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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #650 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.

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #651 on: 26 November, 2020, 11:41:52 am »
Does his secretarial bailiwick include street lighting, I wonder?
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #652 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.
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #653 on: 21 December, 2020, 10:57:35 pm »

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #655 on: 11 January, 2021, 09:12:56 pm »
He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #656 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

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #657 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.

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #658 on: 19 January, 2021, 10:41:52 pm »

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #659 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.
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #660 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.
But they never got to Carcassonne.

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #661 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
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #662 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.

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #663 on: 19 February, 2021, 07:23:30 pm »
Nearly.

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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.

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #664 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. Could he have been inspired by his New York namesake?
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #665 on: 08 March, 2021, 02:38:53 pm »

And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #667 on: 18 March, 2021, 03:21:40 pm »
Should have closed the thread after Sgt. Pluck's post... ;D
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #668 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 .....

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #669 on: 31 March, 2021, 02:55:35 pm »

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #670 on: 29 April, 2021, 11:17:28 pm »
Not nominative determinism but a match from the current Jewish Chronicle...

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

Will the bride become Mrs Fine Wine?

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #671 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.
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #672 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.
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #673 on: 07 May, 2021, 10:39:53 am »
Ana is a standard spelling of "Anna" in eg Spanish
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #674 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
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