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Off Topic => The Pub => Topic started by: rogerzilla on January 17, 2011, 05:58:36 pm

Title: More nominative determinism
Post by: rogerzilla on January 17, 2011, 05:58:36 pm
BBC News - Dundee United's David Goodwillie charged over rape (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-12209157)

Sorry, I know it's supposed to be a serious story.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: rogerzilla on June 07, 2011, 07:18:07 pm
They keep coming.

BBC News - US Congressman Weiner admits 'inappropriate' Twitter photo (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13677635)

Weiner sends a picture of his wiener.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on June 11, 2011, 01:47:24 pm
In the Birthday Honours today, I see Professor Jonathan Geoffrey AYRES, Professor of Respiratory and Environmental Medicine is awarded the OBE for services to Science.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Steve Kish on June 11, 2011, 08:18:18 pm
There's a dentist in California called Sonny Phang. 8)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on June 12, 2011, 12:41:28 pm
One of my favourites in my youth was a dentist in Golders Green that went by the name of Hackenbroch (HACKENBROCH Family Tree  (http://www.loebtree.com/hackl.html) died 1990 apparently)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on June 12, 2011, 02:04:55 pm
One of my favourites in my youth was a dentist in Golders Green that went by the name of Hackenbroch (HACKENBROCH Family Tree  (http://www.loebtree.com/hackl.html) died 1990 apparently)

I knew Ernst Hackenbroch quite well. I am a member of that clan. My mother (Ruth Bier)'s paternal grandmother was Charlotte Hackenbroch

[Edit]

Oohh look! I is here!
http://www.loebtree.com/hackm.html (http://www.loebtree.com/hackm.html)

My very distant connection with 'Dashing Tweeds' Guy Hills is shown.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on June 12, 2011, 02:08:02 pm
Mishpochoh !  ;D
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Mr Larrington on October 20, 2011, 12:59:59 pm
We haz a new luser in the Credit Management department.  Her name?

Kim Cashin.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on October 23, 2011, 01:07:54 pm
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Marion Nestle is the author of Food Politics and What To Eat and is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on November 12, 2011, 08:01:43 pm
One of my favourites in my youth was a dentist in Golders Green that went by the name of Hackenbroch (HACKENBROCH Family Tree  (http://www.loebtree.com/hackl.html) died 1990 apparently)

I knew Ernst Hackenbroch quite well. I am a member of that clan. My mother (Ruth Bier)'s paternal grandmother was Charlotte Hackenbroch

[Edit]

Oohh look! I is here!
http://www.loebtree.com/hackm.html (http://www.loebtree.com/hackm.html)

My very distant connection with 'Dashing Tweeds' Guy Hills is shown.

My mother informs me she attended the funeral of David Hackenbroch (Ernst's son?) on Thursday.  :(
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on January 12, 2012, 12:29:40 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16522281
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Post by: clarion on January 12, 2012, 01:59:14 pm
Sounds fishy.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: rogerzilla on January 12, 2012, 04:27:52 pm
I wholeheartedly support hair-cutting attacks if it rids the world of the crime that is THE MULLET.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on February 13, 2013, 04:29:53 pm
This just plopped through my door (ok, fluttered), did oi larf.

Too good not to share, but where to put it? The eMail domain thread? The silly sign? Nah, here.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-NajhjwyN3TE/URu-oRUcncI/AAAAAAAAmQA/bETchVLwpVY/s800/Image0046%2520%25282%2529.JPG)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Plug1n on February 13, 2013, 04:45:27 pm
The chief accountant in one of my first jobs was a P. Swindle :)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on February 24, 2013, 09:59:05 am
Dr Dokter (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130221084709.htm)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Andrew on February 24, 2013, 11:59:03 am
My parents had a news agency when I was a kid. One of the girls that delivered newspapers was named Adelie Reid. I kid you not.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: clarion on February 24, 2013, 12:27:52 pm
There was an article in our localish freesheet, the Croydon Advertiser, concerning the proliferation of brothels in South Croydon.  Illustrated with a photo of the Council Member for Community Safety , Councillor Simon Hoar.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on September 29, 2013, 04:03:33 pm
Athletes in London 2012 had bad teeth, says dentist Ian Needleman.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24298109 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24298109)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Deano on December 05, 2013, 04:30:05 pm
Tree blown down on...

https://mobile.twitter.com/DurhamPolice/status/408563138351468545

Love the hashtag, too.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on January 05, 2014, 11:28:09 pm
Mrs Ham is engaged in correspondence with the local water authority customer service. Her issue is being dealt with by a Mr Wells.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on January 06, 2014, 02:28:57 pm
The Forensic Science Service used to have a footwear mark specialist called Dr Dabbs
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Giraffe on February 05, 2014, 05:43:54 pm
An 'expert' on The Daily Politics yesterday, re. Somerset Levels etc: Professor Flood!
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: T42 on February 05, 2014, 05:50:59 pm
On the Hanover Fair once a visitor to our stand left me his card. He worked at the explosives division of the Fraunhofer Institute in Karlsruhe and his card read Pr. Zapp.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: jsabine on February 19, 2014, 10:17:53 pm
On Radio 4 about half an hour ago, an expert on flood defences and in particular on how we can learn lessons from the Netherlands to apply in the UK: Phil Dyke.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: clarion on February 20, 2014, 08:03:39 am
On the Hanover Fair once a visitor to our stand left me his card. He worked at the explosives division of the Fraunhofer Institute in Karlsruhe and his card read Pr. Zapp.
Irrelevant aside: The quirky and wonderful Minox company was started by Walter Zapp.  In Latvia, I believe, though I think he was actually German.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on February 20, 2014, 09:02:23 am
On the Hanover Fair once a visitor to our stand left me his card. He worked at the explosives division of the Fraunhofer Institute in Karlsruhe and his card read Pr. Zapp.
Irrelevant aside: The quirky and wonderful Minox company was started by Walter Zapp.  In Latvia, I believe, though I think he was actually German.
Baltic German, according to Wiki, so both.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Kim on March 14, 2014, 06:49:11 pm
Does a Citroen Xsara Picasso with a snapped-off door mirror count as nominative determinism?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Jaded on March 14, 2014, 10:41:00 pm
Only if it has been installed on the other side of the car.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Kim on March 14, 2014, 10:45:01 pm
You're right.  I was thinking of the other dude.  Van cough (which was what was restricting the supply of oxygen to my brain at the time I made this observation).
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Basil on March 15, 2014, 08:34:20 am
I've just remembered Shard End Glass.  A glazier in the Shard End district of Birmingham.

On checking, I note that they have moved from Shard End, but have retained the name.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on March 15, 2014, 09:31:09 am
And Burnt Oak Timber is Burnt Oak Building Supplies...
http://www.burntoaktimber.com (http://www.burntoaktimber.com)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: mattc on March 26, 2014, 05:14:55 pm
Ufuk Bikez





(bit of a cheat this- sadly he is some sort of chemist, but you're all welcome to makeup something more appropriate )
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ian H on March 28, 2014, 10:24:03 pm
Sharp's acupuncture (http://www.hilarysharp.co.uk/).
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Phil W on March 29, 2014, 09:51:14 am
A certain mr circuit who happens to be an electrician
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Bledlow on March 29, 2014, 07:41:43 pm
Ufuk Bikez
Ufuk is Turkish for horizon, & a common name for hotels, B&Bs, campsites, etc.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on April 02, 2014, 08:17:31 pm
Prof Kneebone:

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/AP/faces/pages/read/Home.jsp?person=r.kneebone&_adf.ctrl-state=qam4226af_3&_afrRedirect=385335000679000
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: clarion on April 02, 2014, 09:00:50 pm
The man running the new Museum Of Comedy (http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/apr/01/museum-of-british-comedy-london) is called Martin Witts.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on April 17, 2014, 08:39:40 am
http://birdbroseggs.co.uk/
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Mr Larrington on October 23, 2014, 06:28:18 pm
BBC News has just run a piece on the decline of farmland smalle fowles.  They interviewed an RSPB spokeschap...

...Mark Robins
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: contango on October 23, 2014, 06:31:04 pm

During my schooldays we had a teacher called Mr French. He taught maths.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Basil on October 23, 2014, 06:40:20 pm
Did I do the dentist in Bournville named Mr. Payne? Sorry can't be bottomed to check back.  He used to be my dentist but now I'm with a lady in Lampeter whose name seems to consist solely of Zs and Ws.  (No, she's not Welsh, obv)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Kim on October 23, 2014, 06:41:50 pm

During my schooldays we had a teacher called Mr French. He taught maths.

IIRC Barakta had a Mr English, who taught French.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Mr Larrington on October 23, 2014, 06:48:21 pm
Teachers at my skool were often known by their initials.  We had a Graeme A Sutton, but he taught maths, not physics or stinks.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Wowbagger on October 23, 2014, 07:22:08 pm
When I was teaching in a sec. mod. in the 1970s I 'ad free colleagues ooze larsename woz Smiff. There was Artsmiff, 'oo tort art, Maffsmiff, 'oo tort maffs, and Teedeesmiff, 'oo tort tecknickle drorin'.

