Author Topic: More nominative determinism  (Read 101469 times)

Giraffe

  • I brake for Giraffes
Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #675 on: 17 May, 2021, 08:21:41 am »
Not ND as such, but I liked the coincidence of the leader of the Giro for the last couple of days is called Attila and he's Hungarian.
2x4: thick plank; 4x4: 2 of 'em.

Jaded

  • The Codfather
  • Formerly known as Jaded
Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #676 on: 10 June, 2021, 02:41:40 am »
Keith Weed, the president of the Royal Horticultural Society.
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
  • Custard Wallah
    • Mr Larrington's Automatic Diary
Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #677 on: 17 June, 2021, 11:26:50 am »
I don’t think we have a specific thread for inverse nominative determinism, but following hard on the heels of witless Tory clod James Cleverly is Ted Verity.  And his job?

Editor of the compendium of lies that is Mail On Sunday.
External Transparent Wall Inspection Operative & Mayor of Mortagne-au-Perche
Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

Guy

  • You can trust me - I work for the government
Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #678 on: 18 June, 2021, 10:41:56 am »
I'm not sure it's actual nominative determinism, but...


Quote
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
This age thinks better of a gilded fool / Than of a threadbare saint in Wisdom's school
Thomas Dekker c1598

Salvatore

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

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.
Quote
et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

hellymedic

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

Pingu

  • Put away those fiery biscuits!
  • Mrs Pingu's domestique
    • the Igloo

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

Giraffe

  • I brake for Giraffes
Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #683 on: 21 July, 2021, 03:52:11 pm »
Female kickballer wants an Olympic gold medal - being named Lucy Bronze might predict the outcome.
2x4: thick plank; 4x4: 2 of 'em.

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #684 on: 21 July, 2021, 04:15:28 pm »
I heard this story on that there new fangled wireless thingy, or should I say misheard? My ear substituted the "p" at the end of his name for a "ck"

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

Auntie Helen

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

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

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

My blog on cycling in Germany and eating German cake – http://www.auntiehelen.co.uk


Pingu

  • Put away those fiery biscuits!
  • Mrs Pingu's domestique
    • the Igloo
Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #686 on: 23 July, 2021, 09:30:10 pm »
 :thumbsup:

Basil

  • Um....err......oh bugger!
  • Help me!
Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #687 on: 28 July, 2021, 10:23:12 pm »
The designer who introduced the kipper tie was Michael Fish.
No, not that Michael Fish.  A different Michael Fish.
Quote from: Kim
And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

Regulator

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

Often described as the leader of the Peacock Revolution...  which always conjures up rather fabulous visions.
Quote from: clarion
I completely agree with Reg.

Green Party Councillor