Author Topic: More nominative determinism  (Read 104453 times)

hellymedic

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #175 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

citoyen

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People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #176 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.
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Kim

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #177 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...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #178 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.

Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #179 on: 21 August, 2012, 06:50:13 am »
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"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
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #180 on: 23 August, 2012, 01:49:45 pm »
An ornithologist called Hannah Peck.

Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #181 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.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #182 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.
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Salvatore

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #183 on: 20 September, 2012, 08:36:42 pm »
From an email sent by National Savings and Investments:

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Also: I've just finished reading a book about the 1948 Olympic Games. Frenchman Bernard Chevallier won gold for individual 3-day eventing.
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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

clarion

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #184 on: 20 September, 2012, 09:00:25 pm »
Is that Garry 'US' Bonds?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/28S3B0pgqsY&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/28S3B0pgqsY&rel=1</a>
Getting there...

Jaded

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #185 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.
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Jaded

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #186 on: 20 September, 2012, 09:26:56 pm »
Do I know you?

 ;D
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

hellymedic

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #187 on: 22 September, 2012, 12:42:56 am »
Fire Brigade Union's spokesman Paul Embery...

simonp

Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #188 on: 22 September, 2012, 12:43:36 am »
David Kneebone - Optician.  ::-)

hellymedic

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #189 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

RJ

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #190 on: 27 September, 2012, 09:47:58 am »
The second author of this Nature paper on saltmarsh is called Simon Mudd ...

RJ

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #191 on: 01 October, 2012, 03:57:05 pm »
Have we had Lord Justice Judge yet??

Wowbagger

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #192 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/
Bach without a doubt.

hellymedic

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #193 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

Giraffe

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #194 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/
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LindaG

Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #195 on: 13 October, 2012, 09:11:31 am »
One of our junior intensive care doctors is called Carina.

iainj837

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #196 on: 15 October, 2012, 12:39:57 am »
Capt Skidmore  an airline pilot

Dave_C

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #197 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
@DaveCrampton < wot a twit.
http://veloviewer.com/athlete/421683/

iainj837

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #198 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

hellymedic

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #199 on: 16 October, 2012, 08:50:10 pm »
Today's crooked copper...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-19968744

You couldn't make it up...