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What's in a Name?

 
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iwarburton



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:49 am    Post subject: What's in a Name? Reply with quote

Sarah Kennedy has been running a series on comic or oddly appropriate names, eg the Police Constable called Nick Moor.

Many of these have come from the correspondence page of the Daily Telegraph.

One that I didn't hear her mention was the firm of solicitors in Leamington Spa called Wright Hassall.

I've encountered a few of these in my time.

My parents used to do business with an insurance agent called Mr Fidler.

When I started work in the NHS, my first hospital had a catering manager called Mr Kitchin and a Nurse Nurse.

Moving on, I encountered a pair of Ear, Nose and Throat surgeons called Curry and Rice and two geriatricians called Thompson and Thomson. Inevitably their domain became known as Herge's Adventures in Geriatrics.

Can you add to the list?

Ian.
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RockitRon



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back in the 70s I worked in a small bank branch which had two cashiers with the surnames Crookes and Innocent, which might have been funnier if they'd worked for the police.
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