- Unfortunate names
Another work related moment: I got in one morning and checked the list of detainees in custody. There was a Mr Lettuce, a Mr O’Nions, and a Ms Burger in custody. I was in the process of making a witty observation to the custody officer when I heard over the radio that the proactive team had just arrested a local on warrant by the name of McLaughlin. His nickname was “Big Mac”.Posted 1 year agomanvstarmacSubscriber
I am one of those with first and middle name Richard and Edward, in my case finished off with Smith as a surname. Got all the way through school without the short versions being mentioned. In fact it first came up about a year ago, which probably says a lot about the company I currently keep!Posted 1 year agooliverracingSubscriber
Chief designer at Williams F1, Ed Wood.
Quiet funny until you’re told to email him with your designs. Yes, on my 4th week there as a student I managed to send about 3 emails to Edward down the other end of the factory, with all the really time critical info, never pausing to think it was odd he hadn’t replied at least with a thanks (Edward was on holiday). My direct boss saw the funny side, shame the guy that needed the parts urgently didn’t as he had to work the weekend!Posted 1 year agoDrJMember
I’ve certainly regretted not finding an excuse for citing any of these papers:Posted 1 year ago
Saw the title and thought Sandi Flange deserved a(nother) mention. Irrespective of whether she’s real or urban myth…
A lass at work posted a photo to Facebook of her and her boyfriend on holiday. The caption was “on the beach with Sandy Farquar,” I thought “I’m not surprised in that bikini.”
At a concrete factory I worked at the bloke who inspected the concrete products to make sure they were up to scratch and tided them up if not was called Keith Patchit
Nominative determinism is fantastic. The greatest one I ever came across, there’s a lad at work who deals with network security including the management of a TACACS+ server. His name is Matt Takacs.Posted 1 year ago
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