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Posted: 13 September 2005 05:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Teal Minton.
An acknowledgement in the book ‘The Lovely Bones’.
Rusty Cundieff.
Credits in the film ‘Sprung’.

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Posted: 13 September 2005 05:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Flimflam Flabergaster.

Sneezix Crud.

Perriwinkle Pettigrew.

I am allowed to make names up, aren’t I?

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Posted: 13 September 2005 05:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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*ahem*
Non-fictional?

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“Herbal medicine’s been around for thousands of years! Indeed it has. And then we tested it all, and the stuff that worked became medicine. And the rest of it’s just a nice bowl of soup and some pot pourri.” - Dara O’Briain

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Posted: 13 September 2005 07:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/sillymolecules/sillymols.htm

Molecules with Silly
or Unusual Names

Believe it or not, some chemists do have a sense of humour, and this page is a testament to that. Here we’ll show you some real molecules that have unusual, ridiculous or downright silly names.


My favorite is Fucitol.

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Posted: 13 September 2005 07:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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And from a listing on snopes:

Ima Hogg: Ima Hogg was real, but not her rumored sister, Ura. Ima (b. 1882 d. 1975) was the daughter of James Steven Hogg, Governor of Texas.

Shanda Lear: Daughter of Bill and Moya Lear (of Lear Jet fame).

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Posted: 13 September 2005 07:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Today I met a Muhammed Rosenberg.

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Posted: 13 September 2005 07:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Also from snopes:

Claim:  Crude ‘funny name’ appears on Hurricane Katrina survivor list.

Status:  True.

Origins:  Two of the oldest and crudest ‘funny name’ gags are to call switchboard operators and ask them to page a “Mike Hunt,” and to give out one’s name to the media as some variant of “Heywood Jablome.” (A previous instance of the latter is covered in our “media goofs” 
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Humor never completely disappears, even in the wake of disaster, as evidenced by a reappearance of Mr. Jablome shortly after Hurricane Katrina. Up until mid-day on 2 September 2005, the first entry on a “Hurricane Katrina Safe List” posted by CNN.com was one “Ablohmie, Hayward J.” of New Orleans, Louisiana. Anxious relatives of Mr. Hayward J. Ablohmie were undoubtedly relieved to know that, according to CNN, he had been “evacuated to Baton Rouge.”

We don’t know whether some prankster actually represented himself as “Hayward J. Ablohmie” or whether someone connected with CNN jokingly added the name to the list before it was posted, but Mr. Ablohmie was removed from an updated version.

Last updated:  2 September 2005

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Posted: 13 September 2005 08:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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Not so much funny names, but gave me a bit of a giggle at the pun…I was doing a bit of filing this morning, and had a look at the names I had left to file (please imagine a really bad Elmer Fudd accent):  Wearne, Wong & Wright.

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Posted: 14 September 2005 05:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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We’ve got a customer here who’s name is (youre not going to believe this, but I can provide evidence) called Mr Unt. First name Uric.


Uric Unt! Ha ha!

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Posted: 14 September 2005 06:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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Our former prime-minister was named Kok - pronounced the same as Cock. In Dutch it means ‘cook’ by the way, but in an international setting, its an awkward name for a countries prime-minister….

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The Kruger-Dunning effect is rampant on internet fora.
J. Kruger & D. Dunning (1999), Unskilled and unaware of it: how difficulties in recognizing one’s own incompetence lead to inflated self-assessments. J Pers Soc Psychol. 77, 1121-1134

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Posted: 16 September 2005 11:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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Lance Armstrong has been criticizing the Cheif of WADA….his name is Dick Pound..

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