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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #225 on: September 19, 2017, 09:02:17 am »
surnames in the UK can be interesting, met a guy called Prat and a young lady and her father that went by the name of Caunt.

I met a guy from the UK called Dick Woodcock. If I were him I would have changed my name. There's also a Gynocologist near my parents called John Dick and his son is also in the same business and called John Dick Junior.

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Knew a guy at school with the surname Seaman but who's parents had the laack of foresight to name him Richard. Apparently he changed his name by deed poll pretty much as soon as he was able.

And I know a guy with first name Anudeep. Apparently that's not the only case:

 

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« Reply #226 on: September 19, 2017, 10:52:32 am »
surnames in the UK can be interesting, met a guy called Prat and a young lady and her father that went by the name of Caunt.
Oh, it happens everywhere. Back when I worked at a company whose customers were 90% in Germany, I had one customer whose name was Frau Fick (noun, "fuck") and there was also Herr Mitesser (noun, medical, "blackhead")!
 

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« Reply #227 on: September 19, 2017, 11:19:14 am »
surnames in the UK can be interesting, met a guy called Prat and a young lady and her father that went by the name of Caunt.
I met a guy from the UK called Dick Woodcock. If I were him I would have changed my name. There's also a Gynocologist near my parents called John Dick and his son is also in the same business and called John Dick Junior.

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As well as some fairly common Dyer surnames in the UK, you get lots of instances of parents messing up a perfectly good surname, as an old coworker Rick Shaw found.
 

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« Reply #228 on: September 19, 2017, 03:06:03 pm »
Parents have funny senses of humor.  I have known two different individuals named Richard Hymen.  Both went by the familiar form Dick.

Sometimes it is just a matter of pronunciation.  There are two obvious choices for the very common surname Braswell (also spelled Brasswell).  The ones I know personally insist on the pronunciation that doesn't sell lingerie.
 
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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #229 on: September 19, 2017, 05:10:46 pm »
Hancock is reasonably common in the UK, easily misinterpreted.
 

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« Reply #230 on: September 19, 2017, 06:44:49 pm »
I know a Rick Shaw......



Have also ridden in them as well.
 

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« Reply #231 on: September 19, 2017, 09:10:46 pm »
I remember an engineer from the UK who bears the family name 'Quirk'. I really don't know what made him take up a technical profession and how he managed to get through his studies and early working years.
 

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« Reply #232 on: September 20, 2017, 01:35:00 am »
So what if a female professor says "I like to eat semen" in class? That's my numerical method professor, she meant "salmon".
 

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« Reply #233 on: September 20, 2017, 04:45:23 am »
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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #234 on: September 20, 2017, 04:57:48 am »
I remember an engineer from the UK who bears the family name 'Quirk'. I really don't know what made him take up a technical profession and how he managed to get through his studies and early working years.
I know an English expat here whose last name is Quirke!
 

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« Reply #235 on: September 20, 2017, 07:14:15 am »
So what if a female professor says "I like to eat semen" in class? That's my numerical method professor, she meant "salmon".

Is she Asian? Many Asians have problems pronouncing English words...



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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #236 on: September 20, 2017, 07:51:05 am »
Is she Asian? Many Asians have problems pronouncing English words...

She's Chinese, but she has been in US for long enough to get green card and be allowed to work at a state owned hydraulic power station.
I think she once said her last job in China was in 1999, so assuming she then moved to US, at the time I received her lecture, she's been here for at least 15 years.
Also, she doesn't sound Chinglish much, I consider her 7 out of 10 as non-native English speaker. She only has a few pronunciation problems, and the a-i ambiguity is one of very few of them. Just wrong time and wrong word made it a big joke, and apparently everyone in the classroom wanted to laugh, and no one dared to laugh, while she probably had never realized it.
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #237 on: September 20, 2017, 08:24:48 am »
A Freudian Slip perhaps?  ;)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freudian_slip

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #238 on: September 20, 2017, 11:48:27 am »
A Freudian Slip perhaps?  ;)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freudian_slip

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our politicians keep making those, so do journalists particularly when it comes to saying "jeremy hunt"
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« Reply #239 on: September 20, 2017, 12:59:58 pm »
A Freudian Slip perhaps?  ;)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freudian_slip

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our politicians keep making those, so do journalists particularly when it comes to saying "jeremy hunt"

Best example of this was the James Naughtie interview on Radio4 Today program with Jeremy Hunt 

https://youtu.be/YS5mVoqJpUk
 

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« Reply #240 on: September 20, 2017, 05:40:41 pm »
aw naughtie (naughty) James ;)
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #241 on: September 20, 2017, 07:37:24 pm »
surnames in the UK can be interesting, met a guy called Prat and a young lady and her father that went by the name of Caunt.
Oh, it happens everywhere. Back when I worked at a company whose customers were 90% in Germany, I had one customer whose name was Frau Fick (noun, "fuck") and there was also Herr Mitesser (noun, medical, "blackhead")!
an old family name in my hometown was "Sborra" (a worse term for semen)
as far as i know there are no males with that surname anymore and the last person i knew who had that name was one of my friend's grandmother
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #242 on: September 20, 2017, 09:10:00 pm »
 

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« Reply #243 on: September 20, 2017, 10:37:33 pm »
that made the news here :)
 

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« Reply #244 on: September 20, 2017, 11:51:06 pm »

Best example of this was the James Naughtie interview on Radio4 Today program with Jeremy Hunt 

https://youtu.be/YS5mVoqJpUk

Germaine Greer quipped that this was a miss-appellation of Jeremy Hunt as, "He has neither the warmth nor the depth to be a...".
Anybody got a syringe I can use to squeeze the magic smoke back into this?
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #245 on: September 21, 2017, 07:34:34 am »
hahaha, good one
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #246 on: September 24, 2017, 04:49:44 pm »
Back in the late 80's early 90's I worked in the office of a  Labor pool.
We would send workers to OT Carter that were to report to a Gentleman named Elmo Gross.

On occasion he would need help for his own side work which he had our company
bill him through OT Carter under the company name of
Gross Erections.
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #247 on: January 06, 2018, 08:42:58 pm »
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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #248 on: January 07, 2018, 03:32:56 am »
My wife knows a woman whose first name from birth is Lovely.  She married a gentleman with the last name of Butts.  'nuff said.  You can't make this stuff up.
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« Reply #249 on: January 07, 2018, 03:36:47 am »
My wife knows a woman whose first name from birth is Lovely.  She married a gentleman with the last name of Butts.  'nuff said.  You can't make this stuff up.
I can't imagine that not causing issues when applying for all kinds of stuff, like permits and subscriptions.

 


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