This last tended to amuse me rather as there was, infamously, a Newcastle city councillor called T. Dan Smith who was convicted and imprisoned for his part in the Poulson affair.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: orienteer on October 23, 2014, 09:04:04 pm

During my schooldays we had a teacher called Mr French. He taught maths.

Did you go to Owens, Islington, too?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Deano on October 23, 2014, 09:11:39 pm
BBC Look North has a football reporter called Adrian Pitches.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: red marley on October 23, 2014, 10:01:13 pm
Our school maths teacher was called Arith Mitik.

Actually, that's not quite true. He was called Mr Mitik, but we called him Arith.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: David Martin on October 23, 2014, 10:09:50 pm
The chief range officer for the small bore range at the commonwealth games was a Mr Gunn. A very nice man too.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: rogerzilla on October 24, 2014, 06:43:52 am
You could argue that Nicola Sturgeon was born to succeed Alex Salmond.  Or spawned, anyway.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Bledlow on October 24, 2014, 11:50:05 am
One anadromous fish to succeed another.

Who next as head of the SNP? Shad? Eels?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Steph on October 25, 2014, 12:58:32 am
A book in my old local library that I never read, but...
http://www.amazon.com/The-Imperial-Animal-Robin-Fox/dp/1560009624

'The Imperial Animal' by Robin Fox and lionel Tiger.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on November 04, 2014, 10:40:54 am
Road cc story of motorist RLJ at Bow features Luke Redpath...
http://road.cc/content/news/134598-tfl-address-safety-concerns-over-drivers-ignoring-red-lights-bow-roundabout
(Yes it ought to be blue...)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: clarion on November 04, 2014, 11:34:29 am
Maybe he's from MK.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: a lower gear on November 04, 2014, 09:46:13 pm
Chair of the local angling club used to be Dr.Fish.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Feanor on November 04, 2014, 10:14:29 pm
In the town where I lived as a kid, we have I.C. Andrew, the optician.

https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl#q=ic+andrew+opticians
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on November 04, 2014, 11:12:33 pm
http://goo.gl/maps/SY7fi
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on November 04, 2014, 11:30:30 pm
In the town where I lived as a kid, we have I.C. Andrew, the optician.

https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl#q=ic+andrew+opticians

Ruddy Norah, that's a blast from the past  ;D
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: orienteer on November 05, 2014, 06:48:14 pm
Received an email from a petrol company,signed by Bilge Stores, Customer Service.

I sincerely hope this is NOT nominative determinism.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: HTFB on November 05, 2014, 11:27:20 pm
Received an email from a petrol company,signed by Bilge Stores, Customer Service.

I sincerely hope this is NOT nominative determinism.
I reckon he's up to sump'n.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Dibdib on November 05, 2014, 11:42:59 pm
Not sure if I've posted this before on another thread but this pair were clearly born to found an estate agents:

http://doolittle-dalley.co.uk
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: PeteB99 on November 06, 2014, 10:58:26 am
Has anybody mentioned Sara Blizzard who presents the weather on BBC North West?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on November 07, 2014, 05:19:05 pm
Or Jack Mount, accused of historical sex abuse?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-29952090 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-29952090)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on November 19, 2014, 05:18:20 pm
A guy I work with in $megacorp has been given one of  those bollocks titles, he is a salesman and now known as "Financial services xxxxx Systems Tiger"

His name? Tony  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on November 26, 2014, 01:17:01 pm
Great name for a street with a burst pipe: Wells Rise
http://www.london24.com/news/gigantic_water_leak_causes_street_to_collapse_near_primrose_hill_1_3863199 (http://www.london24.com/news/gigantic_water_leak_causes_street_to_collapse_near_primrose_hill_1_3863199)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Mr Larrington on December 04, 2014, 01:29:05 pm
One of the contributors to the UK Canals mailing list is one Ian Cardinal.  Yes, he's a clergyman, but CofE.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: HTFB on December 04, 2014, 05:05:35 pm
Narrowboatman turning: N canal radii (3,8)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 05, 2015, 09:18:59 am
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Doctor Graeme Killer, who has been the physician to the country’s prime ministers since the 1990s last week told The Australian it was only matter of time before Mr Abbott was injured while riding his bike.
http://road.cc/content/news/139831-australias-pm-tony-abbott-told-get-his-bike-his-doctor

!!!
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Zipperhead on January 07, 2015, 05:32:23 pm
From the BBC:

Hampshire firefighters beat biggest naan record (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-30712236)

"A huge naan bread made by firefighters has been confirmed to be the biggest the world has ever seen.

Led by fire officer Dave Curry, the team created a giant Indian bread, weighing 26kg (57lb 5oz) and measuring 3.79m (12ft 5in) by 1.4m (4ft 7in).
"
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Post by: closetleftie on January 08, 2015, 12:37:43 am
I recently started working with an orthopaedic surgeon called Mr Limb.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on January 08, 2015, 01:02:49 am
I treated a burglar called Nick once...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on February 06, 2015, 06:31:47 pm
Dreadful story.
I don't know how any human can stoop so low.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-31173113 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-31173113)

It's being handled by
Detective Sergeant Neil Lawless of Greater Manchester Police...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Wowbagger on February 09, 2015, 09:19:11 pm
Possibly not the most appropriate thread, because I can't see a connection between his name and his job, but I have just discovered, whilst in the process of clearing out a load of old paperwork, that the Prinicpal Officer (Mandatory Awards) for Essex County Council in 1999 was one Mr. Coolbear.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Rhys W on February 09, 2015, 11:41:55 pm
I'm always amazed that so many people called Justice go on to have high-flying careers in law. Judges and barristers and the like. I don't think I've even met anyone called Justice.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 10, 2015, 10:55:11 am
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igor_Judge,_Baron_Judge (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igor_Judge,_Baron_Judge).

With a name like that the alternative to law was "sidekick to a mad SCIENTIST"
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Woofage on February 10, 2015, 11:24:24 am
When I was teaching in a sec. mod. in the 1970s I 'ad free colleagues ooze larsename woz Smiff. There was Artsmiff, 'oo tort art, Maffsmiff, 'oo tort maffs, and Teedeesmiff, 'oo tort tecknickle drorin'.

We also had a "TD" Smith (I have since forgotten all the other Smiths). Metalwork, OTOH, was taught to us by a Mr Wood.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: The French Tandem on February 10, 2015, 03:09:52 pm
Our local butcher is Mr Catel, and there is a nearby winemaker whose name is Vincent Pinard

(pinard is french slang for wine)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Redlight on February 15, 2015, 04:45:46 pm
The chairman of the London Taxi Drivers' Association - who recently compared pro-cycling campaigners to ISIS - is called John Thomas. And he's a dick.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Wowbagger on March 09, 2015, 11:33:34 pm
Have the Graun really commissioned a piece on Sex Education from Justin Hancock (http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/09/young-people-lessons-consent-sex-relationships-education)?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: orienteer on March 10, 2015, 10:15:57 am
I wonder whether our new member preston johnny works for Snap-on Tools?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: T42 on March 10, 2015, 10:36:24 am
Once had offices overlooking a cemetery.  The name on the side of the grave-digging JCB-lookalike was Lecreux, a creux being a hole or hollow.

That was quite a place, incidentally. The cemetery was vast, so the personnel used light motorbikes to move around. The foreman had only one leg, but with his crutches he could move at a hell of a rate - six-foot strides, just about.  When there was a funeral the JCB would dig the hole then retreat about 10 yards, then advance again after the service to fill in.  I once noticed that they hadn't bothered to cut the engine in between.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on March 10, 2015, 02:26:30 pm
Info control on Mildenhall audax in ancient times:

Q: Common name on ** War Memorial?
A: Stiff
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: The French Tandem on March 21, 2015, 12:30:31 pm
Spotted recently on a trip near the Pyrénées. A "cerf" is a sort of deer.


(http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b482/ratle/CAM00178_zpsp1ubykcd.jpg)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Salvatore on April 01, 2015, 11:20:05 am
Sligo. Mr Phibbs died in 1944.

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8695/16950474146_92c67893e0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rPRBqf)Never Argue (https://flic.kr/p/rPRBqf) by National Library of Ireland on The Commons (https://www.flickr.com/people/47290943@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Mr Larrington on May 12, 2015, 04:29:20 pm
UKIP candidate in Barnsley: Wayne Kerr.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: clarion on May 14, 2015, 09:39:45 am
In Womb, well!
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on May 14, 2015, 11:03:16 am
Not too far from Penis-tone...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ian H on May 14, 2015, 11:24:16 am
Mr Forshaw has just retired from Lifeboats around here.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Efrogwr on May 14, 2015, 12:27:58 pm
A lettered office window, years ago, on Beverly Road in Hull; I. Quibble, Contractor.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hatler on May 14, 2015, 12:35:13 pm
Surely this lot have been included already ?

http://www.wrighthassall.co.uk/

Solicitors, of course.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on May 27, 2015, 10:28:09 pm
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...David Blood, co-founder of Generation Investment Management with Al Gore...

