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crissdee
1382648.  Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:27 am Reply with quote

The idea of hunting for Mt Everest wrinkles the crissdee brow somewhat. One would have imagined it was quite easy to find, what with being a 28,000 foot tall mountain and everything...

 
Awitt
1382668.  Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:03 pm Reply with quote

Ah, but in the 1800's (Only read one chapter so far), both Tibet and Nepal were closed to visitors. The British had to try and guess-timate the height from India once they'd set up shop there, so to speak.

 
tetsabb
1382673.  Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:49 pm Reply with quote

Awitt wrote:
Ah, but in the 1800's (Only read one chapter so far), both Tibet and Nepal were closed to visitors. The British had to try and guess-timate the height from India once they'd set up shop there, so to speak.


That has conjured in my mind the idea of Indian people at the time moaning, "bloody British, coming over here, setting up shops...."

 
Jenny
1383380.  Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:48 pm Reply with quote

Nominative Determinism of the Week: The new deputy chair of the Wine Society... Eleanor de Kanter!

 
tetsabb
1383396.  Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:53 am Reply with quote

Jenny wrote:
Nominative Determinism of the Week: The new deputy chair of the Wine Society... Eleanor de Kanter!


Splendid!

 
RLDavies
1383420.  Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:24 am Reply with quote

Fantastic!

 
Awitt
1383756.  Thu Jun 24, 2021 2:05 am Reply with quote

I have at least one book by this author but seeing his name mentioned in another book on plants made me think it is somewhat appropriate.

https://michaelpollan.com/

 
tetsabb
1384732.  Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:59 pm Reply with quote

I have just received an email from the Assistant Gen Sec of the Cooperative Party, Emma Foody.

 
Jenny
1384816.  Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:26 pm Reply with quote

A glorious selection today, courtesy of Popbitch:

Is the Royal Horticultural Society actively trolling us now? Not content with hiring Keith Weed, Gerald Clover and Dr Suzanne Moss who have they gone and given an award to at their most recent flower show?

Amelia Bouquet.

 
AlmondFacialBar
1384818.  Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:54 pm Reply with quote

Jenny wrote:
A glorious selection today, courtesy of Popbitch:

Is the Royal Horticultural Society actively trolling us now? Not content with hiring Keith Weed, Gerald Clover and Dr Suzanne Moss who have they gone and given an award to at their most recent flower show?

Amelia Bouquet.


That was Bucket originally, right?

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
Jenny
1385257.  Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:43 pm Reply with quote

And another good one!

The deputy general manager of resources for the Southern Nevada Water Authority is... Colby Pellegrino!

 
tetsabb
1385259.  Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:48 pm Reply with quote

Not really nominative determinism, but this seems to be the best place for this.
We have two chaps at work with similar but backward names. (These are not their names just a comparison of fore names used as surnames)
Peter Rogers and Roger Peters.

 
RLDavies
1385278.  Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:15 pm Reply with quote

This is from May, but I've just run across it.

Professor Bird won ornithology award

 
suze
1385280.  Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:34 pm Reply with quote

tetsabb wrote:
Not really nominative determinism, but this seems to be the best place for this.
We have two chaps at work with similar but backward names. (These are not their names just a comparison of fore names used as surnames)
Peter Rogers and Roger Peters.


The good husband tells me that for several seasons in the late 80s / early 90s, his cricket team sometimes included both Stephen Peters and Peter Stevens. Both were known as Stevo, which didn't exactly help.

 
crissdee
1385281.  Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:57 pm Reply with quote

When I was an apprentice, back in the mists of time, there were two guys in our class at technical college who worked in a Ford dealers in Brentwood. One was tall and blonde, and the other was short and dark. For reasons that were never really apparent at the time, we decided to call them both "Sid". This was not either of their given names, nor was it related to the name of the company they worked for. We didn't even call them "Big Sid" and "Little Sid" or anything like that, they were both just "Sid" and no confusion occurred that I recall.

 

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