:05:09 pm
Slightly off topic

I went to school with a guy called Donald McDonald from Dundonald,  son of Donald McDonald  farmer of Dundonald Farm, Dundonald and grandson of ............., I think you get the drift
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 13 October, 2010, 06:37:24 pm
I have not the words (http://www.uww.edu/advising/aaec/welcome/staff/sawyer.html).
So, Miss Sower... Sorry, I misread that.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Rhys W on 18 October, 2010, 10:23:30 am
A man treating erectile dysfunction is called Dr Wood - got wood? (http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2010/10/18/cardiff-hospital-is-first-in-europe-with-stent-op-for-erectile-dysfunction-91466-27490660/)
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 18 October, 2010, 02:56:28 pm
There is a man about half a mile away who makes the best honey. It's fairly common to keep bees here, but none make such good honey as his. He also has a fairly common surname; Pszczoła. I suggest you look it up; google translate (http://translate.google.pl/translate_t?client=opera&rls=en-GB&q=pszczo%C5%82a&oe=utf-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=pl&tab=wT#pl|en|pszczo%C5%82a) does nicely for this.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Marj on 18 October, 2010, 06:07:09 pm
A Chiropodist in our village named Joanna Foot.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Jaded on 18 October, 2010, 06:22:23 pm
The other one was amputated?
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Greenbank on 18 October, 2010, 07:37:09 pm
Barry Sample works for WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency).

Mr B Sample.

I just wish he had a brother called Andrew who also worked there...
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Jasper the surreal cyclist on 19 October, 2010, 12:38:13 pm
I really want to meet someone called `cul de sac' who has a dead end job...
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: chris on 19 October, 2010, 12:52:47 pm
I've just turned down an offer from a recruitment consultant who signs his emails -

    Heer, Sukhjit
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: PaulR on 19 October, 2010, 01:56:46 pm
My flute teacher many moons ago was Suzanne Blewitt.  Miss Piper for some reason taught violin.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: mike on 17 November, 2010, 06:58:41 pm
I've got some marketing spam for an evening reception with His Excellency The Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt in London*

One of the speakers is His Excellency the Minster of Communication, Dr Tarek Kamel.



*(I have no idea why they think I might be interested either)
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on 17 November, 2010, 07:00:31 pm
I've just turned down an offer from a recruitment consultant who signs his emails -

    Heer, Sukhjit

 :)
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 21 December, 2010, 05:49:52 pm
It's common in Poland to have the owner's name on a house, next to the number. Today in town I noticed a house belonging to Helena Pszczoła and Anna Wróbel - the surnames translate as Bee and Sparrow!
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: clarion on 21 December, 2010, 05:52:34 pm
Opposite my house was parked a plumber's van.

The name prominently displayed?

Conmee.

No, really.  But it gets better.  The full name was:

Joe Conmee. :o
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Snakehips on 21 December, 2010, 06:23:50 pm
There is a journalist named Roger Boyes who did piece recently on the irregular goings on in the Catholic Church.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Canardly on 21 December, 2010, 07:56:08 pm
Had a bank manager once called Mr Beg
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: border-rider on 21 December, 2010, 08:23:30 pm
On the news the other day:

Graham Badman, chair of Haringey Local Safeguarding Children Board  ;)
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: a lower gear on 21 December, 2010, 09:24:58 pm
Chairman of the Aberaeron Angling Club used to be a Dr.Fish.

Veering off topic, my father's boss was Donald Duckworth.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: mondobongo on 21 December, 2010, 11:18:00 pm

I worked with a Casino Manager called Peter Hustler.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: robbo6 on 28 December, 2010, 02:41:56 pm
Highly appropriate winemaker. (http://www.alsace-agape.fr/en/vincent-sipp/)
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: simonp on 03 January, 2011, 11:39:26 pm
Emilia Fox.
 
 :-[
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: MattH on 04 January, 2011, 08:56:17 am
I got a spam email (fake watches) yesterday from Wayne Kern.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: mattc on 04 January, 2011, 09:54:32 am
The lady on R4 yesterday learning to ride a bike:

Emma Newby
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Giropaul on 04 January, 2011, 10:36:59 am
There used to be (maybe still is) a butchers in Bromsgrove called Badham and Gristle.

There is a plumber round here with a van on which is his name - Lee King (I kid you not).

Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Mr Larrington on 05 January, 2011, 10:18:13 am
It is not a case of nominative determinism but hearing on R4 the phrase or saying "and produced by Roland Pease" always cracks me up.  He really should be running a chippie.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: clarion on 05 January, 2011, 06:31:41 pm
There was a radio comedy producer called Jo King.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: robbo6 on 05 January, 2011, 06:52:24 pm
At the end of every Gardeners' Question Time "...The producer was Jo King..."
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: spesh on 05 January, 2011, 07:13:45 pm
It is not a case of nominative determinism but hearing on R4 the phrase or saying "and produced by Roland Pease" always cracks me up.  He really should be running a chippie.

If he ever changed career as suggested, I suppose that would be nomnomnominative determinism.  :D
Title: More nominative determinism
Post by: rogerzilla on 17 January, 2011, 05:58:36 pm
BBC News - Dundee United's David Goodwillie charged over rape (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-12209157)

Sorry, I know it's supposed to be a serious story.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Mr Larrington on 27 May, 2011, 08:55:56 am
The producer of R4 The Food Programme the other week rejoiced in the surname Saladino.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Rhys W on 27 May, 2011, 09:30:25 am
I've always like the bike racers Marco Velo and Ryder Hesjedal.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: hellymedic on 27 May, 2011, 10:50:19 am
Hannah Peck has been studying intimidating behaviour by ring-necked parakeets.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/13524396 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/13524396)
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Biggsy on 27 May, 2011, 09:06:04 pm
My doctor for a decade or so was called Dr Payne.

That was also the name of a dentist near me.

A previous doctor of mine was Dr Dickie.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Bledlow on 27 May, 2011, 09:12:02 pm
Specialist in . . . ?
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Biggsy on 27 May, 2011, 09:13:36 pm
...Sickies.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: rogerzilla on 07 June, 2011, 07:18:07 pm
They keep coming.

BBC News - US Congressman Weiner admits 'inappropriate' Twitter photo (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13677635)

Weiner sends a picture of his wiener.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 11 June, 2011, 01:47:24 pm
In the Birthday Honours today, I see Professor Jonathan Geoffrey AYRES, Professor of Respiratory and Environmental Medicine is awarded the OBE for services to Science.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Steve Kish on 11 June, 2011, 08:18:18 pm
There's a dentist in California called Sonny Phang. 8)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on 12 June, 2011, 12:41:28 pm
One of my favourites in my youth was a dentist in Golders Green that went by the name of Hackenbroch (HACKENBROCH Family Tree  (http://www.loebtree.com/hackl.html) died 1990 apparently)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 12 June, 2011, 02:04:55 pm
One of my favourites in my youth was a dentist in Golders Green that went by the name of Hackenbroch (HACKENBROCH Family Tree  (http://www.loebtree.com/hackl.html) died 1990 apparently)

I knew Ernst Hackenbroch quite well. I am a member of that clan. My mother (Ruth Bier)'s paternal grandmother was Charlotte Hackenbroch

[Edit]

Oohh look! I is here!
http://www.loebtree.com/hackm.html (http://www.loebtree.com/hackm.html)

My very distant connection with 'Dashing Tweeds' Guy Hills is shown.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on 12 June, 2011, 02:08:02 pm
Mishpochoh !  ;D
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Pingu on 11 August, 2011, 01:26:41 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-14489401
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: why1040 on 11 August, 2011, 02:08:00 pm
My parents are still registered with a Dr Butcher.

My father (who is a doctor) once worked with two GPs who had a practice together.  Dr Darling and Dr Wellbeloved had a thriving practice!

I used to work in pharmaceuticals and on a study we had the two urologists: Dr Drinkwater and  Dr Tinkler.  Both in South Africa, so I never got a chance to ask them about their names!
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: spesh on 11 August, 2011, 06:52:26 pm
A geek gag that crops up from time to time is that there was a Norwegian statistics professor called Just Gjessing.

Which, if true*, is quite amusing.


* Web searches using the name point to a (now deceased) geographer at the University of Oslo.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Mr Larrington on 20 October, 2011, 12:59:59 pm
We haz a new luser in the Credit Management department.  Her name?

Kim Cashin.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on 23 October, 2011, 01:07:54 pm
Quote
Marion Nestle is the author of Food Politics and What To Eat and is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Nuncio on 04 November, 2011, 01:16:34 pm
I used to work with a Julia Ballard.  Her uncle (same surname) worked in a correctional facility in Reading.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Biff on 04 November, 2011, 04:29:25 pm
My great uncle Paddy (a herdsman) was known as 'Cow Pat' much to his amusement. Does that count?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 12 November, 2011, 08:01:43 pm
One of my favourites in my youth was a dentist in Golders Green that went by the name of Hackenbroch (HACKENBROCH Family Tree  (http://www.loebtree.com/hackl.html) died 1990 apparently)

I knew Ernst Hackenbroch quite well. I am a member of that clan. My mother (Ruth Bier)'s paternal grandmother was Charlotte Hackenbroch

[Edit]

Oohh look! I is here!
http://www.loebtree.com/hackm.html (http://www.loebtree.com/hackm.html)

My very distant connection with 'Dashing Tweeds' Guy Hills is shown.

My mother informs me she attended the funeral of David Hackenbroch (Ernst's son?) on Thursday.  :(
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Jules on 14 November, 2011, 12:10:14 pm
Just found a Dr. Horn


http://chicago.bostonmedicalgroup.com/

(While looking for Nathaniel Hone the artist in case any of you are habouring doubts)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on 12 January, 2012, 12:29:40 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16522281
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: clarion on 12 January, 2012, 01:59:14 pm
Sounds fishy.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: rogerzilla on 12 January, 2012, 04:27:52 pm
I wholeheartedly support hair-cutting attacks if it rids the world of the crime that is THE MULLET.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Pingu on 20 March, 2012, 10:10:53 pm
Ancient sites spotted from space, say archaeologists (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17436400)

Quote
Jason Ur said he had found about 9,000 potential new sites in north-eastern Syria.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: rogerzilla on 06 April, 2012, 08:50:30 pm
Some horrors in here; some apt (Mister Love the sex offender) and some just funny (Jack Goff and Takeshita).

http://www.happyplace.com/3683/fagley-dork-man-has-worst-name-of-all-time
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Mr Larrington on 10 April, 2012, 12:29:41 pm
I can't believe your link doesn't include legendary US stock car racer Dick Trickle, Roger.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Feline on 10 April, 2012, 01:24:57 pm
In my last house I bought some tiles and a shower from a shop and asked if they could recommend a good plumber and electrician to help me fit it. That was how I came to have an electrician called Chris Light and a plumber called Steve Irons working in my house at the same time  :D
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: clarion on 03 May, 2012, 08:38:13 pm
I noticed today a chap a shade older than me with the unfortunate name Steve Austin.  I don't know about six million dollars, but he was a bank cashier...
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Efrogwr on 13 May, 2012, 07:09:27 pm
Many years ago I knew a rally driver called Judy Weel.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: why1040 on 26 June, 2012, 11:25:03 am
Last week, I cycled past a white van, with sign writing indicating that it belonged to Tyler the tiler!   ;D
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: a lower gear on 26 June, 2012, 07:23:17 pm
In the 1980s the president of Aberaeron Fishing Club was a Dr.Fish.

(Apologies if previously posted)
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: madcow on 06 July, 2012, 04:34:23 pm
https://www.basis-reg.co.uk/register/event.aspx?id=25348&root=profreg
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: eck on 18 July, 2012, 09:15:35 am
I got a couple of new car tyres at Kwik Fit yesterday.
This morning I got an email from their Customer Service Director, asking if I'd complete a questionnaire about their service.

His name? Guy Wheeler.

They made that up. Didn't they?  ::-)
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Polar Bear on 18 July, 2012, 09:21:59 am
I went to Killin once and my eye was drawn to a sign which said:  Killin Gun Club.

Got out of there pretty sharpish!

Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Dibdib on 18 July, 2012, 12:47:16 pm
There's an estate agents near where I grew up called Doolittle and Dalley. Which in my experience could apply to most of the industry...
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Pingu on 19 July, 2012, 11:16:24 pm
Did I hear that right: a Mr Coxon talking about circumcision on the Toady programme this morning?
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: clarion on 20 July, 2012, 02:55:22 am
Not an appropriate name, particularly, but I note that the person who wrote me a letter about the scheme TGL is undertaking is Benny Goodman.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: mattc on 20 July, 2012, 08:58:04 am
From the Beebs "Are Sports Products Overpriced Sh1te?" prog, I give you:

Prof Mike Lean, Chair of Human Nutrition , Glasgee Uni
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Pingu on 05 August, 2012, 11:00:52 pm
I see there was a Trotter in the 400m Lympix final. She didn't win.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: fuzzy on 06 August, 2012, 08:38:30 am
A Doctor who I became aware of the other day- confirmed someone was dead. Dr Stiff.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: hellymedic on 06 August, 2012, 10:38:40 am
An unfortunate 400m hurdler named STAMBALOVA had a fall yesterday.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: hellymedic on 11 August, 2012, 08:37:55 pm
I see one of the Catholic midwives refusing to work with abortion cases is called
Concepta

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-19207793 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-19207793)
Title: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: citoyen on 11 August, 2012, 08:53:42 pm
We had a surveyor round the other day to give us a quote for a wood-burning stove. Her surname was Brazier.

d.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Kim on 11 August, 2012, 08:57:26 pm
I've just noticed the actual wording of this thread title.  I'm sure there are no end of people whose hobbies in some way match their jobs.  The lucky bastards...
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: JonBuoy on 14 August, 2012, 07:17:19 am
One of my colleagues is sorting out the estate of his recently-deceased mother.  Yesterday he showed me a letter from her bank that was signed by a Shirley Stiff.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: rogerzilla on 21 August, 2012, 06:50:13 am
Quote
"You are doing a procedure on someone who cannot make a decision for himself - it's a difficult choice for both parents and physicians," says Dr Marvin Wang, co-director of the Newborn Nurseries at Massachusetts General Hospital, who has conducted hundreds of circumcisions.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19072761
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Efrogwr on 23 August, 2012, 01:49:45 pm
An ornithologist called Hannah Peck.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: madcow on 11 September, 2012, 03:45:34 pm
http://www.green-tech.co.uk/green-tree-new-business-development-manager.

