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Regulator

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #25 on: 20 June, 2008, 08:23:21 am »
My username is my job...  Does that count?  ;D
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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #26 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?
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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #27 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?
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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #28 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.
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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #29 on: 20 June, 2008, 01:11:23 pm »
There is a Laws LJ who sits in the Court of Appeal.

Paul

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #30 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...
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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #31 on: 20 June, 2008, 03:14:57 pm »
We had a night security man at Uni called Dennis Gotobed.

Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #32 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?
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diapsaon0

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #33 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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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #34 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.
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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #35 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
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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #36 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!
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Julian

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #37 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.

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #38 on: 20 June, 2008, 04:43:55 pm »
Won't somebody think of the hamsters!

Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #39 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
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Julian

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #40 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

Oops, amended my post.  :)

Justin(e)

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #41 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

Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #42 on: 20 June, 2008, 05:49:33 pm »
A bit feeble, I know, but the priest who christened our twins was Father Philip Challis.


Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #43 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.
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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #44 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

JJ

Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #45 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.

Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #46 on: 20 June, 2008, 06:26:58 pm »
There used to be a roofing firm in the Winchmore Hill area named Fiddler and Leake.
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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #47 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.

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #48 on: 20 June, 2008, 11:43:55 pm »
Bach without a doubt.

diapsaon0

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #49 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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