Author Topic: More nominative determinism  (Read 104460 times)

hellymedic

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #50 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  ???

N

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...

Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #51 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!


rower40

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #52 on: 22 June, 2008, 10:00:19 am »
Eastern Electricity's showroom in Cambridge in the '60s and '70s employed a Mr Sparkes.
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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #53 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.
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Wowbagger

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #54 on: 22 June, 2008, 11:57:52 pm »
Bob Flowerdew is a regular on Gardener's Question Time.
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hellymedic

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #55 on: 23 June, 2008, 12:12:29 am »
Bob Flowerdew is a regular on Gardener's Question Time.

As is Pippa Greenwood...

Robbo5

Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #56 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".

clarion

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #57 on: 24 June, 2008, 08:58:55 pm »
Why has no one mentioned the estate agents Dolittle & Dalley?
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eck

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #58 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.
It's a bit weird, but actually quite wonderful.

clarion

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #59 on: 24 June, 2008, 09:05:42 pm »
I was amused by the butcher we used to go to in Littleover:  I M Hurt
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diapsaon0

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #60 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.  ::-)

N
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rower40

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #61 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"?)
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hellymedic

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #62 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...

Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #63 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!

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Wowbagger

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #64 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 one. I remember driving past it on a Harlow-bound commute.
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Justin(e)

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #65 on: 03 February, 2009, 02:54:25 pm »
Nominative determism

Ed: spelling corrected after re-reading Maladict's post

Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #66 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.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Gandalf

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #67 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.

rower40

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #68 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.
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Rhys W

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #69 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.  ::-)

valkyrie

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #70 on: 03 February, 2009, 10:18:35 pm »
My solicitor when I bought my first flat was called Ivor Klaymin. I kid you not.
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Justin(e)

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #71 on: 04 February, 2009, 01:27:13 am »
One of my all time favourites.
Enjoy.







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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #72 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.
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clarion

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #73 on: 04 February, 2009, 04:20:45 pm »
I used to have a landlord called Crookes...
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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #74 on: 04 February, 2009, 04:27:04 pm »
I have had two home economics teachers by the names of Mrs Butter and Mrs Burnett.