Mr Wood is Development manager for a brand called Greentree.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 12 September, 2012, 11:53:06 am
Not nominative determinism but a happy coincidence of names; Bristol Review of Books is 21 years old and a review of the Review, so to speak, says it was founded by three local publishers who met by chance at Redcliffe Caves. Their names were Mason, Manson and Sansom.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Salvatore on 20 September, 2012, 08:36:42 pm
From an email sent by National Savings and Investments:

Quote
It’s hard to know what the future may hold for your children, but with Children’s Bonds, you can give them better financial security with a valuable nest egg. If you would like to apply for a Children’s Bond, or would like to find out more, visit nsandi.com today.
   
    Yours sincerely   
      
    Garry Bond
Head of Customer Management

Also: I've just finished reading a book about the 1948 Olympic Games. Frenchman Bernard Chevallier won gold for individual 3-day eventing.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: clarion on 20 September, 2012, 09:00:25 pm
Is that Garry 'US' Bonds?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28S3B0pgqsY
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Jaded on 20 September, 2012, 09:18:14 pm
I saw one of these the other day and had it earmarked for this thread.

This latest flurry of posts has reminded me that I have forgotten what I saw.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Jaded on 20 September, 2012, 09:26:56 pm
Do I know you?

 ;D
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: hellymedic on 22 September, 2012, 12:42:56 am
Fire Brigade Union's spokesman Paul Embery...
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: simonp on 22 September, 2012, 12:43:36 am
David Kneebone - Optician.  ::-)
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: hellymedic on 22 September, 2012, 12:48:33 am
Think consultants in hospitals have had interesting names, not always quite fitting.
Bone a physician
Axon a gastroenterologist
Overy ???
Notcutt a surgeon
Glasspool an ophthalmologist
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: RJ on 27 September, 2012, 09:47:58 am
The second author of this Nature paper on saltmarsh  (http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v489/n7417/full/nature11440.html?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20120927)is called Simon Mudd ...
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: RJ on 01 October, 2012, 03:57:05 pm
Have we had Lord Justice Judge (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igor_Judge,_Baron_Judge) yet??
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Wowbagger on 02 October, 2012, 08:56:11 am
The Flitch, in Little Dunmow, is a family-run pub owned by Theresa and Neil Bacon.

http://flitchofbacon.co.uk/
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: hellymedic on 12 October, 2012, 09:40:48 pm
Chap called Storm had his house washed away.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-19930269 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-19930269)
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Giraffe on 13 October, 2012, 08:22:35 am
One of the Chinese scientists who discovered that turtles excrete urine from their mouths is, apparently, Shit Fun Chew!
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/12/turtle_research/
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: LindaG on 13 October, 2012, 09:11:31 am
One of our junior intensive care doctors is called Carina.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: iainj837 on 15 October, 2012, 12:39:57 am
Capt Skidmore  an airline pilot
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Dave_C on 15 October, 2012, 10:40:42 am
Has this been mentioned yet? Female Hurdler Vania Stombolova who fell over in the 400m hurdles.

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vania_Stambolova
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: iainj837 on 15 October, 2012, 01:10:50 pm
Has this been mentioned yet? Female Hurdler Vania Stombolova who fell over in the 400m hurdles.

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vania_Stambolova
Classic
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: hellymedic on 16 October, 2012, 08:50:10 pm
Today's crooked copper...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-19968744 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-19968744)

You couldn't make it up...
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: clarion on 16 October, 2012, 08:58:50 pm
Not appropriate to his job, but when I was on the train the other day, there were a couple of salespersons.  One took a call, and answered 'Hello, Steve Austin here'
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 18 October, 2012, 12:24:25 pm
Not a job either, but the mother of the conjoined twins who have been separated at Gt Ormond St is called Angela Formosa. That's a pretty good twin of name-surname - Linda Formosa would have been even better!
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: hellymedic on 18 October, 2012, 07:11:46 pm
I think I read of someone called Avery (not quite aviary) who'd been big in the RSPB today.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Dave_C on 18 October, 2012, 09:07:32 pm
I think this is called Nominative Determinism. Check out this lady and her job.

 http://www.rcahmw.gov.uk/HI/ENG/About+Us/Contact+Us/Staff+Contacts/?staff=54
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: MattH on 19 October, 2012, 09:19:31 am
Capt Skidmore  an airline pilot

My LBS in my teens used to be Skidmores Cycles in Oldham.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Salvatore on 22 October, 2012, 02:57:30 pm
The dangers of not following a career suggested by your name:

Quote
Of course Lance Armstrong’s dumbest move was not becoming a javelin thrower. That’s like a guy called Legs Pedalwell not becoming a cyclist.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: COG on 23 October, 2012, 05:12:33 pm
Careful readers will notice two appropriate names on this,
http://www.rebeccaoaks.co.uk/wordpress/?page_id=2
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Dave_C on 23 October, 2012, 05:48:22 pm
There was a guy called Mark Avery talking about birds on Endangered Species this morning on Radio 4.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: hellymedic on 23 October, 2012, 06:04:20 pm
There was a guy called Mark Avery talking about birds on Endangered Species this morning on Radio 4.

I think I mentioned him upthread...
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: madcow on 23 October, 2012, 11:35:49 pm
http://www.mcdonalds.co.uk/ukhome/Aboutus/Newsroom/staff_biogs/jill.html

The CEO of McDonalds UK is called McDonald!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: COG on 19 November, 2012, 11:06:19 pm
The master's name:
http://www.lindal-in-furness.co.uk/History/commerce.html
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 20 November, 2012, 09:33:54 am
N+1lions of nauseous noxious nominals!
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Wowbagger on 20 November, 2012, 06:07:10 pm
The PM programme on R4 had a piece about San Francisco city council attempting to curtail nudity in public, restricting exposed genitals to public parks, beaches and officially sanctioned parades. Eddie Mair had the rare honour of interviewing one of the Commissioners in charge of this project, one Scott Wiener (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Wiener). Our Eddie did a much better job of covering his amusement than a certain James Naughtie did so famously when he interviewed Jeremy Hunt a few months ago.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Carradice bag lady on 21 November, 2012, 06:33:42 am
Just seen the weather this morning on BBC Breakfast - Sara Blizzard is the weather presenter . It made me smile and started  today off well.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: FatBloke on 05 February, 2013, 09:45:30 am
I've just spoken to Jasper Ware.

His parents must have liked Wedgwood porcelain.   ;D
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: toontra on 05 February, 2013, 11:10:37 am
Just saw Susannah Clapp .  Her name is rather appropriate for a theatre critic (although she'd be equally well suited to work at an STD clinic).
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Efrogwr on 05 February, 2013, 11:54:26 am
Pauline Cutting was Head of A&E at Ysbyty Gwynedd. (She was better known for her work in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon).
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on 13 February, 2013, 04:29:53 pm
This just plopped through my door (ok, fluttered), did oi larf.

Too good not to share, but where to put it? The eMail domain thread? The silly sign? Nah, here.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-NajhjwyN3TE/URu-oRUcncI/AAAAAAAAmQA/bETchVLwpVY/s800/Image0046%2520%25282%2529.JPG)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Plug1n on 13 February, 2013, 04:45:27 pm
The chief accountant in one of my first jobs was a P. Swindle :)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on 24 February, 2013, 09:59:05 am
Dr Dokter (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130221084709.htm)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Andrew on 24 February, 2013, 11:59:03 am
My parents had a news agency when I was a kid. One of the girls that delivered newspapers was named Adelie Reid. I kid you not.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: clarion on 24 February, 2013, 12:27:52 pm
There was an article in our localish freesheet, the Croydon Advertiser, concerning the proliferation of brothels in South Croydon.  Illustrated with a photo of the Council Member for Community Safety , Councillor Simon Hoar.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: rogerzilla on 05 March, 2013, 07:42:55 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21654663

Quote
Father Stephen Wang, dean of studies at Allen Hall Seminary, says it is a sacrifice that many priests manage. "It's possible when people have an inner maturity and the faith and support structures are in place." For him it is no different to the challenge of a husband trying to be faithful to his wife.

There is no celibacy get-out in the form of masturbation, says Wang. "For every Christian, masturbation, sex before marriage and sex outside marriage are wrong and something you shouldn't be doing.

"Masturbation is forbidden for every Catholic. The reason is that it makes us more selfish, more introverted and less able to open your heart in love to other people."

Of course, there are many millions of Christians who would disagree with Wang's position.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Mr Larrington on 06 March, 2013, 09:44:51 am
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21654663

Quote
Father Stephen Wang, dean of studies at Allen Hall Seminary, says it is a sacrifice that many priests manage. "It's possible when people have an inner maturity and the faith and support structures are in place." For him it is no different to the challenge of a husband trying to be faithful to his wife.

There is no celibacy get-out in the form of masturbation, says Wang. "For every Christian, masturbation, sex before marriage and sex outside marriage are wrong and something you shouldn't be doing.

"Masturbation is forbidden for every Catholic. The reason is that it makes us more selfish, more introverted and less able to open your heart in love to other people."

Of course, there are many millions of Christians who would disagree with Wang's position.

Sounds like a bit of a wangker...
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Chris S on 25 March, 2013, 11:02:53 pm
Spring Snow - thousands of animals feared dead. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21933135)

"We are very, very, anxious," said Carolyn Lamb from NFU Scotland, who added that the full toll would not be known until the snow melted."

 :D
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 26 March, 2013, 10:23:54 am
Not a job or a hobby, but I heard this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR8AwBTbatc) (on the radio as I was dozing off to sleep about 11pm - the right time for the song, the right song for the time) and it reminded me that in India I knew a couple who were called Jack and Jill. Those are genuine names, not ones adopted for a call centre!
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: clarion on 25 May, 2013, 05:34:22 pm
The Executive Editor of Variety is Stephen Gaydos.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Salvatore on 10 August, 2013, 09:29:16 am
Quote
When patrol officer Steven Constable pulls over driver Toni Manning,

http://ireader.olivesoftware.com/Olive/iReader/AustinAmericanStatesman/SharedArticle.ashx?document=AAS%5C2013%5C08%5C05&article=Ar02304
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: hellymedic on 10 August, 2013, 06:23:49 pm
An unfortunate man sustained a fractured collarbone after being pushed from his bike.
He can't work.
His name is Andy Limb.
http://road.cc/content/news/90092-arrest-made-connection-series-attacks-cyclists-leicestershire (http://road.cc/content/news/90092-arrest-made-connection-series-attacks-cyclists-leicestershire)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 29 September, 2013, 04:03:33 pm
Athletes in London 2012 had bad teeth, says dentist Ian Needleman.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24298109 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24298109)
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Paul on 19 November, 2013, 07:59:06 pm
Dr. C. Lesshafft.

Honest to god.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Deano on 05 December, 2013, 04:30:05 pm
Tree blown down on...

https://mobile.twitter.com/DurhamPolice/status/408563138351468545

Love the hashtag, too.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on 05 January, 2014, 11:28:09 pm
Mrs Ham is engaged in correspondence with the local water authority customer service. Her issue is being dealt with by a Mr Wells.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: fuzzy on 06 January, 2014, 02:28:57 pm
The Forensic Science Service used to have a footwear mark specialist called Dr Dabbs
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Pingu on 21 January, 2014, 03:31:09 pm
Dr Jez Everest at the British Geological Survey in Edinburgh (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-25824673)
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: clarion on 22 January, 2014, 06:27:08 pm
More inappropriate in this case, but the Chief Exec of our local hospital is called Matthew Hopkins :o
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 24 January, 2014, 08:29:09 pm
A lawyer called Rumpole.  :D
Well, Rumpel, which is pretty close.
http://www.ip.biz.pl/
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Giraffe on 05 February, 2014, 05:43:54 pm
An 'expert' on The Daily Politics yesterday, re. Somerset Levels etc: Professor Flood!
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: T42 on 05 February, 2014, 05:50:59 pm
On the Hanover Fair once a visitor to our stand left me his card. He worked at the explosives division of the Fraunhofer Institute in Karlsruhe and his card read Pr. Zapp.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: jsabine on 19 February, 2014, 10:17:53 pm
On Radio 4 about half an hour ago, an expert on flood defences and in particular on how we can learn lessons from the Netherlands to apply in the UK: Phil Dyke.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: clarion on 20 February, 2014, 08:03:39 am
On the Hanover Fair once a visitor to our stand left me his card. He worked at the explosives division of the Fraunhofer Institute in Karlsruhe and his card read Pr. Zapp.
Irrelevant aside: The quirky and wonderful Minox company was started by Walter Zapp.  In Latvia, I believe, though I think he was actually German.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 20 February, 2014, 09:02:23 am
On the Hanover Fair once a visitor to our stand left me his card. He worked at the explosives division of the Fraunhofer Institute in Karlsruhe and his card read Pr. Zapp.
Irrelevant aside: The quirky and wonderful Minox company was started by Walter Zapp.  In Latvia, I believe, though I think he was actually German.
Baltic German, according to Wiki, so both.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Kim on 14 March, 2014, 06:49:11 pm
Does a Citroen Xsara Picasso with a snapped-off door mirror count as nominative determinism?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Jaded on 14 March, 2014, 10:41:00 pm
Only if it has been installed on the other side of the car.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Kim on 14 March, 2014, 10:45:01 pm
You're right.  I was thinking of the other dude.  Van cough (which was what was restricting the supply of oxygen to my brain at the time I made this observation).
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Basil on 15 March, 2014, 08:34:20 am
I've just remembered Shard End Glass.  A glazier in the Shard End district of Birmingham.

On checking, I note that they have moved from Shard End, but have retained the name.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 15 March, 2014, 09:31:09 am
And Burnt Oak Timber is Burnt Oak Building Supplies...
http://www.burntoaktimber.com (http://www.burntoaktimber.com)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: mattc on 26 March, 2014, 05:14:55 pm
Ufuk Bikez





(bit of a cheat this- sadly he is some sort of chemist, but you're all welcome to makeup something more appropriate )
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ian H on 28 March, 2014, 10:24:03 pm
Sharp's acupuncture (http://www.hilarysharp.co.uk/).
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Phil W on 29 March, 2014, 09:51:14 am
A certain mr circuit who happens to be an electrician
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Bledlow on 29 March, 2014, 07:41:43 pm
Ufuk Bikez
Ufuk is Turkish for horizon, & a common name for hotels, B&Bs, campsites, etc.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on 02 April, 2014, 08:17:31 pm
Prof Kneebone:

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/AP/faces/pages/read/Home.jsp?person=r.kneebone&_adf.ctrl-state=qam4226af_3&_afrRedirect=385335000679000
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: clarion on 02 April, 2014, 09:00:50 pm
The man running the new Museum Of Comedy (http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/apr/01/museum-of-british-comedy-london) is called Martin Witts.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on 17 April, 2014, 08:39:40 am
http://birdbroseggs.co.uk/
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Mr Larrington on 23 October, 2014, 06:28:18 pm
BBC News has just run a piece on the decline of farmland smalle fowles.  They interviewed an RSPB spokeschap...

