Author Topic: More nominative determinism  (Read 147968 times)

hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #800 on: 19 May, 2023, 09:37:00 pm »
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #802 on: 23 May, 2023, 12:03:51 pm »
Sort of potential nominative determinism:  Yesterday I learnt that there is a child at the Gorgeous Grandchildren's nursery with the surname King, first name Arthur.

In years to come when he goes to Big School he'll be King, Arthur. 

While strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government and supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony, I sometimes get the feeling that the current shit show is no better.

See also Series 4 Episode 1 of The Goodies.
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Kim

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #803 on: 23 May, 2023, 12:21:01 pm »
I spent the weekend in Alcester, a little Roman (obviously) town in Warwickshire, pronounced like Gloucester not Cirencester. It has an Alcester Unionist Club...

. . . not pronounced as in Gloucester by a lot of Brummies & Yam Yams -  it's   "All Sester"   . . . I dare say they'd called Bicester (as in Bister)  Bi Sester?

I asked a bloke (bike shop owner in fact) in Droitwich, and he said "ulster".

In my limited experience of discussing the place with locals the pronunciation has leaned towards "Alster", which sounds enough like "Ulster" that my mind went to Unionists etc.  "All Seseter" is certainly a thing, though, and if you say "Alchester" they look at you blankly.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #804 on: 23 May, 2023, 12:39:47 pm »
What about "Alkester"? I think that must be an ester of alcohol...
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #805 on: 23 May, 2023, 12:45:12 pm »
What about "Alkester"? I think that must be an ester of alcohol...

Ethyl ethanoate?  My favourite...

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #806 on: 23 May, 2023, 01:09:31 pm »
Sort of potential nominative determinism:  Yesterday I learnt that there is a child at the Gorgeous Grandchildren's nursery with the surname King, first name Arthur.

In years to come when he goes to Big School he'll be King, Arthur. 

While strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government and supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony, I sometimes get the feeling that the current shit show is no better.

See also Series 4 Episode 1 of The Goodies.

Quote from: Monty Python and the Holy Grail
So-called Arthur King

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #807 on: 23 May, 2023, 05:21:00 pm »
In an idle moment on a conference call I was poking around, seeing what sites existed on random short/cool domain names, after all, wouldn't you want to know what was sitting on for eg rad.io, or aud.io etc? (ans: nothing on those, not on fellat.io either) ....

But then I found an Austrian PR company: pr.at  -- slam dunk!

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #808 on: 25 May, 2023, 01:24:45 pm »
Forgive me if posted already: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-65707076

Site editor Dominic Wightman, writer Nigel Bean and proof reader Paul Read defended the libel claim.
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #809 on: 27 May, 2023, 07:42:48 am »
Dr Helen Scales is a marine biologist...
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #810 on: 29 May, 2023, 08:11:40 am »
Woman who had the record IQ in Guinness in 1990: Marilyn vos Savant.

Woman who studies the climate-induced migration of insects to higher altitudes: Prof Jane Hill from York University.
2x4: thick plank; 4x4: 2 of 'em.

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #811 on: 30 May, 2023, 01:48:07 pm »
Not really nominative determinism, because the mother of the Relationship and Sex Education expert interviewed on File on 4 - Bryden Joy -  would have been happy whatever he turned his had to.

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #812 on: 06 June, 2023, 12:13:23 pm »
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #813 on: 10 June, 2023, 11:15:29 am »
There's a story on the Daily Heil today that features sex expert Tracy Cox.

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #814 on: 10 June, 2023, 11:21:33 am »
Not really nominative determinism, because the mother of the Relationship and Sex Education expert interviewed on File on 4 - Bryden Joy -  would have been happy whatever he turned his had to.

And of course he is his mother's Bryden Joy. They must have deliberately named him that.
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #815 on: 10 June, 2023, 02:25:54 pm »
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Oh, my perfect cousin
What I like to do he doesn't
He's his family's Bryden Joy
His mother's little golden boy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgqa3cVOxUc

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #816 on: 11 June, 2023, 08:46:55 pm »
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Oh, my perfect cousin
What I like to do he doesn't
He's his family's Bryden Joy
His mother's little golden boy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgqa3cVOxUc
:thumbsup:
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #817 on: 12 June, 2023, 02:18:00 pm »
The person presiding over the burial of my mother's ashes next week is the Rev. Vicars.
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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #818 on: 14 June, 2023, 03:12:39 pm »
I've just been to an art show where there was work on display from someone called Karen Painter. And a picture of sea shells – artist's name? Tracey Cockle.
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #819 on: 14 June, 2023, 04:49:35 pm »
The person presiding over the burial of my mother's ashes next week is the Rev. Vicars.
That's a coincidence...

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #820 on: 16 June, 2023, 07:04:04 am »
Tomorrow I'm doing some cycle training with a young lad called Austin Cooper.  I'm assuming his dad is a car fan, but probably not his mum, as she's got a different surname.
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” -Albert Einstein

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #821 on: 16 June, 2023, 03:04:44 pm »
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hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #822 on: 26 June, 2023, 05:59:19 pm »
Green Party candidate for forthcoming Uxbridge by-election is Sarah Green.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #823 on: 26 June, 2023, 06:19:20 pm »
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Andrei Soldatov, one of the leading experts on the Russian secret services, confirmed that Prigozhin works for the GRU.
Andrew Soldier knows about soldiers.
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #824 on: 09 August, 2023, 10:20:12 am »
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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur