Author Topic: More nominative determinism  (Read 51508 times)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #275 on: September 21, 2018, 10:03:00 am »
Sushma Swaraj, India's foreign affairs minister. Swaraj translates as "self rule".
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 #276 on: September 21, 2018, 10:06:17 am »
There is a cyclist local to me called David Busby. I first met him years ago. Then this week he gave a surprising talk ...

Can you guess what small pet(s) he keeps for a hobby??
Has never ridden RAAM
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hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #277 on: September 24, 2018, 03:42:44 pm »
Mindy Grossman, CEO WW (Weight Watchers rebranded)
Mike Lean, Professor of Human Nutrition, Glasgow.

Guy

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #278 on: September 24, 2018, 03:51:42 pm »
There is a cyclist local to me called David Busby. I first met him years ago. Then this week he gave a surprising talk ...

Can you guess what small pet(s) he keeps for a hobby??

he keeps telephones as pets?
What duck?

barakta

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #279 on: September 24, 2018, 05:36:09 pm »
Ferrets?

SoreTween

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #280 on: September 24, 2018, 06:20:53 pm »
Dead leftpondian musical choreographers?
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Graeme

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #281 on: September 24, 2018, 07:12:36 pm »
I met Paul Carpenter on Sunday. He is retired, but was visiting the church building to show his family some of his handiwork from the 1980s... yes, his efforts still look beautiful, and are made of wood.

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hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #282 on: October 12, 2018, 01:01:36 pm »
I see Claire Curley is national director of Scoliosis Association UK.

There's a chap named Evill who has been charged with a Nefarious Crime...

Auntie Helen

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #283 on: October 30, 2018, 04:02:37 am »
I guess we must have had Roger Kneebone, Professor of surgical education at Imperial, before.

https://www.bbc.com/news/education-46019429
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Wowbagger

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #284 on: October 30, 2018, 09:44:16 am »
Let's hear if for Clare Panniker, Chief Exec of Southend Hospital.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Salvatore

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #285 on: November 08, 2018, 09:08:59 pm »
Who else would Bradley Stokes play for?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46136144
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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #286 on: November 09, 2018, 12:58:59 am »
Guy Hills of Dashing Tweeds is a distant cousin of mine.
His daughter is named Primrose.
They live in NW3 just north of Regent's Park...

spesh

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #287 on: November 27, 2018, 11:53:52 am »
The lawyer arguing for the EU Council at the ECJ today called Hubert Legal.

https://twitter.com/MehreenKhn/status/1067351515977924609
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #288 on: November 27, 2018, 12:38:22 pm »
Who else would Bradley Stokes play for?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46136144
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Bradley Stoke Town FC
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Ugh. Bradley Stoke is not a town, it's just a shopping mall with housing attached.
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.

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #289 on: November 30, 2018, 11:58:43 am »
Mrs Ham has a tome on Art Quilting (ie, ninja sewing) written by a Linda Seward

hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #290 on: December 01, 2018, 09:20:20 pm »
Mrs Ham has a tome on Art Quilting (ie, ninja sewing) written by a Linda Seward

Crewel!

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #291 on: December 03, 2018, 07:55:58 am »

T42

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #292 on: December 03, 2018, 11:44:21 am »
So a tailor makes knives while a knife-maker made aeroplanes.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #293 on: December 07, 2018, 08:53:49 pm »
A lorry stuck under a railway bridge. The slogan on the back of the lorry is "More sky, less roof."

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/live-lorry-slogan-more-sky-2302981
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.

Pingu

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #294 on: December 13, 2018, 09:30:40 pm »
Have we done James Brokenshire the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government?

hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #295 on: December 13, 2018, 10:32:01 pm »
So a tailor makes knives while a knife-maker made aeroplanes.

A Messerschmitt I presume...

T42

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #296 on: December 14, 2018, 11:29:15 am »
Genau.

Interesting wee snippet about German names: Germans who wanted to hide the fact that their ancestors were tradesmen would often Latinize their names, e.g. Müller would become Mollitor and Schneider would become Sartorius.  I helped a chum of mine with a client of his called Mollitor, and I had a nice wee inward chuckle, knowing that his forebears had been snobs.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Salvatore

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #297 on: December 14, 2018, 04:13:17 pm »
When Herr Dr Joachim Neumann poshed up his name he went further than latinizing his name, he greekified it to Neander (new man).  And the local  feature named after him was of course the Neanderthal, where bones were later found which turned out to be a new (.e. previously unknown) man.


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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

ElyDave

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #298 on: December 21, 2018, 08:12:01 pm »
The guy who drove into me today is named James Hunt
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Kim

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #299 on: January 11, 2019, 02:54:28 pm »
Wet wipes to get 'Fine to Flush' logo to tackle fatbergs

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The Fine to Flush tests, set out in a 30 page document, scrutinise whether the wipes are able to clear the u-bend, avoid snagging and avoid chemical residues.

The tests are being carried out by Swindon-based WRc.

Andy Drinkwater, who is in charge of the tests, said one product, from Natracare, will meet the standard.

(WRc is the now-privatised Water Research Centre)
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...