...Mark Robins
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: contango on 23 October, 2014, 06:31:04 pm

During my schooldays we had a teacher called Mr French. He taught maths.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Basil on 23 October, 2014, 06:40:20 pm
Did I do the dentist in Bournville named Mr. Payne? Sorry can't be bottomed to check back.  He used to be my dentist but now I'm with a lady in Lampeter whose name seems to consist solely of Zs and Ws.  (No, she's not Welsh, obv)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Kim on 23 October, 2014, 06:41:50 pm

During my schooldays we had a teacher called Mr French. He taught maths.

IIRC Barakta had a Mr English, who taught French.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Mr Larrington on 23 October, 2014, 06:48:21 pm
Teachers at my skool were often known by their initials.  We had a Graeme A Sutton, but he taught maths, not physics or stinks.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Wowbagger on 23 October, 2014, 07:22:08 pm
When I was teaching in a sec. mod. in the 1970s I 'ad free colleagues ooze larsename woz Smiff. There was Artsmiff, 'oo tort art, Maffsmiff, 'oo tort maffs, and Teedeesmiff, 'oo tort tecknickle drorin'.

This last tended to amuse me rather as there was, infamously, a Newcastle city councillor called T. Dan Smith who was convicted and imprisoned for his part in the Poulson affair.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: orienteer on 23 October, 2014, 09:04:04 pm

During my schooldays we had a teacher called Mr French. He taught maths.

Did you go to Owens, Islington, too?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Deano on 23 October, 2014, 09:11:39 pm
BBC Look North has a football reporter called Adrian Pitches.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: red marley on 23 October, 2014, 10:01:13 pm
Our school maths teacher was called Arith Mitik.

Actually, that's not quite true. He was called Mr Mitik, but we called him Arith.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: David Martin on 23 October, 2014, 10:09:50 pm
The chief range officer for the small bore range at the commonwealth games was a Mr Gunn. A very nice man too.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: rogerzilla on 24 October, 2014, 06:43:52 am
You could argue that Nicola Sturgeon was born to succeed Alex Salmond.  Or spawned, anyway.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Bledlow on 24 October, 2014, 11:50:05 am
One anadromous fish to succeed another.

Who next as head of the SNP? Shad? Eels?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Steph on 25 October, 2014, 12:58:32 am
A book in my old local library that I never read, but...
http://www.amazon.com/The-Imperial-Animal-Robin-Fox/dp/1560009624

'The Imperial Animal' by Robin Fox and lionel Tiger.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 04 November, 2014, 10:40:54 am
Road cc story of motorist RLJ at Bow features Luke Redpath...
http://road.cc/content/news/134598-tfl-address-safety-concerns-over-drivers-ignoring-red-lights-bow-roundabout
(Yes it ought to be blue...)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: clarion on 04 November, 2014, 11:34:29 am
Maybe he's from MK.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: a lower gear on 04 November, 2014, 09:46:13 pm
Chair of the local angling club used to be Dr.Fish.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Feanor on 04 November, 2014, 10:14:29 pm
In the town where I lived as a kid, we have I.C. Andrew, the optician.

https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl#q=ic+andrew+opticians
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on 04 November, 2014, 11:12:33 pm
http://goo.gl/maps/SY7fi
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on 04 November, 2014, 11:30:30 pm
In the town where I lived as a kid, we have I.C. Andrew, the optician.

https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl#q=ic+andrew+opticians

Ruddy Norah, that's a blast from the past  ;D
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: orienteer on 05 November, 2014, 06:48:14 pm
Received an email from a petrol company,signed by Bilge Stores, Customer Service.

I sincerely hope this is NOT nominative determinism.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: HTFB on 05 November, 2014, 11:27:20 pm
Received an email from a petrol company,signed by Bilge Stores, Customer Service.

I sincerely hope this is NOT nominative determinism.
I reckon he's up to sump'n.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Dibdib on 05 November, 2014, 11:42:59 pm
Not sure if I've posted this before on another thread but this pair were clearly born to found an estate agents:

http://doolittle-dalley.co.uk
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: PeteB99 on 06 November, 2014, 10:58:26 am
Has anybody mentioned Sara Blizzard who presents the weather on BBC North West?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 07 November, 2014, 05:19:05 pm
Or Jack Mount, accused of historical sex abuse?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-29952090 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-29952090)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on 19 November, 2014, 05:18:20 pm
A guy I work with in $megacorp has been given one of  those bollocks titles, he is a salesman and now known as "Financial services xxxxx Systems Tiger"

His name? Tony  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 26 November, 2014, 01:17:01 pm
Great name for a street with a burst pipe: Wells Rise
http://www.london24.com/news/gigantic_water_leak_causes_street_to_collapse_near_primrose_hill_1_3863199 (http://www.london24.com/news/gigantic_water_leak_causes_street_to_collapse_near_primrose_hill_1_3863199)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Mr Larrington on 04 December, 2014, 01:29:05 pm
One of the contributors to the UK Canals mailing list is one Ian Cardinal.  Yes, he's a clergyman, but CofE.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: HTFB on 04 December, 2014, 05:05:35 pm
Narrowboatman turning: N canal radii (3,8)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 05 January, 2015, 09:18:59 am
Quote
Doctor Graeme Killer, who has been the physician to the country’s prime ministers since the 1990s last week told The Australian it was only matter of time before Mr Abbott was injured while riding his bike.
http://road.cc/content/news/139831-australias-pm-tony-abbott-told-get-his-bike-his-doctor

!!!
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Zipperhead on 07 January, 2015, 05:32:23 pm
From the BBC:

Hampshire firefighters beat biggest naan record (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-30712236)

"A huge naan bread made by firefighters has been confirmed to be the biggest the world has ever seen.

Led by fire officer Dave Curry, the team created a giant Indian bread, weighing 26kg (57lb 5oz) and measuring 3.79m (12ft 5in) by 1.4m (4ft 7in).
"
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: closetleftie on 08 January, 2015, 12:37:43 am
I recently started working with an orthopaedic surgeon called Mr Limb.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 08 January, 2015, 01:02:49 am
I treated a burglar called Nick once...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 06 February, 2015, 06:31:47 pm
Dreadful story.
I don't know how any human can stoop so low.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-31173113 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-31173113)

It's being handled by
Detective Sergeant Neil Lawless of Greater Manchester Police...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Wowbagger on 09 February, 2015, 09:19:11 pm
Possibly not the most appropriate thread, because I can't see a connection between his name and his job, but I have just discovered, whilst in the process of clearing out a load of old paperwork, that the Prinicpal Officer (Mandatory Awards) for Essex County Council in 1999 was one Mr. Coolbear.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Rhys W on 09 February, 2015, 11:41:55 pm
I'm always amazed that so many people called Justice go on to have high-flying careers in law. Judges and barristers and the like. I don't think I've even met anyone called Justice.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Mr Larrington on 10 February, 2015, 10:55:11 am
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igor_Judge,_Baron_Judge (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igor_Judge,_Baron_Judge).

With a name like that the alternative to law was "sidekick to a mad SCIENTIST"
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Woofage on 10 February, 2015, 11:24:24 am
When I was teaching in a sec. mod. in the 1970s I 'ad free colleagues ooze larsename woz Smiff. There was Artsmiff, 'oo tort art, Maffsmiff, 'oo tort maffs, and Teedeesmiff, 'oo tort tecknickle drorin'.

We also had a "TD" Smith (I have since forgotten all the other Smiths). Metalwork, OTOH, was taught to us by a Mr Wood.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: The French Tandem on 10 February, 2015, 03:09:52 pm
Our local butcher is Mr Catel, and there is a nearby winemaker whose name is Vincent Pinard

(pinard is french slang for wine)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Redlight on 15 February, 2015, 04:45:46 pm
The chairman of the London Taxi Drivers' Association - who recently compared pro-cycling campaigners to ISIS - is called John Thomas. And he's a dick.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Wowbagger on 09 March, 2015, 11:33:34 pm
Have the Graun really commissioned a piece on Sex Education from Justin Hancock (http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/09/young-people-lessons-consent-sex-relationships-education)?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: orienteer on 10 March, 2015, 10:15:57 am
I wonder whether our new member preston johnny works for Snap-on Tools?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: T42 on 10 March, 2015, 10:36:24 am
Once had offices overlooking a cemetery.  The name on the side of the grave-digging JCB-lookalike was Lecreux, a creux being a hole or hollow.

That was quite a place, incidentally. The cemetery was vast, so the personnel used light motorbikes to move around. The foreman had only one leg, but with his crutches he could move at a hell of a rate - six-foot strides, just about.  When there was a funeral the JCB would dig the hole then retreat about 10 yards, then advance again after the service to fill in.  I once noticed that they hadn't bothered to cut the engine in between.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 10 March, 2015, 02:26:30 pm
Info control on Mildenhall audax in ancient times:

Q: Common name on ** War Memorial?
A: Stiff
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: The French Tandem on 21 March, 2015, 12:30:31 pm
Spotted recently on a trip near the Pyrénées. A "cerf" is a sort of deer.


(http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b482/ratle/CAM00178_zpsp1ubykcd.jpg)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Salvatore on 01 April, 2015, 11:20:05 am
Sligo. Mr Phibbs died in 1944.

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8695/16950474146_92c67893e0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rPRBqf)Never Argue (https://flic.kr/p/rPRBqf) by National Library of Ireland on The Commons (https://www.flickr.com/people/47290943@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Mr Larrington on 12 May, 2015, 04:29:20 pm
UKIP candidate in Barnsley: Wayne Kerr.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: clarion on 14 May, 2015, 09:39:45 am
In Womb, well!
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 14 May, 2015, 11:03:16 am
Not too far from Penis-tone...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ian H on 14 May, 2015, 11:24:16 am
Mr Forshaw has just retired from Lifeboats around here.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Efrogwr on 14 May, 2015, 12:27:58 pm
A lettered office window, years ago, on Beverly Road in Hull; I. Quibble, Contractor.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hatler on 14 May, 2015, 12:35:13 pm
Surely this lot have been included already ?

http://www.wrighthassall.co.uk/

Solicitors, of course.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on 27 May, 2015, 10:28:09 pm
Quote
...David Blood, co-founder of Generation Investment Management with Al Gore...

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/may/27/stern-shell-is-asking-us-to-bet-against-the-world-on-climate-change
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 28 May, 2015, 06:01:07 pm
On a similar topic, is Flaatuus Norwegian?
Quote
“Investments in coal companies can have both a climate risk and a future financial risk,” said Svein Flaatten of the governing Conservative party, which made a cross-party agreement to implement the selling of coal investments.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/28/norway-fund-could-trigger-wave-of-large-fossil-fuel-divestments-say-experts
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Post by: clarion on 29 May, 2015, 02:00:38 pm
Cardinal Burke:

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/05/28/catholic-cardinal-irish-people-are-worse-than-pagans-for-passing-same-sex-marriage/
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Post by: Vince on 01 June, 2015, 09:02:31 am
On a similar topic, is Flaatuus Norwegian?
Quote
“Investments in coal companies can have both a climate risk and a future financial risk,” said Svein Flaatten of the governing Conservative party, which made a cross-party agreement to implement the selling of coal investments.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/28/norway-fund-could-trigger-wave-of-large-fossil-fuel-divestments-say-experts
Is Flaatten the plural of Flaatuus?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on 06 June, 2015, 03:24:07 pm
Quote from: New Scientist
It and other Martian volcanoes act like skate ramps to launch dust up to 75 kilometres above the planet's surface, observations from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have revealed.

Massive dust storms can whip particles up into the Martian atmosphere and turn the entire planet hazy. But there are other dust layers that don't seem to be related to large storms, say Nicholas Heavens.

www.newscientist.com/article/dn27502-mars-volcanoes-launch-dust-storms-like-a-skate-ramp.html
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Post by: Deano on 24 June, 2015, 10:49:11 pm
A developer named Ram (who recently parted company with the company - I assume he's found similar work).
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 28 June, 2015, 03:47:13 pm
Quote
Dame Julia Cleverdon, chairwoman of Read On, Get On, said: "Poor children, and poor boys in particular, are being set up to fail because too many haven't developed the building blocks of learning before they arrive at the school gate for the first time.
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Post by: Canardly on 11 July, 2015, 05:21:38 pm
Mick Cash, RMT general secretary.
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Post by: spesh on 12 July, 2015, 01:10:11 pm
The following can be filed under missed opportunities - there was a professor who taught geography at the University of Oslo who was called Just Gjessing. Imagine if he had chosen a career in mathematics or statistical analysis...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 11 August, 2015, 10:14:14 pm
Police Inspector Phil Stinger...http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/landlord-faces-investigation-for-allegedly-charging-500-per-month-to-rent-this-tiny-bedroom-a2478801.html (http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/landlord-faces-investigation-for-allegedly-charging-500-per-month-to-rent-this-tiny-bedroom-a2478801.html)
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Post by: red marley on 21 August, 2015, 08:01:32 am
On the Today Programme just now, an article on the changes in incidence of dementia and Alzheimer's in the older population, interviewing expert Prof Carol Brayne.
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Post by: Giraffe on 30 September, 2015, 07:51:08 am
Olaf Lies, a Volkswagen board member and economy minister of Lower Saxony

Politician AWTAA!
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Post by: Guy on 27 November, 2015, 09:12:41 am
Quote
Statue to Middlesbrough VC hero Stan Hollis unveiled
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-34922348 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-34922348)


Quote
Created by sculptor Brian Alabaster...
:D
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Post by: hellymedic on 29 November, 2015, 03:20:55 pm
Poor George Bailiff, a Bournemouth parking attendant.
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/14109427.Man_drove_car_at_traffic_warden_after_being_told_to_move_from_double_yellow_lines/?ref=mr&lp=11 (http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/14109427.Man_drove_car_at_traffic_warden_after_being_told_to_move_from_double_yellow_lines/?ref=mr&lp=11)
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Post by: Ham on 31 December, 2015, 04:09:42 pm
Oh boy.

