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Nominative Determinism - Slight Return

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djgordy
127304.  Sun Dec 17, 2006 6:12 am Reply with quote

Isn't life wonderful?

There has been a story in the news about a power failure at the National Sea Life Centre (located in that beautiful seaside town of Birmingham) which threatened the lives of all the ickle tropical fishes. Luckily, power has been restored and the fishes didn't get their chips.....

Anyhoo, the best part of the story is that the manager of the National Sealife Centre is called
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Ian Crabbe.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_midlands/6187045.stm

 
Prof Wind Up Merchant
127305.  Sun Dec 17, 2006 6:14 am Reply with quote

You could have a DIY merchant called


Will U. Fixit

 
mckeonj
127312.  Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:10 am Reply with quote

In the Bournemouth area there is a company called 'Geare & Lynk', who ought to be engineers, but are, sadly, Estate Agents.

 
Ferg
127314.  Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:40 am Reply with quote

When I was at school in Oakham, Rutland, the local dentists were called Dentith & Dentith (sp?).

I always thought that was a bit odd.

 
Lucwhostalking
127316.  Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:49 am Reply with quote

A door store i pass regularly is called Knobs & Knockers :)

 
grizzly
127318.  Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:50 am Reply with quote

Prof Wind Up Merchant wrote:
You could have a DIY merchant called


Will U. Fixit


Surely Bob Will Fixit

 
jammie&lion
127322.  Sun Dec 17, 2006 9:17 am Reply with quote

hiya,

A company near where i use to live had: "the disabled lift company" written on thier van, i always though this a little pointless, what is the point of only making lift that are disabled?

After about two weeks, a freinds mum told me what it was meant to mean. I though it was funny.

^licks^

jammie & lion

 
swot
127335.  Sun Dec 17, 2006 10:11 am Reply with quote

There's a funeral director near to my place of work called Livesey's. Always makes me chuckle.

 
Tas
127378.  Sun Dec 17, 2006 2:49 pm Reply with quote

Hehehehe.....there must be a midwife called Deathses somewhere to compensate for this, surely?

:-)

Tas

 
Martin
127387.  Sun Dec 17, 2006 3:33 pm Reply with quote

There's a dentist near me called I.B Gummers. I pissed myself the first time I saw it.

 
Jenny
127453.  Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:24 pm Reply with quote

The head of the World Health Organisation's HIV/Aids department is called Kevin de Cock.

 
gerontius grumpus
127464.  Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:47 pm Reply with quote

Lucwhostalking wrote:
A door store i pass regularly is called Knobs & Knockers :)



I'm not absolutely sure, but I don't think that the proprietors of that shop are a Mr Knobs and Ms Knockers.

 
Ferg
127578.  Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:28 am Reply with quote

I know a Mr Baker who is a butcher.

Would this be called nominative indeterminism??

 
djgordy
127614.  Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:36 am Reply with quote

Ferg wrote:
When I was at school in Oakham, Rutland, the local dentists were called Dentith & Dentith (sp?).


"Big breaths."

"Yeth, and I'm only thithxteen."

 
Ian Dunn
127639.  Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:15 am Reply with quote

At university, I have this really boring lecture called "Watson", as in "Wats-on Earth is the point of all this?"

 

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