Author Topic: More nominative determinism  (Read 58002 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.
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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

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #382 on: February 23, 2020, 09:52:52 am »
Fury v Wilder

(from what I can find out they are both genuine names)

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #383 on: February 23, 2020, 06:34:32 pm »
On the way back from yesterday's Chiltern Grit event, I noticed that the Aylesbury crematorium is in Bierton.

hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #384 on: February 28, 2020, 06:05:34 pm »

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #385 on: March 06, 2020, 06:29:35 pm »
Is there a name for the converse?

When I was little we used to visit a place called Fletcher Moss. This week I discover that there was a Mr Fletcher Moss who gave https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fletcher_Moss_Botanical_Garden to the people of Manchester.

Ok maybe moss does sound like some bleaker than a botanic gardens next to the Mersey but it still seems like determinism to my ears.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #386 on: March 07, 2020, 10:38:38 am »
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Teachers at her private preschool (including Mrs Smart and Mrs Brain, their real names; “It’s like a Mr Men book,” Jeeva is quick to point out)
From a grauno article about child geniuses.
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/mar/07/im-a-human-calculator-whats-it-like-to-be-a-child-genius-or-to-raise-one
Days become simply the spaces between dreams, spaces between the shifting floors of time...

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #387 on: March 13, 2020, 12:27:30 pm »
Essex cricketer Charles Kortright (1871-1952) took 176 catches in his career.
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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

Wowbagger

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #388 on: March 13, 2020, 06:32:41 pm »
Essex cricketer Charles Kortright (1871-1952) took 176 catches in his career.

There are some wonderful anecdotes about him. John Arlott believed that circumstantial evidence suggested he was probably the fastest bowler of all time. There was one occasion, apparently, when he bowled a not-very-short ball on a dodgy wicket and it flew straight over the boundary from pitching.

My favourite story was the occasion he bowled W. G. Grace, who, if out early in his innings, would stand his ground and say "All these people have come to watch me bat!" Kortright bowled him comprehensively. Grace tucked his bat under his arm with a harrumph and started to walk towards the pavilion.

"Are you going, Doctor?" enquired Kortright, "You've still got one stump standing!"

He was a very privileged individual, it seems, who once said "I've never done a day's work in my life!"
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Guy

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #389 on: March 24, 2020, 09:47:11 am »
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A police officer who tried to "cover up his poor performance" after a missing man was found dead by giving "untrue" inquest evidence has been sacked.

Cambridgeshire police officer PC Julian Crimes denied misconduct allegations.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-52010392
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