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/may/27/stern-shell-is-asking-us-to-bet-against-the-world-on-climate-change
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 28, 2015, 06:01:07 pm
On a similar topic, is Flaatuus Norwegian?
Quote
“Investments in coal companies can have both a climate risk and a future financial risk,” said Svein Flaatten of the governing Conservative party, which made a cross-party agreement to implement the selling of coal investments.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/28/norway-fund-could-trigger-wave-of-large-fossil-fuel-divestments-say-experts
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: clarion on May 29, 2015, 02:00:38 pm
Cardinal Burke:

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/05/28/catholic-cardinal-irish-people-are-worse-than-pagans-for-passing-same-sex-marriage/
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Vince on June 01, 2015, 09:02:31 am
On a similar topic, is Flaatuus Norwegian?
Quote
“Investments in coal companies can have both a climate risk and a future financial risk,” said Svein Flaatten of the governing Conservative party, which made a cross-party agreement to implement the selling of coal investments.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/28/norway-fund-could-trigger-wave-of-large-fossil-fuel-divestments-say-experts
Is Flaatten the plural of Flaatuus?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on June 06, 2015, 03:24:07 pm
Quote from: New Scientist
It and other Martian volcanoes act like skate ramps to launch dust up to 75 kilometres above the planet's surface, observations from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have revealed.

Massive dust storms can whip particles up into the Martian atmosphere and turn the entire planet hazy. But there are other dust layers that don't seem to be related to large storms, say Nicholas Heavens.

www.newscientist.com/article/dn27502-mars-volcanoes-launch-dust-storms-like-a-skate-ramp.html
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Deano on June 24, 2015, 10:49:11 pm
A developer named Ram (who recently parted company with the company - I assume he's found similar work).
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on June 28, 2015, 03:47:13 pm
Quote
Dame Julia Cleverdon, chairwoman of Read On, Get On, said: "Poor children, and poor boys in particular, are being set up to fail because too many haven't developed the building blocks of learning before they arrive at the school gate for the first time.
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Post by: Canardly on July 11, 2015, 05:21:38 pm
Mick Cash, RMT general secretary.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: spesh on July 12, 2015, 01:10:11 pm
The following can be filed under missed opportunities - there was a professor who taught geography at the University of Oslo who was called Just Gjessing. Imagine if he had chosen a career in mathematics or statistical analysis...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on August 11, 2015, 10:14:14 pm
Police Inspector Phil Stinger...http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/landlord-faces-investigation-for-allegedly-charging-500-per-month-to-rent-this-tiny-bedroom-a2478801.html (http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/landlord-faces-investigation-for-allegedly-charging-500-per-month-to-rent-this-tiny-bedroom-a2478801.html)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: red marley on August 21, 2015, 08:01:32 am
On the Today Programme just now, an article on the changes in incidence of dementia and Alzheimer's in the older population, interviewing expert Prof Carol Brayne.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Giraffe on September 30, 2015, 07:51:08 am
Olaf Lies, a Volkswagen board member and economy minister of Lower Saxony

Politician AWTAA!
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Post by: Guy on November 27, 2015, 09:12:41 am
Quote
Statue to Middlesbrough VC hero Stan Hollis unveiled
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-34922348 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-34922348)


Quote
Created by sculptor Brian Alabaster...
:D
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Post by: hellymedic on November 29, 2015, 03:20:55 pm
Poor George Bailiff, a Bournemouth parking attendant.
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/14109427.Man_drove_car_at_traffic_warden_after_being_told_to_move_from_double_yellow_lines/?ref=mr&lp=11 (http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/14109427.Man_drove_car_at_traffic_warden_after_being_told_to_move_from_double_yellow_lines/?ref=mr&lp=11)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on December 31, 2015, 04:09:42 pm
Oh boy.

John piss-your-job-up the-wall

https://www.rawstory.com/2015/12/pennsylvania-man-goes-on-n-word-tirade-against-anti-fracking-activists-and-quickly-loses-his-job/
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on January 03, 2016, 12:19:16 pm
Quote from The Independent...

<<Such schemes are not the whole solution. Sarah Whatmore, Professor of Environment and Public Policy at Oxford University – >>
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Post by: spesh on January 06, 2016, 02:12:15 pm
From a Torygraph piece relating to the latest antics of Worst Korea:

Quote
...Lance Gatling, a defence analyst...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: HTFB on January 06, 2016, 02:38:10 pm
Lance Gatling, a defence analyst
Double hit!
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on January 13, 2016, 11:13:12 pm
Quote from: the graun
HMRC’s chief executive, Lin Homer

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/jan/13/hmrc-admits-to-winding-up-inquiry-into-hsbc-tax-evasion-claims
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: T42 on January 14, 2016, 08:45:51 am
In the last NS we received:

"a urologist at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam named Dik Kok."
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Legs on January 14, 2016, 09:44:15 am
The school doctor at a well-known English public school in the 70s, 80s and 90s was a Dr Dick Butcher  :o
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on January 14, 2016, 01:18:14 pm
Please confirm he wasn't a rabbi as well.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hatler on January 14, 2016, 01:23:28 pm
The school doctor at a well-known English public school in the 70s, 80s and 90s was a Dr Dick Butcher  :o

It was traditional on British merchant vessels to call the cook Doc, and the Doc (if there was one), Cook.

I think a doctor would only have been present on a passenger carrying ship (and then probably only the large ones) so for most ships the only person on board who had any knowledge of how living things work would have been the cook, as he would have to chop up the meat. He therefore became responsible for fixing up the crew when they were injured.

(They weren't always any good. When my father mashed his hand in [I think] Calcutta and showed it to 'Doc', Doc fainted.)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on February 10, 2016, 10:54:30 pm
Not quite nominative determinism but
Soldier whose testicles were blown off in Afghanistan impregnates Persia...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35533319 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35533319)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: T42 on February 11, 2016, 09:22:39 am
Bad planning. Should have been in Iraq.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: rafletcher on February 16, 2016, 11:25:54 am
"The statistics tell the story, says Scoresby."
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Legs on February 18, 2016, 09:09:46 am
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35581830 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35581830)
Homophonic nominative determinism:

"[Foot and mouth disease is] still a sad memory for the farmers involved. Philip Heard lost 3,000 cows, ewes and lambs."
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Post by: Polar Bear on March 18, 2016, 11:01:22 am
BBC Weather with Sara Blizzard.    8)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Legs on March 22, 2016, 03:02:23 pm
I've just read a Ground Investigation Report which was signed thusly:
Quote
G.I. Land, BSc (Hons)., FGS
Graduate Geotechnical Engineer
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Post by: Guy on March 23, 2016, 11:57:07 am
The man who has just finished cleaning the carpets in our building is called Henry
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: spokenword on March 23, 2016, 01:34:01 pm

Doggy Style
29 Wilmot Road
DE11 9BH Swadlincote
Derbyshire
01283 222732
0117 9477880
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: HTFB on April 08, 2016, 02:50:23 pm
Someone I've known slightly for twenty years, who turns out to be a fount of ornithological knowledge: Robin Swift.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Legs on April 15, 2016, 02:07:35 pm
RIP, Phil Sayer (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-36052363)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: rower40 on April 19, 2016, 09:58:04 pm
I bought a night-light/main light adaptor from Maplin for not-so-little littl'un #1, and took it back because of the unbearable 50Hz flicker that it broadcast to the room when in night-light mode.
I wrote to the manufacturers (gro.co.uk) to complain, and received a reply from Ms Buzza.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on April 19, 2016, 10:38:23 pm
David had his first try at a Rollapaluza event yesterday.

Chap who was the most powerful was Bill Watts.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 23, 2016, 08:56:01 am
In Dakar "The Hotel Coq Hardi is also a brothel," according to Bruce Chatwin.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Bledlow on April 23, 2016, 09:51:03 am
Chatwin wrote some very entertaining travelogues, but he was rather imaginative.

I crossed his tracks in Patagonia about ten years after he wrote In Patagonia, & found some examples of imaginativeness - & unacknowledged quoting.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 23, 2016, 12:03:31 pm
Oh yes, but I think the best travel writing is always part fictional. Otherwise it's just a guide book!
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Auntie Helen on April 28, 2016, 06:15:57 am
(http://www.toytowngermany.com/forum/uploads/monthly_2016_02/society.jpg.60c11e8c8090c8a682c7a286b08b7f4d.jpg)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: cygnet on April 28, 2016, 07:01:10 am
Are you in Wales?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Legs on April 28, 2016, 09:24:05 am
Are you in Wales?
::-)
...although Adran Podiatri would be an awesome name anyways.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Mr Larrington on April 28, 2016, 11:29:32 am
Adran Podiatri is the lynchpin of the Romanian organised crime outfit that UKIP warned us about.  He served as the inspiration for the character of Keyser Söze.  Trufax.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Auntie Helen on April 28, 2016, 04:24:16 pm
Oops, didn't realise that was Welsh! Got it off a German website - they obviously didn't know either!!
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: LEE on April 28, 2016, 04:52:51 pm
In Dakar "The Hotel Coq Hardi is also a brothel," according to Bruce Chatwin.

