Author Topic: More nominative determinism  (Read 37232 times)

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #50 on: October 24, 2014, 11:50:05 am »
One anadromous fish to succeed another.

Who next as head of the SNP? Shad? Eels?
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #51 on: October 25, 2014, 12:58:32 am »
A book in my old local library that I never read, but...
http://www.amazon.com/The-Imperial-Animal-Robin-Fox/dp/1560009624

'The Imperial Animal' by Robin Fox and lionel Tiger.
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #52 on: November 04, 2014, 10:40:54 am »
Road cc story of motorist RLJ at Bow features Luke Redpath...
http://road.cc/content/news/134598-tfl-address-safety-concerns-over-drivers-ignoring-red-lights-bow-roundabout
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #53 on: November 04, 2014, 11:34:29 am »
Maybe he's from MK.
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #54 on: November 04, 2014, 09:46:13 pm »
Chair of the local angling club used to be Dr.Fish.

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #55 on: November 04, 2014, 10:14:29 pm »
In the town where I lived as a kid, we have I.C. Andrew, the optician.

https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl#q=ic+andrew+opticians

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #56 on: November 04, 2014, 11:12:33 pm »

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #57 on: November 04, 2014, 11:30:30 pm »
In the town where I lived as a kid, we have I.C. Andrew, the optician.

https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl#q=ic+andrew+opticians

Ruddy Norah, that's a blast from the past  ;D

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #58 on: November 05, 2014, 06:48:14 pm »
Received an email from a petrol company,signed by Bilge Stores, Customer Service.

I sincerely hope this is NOT nominative determinism.

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #59 on: November 05, 2014, 11:27:20 pm »
Received an email from a petrol company,signed by Bilge Stores, Customer Service.

I sincerely hope this is NOT nominative determinism.
I reckon he's up to sump'n.

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #60 on: November 05, 2014, 11:42:59 pm »
Not sure if I've posted this before on another thread but this pair were clearly born to found an estate agents:

http://doolittle-dalley.co.uk

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #61 on: November 06, 2014, 10:58:26 am »
Has anybody mentioned Sara Blizzard who presents the weather on BBC North West?
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hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #62 on: November 07, 2014, 05:19:05 pm »
Or Jack Mount, accused of historical sex abuse?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-29952090

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #63 on: November 19, 2014, 05:18:20 pm »
A guy I work with in $megacorp has been given one of  those bollocks titles, he is a salesman and now known as "Financial services xxxxx Systems Tiger"

His name? Tony  ;D ;D ;D

hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #64 on: November 26, 2014, 01:17:01 pm »

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #65 on: December 04, 2014, 01:29:05 pm »
One of the contributors to the UK Canals mailing list is one Ian Cardinal.  Yes, he's a clergyman, but CofE.
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HTFB

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #66 on: December 04, 2014, 05:05:35 pm »
Narrowboatman turning: N canal radii (3,8)

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #67 on: January 05, 2015, 09:18:59 am »
Quote
Doctor Graeme Killer, who has been the physician to the country’s prime ministers since the 1990s last week told The Australian it was only matter of time before Mr Abbott was injured while riding his bike.
http://road.cc/content/news/139831-australias-pm-tony-abbott-told-get-his-bike-his-doctor

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #68 on: January 07, 2015, 05:32:23 pm »
From the BBC:

Hampshire firefighters beat biggest naan record

"A huge naan bread made by firefighters has been confirmed to be the biggest the world has ever seen.

Led by fire officer Dave Curry, the team created a giant Indian bread, weighing 26kg (57lb 5oz) and measuring 3.79m (12ft 5in) by 1.4m (4ft 7in).
"
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #69 on: January 08, 2015, 12:37:43 am »
I recently started working with an orthopaedic surgeon called Mr Limb.

hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #70 on: January 08, 2015, 01:02:49 am »
I treated a burglar called Nick once...

hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #71 on: February 06, 2015, 06:31:47 pm »
Dreadful story.
I don't know how any human can stoop so low.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-31173113

It's being handled by
Detective Sergeant Neil Lawless of Greater Manchester Police...

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #72 on: February 09, 2015, 09:19:11 pm »
Possibly not the most appropriate thread, because I can't see a connection between his name and his job, but I have just discovered, whilst in the process of clearing out a load of old paperwork, that the Prinicpal Officer (Mandatory Awards) for Essex County Council in 1999 was one Mr. Coolbear.
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #73 on: February 09, 2015, 11:41:55 pm »
I'm always amazed that so many people called Justice go on to have high-flying careers in law. Judges and barristers and the like. I don't think I've even met anyone called Justice.

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #74 on: February 10, 2015, 10:55:11 am »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igor_Judge,_Baron_Judge.

With a name like that the alternative to law was "sidekick to a mad SCIENTIST"
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