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Kim

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #300 on: January 18, 2019, 02:53:16 pm »
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #301 on: January 24, 2019, 01:12:26 pm »
Nominative determinism in reverse: people named for their characteristics in medieval England. Usually unflattering: Rowland Lytillskill, Agnes Pillock, Cecilia Snot, Alfred Toadbollock...  :D
https://theconversation.com/toadbollock-dustiberd-and-lytillskyll-historian-on-what-names-can-tell-us-about-everyday-medieval-life-108365
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #302 on: January 30, 2019, 08:39:24 am »
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hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #303 on: February 13, 2019, 12:29:46 pm »

hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #304 on: March 15, 2019, 11:23:49 pm »
Neil Risk is a solicitor/estate agent in Shetland.
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #305 on: March 17, 2019, 07:56:00 pm »
A POBI posting by Steph reminded me of our very own candidate;
Dim.

Pingu

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #306 on: March 20, 2019, 07:40:27 pm »

We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #308 on: March 22, 2019, 12:13:07 am »
Rob Monster - CEO of the company that's domain registrar for Gab, which is basically Twitter for fascists.

https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/01/11/problem-epik-proportions
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #309 on: March 26, 2019, 12:30:47 pm »

Guy

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #310 on: March 29, 2019, 09:56:49 am »
I have just learned of the existence of an Army Reserve occifer with the name Bob Officer
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hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #311 on: April 01, 2019, 02:41:05 pm »
Truly tasteless and not quite...
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hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #312 on: April 02, 2019, 02:48:04 am »
A singer friend has just released some YouTube videos with a pianist named Paige Turner...

hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #313 on: April 06, 2019, 07:32:13 pm »
On the London Cycling page of Facebook is a post by Rayne Passmore.
Apparently, overtaking motorists do not leave sufficient clearance...

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #314 on: April 09, 2019, 11:07:14 am »
This could count as nominative determinism or as an inverse, but oikballer Danny Drinkwater's been charged with drink-driving after crashing his Lard Rover.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-47864761
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Pingu

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #316 on: May 12, 2019, 08:46:24 am »

Salvatore

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #317 on: May 12, 2019, 10:53:05 am »
On the London Cycling page of Facebook is a post by Rayne Passmore.
Apparently, overtaking motorists do not leave sufficient clearance...

Which reminds me ...
Tom Passmore played football for Carlisle Utd and Gainsborough Trinity amongst others. And was a more 'cultured' centre-half than was the fashion at the time, as I recall.

Which brings us to:
Goalkeepers Tom Glover (Spurs) and Dominique Dropsy (France, Strasbourg etc)

Defenders Nicky Marker (Exeter, Plymouth, Blackburn) and Belgian Mark de Man (Anderlecht).

Ernie Middlemiss played 2 games at centre forward for Lincoln City in 1948, but failed to find the net. Not to be confused with goal-scoring winger Bert Middlemiss (55 goals for Spurs).

[ETA] Up front, lanky Portuguese Lokomotiv Moscow forward Eder is good at 'eaders.

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

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #318 on: May 31, 2019, 07:19:50 pm »
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Harry Gay, who works for the Outside Project, London’s first LGBTQ+ homeless shelter,
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/may/31/wagamama-toilets-gender-neutral
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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #319 on: June 04, 2019, 08:41:31 pm »
have we had Paine and Wake, funeral directors of Twickenham?
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Salvatore

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #320 on: June 05, 2019, 10:55:30 am »
What better names to describe the (in)activities of estate agents than Doolittle and Dalley? Perhaps they wanted to be solicitors but failed the exams and estate agenting was the next best thing for them to hold up the house buying process.



I wonder if Jezza wears one of those big rubber trouser/welly combos so beloved of anglers?
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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #321 on: June 06, 2019, 10:05:52 am »
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #322 on: June 06, 2019, 07:47:48 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D

Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #323 on: June 11, 2019, 11:27:56 am »
We had a music teacher called Mrs Howling.

hellymedic

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Re: More nominative determinism
« Reply #324 on: June 15, 2019, 07:55:07 am »
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Hospice UK chief executive Tracey Bleakley said: "There are huge barriers.

Not the name I'd like for that post...