"Coq Hardi" was actually, contrary to popular myth, Lord Admiral Nelson's final request.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Legs on May 04, 2016, 12:06:13 pm
Dale Tempest (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36192924) has got the right name for recognising a "perfect storm"...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Deano on May 04, 2016, 08:16:39 pm
Kevin Carr, driving instructor.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Auntie Helen on May 09, 2016, 07:47:40 pm
http://southendnewsnetwork.com/news/outrage-after-southend-primary-school-teacher-is-sacked-over-attractive-photo-on-facebook/ (http://southendnewsnetwork.com/news/outrage-after-southend-primary-school-teacher-is-sacked-over-attractive-photo-on-facebook/)

Jessica Alluri

Except it's a spoof website!
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Basil on May 10, 2016, 07:41:38 am
On last night's David Attenborough programme.
Marine biologist Dr. Stephen Haddock
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on May 11, 2016, 01:28:03 pm
Emma Supple, College of Podiatry.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36265545 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36265545)
Another feature about high heels.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: David Martin on May 11, 2016, 03:11:15 pm
On last night's David Attenborough programme.
Marine biologist Dr. Stephen Haddock
If that's the haddock I think it is then he wrote a good textbook on python programming

Sent from my D2403 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: fboab on May 25, 2016, 09:42:23 am
I have just discovered I have a colleague in our Hong Kong office called Persia Poon. I'm trying not to think about it.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: T42 on May 25, 2016, 10:50:01 am
Meanwhile, have a glass of Tang.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: rogerzilla on May 25, 2016, 01:44:28 pm
Ivanka Trump is allegedly quite attractive.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Guy on May 25, 2016, 01:52:10 pm
What's the opposite of nominative determinism?

The Tory Cycling Minister is one Robert Goodwill.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on May 25, 2016, 02:44:23 pm
Nominative irony?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Deano on June 25, 2016, 09:33:40 pm
On Islay, Messrs Wood and Wood, timber merchants.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ian H on June 29, 2016, 12:01:24 am
Janice Bawler has just retired from the Hemyock Singers.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on June 29, 2016, 07:55:14 pm
Marc Webb, director of The Amazing Spider-Man.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1989536/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Mr Larrington on June 30, 2016, 01:34:45 am
One half of BT Sport's godawful colemantary team for Moto GP is Julian Ryder.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: T42 on July 04, 2016, 08:11:43 am
The pudendal canal was first documented by one Benjamin Alcock.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Wowbagger on July 07, 2016, 03:01:32 pm
A big hand for Dr. Linda Grimmett, manager of Hearing and Audiology Department at Southend Hospital. Just a typo away...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Basil on July 07, 2016, 03:13:15 pm
I hope that this is not repetition.   Did I ever mention that my old dentist in Bournville was Mr Payne?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Mr Larrington on July 12, 2016, 03:10:54 pm
Today I came across a writer of crime fiction by the name of "Dana Stabenow".  Not sure whether this is nominative determinism or the opposite.  Of it.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on July 16, 2016, 07:38:05 pm
The soprano singing in tomorrow's Prom is called Lucy Crowe.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Mr Larrington on July 18, 2016, 07:22:15 pm
One half of BT Sport's godawful colemantary team for Moto GP is Julian Ryder.

And then there'es Team Dimension Data's directeur sportif Doug Ryder.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Canardly on July 18, 2016, 09:44:14 pm
Brokenshire?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on July 19, 2016, 12:31:49 am
Saw a Tweet about the foodbank work of a Ruth Miser...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 19, 2016, 09:32:09 am
There's a wood a few miles south of Charlbury in Oxfordshire called Notoaks Wood. I don't know what sort of trees are actually there.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on July 19, 2016, 12:20:12 pm
Whereas Burnt Oak Timber is a business within half a mile of here...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Wowbagger on July 19, 2016, 01:34:11 pm
And here's to Dominic Chambers QC.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 19, 2016, 02:22:30 pm
Whereas Burnt Oak Timber is a business within half a mile of here...
Do they make ash trays?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on July 19, 2016, 02:30:40 pm
Whereas Burnt Oak Timber is a business within half a mile of here...
Do they make ash trays?

They're a general purpose builders' merchant... http://www.burntoaktimber.com (http://www.burntoaktimber.com)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: trekker12 on July 19, 2016, 04:04:26 pm
One half of BT Sport's godawful colemantary team for Moto GP is Julian Ryder.

And then there'es Team Dimension Data's directeur sportif Doug Ryder.

Not forgetting Trek Segafredo's* and 2012 Giro D'Italia winner Ryder Hesjedal

*Sounds like an Ice Cream

Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Giraffe on July 20, 2016, 06:46:17 am
Whereas Burnt Oak Timber is a business within half a mile of here...
I've been there a few times - it specialises in Ash.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Giraffe on July 20, 2016, 07:33:36 am
Dr Angie Bone of Public Health England...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36840084
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on July 20, 2016, 02:12:32 pm
Whereas Burnt Oak Timber is a business within half a mile of here...
I've been there a few times - it specialises in Ash.

They have relocated to Harrow now, without renaming the business!
They were rather closer to here when I was moving in and Giraffe was doing multiple odd jobs.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Legs on July 26, 2016, 02:05:34 pm
I wonder if this woman (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2016-36883729) (~halfway down) does litter-picking?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Mr Larrington on July 26, 2016, 02:57:45 pm
I had no particular reason to suddenly think of novelist Jack Trevor Story (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Trevor_Story) this morning, but I did, so nyur.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Zipperhead on July 26, 2016, 03:03:57 pm
Not really appropriate, really quite unappropriate, but the other day I saw a lorry belonging to the "Cleveland Cable Company".

Sadly it wasn't a steam lorry.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Legs on August 15, 2016, 10:46:22 pm
This dental nurse (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-37086296) is just one letter away from a great ND.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on August 16, 2016, 04:20:16 pm
[OT] I have a horrible feeling Desmond may be related to Bernadette and Jeannie, who were sisters in my year and the year above at Sheffield Medical School.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 18, 2016, 09:06:11 pm
Not really appropriate, really quite unappropriate, but the other day I saw a lorry belonging to the "Cleveland Cable Company".

Sadly it wasn't a steam lorry.
Some paper for you:
https://thebristolcable.org


Maybe this one in particular:
https://thebristolcable.org/2016/08/do-me-a-solid/
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: MartinC on August 19, 2016, 01:00:23 pm
My doctor is Dr. Pawley.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Jurek on August 24, 2016, 09:07:17 am
Srsly.
Why would you?
Clicky (https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8304/29162470776_83b9c7aa6a_b.jpg)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Wombat on August 24, 2016, 12:19:03 pm
Ooh, that must have stung a bit.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Zipperhead on August 24, 2016, 01:48:48 pm
Presumably the dark glasses are so that you don't see how much his eyes are watering.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Legs on August 24, 2016, 03:25:43 pm
Is he the Cleveland-based cousin of Tokyo Sexwale?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: spesh on August 30, 2016, 07:24:44 pm
There's a disgraced former politician with an unfortunate habit of sending pictures of his crotch to women who aren't his wife.

Quote
Hours after former Representative Anthony D. Weiner of New York apparently deleted his Twitter account in the wake of a New York Post report that he had been involved in another sexting episode with a woman online last year, his wife announced that the couple were separating.

It was at least the third public episode involving such behavior by Mr. Weiner, who resigned from Congress in 2011 after it was revealed he had been sending lewd messages and photos to women online. That sexting scandal destroyed his political career, derailed a comeback attempt in 2013 and strained his marriage to Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/30/us/politics/anthony-weiners-latest-sexting-scandal-heres-what-we-know.html
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Giraffe on September 13, 2016, 08:51:04 am
The release of 50-year old papers showing that the sugar industry 'bribed' academics to put the blame for obesity etc. onto fats has been commented upon by nutrition professor Marion Nestle of New York University.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on September 14, 2016, 10:01:25 pm
We have a Land Unit the head of which is one S.Field.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Giraffe on September 22, 2016, 09:21:19 am
On "The Magic of Mushrooms" on BBC: chap working for the Forestry Commission is David Bole.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Wowbagger on September 28, 2016, 12:18:56 pm
And a big hand for Sex and Relationships expert Tracey Cox.

http://www.traceycox.com/
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: spesh on October 06, 2016, 10:30:08 pm
The UKIP MEP who slugged a colleague today goes by the name of...


Wait for it...


Mike Hookem.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 11, 2016, 06:01:29 pm
There's a Catholic church in the middle of Bristol, St Mary on the Quay, that was designed by R.S. Pope.

