Author Topic: More nominative determinism  (Read 42169 times)

Kim

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #300 on: January 18, 2019, 02:53:16 pm »
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #301 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
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #302 on: January 30, 2019, 08:39:24 am »
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #303 on: February 13, 2019, 12:29:46 pm »

hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #304 on: March 15, 2019, 11:23:49 pm »
Neil Risk is a solicitor/estate agent in Shetland.
neilrisk.com

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #305 on: March 17, 2019, 07:56:00 pm »
A POBI posting by Steph reminded me of our very own candidate;
Dim.

Pingu

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #306 on: March 20, 2019, 07:40:27 pm »

We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

spesh

  • Trump-Russia posting ninja
Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #308 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
If you think this has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention.

It's not the despair... I can take the despair. It's the hope I can't stand.

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #309 on: March 26, 2019, 12:30:47 pm »

Guy

  • Left-Wing Moonbat Green NAZI
Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #310 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
What duck?

hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #311 on: April 01, 2019, 02:41:05 pm »
Truly tasteless and not quite...
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hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #312 on: April 02, 2019, 02:48:04 am »
A singer friend has just released some YouTube videos with a pianist named Paige Turner...

hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #313 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...

spesh

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #314 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
If you think this has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention.

It's not the despair... I can take the despair. It's the hope I can't stand.

Pingu

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    • the Igloo