Author Topic: More nominative determinism  (Read 104453 times)

hellymedic

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #100 on: 09 October, 2010, 10:04:48 pm »
I note Mary Newburn is a spokesperson for the National Childbirth Trust.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #101 on: 09 October, 2010, 10:36:36 pm »
My mother used to know a Mrs Nelson who lived in Nelson House, Nelson St, and taught at Nelson School.
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Mr Larrington

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #102 on: 13 October, 2010, 12:54:28 pm »
External Transparent Wall Inspection Operative & Mayor of Mortagne-au-Perche
Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

hellymedic

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #103 on: 13 October, 2010, 01:03:09 pm »
I have not the words.

!! ;D ;D!!

Almost justifies the now rescinded French law about permitted names.

Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #104 on: 13 October, 2010, 04:05:09 pm »
Slightly off topic

I went to school with a guy called Donald McDonald from Dundonald,  son of Donald McDonald  farmer of Dundonald Farm, Dundonald and grandson of ............., I think you get the drift

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #105 on: 13 October, 2010, 06:37:24 pm »
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Rhys W

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #106 on: 18 October, 2010, 10:23:30 am »
A man treating erectile dysfunction is called Dr Wood - got wood?

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #107 on: 18 October, 2010, 02:56:28 pm »
There is a man about half a mile away who makes the best honey. It's fairly common to keep bees here, but none make such good honey as his. He also has a fairly common surname; Pszczoła. I suggest you look it up; google translate does nicely for this.
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #108 on: 18 October, 2010, 06:07:09 pm »
A Chiropodist in our village named Joanna Foot.

Jaded

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #109 on: 18 October, 2010, 06:22:23 pm »
The other one was amputated?
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #110 on: 18 October, 2010, 07:37:09 pm »
Barry Sample works for WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency).

Mr B Sample.

I just wish he had a brother called Andrew who also worked there...
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Jasper the surreal cyclist

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #111 on: 19 October, 2010, 12:38:13 pm »
I really want to meet someone called `cul de sac' who has a dead end job...
Who only by moving can balance, only by balancing move....

chris

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #112 on: 19 October, 2010, 12:52:47 pm »
I've just turned down an offer from a recruitment consultant who signs his emails -

    Heer, Sukhjit

Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #113 on: 19 October, 2010, 01:56:46 pm »
My flute teacher many moons ago was Suzanne Blewitt.  Miss Piper for some reason taught violin.

Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #114 on: 17 November, 2010, 06:58:41 pm »
I've got some marketing spam for an evening reception with His Excellency The Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt in London*

One of the speakers is His Excellency the Minster of Communication, Dr Tarek Kamel.



*(I have no idea why they think I might be interested either)

Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #115 on: 17 November, 2010, 07:00:31 pm »
I've just turned down an offer from a recruitment consultant who signs his emails -

    Heer, Sukhjit

 :)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #116 on: 21 December, 2010, 05:49:52 pm »
It's common in Poland to have the owner's name on a house, next to the number. Today in town I noticed a house belonging to Helena Pszczoła and Anna Wróbel - the surnames translate as Bee and Sparrow!
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clarion

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #117 on: 21 December, 2010, 05:52:34 pm »
Opposite my house was parked a plumber's van.

The name prominently displayed?

Conmee.

No, really.  But it gets better.  The full name was:

Joe Conmee. :o
Getting there...

Snakehips

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #118 on: 21 December, 2010, 06:23:50 pm »
There is a journalist named Roger Boyes who did piece recently on the irregular goings on in the Catholic Church.
Mustn't grumble in the circumstances .

Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #119 on: 21 December, 2010, 07:56:08 pm »
Had a bank manager once called Mr Beg
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

border-rider

Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #120 on: 21 December, 2010, 08:23:30 pm »
On the news the other day:

Graham Badman, chair of Haringey Local Safeguarding Children Board  ;)

a lower gear

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Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #121 on: 21 December, 2010, 09:24:58 pm »
Chairman of the Aberaeron Angling Club used to be a Dr.Fish.

Veering off topic, my father's boss was Donald Duckworth.

mondobongo

Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #122 on: 21 December, 2010, 11:18:00 pm »

I worked with a Casino Manager called Peter Hustler.

robbo6

Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #123 on: 28 December, 2010, 02:41:56 pm »

simonp

Re: People whose hobbies or names match their jobs
« Reply #124 on: 03 January, 2011, 11:39:26 pm »
Emilia Fox.
 
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