John piss-your-job-up the-wall

https://www.rawstory.com/2015/12/pennsylvania-man-goes-on-n-word-tirade-against-anti-fracking-activists-and-quickly-loses-his-job/
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Post by: hellymedic on 03 January, 2016, 12:19:16 pm
Quote from The Independent...

<<Such schemes are not the whole solution. Sarah Whatmore, Professor of Environment and Public Policy at Oxford University – >>
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Post by: spesh on 06 January, 2016, 02:12:15 pm
From a Torygraph piece relating to the latest antics of Worst Korea:

Quote
...Lance Gatling, a defence analyst...
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Post by: HTFB on 06 January, 2016, 02:38:10 pm
Lance Gatling, a defence analyst
Double hit!
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on 13 January, 2016, 11:13:12 pm
Quote from: the graun
HMRC’s chief executive, Lin Homer

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/jan/13/hmrc-admits-to-winding-up-inquiry-into-hsbc-tax-evasion-claims
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Post by: T42 on 14 January, 2016, 08:45:51 am
In the last NS we received:

"a urologist at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam named Dik Kok."
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Post by: Legs on 14 January, 2016, 09:44:15 am
The school doctor at a well-known English public school in the 70s, 80s and 90s was a Dr Dick Butcher  :o
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on 14 January, 2016, 01:18:14 pm
Please confirm he wasn't a rabbi as well.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hatler on 14 January, 2016, 01:23:28 pm
The school doctor at a well-known English public school in the 70s, 80s and 90s was a Dr Dick Butcher  :o

It was traditional on British merchant vessels to call the cook Doc, and the Doc (if there was one), Cook.

I think a doctor would only have been present on a passenger carrying ship (and then probably only the large ones) so for most ships the only person on board who had any knowledge of how living things work would have been the cook, as he would have to chop up the meat. He therefore became responsible for fixing up the crew when they were injured.

(They weren't always any good. When my father mashed his hand in [I think] Calcutta and showed it to 'Doc', Doc fainted.)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 10 February, 2016, 10:54:30 pm
Not quite nominative determinism but
Soldier whose testicles were blown off in Afghanistan impregnates Persia...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35533319 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35533319)
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Post by: T42 on 11 February, 2016, 09:22:39 am
Bad planning. Should have been in Iraq.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: rafletcher on 16 February, 2016, 11:25:54 am
"The statistics tell the story, says Scoresby."
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Legs on 18 February, 2016, 09:09:46 am
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35581830 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35581830)
Homophonic nominative determinism:

"[Foot and mouth disease is] still a sad memory for the farmers involved. Philip Heard lost 3,000 cows, ewes and lambs."
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Post by: Polar Bear on 18 March, 2016, 11:01:22 am
BBC Weather with Sara Blizzard.    8)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Legs on 22 March, 2016, 03:02:23 pm
I've just read a Ground Investigation Report which was signed thusly:
Quote
G.I. Land, BSc (Hons)., FGS
Graduate Geotechnical Engineer
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Post by: Guy on 23 March, 2016, 11:57:07 am
The man who has just finished cleaning the carpets in our building is called Henry
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Post by: spokenword on 23 March, 2016, 01:34:01 pm

Doggy Style
29 Wilmot Road
DE11 9BH Swadlincote
Derbyshire
01283 222732
0117 9477880
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: HTFB on 08 April, 2016, 02:50:23 pm
Someone I've known slightly for twenty years, who turns out to be a fount of ornithological knowledge: Robin Swift.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Legs on 15 April, 2016, 02:07:35 pm
RIP, Phil Sayer (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-36052363)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: rower40 on 19 April, 2016, 09:58:04 pm
I bought a night-light/main light adaptor from Maplin for not-so-little littl'un #1, and took it back because of the unbearable 50Hz flicker that it broadcast to the room when in night-light mode.
I wrote to the manufacturers (gro.co.uk) to complain, and received a reply from Ms Buzza.
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Post by: hellymedic on 19 April, 2016, 10:38:23 pm
David had his first try at a Rollapaluza event yesterday.

Chap who was the most powerful was Bill Watts.
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 23 April, 2016, 08:56:01 am
In Dakar "The Hotel Coq Hardi is also a brothel," according to Bruce Chatwin.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Bledlow on 23 April, 2016, 09:51:03 am
Chatwin wrote some very entertaining travelogues, but he was rather imaginative.

I crossed his tracks in Patagonia about ten years after he wrote In Patagonia, & found some examples of imaginativeness - & unacknowledged quoting.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 23 April, 2016, 12:03:31 pm
Oh yes, but I think the best travel writing is always part fictional. Otherwise it's just a guide book!
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Auntie Helen on 28 April, 2016, 06:15:57 am
(http://www.toytowngermany.com/forum/uploads/monthly_2016_02/society.jpg.60c11e8c8090c8a682c7a286b08b7f4d.jpg)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: cygnet on 28 April, 2016, 07:01:10 am
Are you in Wales?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Legs on 28 April, 2016, 09:24:05 am
Are you in Wales?
::-)
...although Adran Podiatri would be an awesome name anyways.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Mr Larrington on 28 April, 2016, 11:29:32 am
Adran Podiatri is the lynchpin of the Romanian organised crime outfit that UKIP warned us about.  He served as the inspiration for the character of Keyser Söze.  Trufax.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Auntie Helen on 28 April, 2016, 04:24:16 pm
Oops, didn't realise that was Welsh! Got it off a German website - they obviously didn't know either!!
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: LEE on 28 April, 2016, 04:52:51 pm
In Dakar "The Hotel Coq Hardi is also a brothel," according to Bruce Chatwin.

"Coq Hardi" was actually, contrary to popular myth, Lord Admiral Nelson's final request.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Legs on 04 May, 2016, 12:06:13 pm
Dale Tempest (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36192924) has got the right name for recognising a "perfect storm"...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Deano on 04 May, 2016, 08:16:39 pm
Kevin Carr, driving instructor.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Auntie Helen on 09 May, 2016, 07:47:40 pm
http://southendnewsnetwork.com/news/outrage-after-southend-primary-school-teacher-is-sacked-over-attractive-photo-on-facebook/ (http://southendnewsnetwork.com/news/outrage-after-southend-primary-school-teacher-is-sacked-over-attractive-photo-on-facebook/)

Jessica Alluri

Except it's a spoof website!
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Basil on 10 May, 2016, 07:41:38 am
On last night's David Attenborough programme.
Marine biologist Dr. Stephen Haddock
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 11 May, 2016, 01:28:03 pm
Emma Supple, College of Podiatry.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36265545 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36265545)
Another feature about high heels.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: David Martin on 11 May, 2016, 03:11:15 pm
On last night's David Attenborough programme.
Marine biologist Dr. Stephen Haddock
If that's the haddock I think it is then he wrote a good textbook on python programming

Sent from my D2403 using Tapatalk

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Post by: fboab on 25 May, 2016, 09:42:23 am
I have just discovered I have a colleague in our Hong Kong office called Persia Poon. I'm trying not to think about it.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: T42 on 25 May, 2016, 10:50:01 am
Meanwhile, have a glass of Tang.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: rogerzilla on 25 May, 2016, 01:44:28 pm
Ivanka Trump is allegedly quite attractive.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Guy on 25 May, 2016, 01:52:10 pm
What's the opposite of nominative determinism?

The Tory Cycling Minister is one Robert Goodwill.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 25 May, 2016, 02:44:23 pm
Nominative irony?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Deano on 25 June, 2016, 09:33:40 pm
On Islay, Messrs Wood and Wood, timber merchants.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ian H on 29 June, 2016, 12:01:24 am
Janice Bawler has just retired from the Hemyock Singers.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 29 June, 2016, 07:55:14 pm
Marc Webb, director of The Amazing Spider-Man.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1989536/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Mr Larrington on 30 June, 2016, 01:34:45 am
One half of BT Sport's godawful colemantary team for Moto GP is Julian Ryder.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: T42 on 04 July, 2016, 08:11:43 am
The pudendal canal was first documented by one Benjamin Alcock.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Wowbagger on 07 July, 2016, 03:01:32 pm
A big hand for Dr. Linda Grimmett, manager of Hearing and Audiology Department at Southend Hospital. Just a typo away...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Basil on 07 July, 2016, 03:13:15 pm
I hope that this is not repetition.   Did I ever mention that my old dentist in Bournville was Mr Payne?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Mr Larrington on 12 July, 2016, 03:10:54 pm
Today I came across a writer of crime fiction by the name of "Dana Stabenow".  Not sure whether this is nominative determinism or the opposite.  Of it.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 16 July, 2016, 07:38:05 pm
The soprano singing in tomorrow's Prom is called Lucy Crowe.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Mr Larrington on 18 July, 2016, 07:22:15 pm
One half of BT Sport's godawful colemantary team for Moto GP is Julian Ryder.

And then there'es Team Dimension Data's directeur sportif Doug Ryder.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Canardly on 18 July, 2016, 09:44:14 pm
Brokenshire?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 19 July, 2016, 12:31:49 am
Saw a Tweet about the foodbank work of a Ruth Miser...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 19 July, 2016, 09:32:09 am
There's a wood a few miles south of Charlbury in Oxfordshire called Notoaks Wood. I don't know what sort of trees are actually there.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 19 July, 2016, 12:20:12 pm
Whereas Burnt Oak Timber is a business within half a mile of here...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Wowbagger on 19 July, 2016, 01:34:11 pm
And here's to Dominic Chambers QC.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 19 July, 2016, 02:22:30 pm
Whereas Burnt Oak Timber is a business within half a mile of here...
Do they make ash trays?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 19 July, 2016, 02:30:40 pm
Whereas Burnt Oak Timber is a business within half a mile of here...
Do they make ash trays?

They're a general purpose builders' merchant... http://www.burntoaktimber.com (http://www.burntoaktimber.com)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: trekker12 on 19 July, 2016, 04:04:26 pm
One half of BT Sport's godawful colemantary team for Moto GP is Julian Ryder.

And then there'es Team Dimension Data's directeur sportif Doug Ryder.

Not forgetting Trek Segafredo's* and 2012 Giro D'Italia winner Ryder Hesjedal

*Sounds like an Ice Cream

Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Giraffe on 20 July, 2016, 06:46:17 am
Whereas Burnt Oak Timber is a business within half a mile of here...
I've been there a few times - it specialises in Ash.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Giraffe on 20 July, 2016, 07:33:36 am
Dr Angie Bone of Public Health England...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36840084
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 20 July, 2016, 02:12:32 pm
Whereas Burnt Oak Timber is a business within half a mile of here...
I've been there a few times - it specialises in Ash.

They have relocated to Harrow now, without renaming the business!
They were rather closer to here when I was moving in and Giraffe was doing multiple odd jobs.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Legs on 26 July, 2016, 02:05:34 pm
I wonder if this woman (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2016-36883729) (~halfway down) does litter-picking?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Mr Larrington on 26 July, 2016, 02:57:45 pm
I had no particular reason to suddenly think of novelist Jack Trevor Story (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Trevor_Story) this morning, but I did, so nyur.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Zipperhead on 26 July, 2016, 03:03:57 pm
Not really appropriate, really quite unappropriate, but the other day I saw a lorry belonging to the "Cleveland Cable Company".

Sadly it wasn't a steam lorry.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Legs on 15 August, 2016, 10:46:22 pm
This dental nurse (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-37086296) is just one letter away from a great ND.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 16 August, 2016, 04:20:16 pm
[OT] I have a horrible feeling Desmond may be related to Bernadette and Jeannie, who were sisters in my year and the year above at Sheffield Medical School.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 18 August, 2016, 09:06:11 pm
Not really appropriate, really quite unappropriate, but the other day I saw a lorry belonging to the "Cleveland Cable Company".

Sadly it wasn't a steam lorry.
Some paper for you:
https://thebristolcable.org


Maybe this one in particular:
https://thebristolcable.org/2016/08/do-me-a-solid/
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: MartinC on 19 August, 2016, 01:00:23 pm
My doctor is Dr. Pawley.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Jurek on 24 August, 2016, 09:07:17 am
Srsly.
Why would you?
Clicky (https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8304/29162470776_83b9c7aa6a_b.jpg)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Wombat on 24 August, 2016, 12:19:03 pm
Ooh, that must have stung a bit.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Zipperhead on 24 August, 2016, 01:48:48 pm
Presumably the dark glasses are so that you don't see how much his eyes are watering.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Legs on 24 August, 2016, 03:25:43 pm
Is he the Cleveland-based cousin of Tokyo Sexwale?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: spesh on 30 August, 2016, 07:24:44 pm
There's a disgraced former politician with an unfortunate habit of sending pictures of his crotch to women who aren't his wife.

Quote
Hours after former Representative Anthony D. Weiner of New York apparently deleted his Twitter account in the wake of a New York Post report that he had been involved in another sexting episode with a woman online last year, his wife announced that the couple were separating.

It was at least the third public episode involving such behavior by Mr. Weiner, who resigned from Congress in 2011 after it was revealed he had been sending lewd messages and photos to women online. That sexting scandal destroyed his political career, derailed a comeback attempt in 2013 and strained his marriage to Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/30/us/politics/anthony-weiners-latest-sexting-scandal-heres-what-we-know.html
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Giraffe on 13 September, 2016, 08:51:04 am
The release of 50-year old papers showing that the sugar industry 'bribed' academics to put the blame for obesity etc. onto fats has been commented upon by nutrition professor Marion Nestle of New York University.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on 14 September, 2016, 10:01:25 pm
We have a Land Unit the head of which is one S.Field.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Giraffe on 22 September, 2016, 09:21:19 am
On "The Magic of Mushrooms" on BBC: chap working for the Forestry Commission is David Bole.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Wowbagger on 28 September, 2016, 12:18:56 pm
And a big hand for Sex and Relationships expert Tracey Cox.

http://www.traceycox.com/
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: spesh on 06 October, 2016, 10:30:08 pm
The UKIP MEP who slugged a colleague today goes by the name of...


Wait for it...


Mike Hookem.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 11 October, 2016, 06:01:29 pm
There's a Catholic church in the middle of Bristol, St Mary on the Quay, that was designed by R.S. Pope.

The architect of the main construction of the present Bristol Bridge from 1757 was James Bridges.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on 22 October, 2016, 09:04:24 am
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2016/10/14/father-figure-of-englands-spin-bowling-group-gareth-batty-has-ab/

Not quite, as he opened the bowling
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pedaldog on 23 October, 2016, 12:00:36 am
"And the batsman's Holding, the bowlers Willie"
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 23 October, 2016, 12:08:34 am
Houlding
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: T42 on 23 October, 2016, 09:31:38 am
T'other way round, innit?  "The bowler's Holding, the batsman's Willey". Johnners.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Johnston
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Wowbagger on 23 October, 2016, 08:27:53 pm
Correct, T42.

