Author Topic: More nominative determinism  (Read 57103 times)

Zipperhead

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #175 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.
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #176 on: August 24, 2016, 03:25:43 pm »
Is he the Cleveland-based cousin of Tokyo Sexwale?

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #177 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.

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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
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Giraffe

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #178 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.
2x4: thick plank; 4x4: 2 of 'em.

Pingu

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #179 on: September 14, 2016, 10:01:25 pm »
We have a Land Unit the head of which is one S.Field.

Giraffe

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #180 on: September 22, 2016, 09:21:19 am »
On "The Magic of Mushrooms" on BBC: chap working for the Forestry Commission is David Bole.
2x4: thick plank; 4x4: 2 of 'em.

Wowbagger

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #181 on: September 28, 2016, 12:18:56 pm »
And a big hand for Sex and Relationships expert Tracey Cox.

http://www.traceycox.com/
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #182 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.
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And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #183 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.
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.


Pedaldog

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #185 on: October 23, 2016, 12:00:36 am »
"And the batsman's Holding, the bowlers Willie"

hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #186 on: October 23, 2016, 12:08:34 am »
Houlding

T42

  • Tea tank
Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #187 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
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Wowbagger

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #188 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.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

T42

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #189 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.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #190 on: October 24, 2016, 10:38:46 am »
Fondly remembered.
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Wowbagger

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #191 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.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Auntie Helen

  • 6 Wheels in Germany
Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #192 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...
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #194 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...
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mattc

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #195 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.)
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #196 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
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #197 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
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Wowbagger

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #198 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.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #199 on: December 24, 2016, 01:20:36 pm »
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.