aptronym / aptonym / euonym / charactonym / label name

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Post by marie26 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:52 am

I would have figured Penelope Lively to be a sales rep for Flomax.
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Post by Edwin F Ashworth » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:46 pm

And Penelope Pitstop to be Arthur Scargill's No 2.
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Post by Edwin F Ashworth » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:12 am

We came across

M Cook - Bookmakers

on our travels today.
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Post by marie26 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:29 am

Was reading Yes Day to my child. The illustrator's last name was Lichtenheld. I thought his name more fitting for another career.
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:13 am

I don't follow your train of thought, Marie. Please could you explain?
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Post by trolley » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:35 am

...I must have one filthy mind!
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Post by Wizard of Oz » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:50 am

.. marie pick me pick me !!!

WoZ with the rope
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Signature: "The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."

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Post by Erik_Kowal » Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:34 am

For a moment there I thought you'd written "WoZ with the grope". ;-)
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Post by Wizard of Oz » Mon May 07, 2012 2:09 am

.. reading an article today >> Young children’s understanding of death .. but the author >>>

VIRGINIA SLAUGHTER

WoZ died laughing
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Signature: "The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."

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Post by Ken Greenwald » Sat May 12, 2012 6:59 pm

aaa
Another fish story:
<2012 “Giant, Pulsing Sea Blob Identified: . . . This bag-like jelly is not that rare . . . [[said] Haddock, a scientist for the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute . . .”—FoxNews.com, 12 May>
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Post by marie26 » Fri May 18, 2012 11:44 am

Erik, I was thinking along these lines
http://egotvonline.com/2010/11/05/male- ... eal-names/
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Post by marie26 » Fri May 18, 2012 2:55 pm

Only wish his first name was John or Richard instead of Tom ;)
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Post by Ken Greenwald » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:26 pm

aaa
<2012 “Democratic strategist Krystal Ball join MSNBC’s Martin Bashir to preview what a Republican win in today’s Wisconsin recall may mean . . . ,”—MSNBC, 5 June>
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Post by trolley » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:41 pm

She should have been able to do this a year ago....
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Post by Ken Greenwald » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:25 am

aaa
John, Some balls can see further than others!
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