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653322.  Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:50 am Reply with quote

I'm sure this person was on the other thread but, in view of the snow and ice we are currently experiencing, I cannot help but give a mention to weather presenter Sarah Blizzard.

653944.  Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:29 pm Reply with quote


653949.  Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:41 pm Reply with quote

In my hometown there was an optometrist named O.U. Read. My father once went to a dentist called Dr. Payne. In my professional life I came across both a Dr. Doctor and a Dr. Nurse. As well, one of the founders of Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada is Dr. Andrew Pipe.

653954.  Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:48 pm Reply with quote

suze wrote:
Vanilla Fudge was (and, amazingly, still is) an American rock band best known for an excruciating and interminable cover version of You keep me hangin' on.

I think they're best known for the film they made at The Edgewater Inn in July 1969 with a groupie being sexually stimulated by the insertion of a mudshark (or, according to first hand accounts, a red snapper). This incident was immortalised by Frank Zappa on his Live at the Fillmore album (June 1971).

But the true shark story was that it wasn't even a shark. It was a red snapper and the chick happened to be a fucking redheaded broad with a ginger pussy. And that is the truth. Bonzo* was in the room, but I did it. Mark Stein [of Vanilla Fudge] filmed the whole thing. And she loved it. It was like, "You'd like a bit of fucking, eh? Let's see how your red snapper likes this red snapper!" That was it. It was the nose of the fish, and that girl must have cum 20 times. But it was nothing malicious or harmful, no way! No one was ever hurt.

Richard Cole, Road Manager for Led Zepellin
* John Bonham - Led Zep's drummer

1191589.  Tue May 10, 2016 11:24 pm Reply with quote

the batman character Dr. Friese (pronounced "freeze") being a cryonics expert.

In Belgium, mr The Fucker is the Mayor of Cunt Farms (mr Deneuker is the Mayor of Kuttekoven).

1191604.  Wed May 11, 2016 2:25 am Reply with quote

Of course if nominative determinism was really an effective thing Michael Gove would have been christened "Lady Jane".


1211462.  Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:15 pm Reply with quote

After being mugged as a teenager the policeman that interviewed me was called PC Hardman, and later in life when discussing a cardiac condition, the cardiologist was Dr Burns.

In both cases the nominative determinism isn't quite 100%, maybe they made decisions to avoid the careers that would have made their names excruciating.

On a tangent, there are 2 names I've come across that are non ND related, but belong to people who on coming to english speaking countries find their names become humorous.

The first was a colleague of a friend of mine, the Asian Danish girl Purvin Maan.
The second maybe apocryphal, as I've only heard about him via email memes, but Phani Tikkala was allegedly an Indian contractor working in America.

1211797.  Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:39 am Reply with quote

Again not ND, but there used to be a Dentist in Airdrie call Gordon Bennet.

Spud McLaren
1211818.  Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:00 pm Reply with quote

An ex-colleague swears that he went to school with a lad called Li Ping Fuk.

1211830.  Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:33 pm Reply with quote

Chinese restaurant in Edinburgh called the Sik Tek Fok, mentioned elsewhere on these illustrious pages. I have eaten there, but too drunk to remember.

1218401.  Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:58 pm Reply with quote

suze wrote:
The term is nominative determinism, and means precisely what you suggest.

I remember a book called (I believe) The economics of weapons production written by one Michael Armacost.

1338249.  Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:03 am Reply with quote

Reversed? You cannot see the full name of the goal sponsor, but the name of player #33 is Wester. Tess Wester.

1339018.  Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:09 pm Reply with quote

Nominative Determinism of the Week: The Senior doorkeeper of the House of Commons... Phil Howse!

1378286.  Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:08 pm Reply with quote

Last year I was reading about bioluminescence and came across an oceanographer named Steven Haddock, which made me chuckle.

1378287.  Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:10 pm Reply with quote

That's a good one!


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