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Fun with words!

Postby johobbit » Jun 27, 2013 11:53 am

Do you know of a situation or a profession where the associated name is bizarrely and hilariously apropos? For example:

*my parents' dentist's name is Dr. Pearl ;))
*when an FB acquaintance worked in the mental health field, she knew a doctor named Dr. Downer. Oh dear. :P
*another acquaintance had to get their blood drawn this morning: lo and behold the phlebotomist's name was Ms. Prickett, lol
*a fictitious one I grew up hearing was a book called Careful on Cliffs by Eileen Dover :)) (Say it aloud if silently doesn't work.)

Such good chuckles.

Your turn!

EDIT: And does anyone know if there is a name for this phenomenon?!

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Re: Fun with words!

Postby DiGoRyKiRkE » Jun 27, 2013 5:24 pm

My Mom and Dad's two heart doctors are Dr. Eaton and Dr. Bacon.

Eatin/Bacon heart specialists. . . . that sounds about right, doesn't it :P
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Re: Fun with words!

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Jun 27, 2013 5:43 pm

Some time ago, my eldest daughter had a science teacher called Ms Learned (pronounced Ms Learnedd rather than the past tense of learn). And the head of one of the departments at that school was called Mr Head.... :)
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Re: Fun with words!

Postby The Lady Susan » Jun 28, 2013 12:09 pm

My Mom was given a reference once for a doctor named Dr. Blood.
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Re: Fun with words!

Postby Puddleglum » Jun 29, 2013 7:31 pm

I recall a teacher I had in elementary school named Mrs. Pain. This might not seem relevant to some, but at the time I was at that tender age to attend those grades, ( many years ago ), corporal punishment in school was not so frowned upon.
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Postby ValiantArcher » Jun 29, 2013 7:46 pm

;)) Puddleglum, I'm pretty sure I've run across a Dr. Payne (or Pain?) as well.
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Re: Fun with words!

Postby IloveFauns » Jun 30, 2013 12:07 am

My mum said the two doctors in the town when she was young were named Dr killjoy and Dr. Death......
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Re: Fun with words!

Postby shastastwin » Jul 02, 2013 6:01 am

I drove behind a van for the Gary L. Hasty Painting Co. this morning. He didn't live up to his name when it came to driving. ;))
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Postby ForeverFan » Jul 05, 2013 4:50 pm

If I recall it correctly, once when I was reading some criminal justice textbooks, I came across an important (I think?) law officer who had the last name of Lawless.
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