Author Topic: More nominative determinism  (Read 55170 times)

hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #375 on: January 30, 2020, 04:24:48 pm »

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #376 on: January 31, 2020, 12:02:28 am »
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."
Could be a byname from his job, so the other way round.
"A woman on a bicycle has all the world before her where to choose; she can go where she will, no man hindering." The Type-Writer Girl, 1897

Andrij

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #377 on: February 06, 2020, 09:15:27 pm »
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:


Giraffe

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #379 on: February 09, 2020, 08:33:22 am »
ICR if I've posted this (and CBA to look): in the '70s, went to a talk and slide show given by a mountaineer who's lost his legs - chap's surname was Croucher.
The audience, being almost all hill-walkers, cavers etc., burst out laughing when he was introduced.
2x4: thick plank; 4x4: 2 of 'em.

Pingu

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hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #381 on: February 17, 2020, 04:09:19 pm »
Who better to speak out about burnout in doctors than Dr Natalie Ashburner?

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/harrowing-stories-burned-out-nhs-21487129