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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #350 on: September 25, 2019, 06:46:56 am »
Guess who is the Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Canada?

Daniel Green

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #351 on: September 30, 2019, 04:55:23 pm »
The Finance Editor of the NYT is one David Enrich.
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #352 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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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #353 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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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #354 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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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #355 on: October 17, 2019, 02:15:20 pm »
Will it still be index-linked?

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #356 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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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #357 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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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #358 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.
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #359 on: November 22, 2019, 04:11:12 pm »

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #360 on: December 10, 2019, 03:25:24 pm »
How about some nominative antideterminism? A denier standing for the Greens (and you thought you'd escaped politics in the Pub; sorry!)
https://thetab.com/uk/bristol/2019/11/17/meet-carla-denyer-the-green-candidate-aiming-to-take-bristol-west-from-labour-38216
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #361 on: December 11, 2019, 04:18:06 pm »
How about some nominative antideterminism? A denier standing for the Greens (and you thought you'd escaped politics in the Pub; sorry!)
https://thetab.com/uk/bristol/2019/11/17/meet-carla-denyer-the-green-candidate-aiming-to-take-bristol-west-from-labour-38216
With the specs on she looks like Gareth Malone's sister.
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #362 on: December 31, 2019, 10:14:53 am »
Ghosn's gone.
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #363 on: January 01, 2020, 04:42:16 pm »
There's a guy on one on the same FB groups that I'm on - Bicycle Touring and Bikepacking - whose name is Rod Wanker. Honestly. Go and look him up. He's from Oregon.

He has just posted about the number of miles he managed in 2019 - about 1800. He mentioned that he has toured in every continent except Australia and said he was reluctant to tour there because of his surname. Some bright spark - an Aussie of course - said that he would feel very welcome there because every passing motorist would wind their window down and call out his name.
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #364 on: January 07, 2020, 02:06:41 am »

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #365 on: January 16, 2020, 01:02:18 pm »
Everton are considering signing 23-year-old Brazilian international Everton Cebolinha, generally known as 'Everton'.

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/intense-pursuit-brazil-star-50million-17576463

(If only we'd called our son 'Real Madrid' and not 'Frickley Colliery Reserves' - we feel such fools now)

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #366 on: January 16, 2020, 06:26:17 pm »
On the BBC 6 o’clock news just now;

Drug abuse support worker, Mr Edward Baggy.
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #367 on: January 18, 2020, 11:42:19 pm »
Reading papers about treatments for shoulder pain.  Found one with authors named Bone and Armstrong.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #368 on: January 21, 2020, 01:42:15 pm »

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #369 on: January 21, 2020, 02:29:23 pm »
I assume that James Cleverly has had a mention on this thread for being the total antidote to nominative determinism?
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #370 on: January 21, 2020, 02:52:39 pm »
I'm fairly sure he has but can't be bothered to search.

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #371 on: January 22, 2020, 08:19:44 am »
Everton are considering signing 23-year-old Brazilian international Everton Cebolinha, generally known as 'Everton'.

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/intense-pursuit-brazil-star-50million-17576463

(If only we'd called our son 'Real Madrid' and not 'Frickley Colliery Reserves' - we feel such fools now)

Especially so since Frickley Colliery changed their name to Frickley Athletic in 1974.
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #372 on: January 22, 2020, 10:49:21 am »
The advantage of inventing an child for 'comic' purposes is that I can also invent his baptism date as being in late 1973.

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #373 on: January 22, 2020, 02:46:31 pm »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-51151182

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Dr Samantha Pegg, who lectures at Nottingham Law School on criminal law regarding sadomasochism (S&M)...

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Rosina Cottage QC, a barrister at Red Lion Chambers...

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #374 on: January 28, 2020, 02:32:34 pm »
Man who lives on road named after Concorde fined for speeding on A419
This story would be equally appropriate for Little Eye on the Provinces.
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