The architect of the main construction of the present Bristol Bridge from 1757 was James Bridges.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on October 22, 2016, 09:04:24 am
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2016/10/14/father-figure-of-englands-spin-bowling-group-gareth-batty-has-ab/

Not quite, as he opened the bowling
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pedaldog on October 23, 2016, 12:00:36 am
"And the batsman's Holding, the bowlers Willie"
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on October 23, 2016, 12:08:34 am
Houlding
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: T42 on October 23, 2016, 09:31:38 am
T'other way round, innit?  "The bowler's Holding, the batsman's Willey". Johnners.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Johnston
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Wowbagger on October 23, 2016, 08:27:53 pm
Correct, T42.

It's always worth reminding people that Brian Johnston called his corgi Larwood because...

Edit: that Wiki piece claims that Johnners never uttered the expression on air. My memory, which has occasionally proved to be unreliable, tells me that I heard him say it whilst listening, and rolled about uncontrollably for quite some time afterwards. However...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0a-FOoM9ms

Blowers there is a very strong candidate for LAMFRT.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: T42 on October 24, 2016, 07:57:20 am
I heard him on R4 years ago saying that a woman had phoned the BBC during his commentary to complain about his language. It was only after listening to the tape that he realized what he'd said.

I never heard the bit about the bodyline corgi.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Canardly on October 24, 2016, 10:38:46 am
Fondly remembered.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Wowbagger on November 17, 2016, 01:56:34 pm
Have we mentioned Donald Trump on these pages before? It is fitting that the man who is likely to put the final nail in the coffin of our climate is named after an escape of methane.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Auntie Helen on November 22, 2016, 06:26:40 pm
Just listening to the Podcast of the BBC's Health Check.

Claudia Hammond has been speaking to "Norma Binge", an oral healthcare person...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: rogerzilla on November 22, 2016, 10:09:30 pm
http://www.dreamindemon.com/community/threads/gynecologist-dr-muffleys-license-suspended-after-naughty-fb-posts.66777/
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: rogerzilla on November 22, 2016, 10:13:42 pm
https://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-alden-cockburn-3y8p2

Ok, I know it's pronounced the same as Coburn, but look at his specialism...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: mattc on November 23, 2016, 09:31:17 am
https://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-alden-cockburn-3y8p2

Ok, I know it's pronounced the same as Coburn, but look at his specialism...
Own up Roger - what were you googling when you found that??

(You have our (mainly male) sympathies - I wouldn't wish that on anyone.)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on November 25, 2016, 09:44:47 am
This one from the list got me-

https://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-wayne-kuang-2hgc4

I'm unsure how the surname is pronounced but......

 ;D
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: rogerzilla on December 09, 2016, 08:42:35 pm
Nominative determinism in reverse (top image, probably SFW).

http://www.smosh.com/smosh-pit/photos/21-very-funny-fap-images
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Wowbagger on December 09, 2016, 11:07:41 pm
https://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-alden-cockburn-3y8p2

Ok, I know it's pronounced the same as Coburn, but look at his specialism...

The second entry on that page is pretty close as well - Dr. Wayne Kuang.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 24, 2016, 01:20:36 pm
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/1/643/31841841025_cb43cbdd4d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QvKKZ4)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 27, 2016, 06:57:12 pm
Not quite determinism but it must (be made to) mean something (along the lines of 911) that the Berlin truck terrorist was from Tataouine.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: mattc on December 30, 2016, 09:46:47 am
Not quite determinism but it must (be made to) mean something (along the lines of 911) that the Berlin truck terrorist was from Tataouine.
really? Wow.

<googles>

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/mar/25/tatouine-star-wars-town-tunisia-isis-waypoint-tatooine

There's a thing!
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Dibdib on January 04, 2017, 07:24:18 pm
President-Elect has named Joe Hagin as deputy White House chief of staff. Hagin was also deputy chief of staff under George W Bush.

Why am I mentioning this in this thread?

His full name is Joseph Whitehouse "Joe" Hagin II. WHITE HOUSE IS LITERALLY HIS MIDDLE NAME.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Hagin
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Deano on January 05, 2017, 06:19:29 pm
Whatever the opposite of nominative determinism is*, immigration minister Robert Goodwill seems to fit:

Quote
The letter from Goodwill’s office made it plain that the problem was Wolf’s to solve.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/05/man-told-to-take-citizenship-test-despite-living-entire-life-in-uk

*Anti-nominative determinism? Oppositionally Nominative Defiant Disorder? Completely Unlikely Nominative Title?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Aidan on January 07, 2017, 09:06:24 pm
Just watching send in the dogs , a police interceptors type think on TV and there a copper called PC Lawman!
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: spesh on January 14, 2017, 09:34:05 pm
In South Dakota, lawmakers have voted against bill to ban them from 'sexual contact' with their interns...

Quote from: the Independent
Opposing the measure, Representative David Lust said he wanted to avoid 'itemising every potential wrongdoing a legislator could commit'

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/south-dakota-stace-nelson-ban-sexual-contact-interns-a7527316.html

NB. The report was written by a Harry Cockburn (probably pronounced "Co-burn", but still... ).
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Russell on January 20, 2017, 01:55:52 pm
Service Advisor at local BMW garage is Michael Helps
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on January 22, 2017, 10:33:51 pm
David Cash of Dorset Police's Economic Crime Unit...
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15037260.__90k_found_under_bed_by_firefighters_about_to_set_derelict_house_alight_will_go_to_charity/?ref=mr&lp=12 (http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15037260.__90k_found_under_bed_by_firefighters_about_to_set_derelict_house_alight_will_go_to_charity/?ref=mr&lp=12)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on March 04, 2017, 04:20:49 pm
It seems Scottish hospitals don't spend much on patients' food.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-39129211http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-39129211 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-39129211http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-39129211)
Nutritional expert Prof Mike Lean opines...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hatler on March 05, 2017, 11:26:02 am
A GP friend of mine works in a multi-disciplinary site that has the following members of staff : -

Mr Dick - urologist
Dr Brain - psychiatrist
Miss Panter - obstetrician
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Basil on March 07, 2017, 04:52:11 pm
From Twitter today.

The British Tarantula Society was founded by Ann Webb

However, as tarantulas don't use webs...............
Oh well
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Kim on March 07, 2017, 06:40:33 pm
They don't?  That makes them pretty rubbish big hairy spiders.

ob-inverse-xkcd:

(https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/spider_paleontology.png) (https://xkcd.com/1747/)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Mr Larrington on March 13, 2017, 08:18:33 pm
I am pleased to note that the "Team Co-ordinator" for the Toyota World Rally team is Clint Fast.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Zipperhead on March 16, 2017, 11:23:49 am
Melody Parker, Acoustic Engineer, Meyer Sound.
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Post by: clarion on March 16, 2017, 04:50:13 pm
I used to know a keen young actor in amateur musicals called Melodie.  Her parents were also stalwarts of the Societies, so I think it was not entirely accidental.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on March 16, 2017, 08:34:50 pm
An erstwhile choirmaster's wife was named Harmony.

A real Constable Savage is in trouble...
http://camdennewjournal.com/article/criminal-charges-for-police-officer-over-video-of-windscreen-smash (http://camdennewjournal.com/article/criminal-charges-for-police-officer-over-video-of-windscreen-smash)
http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/crime-court/police_officer_charged_over_camden_car_attack_viral_video_1_4934583 (http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/crime-court/police_officer_charged_over_camden_car_attack_viral_video_1_4934583)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Zipperhead on March 19, 2017, 11:01:24 am
A bit of a meander, as there's not much nominative determinism, but you can take part in the voting for the Name Of The Year (http://www.nameoftheyear.com/)

I must admit that in this round I'm having trouble deciding between H. King Buttermore III and Shaft Cubit.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: clarion on March 22, 2017, 04:25:29 pm
Just reading notes of a presentation on telehealth for vulnerable patients in care homes.

By Gary Passaway.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on March 24, 2017, 04:22:56 pm
Have we had Paul Nutall?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on March 27, 2017, 10:34:43 pm
Bashir by name...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-39409193 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-39409193)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 29, 2017, 02:00:03 pm
The Lovings, whose marriage eventually legalised inter-racial marriage in the USA. (https://www.theguardian.com/books/gallery/2017/mar/29/the-lovings-in-pictures)
Seems a pretty appropriate name .
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on March 29, 2017, 07:44:50 pm
Hubert Legal for Brexit day.
https://www.concurrences.com/en/auteur/Hubert-Legal (https://www.concurrences.com/en/auteur/Hubert-Legal)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 14, 2017, 11:40:41 am
Gavin Bridge from Finzels Reach and Barry Walsh at the opening of Castle Bridge (https://www.bristol247.com/news-and-features/news/new-bridge-hit-graffiti-days-opening/)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Zipperhead on April 16, 2017, 01:44:47 pm
Ye nominative determinism dattes bakke a longye way....

