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More nominative determinism
« on: January 17, 2011, 05:58:36 pm »
BBC News - Dundee United's David Goodwillie charged over rape

Sorry, I know it's supposed to be a serious story.
Never tell me the odds.

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2011, 07:18:07 pm »
They keep coming.

BBC News - US Congressman Weiner admits 'inappropriate' Twitter photo

Weiner sends a picture of his wiener.
Never tell me the odds.

hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #2 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.

Steve Kish

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2011, 08:18:18 pm »
There's a dentist in California called Sonny Phang. 8)
Old enough to know better!

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #4 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 died 1990 apparently)

hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #5 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 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

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

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

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2011, 02:08:02 pm »
Mishpochoh !  ;D

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2011, 12:59:59 pm »
We haz a new luser in the Credit Management department.  Her name?

Kim Cashin.
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Pingu

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #8 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

hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #9 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 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

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.  :(

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2012, 01:59:14 pm »
Sounds fishy.
Getting there...

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #12 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.
Never tell me the odds.

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #13 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.


Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2013, 04:45:27 pm »
The chief accountant in one of my first jobs was a P. Swindle :)

Pingu

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2013, 09:59:05 am »

Andrew

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #16 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.

clarion

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #17 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.
Getting there...

hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #18 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

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2013, 04:30:05 pm »
Tree blown down on...

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

Love the hashtag, too.

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #20 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.

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2014, 02:28:57 pm »
The Forensic Science Service used to have a footwear mark specialist called Dr Dabbs
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2014, 05:43:54 pm »
An 'expert' on The Daily Politics yesterday, re. Somerset Levels etc: Professor Flood!
2x4: thick plank; 4x4: 2 of 'em.

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #23 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.
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #24 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.