Author Topic: More nominative determinism  (Read 51480 times)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #200 on: December 27, 2016, 06:57:12 pm »
Not quite determinism but it must (be made to) mean something (along the lines of 911) that the Berlin truck terrorist was from Tataouine.
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

mattc

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #201 on: December 30, 2016, 09:46:47 am »
Not quite determinism but it must (be made to) mean something (along the lines of 911) that the Berlin truck terrorist was from Tataouine.
really? Wow.

<googles>

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/mar/25/tatouine-star-wars-town-tunisia-isis-waypoint-tatooine

There's a thing!
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Dibdib

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #202 on: January 04, 2017, 07:24:18 pm »
President-Elect has named Joe Hagin as deputy White House chief of staff. Hagin was also deputy chief of staff under George W Bush.

Why am I mentioning this in this thread?

His full name is Joseph Whitehouse "Joe" Hagin II. WHITE HOUSE IS LITERALLY HIS MIDDLE NAME.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Hagin

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #203 on: January 05, 2017, 06:19:29 pm »
Whatever the opposite of nominative determinism is*, immigration minister Robert Goodwill seems to fit:

Quote
The letter from Goodwill’s office made it plain that the problem was Wolf’s to solve.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/05/man-told-to-take-citizenship-test-despite-living-entire-life-in-uk

*Anti-nominative determinism? Oppositionally Nominative Defiant Disorder? Completely Unlikely Nominative Title?

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #204 on: January 07, 2017, 09:06:24 pm »
Just watching send in the dogs , a police interceptors type think on TV and there a copper called PC Lawman!

spesh

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #205 on: January 14, 2017, 09:34:05 pm »
In South Dakota, lawmakers have voted against bill to ban them from 'sexual contact' with their interns...

Quote from: the Independent
Opposing the measure, Representative David Lust said he wanted to avoid 'itemising every potential wrongdoing a legislator could commit'

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/south-dakota-stace-nelson-ban-sexual-contact-interns-a7527316.html

NB. The report was written by a Harry Cockburn (probably pronounced "Co-burn", but still... ).
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #206 on: January 20, 2017, 01:55:52 pm »
Service Advisor at local BMW garage is Michael Helps


hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #208 on: March 04, 2017, 04:20:49 pm »
It seems Scottish hospitals don't spend much on patients' food.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-39129211http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-39129211
Nutritional expert Prof Mike Lean opines...

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #209 on: March 05, 2017, 11:26:02 am »
A GP friend of mine works in a multi-disciplinary site that has the following members of staff : -

Mr Dick - urologist
Dr Brain - psychiatrist
Miss Panter - obstetrician
Rust never sleeps

Basil

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #210 on: March 07, 2017, 04:52:11 pm »
From Twitter today.

The British Tarantula Society was founded by Ann Webb

However, as tarantulas don't use webs...............
Oh well
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Kim

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #211 on: March 07, 2017, 06:40:33 pm »
They don't?  That makes them pretty rubbish big hairy spiders.

ob-inverse-xkcd:

Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Mr Larrington

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #212 on: March 13, 2017, 08:18:33 pm »
I am pleased to note that the "Team Co-ordinator" for the Toyota World Rally team is Clint Fast.
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Zipperhead

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #213 on: March 16, 2017, 11:23:49 am »
Melody Parker, Acoustic Engineer, Meyer Sound.
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

clarion

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #214 on: March 16, 2017, 04:50:13 pm »
I used to know a keen young actor in amateur musicals called Melodie.  Her parents were also stalwarts of the Societies, so I think it was not entirely accidental.
Getting there...


Zipperhead

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #216 on: March 19, 2017, 11:01:24 am »
A bit of a meander, as there's not much nominative determinism, but you can take part in the voting for the Name Of The Year

I must admit that in this round I'm having trouble deciding between H. King Buttermore III and Shaft Cubit.
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

clarion

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #217 on: March 22, 2017, 04:25:29 pm »
Just reading notes of a presentation on telehealth for vulnerable patients in care homes.

By Gary Passaway.
Getting there...

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #218 on: March 24, 2017, 04:22:56 pm »
Have we had Paul Nutall?

hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #219 on: March 27, 2017, 10:34:43 pm »

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #220 on: March 29, 2017, 02:00:03 pm »
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #221 on: March 29, 2017, 07:44:50 pm »

Cudzoziemiec

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At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

Zipperhead

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #223 on: April 16, 2017, 01:44:47 pm »
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."
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #224 on: April 16, 2017, 04:40:57 pm »
Looking at some academic papers the other day was reminded that an important researcher on human error and cognitive bias, etc., is James Reason.