"St. Bride's position as the journalists' and printers' church dates back to 1500, just after the death of William Caxton, inventor of the moveable type printing press. An apprentice of his, Wynkyn de Worde, acquired his master's press, and set up shop in the churchyard of St. Bride's."
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Jakob W on April 16, 2017, 04:40:57 pm
Looking at some academic papers the other day was reminded that an important researcher on human error and cognitive bias, etc., is James Reason.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: fboab on April 20, 2017, 01:33:16 pm
Heather Morning, Mountain Safety Adviser for the Mountaineering Council of Scotland
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on April 20, 2017, 04:52:28 pm
David had a meteorologist astronomy guest here last night, named Rachel Frost.
She mostly works at airports.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Chamford Sideplate on May 10, 2017, 10:18:30 am
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/553/20242024120_0ae9c00bb4.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wQHExS)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: rogerzilla on May 10, 2017, 07:03:58 pm
https://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-lisa-minge-2rhpr

Dr Lisa Minge, specialist on obstetrics and gynaecology.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Jurek on May 10, 2017, 07:26:59 pm
I am pleased to note that the "Team Co-ordinator" for the Toyota World Rally team is Clint Fast.
You need a steady hand when, as a spectator and fan of the sport, you wish to produce and flourish a hand written placard bearing the words 'COME ON CLINT'
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: rogerzilla on May 10, 2017, 07:38:50 pm
https://www.topnpi.com/ky1558353839/dr-jameel-butt

You can probably guess his specialism.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on May 11, 2017, 08:02:53 am
https://www.topnpi.com/ky1558353839/dr-jameel-butt

You can probably guess his specialism.
The town on the left in the map is just a bonus
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on May 11, 2017, 11:01:08 pm
Rebecca FRY's balloon drifted into high-tension cables causing extensive burns.
Dr Rupert HURRY to the rescue!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-39882124 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-39882124)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Wowbagger on May 12, 2017, 12:49:56 pm
There used to be an opening batsman for Nottinghamshire whose name was Basharat Hassan. I recall watching him play at Chelmsford on one occasion but he retired hurt after John Lever hit him in the face with a lifting delivery. Poor BH was lifted bodily over the fence to the hospital next door where A & E staff took him away for a checkup. I think that must have been the same match in which I watched Garfield Sobers and Derek Randall playing.

I just found the said match on Cricinfo!

http://static.espncricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1970S/1973/ENG_LOCAL/CC/ESSEX_NOTTS_CC_29-31AUG1973.html
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: mattc on May 14, 2017, 02:41:11 pm
The till-person serving us tea this morning was called

Rosie Earl


[is that a bit too subtle? Sorry ... ]
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 16, 2017, 02:38:14 pm
Not quite nominative determinism, perhaps locative determinism, but this thread's good enough: I went to have my hair cut and the radio (R2, one of two bad points about this place – the other being they've just put their prices up!) was broadcasting a barbershop choir. Female barbershop, but still pretty appropriate.

(I also had a bike conversation with the bloke who didn't cut my hair, just to make up for it.)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Guy on May 17, 2017, 08:14:21 am
I got a leaflet through my door yesterday inviting me to join in the East of England Air Ambulance weekly lottery.

The return address for the form?

Hangar 3
Gambling Close
Norwich
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: rogerzilla on May 17, 2017, 12:38:57 pm
The medical profession continues to provide a rich seam of these:

https://www.jameda.mobi/heidelberg/aerzte/frauenaerzte-gynaekologen/dr-jose-klapp/uebersicht/80066384_1/

Send for Dr Klapp!
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Mr Larrington on May 17, 2017, 04:31:10 pm
The medical profession continues to provide a rich seam of these:

https://www.jameda.mobi/heidelberg/aerzte/frauenaerzte-gynaekologen/dr-jose-klapp/uebersicht/80066384_1/

Send for Dr Klapp!

Does he have a clerk, I wonder?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: ElyDave on June 01, 2017, 03:55:58 am
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/01/englands-90-floodplains-not-fit-for-purpose-study-finds (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/01/englands-90-floodplains-not-fit-for-purpose-study-finds)

George Heritage talks about damage to our historic floodplains
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Giraffe on June 02, 2017, 07:54:11 am
On Countryfile the featured brewery had some wooden casks - one of the partners has the surname of Cooper.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on June 07, 2017, 12:48:40 pm
Quote
Della Curry, an elementary school kitchen manager, was fired for giving free food to students who couldn’t afford lunch.


https://www.yahoo.com/news/lunch-lady-fired-after-refusing-to-humiliate-120620085972.html
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on June 07, 2017, 04:22:10 pm
Charlie and Lola creator Lauren Child named children's laureate (https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jun/07/charlie-and-lola-creator-lauren-child-named-childrens-laureate)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: ElyDave on June 07, 2017, 04:33:20 pm
I passed one of the wall displays at Addenbrookes yesterday, referred to a Dr Sneezum
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: LEE on June 07, 2017, 04:36:16 pm
Boris Johnson-Buffoon
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Steph on June 10, 2017, 04:04:34 am
The name of the raptor expert

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40224776
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Wowbagger on July 14, 2017, 05:35:37 pm
I have just noticed that South Africa have a cricketer named Philander. Oh where is Johnners and the endless opportunities for puerile tittering that this would have provided?

I have no idea whether he lives up to his name or not.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Kim on August 04, 2017, 12:32:16 am
Large fire rips through Dubai's Torch Tower (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-40822269)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on August 05, 2017, 03:17:41 pm
I see there was a Stephen Paul Dee posting on the LEL Facebook page.
Kept thinking of his pedals.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Canardly on August 06, 2017, 08:17:21 am
Captain Sail advertising merchant marine war memorial coins on the TV.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Guy on September 14, 2017, 01:45:46 pm
Quote
A compensation claimant named Mr Crook has been handed a £4,600 legal bill after a court ruled he had made a bogus personal injury claim.


Alan Crook, from Leeds, lied about neck and shoulder injuries that were allegedly sustained when a First West Yorkshire bus clipped a stationary car.


http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/rumbled-leeds-man-ordered-to-pay-thousands-to-first-bus-after-cctv-shows-how-he-lied-about-crash-injuries-1-8752188 (http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/rumbled-leeds-man-ordered-to-pay-thousands-to-first-bus-after-cctv-shows-how-he-lied-about-crash-injuries-1-8752188)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on October 29, 2017, 12:14:48 am
Woman named Robb stole dinner money from school.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-41775287 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-41775287)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on January 02, 2018, 06:22:27 pm
Duke Ellington's first piano teacher was Maria Clinkscales.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Beardy on January 02, 2018, 07:00:25 pm
Just found this thread so il” add mine

The Rent'o'kill operative that had attended to our first house prior to our moving in was a Mr Peter Grubb. He actually lived next door to my parents.

And when I was a striplling, I was in the AFC and within our area we had two detachment leaders who were brothers, Lieutenant Key, and 2nd Lieutenant Key. They were both in the same profession, and members of there trade organisation that of the Master Locksmiths Association. I bet you guessed that didn’t you.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Diver300 on January 14, 2018, 08:59:02 pm
Dr. Alter, the plastic surgeon.... http://www.altermd.com/ (http://www.altermd.com/)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Legs on January 17, 2018, 12:03:51 pm
Tennys Sandgren (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennys_Sandgren), the tennis player from Tennessee...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: LEE on January 17, 2018, 01:00:56 pm
Gary Oldman
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: rogerzilla on January 17, 2018, 06:14:06 pm
Gary Oldman
Oddly, he's the same age as Gary Numan.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: rafletcher on March 16, 2018, 05:17:57 pm
A letter in the Graun today, from County Down. From one Keith Bomber....
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on March 23, 2018, 07:46:08 pm
Head teacher named Snow arranges Staff v Pupils snowball fight.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/43225661/pupils-versus-teachers-snowball-fight (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/43225661/pupils-versus-teachers-snowball-fight)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on April 03, 2018, 02:16:30 pm
Norther Line engineering work has been behind schedule.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DZ3C31xW0AABe7H.jpg)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: LEE on April 03, 2018, 02:26:07 pm
Piers Twatty Morgan

(possibly repetition)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Torslanda on April 03, 2018, 03:11:27 pm
You mean Piers 'The Colossal Bell End' Morgan, who is a colossal bell end . . . ?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Giraffe on April 04, 2018, 09:28:24 am
That proggy - Piers Morgan's Deadly Women (?) was one not to watch. As it had more than one episode - and the first episode lasted more than five minutes - it was obviously a (not) dead failure.
When I first saw it in the EPG there was JOY, but  :'(
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 04, 2018, 10:33:10 am
Russell Brain, neurologist. (https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaneurology/article-abstract/567311?redirect=true)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on April 04, 2018, 01:22:01 pm
Collaborated with Bannister, who left us rather more recently.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 04, 2018, 01:33:18 pm
Also had Ivor Gurney as a patient.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on April 12, 2018, 02:18:50 pm
From https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/apr/12/national-enquirer-tabloid-trump-doorman-affair-rumor

Quote
The company said that AMI’s publisher, David Pecker, an unabashed Trump supporter....
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Legs on April 15, 2018, 04:59:45 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-43774595 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-43774595)  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 16, 2018, 10:57:32 pm
Do we have a thread for nominative anti-determinism?
https://twitter.com/JamesCleverly/status/984361869778538496
Quote
And remember, kids, when it comes to elections Labour think you’re an adult at 16, when it comes to bus travel you’re not an adult until 25.

Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on April 21, 2018, 08:08:47 pm
On C4 News: Sally Knocker who works for Opening Doors London.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ian H on May 24, 2018, 06:31:54 pm
Board the carpenter.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on May 26, 2018, 09:14:57 pm
There's a Toni Coppers in the credits of the Belgian police drama Rough Justice.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on June 15, 2018, 08:59:11 pm
There's a Toni Coppers in the credits of the Belgian police drama Rough Justice.

Ah, he wrote the books it's based on.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: citoyen on August 10, 2018, 03:36:54 pm
I see that Chelsea's expensive new shot-stopper is called Kepa...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kepa_Arrizabalaga
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 21, 2018, 10:03:00 am
Sushma Swaraj, India's foreign affairs minister. Swaraj translates as "self rule".
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: mattc on September 21, 2018, 10:06:17 am
There is a cyclist local to me called David Busby. I first met him years ago. Then this week he gave a surprising talk ...

Can you guess what small pet(s) he keeps for a hobby??
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on September 24, 2018, 03:42:44 pm
Mindy Grossman, CEO WW (Weight Watchers rebranded)
Mike Lean, Professor of Human Nutrition, Glasgow.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Guy on September 24, 2018, 03:51:42 pm
There is a cyclist local to me called David Busby. I first met him years ago. Then this week he gave a surprising talk ...

Can you guess what small pet(s) he keeps for a hobby??

he keeps telephones as pets?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: barakta on September 24, 2018, 05:36:09 pm
Ferrets?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: SoreTween on September 24, 2018, 06:20:53 pm
Dead leftpondian musical choreographers?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Graeme on September 24, 2018, 07:12:36 pm
I met Paul Carpenter on Sunday. He is retired, but was visiting the church building to show his family some of his handiwork from the 1980s... yes, his efforts still look beautiful, and are made of wood.

:)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on October 12, 2018, 01:01:36 pm
I see Claire Curley is national director of Scoliosis Association UK.

There's a chap named Evill who has been charged with a Nefarious Crime...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Auntie Helen on October 30, 2018, 04:02:37 am
I guess we must have had Roger Kneebone, Professor of surgical education at Imperial, before.

https://www.bbc.com/news/education-46019429
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Wowbagger on October 30, 2018, 09:44:16 am
Let's hear if for Clare Panniker, Chief Exec of Southend Hospital.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Salvatore on November 08, 2018, 09:08:59 pm
Who else would Bradley Stokes play for?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46136144
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on November 09, 2018, 12:58:59 am
Guy Hills of Dashing Tweeds is a distant cousin of mine.
His daughter is named Primrose.
They live in NW3 just north of Regent's Park...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: spesh on November 27, 2018, 11:53:52 am
The lawyer arguing for the EU Council at the ECJ today called Hubert Legal.

https://twitter.com/MehreenKhn/status/1067351515977924609
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 27, 2018, 12:38:22 pm
Who else would Bradley Stokes play for?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46136144
Quote
Bradley Stoke Town FC
Quote
Ugh. Bradley Stoke is not a town, it's just a shopping mall with housing attached.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on November 30, 2018, 11:58:43 am
Mrs Ham has a tome on Art Quilting (ie, ninja sewing) written by a Linda Seward
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on December 01, 2018, 09:20:20 pm
Mrs Ham has a tome on Art Quilting (ie, ninja sewing) written by a Linda Seward

Crewel!
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Ham on December 03, 2018, 07:55:58 am
Schneider knives? https://www.schneider-gmbh.com/en/kategorien/knives
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: T42 on December 03, 2018, 11:44:21 am
So a tailor makes knives while a knife-maker made aeroplanes.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 07, 2018, 08:53:49 pm
A lorry stuck under a railway bridge. The slogan on the back of the lorry is "More sky, less roof."
(https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/article2302992.ece/ALTERNATES/s510b/2_WhatsApp-Image-2018-12-07-at-122536-1jpeg.jpg)
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/live-lorry-slogan-more-sky-2302981
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on December 13, 2018, 09:30:40 pm
Have we done James Brokenshire the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government?
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on December 13, 2018, 10:32:01 pm
So a tailor makes knives while a knife-maker made aeroplanes.

A Messerschmitt I presume...
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: T42 on December 14, 2018, 11:29:15 am
Genau.

Interesting wee snippet about German names: Germans who wanted to hide the fact that their ancestors were tradesmen would often Latinize their names, e.g. Müller would become Mollitor and Schneider would become Sartorius.  I helped a chum of mine with a client of his called Mollitor, and I had a nice wee inward chuckle, knowing that his forebears had been snobs.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Salvatore on December 14, 2018, 04:13:17 pm
When Herr Dr Joachim Neumann poshed up his name he went further than latinizing his name, he greekified it to Neander (new man).  And the local  feature named after him was of course the Neanderthal, where bones were later found which turned out to be a new (.e. previously unknown) man.


Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: ElyDave on December 21, 2018, 08:12:01 pm
The guy who drove into me today is named James Hunt
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Kim on January 11, 2019, 02:54:28 pm
Wet wipes to get 'Fine to Flush' logo to tackle fatbergs (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46835573)

Quote
The Fine to Flush tests, set out in a 30 page document, scrutinise whether the wipes are able to clear the u-bend, avoid snagging and avoid chemical residues.

The tests are being carried out by Swindon-based WRc.

Andy Drinkwater, who is in charge of the tests, said one product, from Natracare, will meet the standard.

(WRc is the now-privatised Water Research Centre)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Kim on January 18, 2019, 02:53:16 pm
I suppose joining the police was the only reasonable option... https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2019-01-18/the-worlds-greatest-name-for-a-police-officer-revealed-by-west-country-viewers/
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 24, 2019, 01:12:26 pm
Nominative determinism in reverse: people named for their characteristics in medieval England. Usually unflattering: Rowland Lytillskill, Agnes Pillock, Cecilia Snot, Alfred Toadbollock...  :D
https://theconversation.com/toadbollock-dustiberd-and-lytillskyll-historian-on-what-names-can-tell-us-about-everyday-medieval-life-108365
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 30, 2019, 08:39:24 am
Tom Justice. (https://historythings.com/choir-boy-bandit-robbed-26-banks-98-2002-just-bicycle/)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on February 13, 2019, 12:29:46 pm
Robert Bragg...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-47211971 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-47211971)
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: hellymedic on March 15, 2019, 11:23:49 pm
Neil Risk is a solicitor/estate agent in Shetland.
neilrisk.com
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Efrogwr on March 17, 2019, 07:56:00 pm
A POBI posting by Steph reminded me of our very own candidate;
Dim.
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: Pingu on March 20, 2019, 07:40:27 pm
Martin Kettle reports on public protest (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/20/uk-politicians-ignore-mass-public-protests-peril-theresa-may-tony-blair).
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: rafletcher on March 21, 2019, 08:12:49 pm
Udo Kock

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/20/amsterdam-to-ban-disrespectful-tours-of-red-light-district
Title: Re: More nominative determinism
Post by: spesh on March 22, 2019, 12:13:07 am
Rob Monster - CEO of the company that's domain registrar for Gab, which is basically Twitter for fascists.

https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/01/11/problem-epik-proportions
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Post by: Legs on March 26, 2019, 12:30:47 pm
Prof Christina Wang (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-47691567).
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Post by: Guy on March 29, 2019, 09:56:49 am
I have just learned of the existence of an Army Reserve occifer with the name Bob Officer
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Post by: hellymedic on April 01, 2019, 02:41:05 pm
Truly tasteless and not quite...
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Post by: hellymedic on April 02, 2019, 02:48:04 am
A singer friend has just released some YouTube videos with a pianist named Paige Turner...
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Post by: hellymedic on April 06, 2019, 07:32:13 pm
On the London Cycling page of Facebook is a post by Rayne Passmore.
Apparently, overtaking motorists do not leave sufficient clearance...
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Post by: spesh on April 09, 2019, 11:07:14 am
This could count as nominative determinism or as an inverse, but oikballer Danny Drinkwater's been charged with drink-driving after crashing his Lard Rover.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-47864761
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Post by: Pingu on April 14, 2019, 09:47:18 pm
Mark Wilding

https://www.theguardian.com/global/2019/apr/14/britains-big-cats-are-pumas-running-wild-or-is-it-our-imagination
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Post by: Ham on May 12, 2019, 08:46:24 am
Matt Payne

https://www.facebook.com/Mattswindows1/
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Post by: Salvatore on May 12, 2019, 10:53:05 am
On the London Cycling page of Facebook is a post by Rayne Passmore.
Apparently, overtaking motorists do not leave sufficient clearance...

Which reminds me ...
Tom Passmore played football for Carlisle Utd and Gainsborough Trinity amongst others. And was a more 'cultured' centre-half than was the fashion at the time, as I recall.