It's always worth reminding people that Brian Johnston called his corgi Larwood because...

Edit: that Wiki piece claims that Johnners never uttered the expression on air. My memory, which has occasionally proved to be unreliable, tells me that I heard him say it whilst listening, and rolled about uncontrollably for quite some time afterwards. However...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0a-FOoM9ms

Blowers there is a very strong candidate for LAMFRT.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: T42 on 24 October, 2016, 07:57:20 am
I heard him on R4 years ago saying that a woman had phoned the BBC during his commentary to complain about his language. It was only after listening to the tape that he realized what he'd said.

I never heard the bit about the bodyline corgi.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Canardly on 24 October, 2016, 10:38:46 am
Fondly remembered.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Wowbagger on 17 November, 2016, 01:56:34 pm
Have we mentioned Donald Trump on these pages before? It is fitting that the man who is likely to put the final nail in the coffin of our climate is named after an escape of methane.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Auntie Helen on 22 November, 2016, 06:26:40 pm
Just listening to the Podcast of the BBC's Health Check.

Claudia Hammond has been speaking to "Norma Binge", an oral healthcare person...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: rogerzilla on 22 November, 2016, 10:09:30 pm
http://www.dreamindemon.com/community/threads/gynecologist-dr-muffleys-license-suspended-after-naughty-fb-posts.66777/
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: rogerzilla on 22 November, 2016, 10:13:42 pm
https://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-alden-cockburn-3y8p2

Ok, I know it's pronounced the same as Coburn, but look at his specialism...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: mattc on 23 November, 2016, 09:31:17 am
https://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-alden-cockburn-3y8p2

Ok, I know it's pronounced the same as Coburn, but look at his specialism...
Own up Roger - what were you googling when you found that??

(You have our (mainly male) sympathies - I wouldn't wish that on anyone.)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: fuzzy on 25 November, 2016, 09:44:47 am
This one from the list got me-

https://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-wayne-kuang-2hgc4

I'm unsure how the surname is pronounced but......

 ;D
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: rogerzilla on 09 December, 2016, 08:42:35 pm
Nominative determinism in reverse (top image, probably SFW).

http://www.smosh.com/smosh-pit/photos/21-very-funny-fap-images
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Wowbagger on 09 December, 2016, 11:07:41 pm
https://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-alden-cockburn-3y8p2

Ok, I know it's pronounced the same as Coburn, but look at his specialism...

The second entry on that page is pretty close as well - Dr. Wayne Kuang.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 24 December, 2016, 01:20:36 pm
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/1/643/31841841025_cb43cbdd4d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QvKKZ4)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 27 December, 2016, 06:57:12 pm
Not quite determinism but it must (be made to) mean something (along the lines of 911) that the Berlin truck terrorist was from Tataouine.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: mattc on 30 December, 2016, 09:46:47 am
Not quite determinism but it must (be made to) mean something (along the lines of 911) that the Berlin truck terrorist was from Tataouine.
really? Wow.

<googles>

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/mar/25/tatouine-star-wars-town-tunisia-isis-waypoint-tatooine

There's a thing!
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Dibdib on 04 January, 2017, 07:24:18 pm
President-Elect has named Joe Hagin as deputy White House chief of staff. Hagin was also deputy chief of staff under George W Bush.

Why am I mentioning this in this thread?

His full name is Joseph Whitehouse "Joe" Hagin II. WHITE HOUSE IS LITERALLY HIS MIDDLE NAME.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Hagin
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Deano on 05 January, 2017, 06:19:29 pm
Whatever the opposite of nominative determinism is*, immigration minister Robert Goodwill seems to fit:

Quote
The letter from Goodwill’s office made it plain that the problem was Wolf’s to solve.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/05/man-told-to-take-citizenship-test-despite-living-entire-life-in-uk

*Anti-nominative determinism? Oppositionally Nominative Defiant Disorder? Completely Unlikely Nominative Title?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Aidan on 07 January, 2017, 09:06:24 pm
Just watching send in the dogs , a police interceptors type think on TV and there a copper called PC Lawman!
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: spesh on 14 January, 2017, 09:34:05 pm
In South Dakota, lawmakers have voted against bill to ban them from 'sexual contact' with their interns...

Quote from: the Independent
Opposing the measure, Representative David Lust said he wanted to avoid 'itemising every potential wrongdoing a legislator could commit'

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/south-dakota-stace-nelson-ban-sexual-contact-interns-a7527316.html

NB. The report was written by a Harry Cockburn (probably pronounced "Co-burn", but still... ).
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Russell on 20 January, 2017, 01:55:52 pm
Service Advisor at local BMW garage is Michael Helps
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 22 January, 2017, 10:33:51 pm
David Cash of Dorset Police's Economic Crime Unit...
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15037260.__90k_found_under_bed_by_firefighters_about_to_set_derelict_house_alight_will_go_to_charity/?ref=mr&lp=12 (http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15037260.__90k_found_under_bed_by_firefighters_about_to_set_derelict_house_alight_will_go_to_charity/?ref=mr&lp=12)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 04 March, 2017, 04:20:49 pm
It seems Scottish hospitals don't spend much on patients' food.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-39129211http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-39129211 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-39129211http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-39129211)
Nutritional expert Prof Mike Lean opines...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hatler on 05 March, 2017, 11:26:02 am
A GP friend of mine works in a multi-disciplinary site that has the following members of staff : -

Mr Dick - urologist
Dr Brain - psychiatrist
Miss Panter - obstetrician
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Basil on 07 March, 2017, 04:52:11 pm
From Twitter today.

The British Tarantula Society was founded by Ann Webb

However, as tarantulas don't use webs...............
Oh well
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Kim on 07 March, 2017, 06:40:33 pm
They don't?  That makes them pretty rubbish big hairy spiders.

ob-inverse-xkcd:

(https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/spider_paleontology.png) (https://xkcd.com/1747/)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Mr Larrington on 13 March, 2017, 08:18:33 pm
I am pleased to note that the "Team Co-ordinator" for the Toyota World Rally team is Clint Fast.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Zipperhead on 16 March, 2017, 11:23:49 am
Melody Parker, Acoustic Engineer, Meyer Sound.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: clarion on 16 March, 2017, 04:50:13 pm
I used to know a keen young actor in amateur musicals called Melodie.  Her parents were also stalwarts of the Societies, so I think it was not entirely accidental.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 16 March, 2017, 08:34:50 pm
An erstwhile choirmaster's wife was named Harmony.

A real Constable Savage is in trouble...
http://camdennewjournal.com/article/criminal-charges-for-police-officer-over-video-of-windscreen-smash (http://camdennewjournal.com/article/criminal-charges-for-police-officer-over-video-of-windscreen-smash)
http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/crime-court/police_officer_charged_over_camden_car_attack_viral_video_1_4934583 (http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/crime-court/police_officer_charged_over_camden_car_attack_viral_video_1_4934583)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Zipperhead on 19 March, 2017, 11:01:24 am
A bit of a meander, as there's not much nominative determinism, but you can take part in the voting for the Name Of The Year (http://www.nameoftheyear.com/)

I must admit that in this round I'm having trouble deciding between H. King Buttermore III and Shaft Cubit.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: clarion on 22 March, 2017, 04:25:29 pm
Just reading notes of a presentation on telehealth for vulnerable patients in care homes.

By Gary Passaway.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on 24 March, 2017, 04:22:56 pm
Have we had Paul Nutall?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 27 March, 2017, 10:34:43 pm
Bashir by name...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-39409193 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-39409193)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 29 March, 2017, 02:00:03 pm
The Lovings, whose marriage eventually legalised inter-racial marriage in the USA. (https://www.theguardian.com/books/gallery/2017/mar/29/the-lovings-in-pictures)
Seems a pretty appropriate name .
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 29 March, 2017, 07:44:50 pm
Hubert Legal for Brexit day.
https://www.concurrences.com/en/auteur/Hubert-Legal (https://www.concurrences.com/en/auteur/Hubert-Legal)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 14 April, 2017, 11:40:41 am
Gavin Bridge from Finzels Reach and Barry Walsh at the opening of Castle Bridge (https://www.bristol247.com/news-and-features/news/new-bridge-hit-graffiti-days-opening/)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Zipperhead on 16 April, 2017, 01:44:47 pm
Ye nominative determinism dattes bakke a longye way....

"St. Bride's position as the journalists' and printers' church dates back to 1500, just after the death of William Caxton, inventor of the moveable type printing press. An apprentice of his, Wynkyn de Worde, acquired his master's press, and set up shop in the churchyard of St. Bride's."
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Jakob W on 16 April, 2017, 04:40:57 pm
Looking at some academic papers the other day was reminded that an important researcher on human error and cognitive bias, etc., is James Reason.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: fboab on 20 April, 2017, 01:33:16 pm
Heather Morning, Mountain Safety Adviser for the Mountaineering Council of Scotland
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 20 April, 2017, 04:52:28 pm
David had a meteorologist astronomy guest here last night, named Rachel Frost.
She mostly works at airports.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Chamford Sideplate on 10 May, 2017, 10:18:30 am
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/553/20242024120_0ae9c00bb4.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wQHExS)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: rogerzilla on 10 May, 2017, 07:03:58 pm
https://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-lisa-minge-2rhpr

Dr Lisa Minge, specialist on obstetrics and gynaecology.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Jurek on 10 May, 2017, 07:26:59 pm
I am pleased to note that the "Team Co-ordinator" for the Toyota World Rally team is Clint Fast.
You need a steady hand when, as a spectator and fan of the sport, you wish to produce and flourish a hand written placard bearing the words 'COME ON CLINT'
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: rogerzilla on 10 May, 2017, 07:38:50 pm
https://www.topnpi.com/ky1558353839/dr-jameel-butt

You can probably guess his specialism.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on 11 May, 2017, 08:02:53 am
https://www.topnpi.com/ky1558353839/dr-jameel-butt

You can probably guess his specialism.
The town on the left in the map is just a bonus
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 11 May, 2017, 11:01:08 pm
Rebecca FRY's balloon drifted into high-tension cables causing extensive burns.
Dr Rupert HURRY to the rescue!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-39882124 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-39882124)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Wowbagger on 12 May, 2017, 12:49:56 pm
There used to be an opening batsman for Nottinghamshire whose name was Basharat Hassan. I recall watching him play at Chelmsford on one occasion but he retired hurt after John Lever hit him in the face with a lifting delivery. Poor BH was lifted bodily over the fence to the hospital next door where A & E staff took him away for a checkup. I think that must have been the same match in which I watched Garfield Sobers and Derek Randall playing.

I just found the said match on Cricinfo!

http://static.espncricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1970S/1973/ENG_LOCAL/CC/ESSEX_NOTTS_CC_29-31AUG1973.html
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: mattc on 14 May, 2017, 02:41:11 pm
The till-person serving us tea this morning was called

Rosie Earl


[is that a bit too subtle? Sorry ... ]
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 16 May, 2017, 02:38:14 pm
Not quite nominative determinism, perhaps locative determinism, but this thread's good enough: I went to have my hair cut and the radio (R2, one of two bad points about this place – the other being they've just put their prices up!) was broadcasting a barbershop choir. Female barbershop, but still pretty appropriate.

(I also had a bike conversation with the bloke who didn't cut my hair, just to make up for it.)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Guy on 17 May, 2017, 08:14:21 am
I got a leaflet through my door yesterday inviting me to join in the East of England Air Ambulance weekly lottery.

The return address for the form?

Hangar 3
Gambling Close
Norwich
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: rogerzilla on 17 May, 2017, 12:38:57 pm
The medical profession continues to provide a rich seam of these:

https://www.jameda.mobi/heidelberg/aerzte/frauenaerzte-gynaekologen/dr-jose-klapp/uebersicht/80066384_1/

Send for Dr Klapp!
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Mr Larrington on 17 May, 2017, 04:31:10 pm
The medical profession continues to provide a rich seam of these:

https://www.jameda.mobi/heidelberg/aerzte/frauenaerzte-gynaekologen/dr-jose-klapp/uebersicht/80066384_1/

Send for Dr Klapp!

Does he have a clerk, I wonder?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: ElyDave on 01 June, 2017, 03:55:58 am
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/01/englands-90-floodplains-not-fit-for-purpose-study-finds (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/01/englands-90-floodplains-not-fit-for-purpose-study-finds)

George Heritage talks about damage to our historic floodplains
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Giraffe on 02 June, 2017, 07:54:11 am
On Countryfile the featured brewery had some wooden casks - one of the partners has the surname of Cooper.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on 07 June, 2017, 12:48:40 pm
Quote
Della Curry, an elementary school kitchen manager, was fired for giving free food to students who couldn’t afford lunch.


https://www.yahoo.com/news/lunch-lady-fired-after-refusing-to-humiliate-120620085972.html
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on 07 June, 2017, 04:22:10 pm
Charlie and Lola creator Lauren Child named children's laureate (https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jun/07/charlie-and-lola-creator-lauren-child-named-childrens-laureate)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: ElyDave on 07 June, 2017, 04:33:20 pm
I passed one of the wall displays at Addenbrookes yesterday, referred to a Dr Sneezum
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: LEE on 07 June, 2017, 04:36:16 pm
Boris Johnson-Buffoon
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Steph on 10 June, 2017, 04:04:34 am
The name of the raptor expert

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40224776
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Wowbagger on 14 July, 2017, 05:35:37 pm
I have just noticed that South Africa have a cricketer named Philander. Oh where is Johnners and the endless opportunities for puerile tittering that this would have provided?

I have no idea whether he lives up to his name or not.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Kim on 04 August, 2017, 12:32:16 am
Large fire rips through Dubai's Torch Tower (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-40822269)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 05 August, 2017, 03:17:41 pm
I see there was a Stephen Paul Dee posting on the LEL Facebook page.
Kept thinking of his pedals.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Canardly on 06 August, 2017, 08:17:21 am
Captain Sail advertising merchant marine war memorial coins on the TV.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Guy on 14 September, 2017, 01:45:46 pm
Quote
A compensation claimant named Mr Crook has been handed a £4,600 legal bill after a court ruled he had made a bogus personal injury claim.


Alan Crook, from Leeds, lied about neck and shoulder injuries that were allegedly sustained when a First West Yorkshire bus clipped a stationary car.


http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/rumbled-leeds-man-ordered-to-pay-thousands-to-first-bus-after-cctv-shows-how-he-lied-about-crash-injuries-1-8752188 (http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/rumbled-leeds-man-ordered-to-pay-thousands-to-first-bus-after-cctv-shows-how-he-lied-about-crash-injuries-1-8752188)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 29 October, 2017, 12:14:48 am
Woman named Robb stole dinner money from school.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-41775287 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-41775287)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on 02 January, 2018, 06:22:27 pm
Duke Ellington's first piano teacher was Maria Clinkscales.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Beardy on 02 January, 2018, 07:00:25 pm
Just found this thread so il” add mine

The Rent'o'kill operative that had attended to our first house prior to our moving in was a Mr Peter Grubb. He actually lived next door to my parents.

And when I was a striplling, I was in the AFC and within our area we had two detachment leaders who were brothers, Lieutenant Key, and 2nd Lieutenant Key. They were both in the same profession, and members of there trade organisation that of the Master Locksmiths Association. I bet you guessed that didn’t you.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Diver300 on 14 January, 2018, 08:59:02 pm
Dr. Alter, the plastic surgeon.... http://www.altermd.com/ (http://www.altermd.com/)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Legs on 17 January, 2018, 12:03:51 pm
Tennys Sandgren (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennys_Sandgren), the tennis player from Tennessee...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: LEE on 17 January, 2018, 01:00:56 pm
Gary Oldman
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: rogerzilla on 17 January, 2018, 06:14:06 pm
Gary Oldman
Oddly, he's the same age as Gary Numan.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: rafletcher on 16 March, 2018, 05:17:57 pm
A letter in the Graun today, from County Down. From one Keith Bomber....
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 23 March, 2018, 07:46:08 pm
Head teacher named Snow arranges Staff v Pupils snowball fight.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/43225661/pupils-versus-teachers-snowball-fight (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/43225661/pupils-versus-teachers-snowball-fight)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 03 April, 2018, 02:16:30 pm
Norther Line engineering work has been behind schedule.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DZ3C31xW0AABe7H.jpg)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: LEE on 03 April, 2018, 02:26:07 pm
Piers Twatty Morgan

(possibly repetition)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Torslanda on 03 April, 2018, 03:11:27 pm
You mean Piers 'The Colossal Bell End' Morgan, who is a colossal bell end . . . ?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Giraffe on 04 April, 2018, 09:28:24 am
That proggy - Piers Morgan's Deadly Women (?) was one not to watch. As it had more than one episode - and the first episode lasted more than five minutes - it was obviously a (not) dead failure.
When I first saw it in the EPG there was JOY, but  :'(
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 04 April, 2018, 10:33:10 am
Russell Brain, neurologist. (https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaneurology/article-abstract/567311?redirect=true)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 04 April, 2018, 01:22:01 pm
Collaborated with Bannister, who left us rather more recently.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 04 April, 2018, 01:33:18 pm
Also had Ivor Gurney as a patient.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on 12 April, 2018, 02:18:50 pm
From https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/apr/12/national-enquirer-tabloid-trump-doorman-affair-rumor

Quote
The company said that AMI’s publisher, David Pecker, an unabashed Trump supporter....
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Legs on 15 April, 2018, 04:59:45 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-43774595 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-43774595)  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 16 April, 2018, 10:57:32 pm
Do we have a thread for nominative anti-determinism?
https://twitter.com/JamesCleverly/status/984361869778538496
Quote
And remember, kids, when it comes to elections Labour think you’re an adult at 16, when it comes to bus travel you’re not an adult until 25.

Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on 21 April, 2018, 08:08:47 pm
On C4 News: Sally Knocker who works for Opening Doors London.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ian H on 24 May, 2018, 06:31:54 pm
Board the carpenter.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on 26 May, 2018, 09:14:57 pm
There's a Toni Coppers in the credits of the Belgian police drama Rough Justice.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on 15 June, 2018, 08:59:11 pm
There's a Toni Coppers in the credits of the Belgian police drama Rough Justice.

Ah, he wrote the books it's based on.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: citoyen on 10 August, 2018, 03:36:54 pm
I see that Chelsea's expensive new shot-stopper is called Kepa...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kepa_Arrizabalaga
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 21 September, 2018, 10:03:00 am
Sushma Swaraj, India's foreign affairs minister. Swaraj translates as "self rule".
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: mattc on 21 September, 2018, 10:06:17 am
There is a cyclist local to me called David Busby. I first met him years ago. Then this week he gave a surprising talk ...

Can you guess what small pet(s) he keeps for a hobby??
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 24 September, 2018, 03:42:44 pm
Mindy Grossman, CEO WW (Weight Watchers rebranded)
Mike Lean, Professor of Human Nutrition, Glasgow.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Guy on 24 September, 2018, 03:51:42 pm
There is a cyclist local to me called David Busby. I first met him years ago. Then this week he gave a surprising talk ...

Can you guess what small pet(s) he keeps for a hobby??

he keeps telephones as pets?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: barakta on 24 September, 2018, 05:36:09 pm
Ferrets?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: SoreTween on 24 September, 2018, 06:20:53 pm
Dead leftpondian musical choreographers?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Graeme on 24 September, 2018, 07:12:36 pm
I met Paul Carpenter on Sunday. He is retired, but was visiting the church building to show his family some of his handiwork from the 1980s... yes, his efforts still look beautiful, and are made of wood.

:)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 12 October, 2018, 01:01:36 pm
I see Claire Curley is national director of Scoliosis Association UK.

There's a chap named Evill who has been charged with a Nefarious Crime...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Auntie Helen on 30 October, 2018, 04:02:37 am
I guess we must have had Roger Kneebone, Professor of surgical education at Imperial, before.

https://www.bbc.com/news/education-46019429
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Wowbagger on 30 October, 2018, 09:44:16 am
Let's hear if for Clare Panniker, Chief Exec of Southend Hospital.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Salvatore on 08 November, 2018, 09:08:59 pm
Who else would Bradley Stokes play for?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46136144
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 09 November, 2018, 12:58:59 am
Guy Hills of Dashing Tweeds is a distant cousin of mine.
His daughter is named Primrose.
They live in NW3 just north of Regent's Park...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: spesh on 27 November, 2018, 11:53:52 am
The lawyer arguing for the EU Council at the ECJ today called Hubert Legal.

https://twitter.com/MehreenKhn/status/1067351515977924609
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 27 November, 2018, 12:38:22 pm
Who else would Bradley Stokes play for?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46136144
Quote
Bradley Stoke Town FC
Quote
Ugh. Bradley Stoke is not a town, it's just a shopping mall with housing attached.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on 30 November, 2018, 11:58:43 am
Mrs Ham has a tome on Art Quilting (ie, ninja sewing) written by a Linda Seward
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 01 December, 2018, 09:20:20 pm
Mrs Ham has a tome on Art Quilting (ie, ninja sewing) written by a Linda Seward

Crewel!
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on 03 December, 2018, 07:55:58 am
Schneider knives? https://www.schneider-gmbh.com/en/kategorien/knives
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: T42 on 03 December, 2018, 11:44:21 am
So a tailor makes knives while a knife-maker made aeroplanes.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 07 December, 2018, 08:53:49 pm
A lorry stuck under a railway bridge. The slogan on the back of the lorry is "More sky, less roof."
(https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/article2302992.ece/ALTERNATES/s510b/2_WhatsApp-Image-2018-12-07-at-122536-1jpeg.jpg)
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/live-lorry-slogan-more-sky-2302981
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on 13 December, 2018, 09:30:40 pm
Have we done James Brokenshire the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 13 December, 2018, 10:32:01 pm
So a tailor makes knives while a knife-maker made aeroplanes.

A Messerschmitt I presume...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: T42 on 14 December, 2018, 11:29:15 am
Genau.

Interesting wee snippet about German names: Germans who wanted to hide the fact that their ancestors were tradesmen would often Latinize their names, e.g. Müller would become Mollitor and Schneider would become Sartorius.  I helped a chum of mine with a client of his called Mollitor, and I had a nice wee inward chuckle, knowing that his forebears had been snobs.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Salvatore on 14 December, 2018, 04:13:17 pm
When Herr Dr Joachim Neumann poshed up his name he went further than latinizing his name, he greekified it to Neander (new man).  And the local  feature named after him was of course the Neanderthal, where bones were later found which turned out to be a new (.e. previously unknown) man.


Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: ElyDave on 21 December, 2018, 08:12:01 pm
The guy who drove into me today is named James Hunt
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Kim on 11 January, 2019, 02:54:28 pm
Wet wipes to get 'Fine to Flush' logo to tackle fatbergs (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46835573)

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The Fine to Flush tests, set out in a 30 page document, scrutinise whether the wipes are able to clear the u-bend, avoid snagging and avoid chemical residues.

The tests are being carried out by Swindon-based WRc.

Andy Drinkwater, who is in charge of the tests, said one product, from Natracare, will meet the standard.

(WRc is the now-privatised Water Research Centre)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Kim on 18 January, 2019, 02:53:16 pm
I suppose joining the police was the only reasonable option... https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2019-01-18/the-worlds-greatest-name-for-a-police-officer-revealed-by-west-country-viewers/
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 24 January, 2019, 01:12:26 pm
Nominative determinism in reverse: people named for their characteristics in medieval England. Usually unflattering: Rowland Lytillskill, Agnes Pillock, Cecilia Snot, Alfred Toadbollock...  :D
https://theconversation.com/toadbollock-dustiberd-and-lytillskyll-historian-on-what-names-can-tell-us-about-everyday-medieval-life-108365
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 30 January, 2019, 08:39:24 am
Tom Justice. (https://historythings.com/choir-boy-bandit-robbed-26-banks-98-2002-just-bicycle/)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 13 February, 2019, 12:29:46 pm
Robert Bragg...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-47211971 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-47211971)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 15 March, 2019, 11:23:49 pm
Neil Risk is a solicitor/estate agent in Shetland.
neilrisk.com
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Efrogwr on 17 March, 2019, 07:56:00 pm
A POBI posting by Steph reminded me of our very own candidate;
Dim.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on 20 March, 2019, 07:40:27 pm
Martin Kettle reports on public protest (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/20/uk-politicians-ignore-mass-public-protests-peril-theresa-may-tony-blair).
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: rafletcher on 21 March, 2019, 08:12:49 pm
Udo Kock

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/20/amsterdam-to-ban-disrespectful-tours-of-red-light-district
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: spesh on 22 March, 2019, 12:13:07 am
Rob Monster - CEO of the company that's domain registrar for Gab, which is basically Twitter for fascists.

https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/01/11/problem-epik-proportions
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Legs on 26 March, 2019, 12:30:47 pm
Prof Christina Wang (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-47691567).
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Guy on 29 March, 2019, 09:56:49 am
I have just learned of the existence of an Army Reserve occifer with the name Bob Officer
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 01 April, 2019, 02:41:05 pm
Truly tasteless and not quite...
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Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 02 April, 2019, 02:48:04 am
A singer friend has just released some YouTube videos with a pianist named Paige Turner...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 06 April, 2019, 07:32:13 pm
On the London Cycling page of Facebook is a post by Rayne Passmore.
Apparently, overtaking motorists do not leave sufficient clearance...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: spesh on 09 April, 2019, 11:07:14 am
This could count as nominative determinism or as an inverse, but oikballer Danny Drinkwater's been charged with drink-driving after crashing his Lard Rover.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-47864761
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on 14 April, 2019, 09:47:18 pm
Mark Wilding

https://www.theguardian.com/global/2019/apr/14/britains-big-cats-are-pumas-running-wild-or-is-it-our-imagination
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on 12 May, 2019, 08:46:24 am
Matt Payne

https://www.facebook.com/Mattswindows1/
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Salvatore on 12 May, 2019, 10:53:05 am
On the London Cycling page of Facebook is a post by Rayne Passmore.
Apparently, overtaking motorists do not leave sufficient clearance...

Which reminds me ...
Tom Passmore played football for Carlisle Utd and Gainsborough Trinity amongst others. And was a more 'cultured' centre-half than was the fashion at the time, as I recall.

Which brings us to:
Goalkeepers Tom Glover (Spurs) and Dominique Dropsy (France, Strasbourg etc)

Defenders Nicky Marker (Exeter, Plymouth, Blackburn) and Belgian Mark de Man (Anderlecht).

Ernie Middlemiss played 2 games at centre forward for Lincoln City in 1948, but failed to find the net. Not to be confused with goal-scoring winger Bert Middlemiss (55 goals for Spurs).

[ETA] Up front, lanky Portuguese Lokomotiv Moscow forward Eder is good at 'eaders.

Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 31 May, 2019, 07:19:50 pm
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Harry Gay, who works for the Outside Project, London’s first LGBTQ+ homeless shelter,
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/may/31/wagamama-toilets-gender-neutral
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: ElyDave on 04 June, 2019, 08:41:31 pm
have we had Paine and Wake, funeral directors of Twickenham?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Salvatore on 05 June, 2019, 10:55:30 am
What better names to describe the (in)activities of estate agents than Doolittle and Dalley? Perhaps they wanted to be solicitors but failed the exams and estate agenting was the next best thing for them to hold up the house buying process.
(https://i.imgur.com/vir35AAm.jpg)


I wonder if Jezza wears one of those big rubber trouser/welly combos so beloved of anglers?
(https://i.imgur.com/cOREBDSm.jpg)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Beardy on 06 June, 2019, 10:05:52 am
Here seems most appropriate place for this
https://twitter.com/adrianedmondson/status/1135954260980576257?s=21 (https://twitter.com/adrianedmondson/status/1135954260980576257?s=21)
(https://twitter.com/adrianedmondson/status/1135954260980576257?s=21)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 06 June, 2019, 07:47:48 pm
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Chamford Sideplate on 11 June, 2019, 11:27:56 am
We had a music teacher called Mrs Howling.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 15 June, 2019, 07:55:07 am
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Hospice UK chief executive Tracey Bleakley said: "There are huge barriers.

Not the name I'd like for that post...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on 15 June, 2019, 06:10:02 pm
Moby Solangi, director of the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport, Mississippi (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/15/dolphins-stranded-deaths-gulf-coast)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 17 June, 2019, 03:50:36 pm
I now have a different milkandmore.co.uk milkman.

All my orders are online and milk is delivered before David goes to bed We never see the mikman.

His name is Martin Ebot.

Trufax!
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Kim on 25 June, 2019, 02:01:03 pm
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48742850

Quote
Loren Dykes of Bristol City and Gilly Flaherty of West Ham United proudly don rainbow-striped captain bands to show support for the LGBT+ community
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 25 June, 2019, 04:04:52 pm
I see Sam Short was trying some revolutionary remedy for achondroplasia.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 05 July, 2019, 04:58:45 pm
About Extinction Rebellion:
Quote
One of the protestors taking part is Leo Green, a mechanical engineer from Bristol. He apologised to people for any disruption they experience.
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/extinction-rebellion-occupy-bristol-protest-3057201
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: orienteer on 05 July, 2019, 07:37:43 pm
Interview on BBC London this evening with a women about the inclusivity of the Pride event tomorrow. Her name was Alison Camps.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Nuncio on 11 July, 2019, 08:48:01 am
I can't believe we've not had Aethelred The Unready's half brother yet, Edward the Martyr. What were his parents thinking?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Mr Larrington on 11 July, 2019, 12:44:07 pm
And that Lou Gehrig.  Died of Gehrig's Disease.  You'd think they'd have seen that coming.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Auntie Helen on 30 July, 2019, 12:59:25 pm
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49159859

Capital One, credit card and bank in the US.

The big cheese is called Richard Fairbank.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 31 July, 2019, 08:06:53 am
A Gurnaid article on "Why moderate drinking is probably not good for you" by someone called Katz.
(click to show/hide)
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/06/heres-why-moderate-drinking-is-probably-not-good-for-you
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: spesh on 10 August, 2019, 05:28:57 pm
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Richard Braine has been elected as the leader of the UK Independence Party.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49307101

<Dr Pepper> What could possibly go wrong? (https://twitter.com/search?q=%22Dick%20Braine%22&src=tren)  :demon: ;D ;) </Dr Pepper>
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 10 August, 2019, 05:36:50 pm
A Gurnaid article on "Why moderate drinking is probably not good for you" by someone called Katz.
(click to show/hide)
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/06/heres-why-moderate-drinking-is-probably-not-good-for-you

Katz is the name frequently adopted by German Cohen Jews as it's effectively an acronym of the Hebrew for 'Righteous Priest' (Cohen Tzedek).
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Giraffe on 12 August, 2019, 08:25:14 am
On Coutryfile last night: the brothers Wood running a joinery business - a joint venture?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 13 August, 2019, 10:01:32 pm
Tim Bushe architect and topiarist.
https://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/catastrophic-vehicle-crashes-into-finsbury-park-s-famous-topiary-elephant-taking-its-head-off-1-6212738
 (https://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/catastrophic-vehicle-crashes-into-finsbury-park-s-famous-topiary-elephant-taking-its-head-off-1-6212738)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: spesh on 14 August, 2019, 11:01:16 pm
Frances Crook (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Crook) - CEO of the Howard League for Penal Reform.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 14 August, 2019, 11:04:37 pm
Frances Crook (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Crook) - CEO of the Howard League for Penal Reform.

I thought I posted that upthread...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: spesh on 14 August, 2019, 11:21:36 pm
Frances Crook (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Crook) - CEO of the Howard League for Penal Reform.

I thought I posted that upthread...

FWIW, I did do a forum search for her name before posting and got nothing, and I wasn't going to scroll through the entire thread, so...

I've also just tried a search using your username in the "By user" field, and setting the message age to 1 day in order to filter out my post, and it can't find anything at all.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 14 August, 2019, 11:23:50 pm
Apologies! I must have had a brain storm...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: spesh on 14 August, 2019, 11:53:17 pm
No worries.  :)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Giraffe on 15 August, 2019, 09:34:42 am
On Look East, the engineer in charge of keeping the Fens drained is...Fenn.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 19 August, 2019, 07:43:47 pm
I've just discovered that the Indian equivalent of DHL etc is called... Delhivery.  :facepalm:
https://www.delhivery.com
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on 31 August, 2019, 10:42:47 am
A local painter, Colin Coates (https://www.facebook.com/colin.coatesy)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Beardy on 31 August, 2019, 12:23:57 pm
A local tree surgeon, Paul Bush (https://www.paulbushtreesurgeon.co.uk/), who regularly does work on a neighbours hedge
 
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Mr Larrington on 03 September, 2019, 03:47:30 am
Passed the premises of Traylor's Trailers yesterday.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: T42 on 11 September, 2019, 03:23:39 pm
The alley that runs along the side of my favourite patisserie is called the Rue Madeleine.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: The French Tandem on 25 September, 2019, 06:46:56 am
Guess who is the Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Canada?

Daniel Green (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Green_(politician))
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Mr Larrington on 30 September, 2019, 04:55:23 pm
The Finance Editor of the NYT is one David Enrich.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Hot Flatus on 30 September, 2019, 07:34:54 pm
https://twitter.com/Independent/status/1178706066579832832?s=19


...of course nobody should surprised, not even the head of UKIP, Dick Braine.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 12 October, 2019, 09:44:31 pm
Went to parents evening at my son's school on Thursday. Teachers sitting in rooms by subject. In one room there were two teachers, Mr Fish and Mr Cony. It really should have been Biology (but it was Maths). (But his actual Biology teacher, who looks about 20, was wearing what appeared to be a genuine late 80s Casio digital watch in bling gold... !)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: T42 on 17 October, 2019, 12:59:06 pm
Just received a letter from the DWP to inform me that although the UK is probably going to piss off out of the EU at Halloween, they will graciously continue to pay my meagre pension.  All very well, apart from the fact that they've got my name wrong: it's not Alcock. Summat in their system is, though.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Poacher on 17 October, 2019, 02:15:20 pm
Will it still be index-linked?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 17 October, 2019, 02:20:34 pm
Will it still be index-linked?
That depends. Is it Campag or Shimano?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 17 October, 2019, 02:31:38 pm
Remind me not to joke about patients' names...

I don't think I'm breaking confidentiality though when I state I once saw a patient with purple hair named Violet.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: T42 on 17 October, 2019, 02:47:22 pm
Will it still be index-linked?

For three years, and thereafter "the government plans to negotiate an agreement to ensure" it will be "upgraded in the longer term", and we know how sincere they are about that.

Have since phoned them up: some low-grade labourer alcocked up a spreadsheet but not the database.  Interesting factlet: UK overseas pensions are paid via a US bank.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 22 November, 2019, 04:11:12 pm
Nick King
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-50515558 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-50515558)
Stole £Lots....
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 10 December, 2019, 03:25:24 pm
How about some nominative antideterminism? A denier standing for the Greens (and you thought you'd escaped politics in the Pub; sorry!)
https://thetab.com/uk/bristol/2019/11/17/meet-carla-denyer-the-green-candidate-aiming-to-take-bristol-west-from-labour-38216
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Giraffe on 11 December, 2019, 04:18:06 pm
How about some nominative antideterminism? A denier standing for the Greens (and you thought you'd escaped politics in the Pub; sorry!)
https://thetab.com/uk/bristol/2019/11/17/meet-carla-denyer-the-green-candidate-aiming-to-take-bristol-west-from-labour-38216
With the specs on she looks like Gareth Malone's sister.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 31 December, 2019, 10:14:53 am
Ghosn's gone.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Wowbagger on 01 January, 2020, 04:42:16 pm
There's a guy on one on the same FB groups that I'm on - Bicycle Touring and Bikepacking - whose name is Rod Wanker. Honestly. Go and look him up. He's from Oregon.

He has just posted about the number of miles he managed in 2019 - about 1800. He mentioned that he has toured in every continent except Australia and said he was reluctant to tour there because of his surname. Some bright spark - an Aussie of course - said that he would feel very welcome there because every passing motorist would wind their window down and call out his name.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 07 January, 2020, 02:06:41 am
Steven Gallant
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51010708 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51010708)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Nuncio on 16 January, 2020, 01:02:18 pm
Everton are considering signing 23-year-old Brazilian international Everton Cebolinha, generally known as 'Everton'.

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/intense-pursuit-brazil-star-50million-17576463 (https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/intense-pursuit-brazil-star-50million-17576463)

(If only we'd called our son 'Real Madrid' and not 'Frickley Colliery Reserves' - we feel such fools now)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Beardy on 16 January, 2020, 06:26:17 pm
On the BBC 6 o’clock news just now;

Drug abuse support worker, Mr Edward Baggy.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Kim on 18 January, 2020, 11:42:19 pm
Reading papers about treatments for shoulder pain.  Found one with authors named Bone and Armstrong.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 21 January, 2020, 01:42:15 pm
Professor Matthew Carmoana... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-51179688 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-51179688)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Wowbagger on 21 January, 2020, 02:29:23 pm
I assume that James Cleverly has had a mention on this thread for being the total antidote to nominative determinism?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 21 January, 2020, 02:52:39 pm
I'm fairly sure he has but can't be bothered to search.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Salvatore on 22 January, 2020, 08:19:44 am
Everton are considering signing 23-year-old Brazilian international Everton Cebolinha, generally known as 'Everton'.

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/intense-pursuit-brazil-star-50million-17576463 (https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/intense-pursuit-brazil-star-50million-17576463)

(If only we'd called our son 'Real Madrid' and not 'Frickley Colliery Reserves' - we feel such fools now)

Especially so since Frickley Colliery changed their name to Frickley Athletic in 1974.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Nuncio on 22 January, 2020, 10:49:21 am
The advantage of inventing an child for 'comic' purposes is that I can also invent his baptism date as being in late 1973.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Legs on 22 January, 2020, 02:46:31 pm
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-51151182 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-51151182)

Quote
Dr Samantha Pegg, who lectures at Nottingham Law School on criminal law regarding sadomasochism (S&M)...

And there's also
Quote
Rosina Cottage QC, a barrister at Red Lion Chambers...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 28 January, 2020, 02:32:34 pm
Man who lives on road named after Concorde fined for speeding on A419 (https://www.stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk/news/18189301.man-lives-road-named-concorde-fined-speeding-a419/)
This story would be equally appropriate for Little Eye on the Provinces.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 30 January, 2020, 04:24:48 pm
Stephanie Barwise QC https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51313349 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51313349)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Bledlow on 31 January, 2020, 12:02:28 am
Ye nominative determinism dattes bakke a longye way....

"St. Bride's position as the journalists' and printers' church dates back to 1500, just after the death of William Caxton, inventor of the moveable type printing press. An apprentice of his, Wynkyn de Worde, acquired his master's press, and set up shop in the churchyard of St. Bride's."
Could be a byname from his job, so the other way round.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Andrij on 06 February, 2020, 09:15:27 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EP4ttsNW4AAPq0T?format=jpg&name=small)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 08 February, 2020, 04:26:06 pm
Neil Hopper...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-cornwall-51416030/sepsis-amputation-surgeon-back-at-work-after-losing-legs (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-cornwall-51416030/sepsis-amputation-surgeon-back-at-work-after-losing-legs)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Giraffe on 09 February, 2020, 08:33:22 am
ICR if I've posted this (and CBA to look): in the '70s, went to a talk and slide show given by a mountaineer who's lost his legs - chap's surname was Croucher.
The audience, being almost all hill-walkers, cavers etc., burst out laughing when he was introduced.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on 16 February, 2020, 03:42:45 pm
David Enrich: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/feb/16/dark-towers-review-deutsche-bank-donald-trump
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 17 February, 2020, 04:09:19 pm
Who better to speak out about burnout in doctors than Dr Natalie Ashburner?

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/harrowing-stories-burned-out-nhs-21487129 (https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/harrowing-stories-burned-out-nhs-21487129)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Rowan on 23 February, 2020, 09:52:52 am
Fury v Wilder

(from what I can find out they are both genuine names)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: drossall on 23 February, 2020, 06:34:32 pm
On the way back from yesterday's Chiltern Grit event, I noticed that the Aylesbury crematorium is in Bierton.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 28 February, 2020, 06:05:34 pm
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-51678783 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-51678783)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: mllePB on 06 March, 2020, 06:29:35 pm
Is there a name for the converse?

When I was little we used to visit a place called Fletcher Moss. This week I discover that there was a Mr Fletcher Moss who gave https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fletcher_Moss_Botanical_Garden (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fletcher_Moss_Botanical_Garden) to the people of Manchester.

Ok maybe moss does sound like some bleaker than a botanic gardens next to the Mersey but it still seems like determinism to my ears.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 07 March, 2020, 10:38:38 am
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Teachers at her private preschool (including Mrs Smart and Mrs Brain, their real names; “It’s like a Mr Men book,” Jeeva is quick to point out)
From a grauno article about child geniuses.
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/mar/07/im-a-human-calculator-whats-it-like-to-be-a-child-genius-or-to-raise-one
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Salvatore on 13 March, 2020, 12:27:30 pm
Essex cricketer Charles Kortright (1871-1952) took 176 catches in his career.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Wowbagger on 13 March, 2020, 06:32:41 pm
Essex cricketer Charles Kortright (1871-1952) took 176 catches in his career.

There are some wonderful anecdotes about him. John Arlott believed that circumstantial evidence suggested he was probably the fastest bowler of all time. There was one occasion, apparently, when he bowled a not-very-short ball on a dodgy wicket and it flew straight over the boundary from pitching.

My favourite story was the occasion he bowled W. G. Grace, who, if out early in his innings, would stand his ground and say "All these people have come to watch me bat!" Kortright bowled him comprehensively. Grace tucked his bat under his arm with a harrumph and started to walk towards the pavilion.

"Are you going, Doctor?" enquired Kortright, "You've still got one stump standing!"

He was a very privileged individual, it seems, who once said "I've never done a day's work in my life!"
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Guy on 24 March, 2020, 09:47:11 am
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A police officer who tried to "cover up his poor performance" after a missing man was found dead by giving "untrue" inquest evidence has been sacked.

Cambridgeshire police officer PC Julian Crimes denied misconduct allegations.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-52010392 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-52010392)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Auntie Helen on 30 May, 2020, 04:57:54 am
IN the Guardian today, a problem page:

Quote

I consulted Dr Sarah Helps, a psychologist and psychotherapist (aft.org.uk)

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/may/29/should-i-give-my-brother-financial-advice-or-mind-my-own-business
Title: Dr Fuck
Post by: DrMekon on 05 June, 2020, 03:25:27 pm
Look at his record. The secret of his high level of activity is that Dr Fuck rarely comes first - https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-south-american-earth-sciences/editorial-board/reinhardt-fuck
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: spesh on 07 June, 2020, 01:13:37 pm
One for the antideterminism files, from Brazil - Carlos Wizard, new Secretary of Science and Technology of the Ministry of Health.