Which brings us to:
Goalkeepers Tom Glover (Spurs) and Dominique Dropsy (France, Strasbourg etc)

Defenders Nicky Marker (Exeter, Plymouth, Blackburn) and Belgian Mark de Man (Anderlecht).

Ernie Middlemiss played 2 games at centre forward for Lincoln City in 1948, but failed to find the net. Not to be confused with goal-scoring winger Bert Middlemiss (55 goals for Spurs).

[ETA] Up front, lanky Portuguese Lokomotiv Moscow forward Eder is good at 'eaders.

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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 31, 2019, 07:19:50 pm
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Harry Gay, who works for the Outside Project, London’s first LGBTQ+ homeless shelter,
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/may/31/wagamama-toilets-gender-neutral
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Post by: ElyDave on June 04, 2019, 08:41:31 pm
have we had Paine and Wake, funeral directors of Twickenham?
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Post by: Salvatore on June 05, 2019, 10:55:30 am
What better names to describe the (in)activities of estate agents than Doolittle and Dalley? Perhaps they wanted to be solicitors but failed the exams and estate agenting was the next best thing for them to hold up the house buying process.
(https://i.imgur.com/vir35AAm.jpg)


I wonder if Jezza wears one of those big rubber trouser/welly combos so beloved of anglers?
(https://i.imgur.com/cOREBDSm.jpg)
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Post by: Beardy on June 06, 2019, 10:05:52 am
Here seems most appropriate place for this
https://twitter.com/adrianedmondson/status/1135954260980576257?s=21 (https://twitter.com/adrianedmondson/status/1135954260980576257?s=21)
(https://twitter.com/adrianedmondson/status/1135954260980576257?s=21)
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Post by: hellymedic on June 06, 2019, 07:47:48 pm
 ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Chamford Sideplate on June 11, 2019, 11:27:56 am
We had a music teacher called Mrs Howling.
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Post by: hellymedic on June 15, 2019, 07:55:07 am
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Hospice UK chief executive Tracey Bleakley said: "There are huge barriers.

Not the name I'd like for that post...
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Post by: Pingu on June 15, 2019, 06:10:02 pm
Moby Solangi, director of the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport, Mississippi (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/15/dolphins-stranded-deaths-gulf-coast)
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Post by: hellymedic on June 17, 2019, 03:50:36 pm
I now have a different milkandmore.co.uk milkman.

All my orders are online and milk is delivered before David goes to bed We never see the mikman.

His name is Martin Ebot.

Trufax!
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Post by: Kim on June 25, 2019, 02:01:03 pm
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48742850

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Loren Dykes of Bristol City and Gilly Flaherty of West Ham United proudly don rainbow-striped captain bands to show support for the LGBT+ community
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Post by: hellymedic on June 25, 2019, 04:04:52 pm
I see Sam Short was trying some revolutionary remedy for achondroplasia.
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 05, 2019, 04:58:45 pm
About Extinction Rebellion:
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One of the protestors taking part is Leo Green, a mechanical engineer from Bristol. He apologised to people for any disruption they experience.
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/extinction-rebellion-occupy-bristol-protest-3057201
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Post by: orienteer on July 05, 2019, 07:37:43 pm
Interview on BBC London this evening with a women about the inclusivity of the Pride event tomorrow. Her name was Alison Camps.
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Post by: Nuncio on July 11, 2019, 08:48:01 am
I can't believe we've not had Aethelred The Unready's half brother yet, Edward the Martyr. What were his parents thinking?
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Post by: Mr Larrington on July 11, 2019, 12:44:07 pm
And that Lou Gehrig.  Died of Gehrig's Disease.  You'd think they'd have seen that coming.
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Post by: Auntie Helen on July 30, 2019, 12:59:25 pm
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49159859

Capital One, credit card and bank in the US.

The big cheese is called Richard Fairbank.
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 31, 2019, 08:06:53 am
A Gurnaid article on "Why moderate drinking is probably not good for you" by someone called Katz.
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/06/heres-why-moderate-drinking-is-probably-not-good-for-you
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Post by: spesh on August 10, 2019, 05:28:57 pm
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Richard Braine has been elected as the leader of the UK Independence Party.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49307101

<Dr Pepper> What could possibly go wrong? (https://twitter.com/search?q=%22Dick%20Braine%22&src=tren)  :demon: ;D ;) </Dr Pepper>
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Post by: hellymedic on August 10, 2019, 05:36:50 pm
A Gurnaid article on "Why moderate drinking is probably not good for you" by someone called Katz.
(click to show/hide)
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/06/heres-why-moderate-drinking-is-probably-not-good-for-you

Katz is the name frequently adopted by German Cohen Jews as it's effectively an acronym of the Hebrew for 'Righteous Priest' (Cohen Tzedek).
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Post by: Giraffe on August 12, 2019, 08:25:14 am
On Coutryfile last night: the brothers Wood running a joinery business - a joint venture?
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Post by: hellymedic on August 13, 2019, 10:01:32 pm
Tim Bushe architect and topiarist.
https://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/catastrophic-vehicle-crashes-into-finsbury-park-s-famous-topiary-elephant-taking-its-head-off-1-6212738
 (https://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/catastrophic-vehicle-crashes-into-finsbury-park-s-famous-topiary-elephant-taking-its-head-off-1-6212738)
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Post by: spesh on August 14, 2019, 11:01:16 pm
Frances Crook (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Crook) - CEO of the Howard League for Penal Reform.
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Post by: hellymedic on August 14, 2019, 11:04:37 pm
Frances Crook (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Crook) - CEO of the Howard League for Penal Reform.

I thought I posted that upthread...
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Post by: spesh on August 14, 2019, 11:21:36 pm
Frances Crook (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Crook) - CEO of the Howard League for Penal Reform.

I thought I posted that upthread...

FWIW, I did do a forum search for her name before posting and got nothing, and I wasn't going to scroll through the entire thread, so...

I've also just tried a search using your username in the "By user" field, and setting the message age to 1 day in order to filter out my post, and it can't find anything at all.
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Post by: hellymedic on August 14, 2019, 11:23:50 pm
Apologies! I must have had a brain storm...
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Post by: spesh on August 14, 2019, 11:53:17 pm
No worries.  :)
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Post by: Giraffe on August 15, 2019, 09:34:42 am
On Look East, the engineer in charge of keeping the Fens drained is...Fenn.
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 19, 2019, 07:43:47 pm
I've just discovered that the Indian equivalent of DHL etc is called... Delhivery.  :facepalm:
https://www.delhivery.com
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Post by: Ham on August 31, 2019, 10:42:47 am
A local painter, Colin Coates (https://www.facebook.com/colin.coatesy)
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Post by: Beardy on August 31, 2019, 12:23:57 pm
A local tree surgeon, Paul Bush (https://www.paulbushtreesurgeon.co.uk/), who regularly does work on a neighbours hedge
 
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Post by: Mr Larrington on September 03, 2019, 03:47:30 am
Passed the premises of Traylor's Trailers yesterday.
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Post by: T42 on September 11, 2019, 03:23:39 pm
The alley that runs along the side of my favourite patisserie is called the Rue Madeleine.
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Post by: The French Tandem on September 25, 2019, 06:46:56 am
Guess who is the Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Canada?

Daniel Green (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Green_(politician))
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Post by: Mr Larrington on September 30, 2019, 04:55:23 pm
The Finance Editor of the NYT is one David Enrich.
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Post by: Hot Flatus on September 30, 2019, 07:34:54 pm
https://twitter.com/Independent/status/1178706066579832832?s=19


...of course nobody should surprised, not even the head of UKIP, Dick Braine.
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 12, 2019, 09:44:31 pm
Went to parents evening at my son's school on Thursday. Teachers sitting in rooms by subject. In one room there were two teachers, Mr Fish and Mr Cony. It really should have been Biology (but it was Maths). (But his actual Biology teacher, who looks about 20, was wearing what appeared to be a genuine late 80s Casio digital watch in bling gold... !)
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Post by: T42 on October 17, 2019, 12:59:06 pm
Just received a letter from the DWP to inform me that although the UK is probably going to piss off out of the EU at Halloween, they will graciously continue to pay my meagre pension.  All very well, apart from the fact that they've got my name wrong: it's not Alcock. Summat in their system is, though.
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Post by: Poacher on October 17, 2019, 02:15:20 pm
Will it still be index-linked?
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 17, 2019, 02:20:34 pm
Will it still be index-linked?
That depends. Is it Campag or Shimano?
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Post by: hellymedic on October 17, 2019, 02:31:38 pm
Remind me not to joke about patients' names...

I don't think I'm breaking confidentiality though when I state I once saw a patient with purple hair named Violet.
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Post by: T42 on October 17, 2019, 02:47:22 pm
Will it still be index-linked?

For three years, and thereafter "the government plans to negotiate an agreement to ensure" it will be "upgraded in the longer term", and we know how sincere they are about that.

Have since phoned them up: some low-grade labourer alcocked up a spreadsheet but not the database.  Interesting factlet: UK overseas pensions are paid via a US bank.