Then again, Clarke's Third Law states that "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic," so it could also be seen as being  deterministic. ;)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on 12 June, 2020, 11:52:23 am
Rick Vermin (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/12/amsterdam-plants-mini-gardens-around-bins-in-drive-to-cut-littering), a council official in Amsterdam concerned about littering.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Giraffe on 14 June, 2020, 09:34:10 am
TV Listing about Grate Motorcycle Riders (post-Hailwood/Ivy/Read/Agostini so after my motorcycling days) had one called Ryder. Could apply to many sports/pastimes, of course.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 15 June, 2020, 02:28:25 pm
I treated a Joy Rider and her husband (Paul, I think) after an incident with their motorcycle/sidecar combination at Snetterton.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Legs on 18 June, 2020, 10:43:16 am
Neill Cotton:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53075485 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53075485)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 25 June, 2020, 11:18:18 am
Quote
Police were called to the scene on Wednesday night after reports of a “large unlicensed music event” in Cecilia Road.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: mllePB on 27 June, 2020, 06:11:25 pm
One River: Explorations and Discoveries in the Amazon Rain Forest by Wade Davis
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: eckagain on 27 June, 2020, 06:15:16 pm
TV Listing about Grate Motorcycle Riders (post-Hailwood/Ivy/Read/Agostini so after my motorcycling days) had one called Ryder. Could apply to many sports/pastimes, of course.
Yep, there's a pro road cyclist called Ryder Heysedal.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on 31 July, 2020, 04:23:01 pm
https://twitter.com/jbakerohio/status/1289195006507401217

Quote
#BREAKING: Ohio Liquor Control Commission votes to approve Gov. DeWine request to halt liquor sales at 10 pm at restaurants, bars.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on 31 July, 2020, 04:35:38 pm
Retired wood turner, Mr. Newell:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-53367000
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: mllePB on 31 July, 2020, 06:51:23 pm
In this month's https://pocketmags.com/woman-and-home-magazine (https://pocketmags.com/woman-and-home-magazine) advice from fitness guru Annie Deadman
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on 10 August, 2020, 07:40:11 pm
PC Dicks, accused of gross misconduct:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/aug/10/police-officer-admits-performing-sex-acts-on-colleague-at-station

Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on 26 August, 2020, 07:53:03 pm
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/aug/27/up-to-half-of-worlds-water-supply-stolen-annually-study-finds

Lead author Dr Adam Loch.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Wowbagger on 03 September, 2020, 02:13:05 pm
According to this Graun piece, the inventor of the Shewee was Sam Fountain.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/sep/03/shewee-women-urinate-standing-up-revolution
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Polar Bear on 27 September, 2020, 03:06:50 pm
Dr. Helen Scales:  marine biologist.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: Canardly on 28 September, 2020, 03:30:03 pm
One of my previous bank managers, Mr Beg.
Title: Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
Post by: HeltorChasca on 28 September, 2020, 03:47:43 pm
One of the judges in my divorce case: Judge Bias.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 30 September, 2020, 01:05:44 pm
Page 3 of the current issue of Arrivee, a long distance cyclist called Robert Fargo.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hubner on 30 September, 2020, 02:33:33 pm
A dermatologist named "Dr Cream".
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Mr Larrington on 30 September, 2020, 06:56:36 pm
A couple from Ye Artes:

Joe Rockman: played bass in The Jeff Healey Band
Scott Musick: drummer in The Call
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Beardy on 01 October, 2020, 08:06:36 am
A couple from Ye Artes:

Joe Rockman: played bass in The Jeff Healey Band
Scott Musick: drummer in The Call
Drummer? Music? Surely some mistake.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Mr Larrington on 01 October, 2020, 01:26:07 pm
A couple from Ye Artes:

Joe Rockman: played bass in The Jeff Healey Band
Scott Musick: drummer in The Call
Drummer? Music? Surely some mistake.

Better not say things like that around Mr von Brandenburg, coz he plays guitar as well ;D
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Auntie Helen on 19 October, 2020, 04:55:25 pm
Just watching a news report about Corona infections in Uniklinik Essen. The big cheese doctor they interviewed was Professor Clement Kill.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Giraffe on 20 October, 2020, 08:54:48 am
Mercy!
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on 20 October, 2020, 06:30:02 pm
Frits van Bruggen

Amsterdam to use flowers to stop cyclists chaining bikes to bridges (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/20/amsterdam-canal-views-blighted-by-bikes-say-authorities)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hatler on 27 October, 2020, 02:15:49 pm
The Russian woman who heads up their public health watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, which has advised Russians not to pop over to the nearest bar : -

In addition, Rospotrebnadzor head Anna Popova recommended an overnight curfew for bars, restaurants and other public venues. (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-54704677)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hatler on 29 October, 2020, 11:06:49 am
Foretold in the stars.

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Patrick Salmon, who owns fish smoking company Alfred Enderby in Grimsby docks, met the prime minister on the fish market floor last year.

From this Beeb piece (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54721183).
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 05 November, 2020, 02:34:18 pm
Not quite nominative determinism but romantic news from Bridport
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-54822289 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-54822289)

The bride is only 20 and the groom's age is not stated.

Very young.
I wish them well...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Canardly on 05 November, 2020, 02:35:27 pm
Both aged twenty.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 05 November, 2020, 02:36:37 pm
Missed that but knew they were schoolmates so likely to be same age.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Giraffe on 06 November, 2020, 08:50:19 am
Might be just the picture, but they look rather more than 20 to me.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Giraffe on 06 November, 2020, 08:51:27 am
Again, not really ND: professor at Cambridge Uni is Julia Gog - I wonder if her mother is also on the faculty.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: tonyh on 06 November, 2020, 08:54:20 am
She just MUST be!
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: spesh on 08 November, 2020, 11:12:57 pm
The treasurer for Newt Gingrich's failed run at the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 is one Taylor Swindle. No, seriously...

https://twitter.com/davelevinthal/status/1316499578888359938
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on 08 November, 2020, 11:22:17 pm
The treasurer for Newt Gingrich's failed run at the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 is one Taylor Swindle. No, seriously...

https://twitter.com/davelevinthal/status/1316499578888359938

So much arf  ;D
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: citoyen on 12 November, 2020, 03:09:44 pm
Haven't been following the thread... has this gift for satirists already been mentioned?

https://twitter.com/gammons4london

(He must have known what he was doing when he chose that twitter handle, surely? Even kippers must have some self-awareness.)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 12 November, 2020, 04:59:48 pm
As he says "Heard all the jokes about my name before but they are still funny."
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 15 November, 2020, 08:42:27 pm
Buster Footman, (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-52708961) football physio.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: fuaran on 15 November, 2020, 08:54:42 pm
Network Rail urges drivers to stop hitting low bridge, by Caroline Lowbridge. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-38770146
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hatler on 17 November, 2020, 10:58:47 am
A Scottish fisherman mentioned in this article (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/54798942) - Tommy Finn.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Wowbagger on 22 November, 2020, 02:34:49 pm
The complaints manager at Virgin Media with whom I am corresponding is one Rachel Barrass. I'm very disappointed her forename isn't Emily.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: simonp on 24 November, 2020, 08:04:25 pm
Dr Peter Gammons - UKIP candidate for London Mayor
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hatler on 25 November, 2020, 08:54:43 pm
There's clearly something in this nominative determinism lark.

From this Beeb piece - Spending review 'undermines UK green vision' (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-55077760) : -

Quote
Fatima Ibrahim Green, from the campaign group greennewdealuk, said: “Only last week did this government set out its 10-point plan to ‘build back greener’.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Nuncio on 26 November, 2020, 08:48:39 am
The next US Secretary of State is A. Blinken. Still short of his parents' expectations, but he's only 58, so there's time yet.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Mr Larrington on 26 November, 2020, 11:41:52 am
Does his secretarial bailiwick include street lighting, I wonder?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Giraffe on 08 December, 2020, 10:01:28 am
The CEO of the company that has just opened the world's first all-electric service station is called Todmorden.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on 21 December, 2020, 10:57:35 pm
Time for some home truths about deforestation (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/dec/21/time-for-some-home-truths-about-deforestation) by Laura Spinney
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on 25 December, 2020, 05:39:12 pm
Brexit deal: Nicola Sturgeon says 'major promises' broken on fishing (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-55436677)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: spesh on 11 January, 2021, 09:12:56 pm
Ohioan Named Rock Warned Not To Rock (http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/funny/let-rock-rock-216903)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 11 January, 2021, 10:08:10 pm
Dr Gillian Body is looking after these conjoined twins...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-55514571 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-55514571)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 12 January, 2021, 12:48:41 pm
Following links on an email I received today about weight loss, I see there's a dietician named Jennifer Low, who is advising.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: ScumOfTheRoad on 19 January, 2021, 10:41:52 pm
https://twitter.com/driskll/status/1351231880499245069

PC Rob Banks
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: ian on 20 January, 2021, 10:51:35 am
I've not read this topic, so not sure if they've been mentioned, but as I mentioned them elsewhere, a shout out to the two urology consultants: AJ Splatt and D Weedon.

It goes without saying they specialized in incontinence issues.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: T42 on 20 January, 2021, 01:54:26 pm
I've not read this topic, so not sure if they've been mentioned, but as I mentioned them elsewhere, a shout out to the two urology consultants: AJ Splatt and D Weedon.

It goes without saying they specialized in incontinence issues.

Before the Inlaw Paw had his prostate wheeked out (I believe that's the correct term) he had consultations with two different specialists in things penile, one called Petit and the other Legrand.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Guy on 26 January, 2021, 12:12:10 pm
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A man has been charged following a "sex-for-rent" investigation by police.

Christopher Cox, 52, is accused of two counts of inciting prostitution for gain and one count of controlling prostitution for gain.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-55799083
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: archy on 18 February, 2021, 06:59:33 am


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serious tensions have flared up between Westminster and Brussels over trade disruption between Great Britain and Northern Ireland and vaccine supplies.

Other issues, such as the City of London's access to EU markets, remain unresolved.

Lord Frost will now be the UK minister responsible for co-ordinating all this and it will be a full time job.

The Cold War 2 minister?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Nuncio on 19 February, 2021, 07:23:30 pm
Nearly.

Quote
A police officer faces being sacked for a drink-drive crash which allegedly happened after she went to a house party during lockdown.

PC Tasia Stephens, 24, of South Wales Police, will face a misconduct hearing in Bridgend on Monday.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 01 March, 2021, 02:40:42 pm
Sadiq Khan as mayor of London has expanded the cycle superhighways, the hire bike scheme, and now introduced a "direct vision" standard for HGVs in London. (https://road.cc/content/news/tfls-direct-vision-standard-comes-effect-281291) Could he have been inspired by his New York namesake? (http://www.jsadikkhan.com)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on 08 March, 2021, 02:38:53 pm
Foot out and Boot in at Shoe Zone:

https://www.business-live.co.uk/retail-consumer/terry-boot-replaces-peter-foot-19989583



Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: rogerzilla on 18 March, 2021, 03:13:21 pm
https://www.onedoc.ch/de/gynakologin-frauenarztin-und-geburtshelferin/st-gallen/pvv8/dr-anita-pfister

 :hand:
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: spesh on 18 March, 2021, 03:21:40 pm
Should have closed the thread after Sgt. Pluck's post... ;D
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Peter on 18 March, 2021, 03:26:01 pm
The next US Secretary of State is A. Blinken. Still short of his parents' expectations, but he's only 58, so there's time yet.

Abe 1 had sadly done the whole (life) thing at 56 .....
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Legs on 31 March, 2021, 02:55:35 pm
 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56491743 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56491743)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 29 April, 2021, 11:17:28 pm
Not nominative determinism but a match from the current Jewish Chronicle...

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FORTHCOMING MARRIAGES
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?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Giraffe on 07 May, 2021, 09:25:38 am
This is anti-nominative or whatever the term is:
On Northants ballot paper a PCC candidate is Ana (sic) Savage Gunn.
With the spelling of the first name and the indeterminate picture, I'm not sure of the gender of it.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Tim Hall on 07 May, 2021, 10:20:46 am
This is anti-nominative or whatever the term is:
On Northants ballot paper a PCC candidate is Ana (sic) Savage Gunn.
With the spelling of the first name and the indeterminate picture, I'm not sure of the gender of it.
"Not sure of their gender" would be a much better way of saying that, IMHO.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 07 May, 2021, 10:39:53 am
Ana is a standard spelling of "Anna" in eg Spanish
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 08 May, 2021, 12:41:37 pm
Joe Anderson replaced by Joanne Anderson as Liverpool's mayor. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-57014247
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Giraffe 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.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Jaded on 10 June, 2021, 02:41:40 am
Keith Weed, the president of the Royal Horticultural Society.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Mr Larrington 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?

Editor of the compendium of lies that is Mail On Sunday.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Guy on 18 June, 2021, 10:41:56 am
I'm not sure it's actual nominative determinism, but...


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The family of a man, cremated 14 years ago, have been urged to come forward after the urn containing his ashes was discovered.

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.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-57517468
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Salvatore on 20 June, 2021, 09:36:48 pm
Not nominative determinism but a match from the current Jewish Chronicle...

Quote
FORTHCOMING MARRIAGES
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.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic 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.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on 23 June, 2021, 11:21:15 pm
Vessels with tall masts would spray the seawater, in a system being developed by Stephen Salter (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/23/cloud-spraying-and-hurricane-slaying-could-geoengineering-fix-the-climate-crisis)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Legs on 12 July, 2021, 03:33:48 pm
Toddington Harper... (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57768411)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Giraffe on 21 July, 2021, 03:52:11 pm
Female kickballer wants an Olympic gold medal - being named Lucy Bronze might predict the outcome.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on 21 July, 2021, 04:15:28 pm
I heard this story (https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nhl/news/predators-luke-prokop-gay-nhl/sbt1oehia2nh1jousutm3wjka) 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.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Auntie Helen 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!

(https://www.auntiehelen.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/img_1094-1024x715.png)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on 23 July, 2021, 09:30:10 pm
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Basil 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.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Regulator 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.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on 10 August, 2021, 03:01:55 pm
I don't know if we've had this one:

Quote from: Grauniad
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
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: mattc on 25 September, 2021, 11:12:11 pm
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/business-58690136

Beebs petrol guy
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on 25 September, 2021, 11:15:05 pm
Social media have been parroting this all day. I believe he's 'trending' on Twitter.