maggiekb at September 10th, 2013 11:09 — #1
spunkytws at September 10th, 2013 11:37 — #2
He should get Robby to help.
chickied at September 10th, 2013 11:57 — #3
aaron_harmon at September 10th, 2013 12:26 — #4
That the scientist's name is Tom Collins does not fit the definition of irony. It is a little funny, but not ironic.
samsam at September 10th, 2013 12:39 — #5
The New Scientist had a regularly running feature on examples of Nominative Determinism.
This list has some pretty great examples of real doctor names, including chiropractors (Dr Popwell; Dr Wack; Dr Bonebrake), dermatologists (Dr Spot; Dr Rash), and surgeons (Dr Hackman; Dr Blades; Dr Gore, Dr Hacker; Dr Payne, Dr Slaughter)....
brettspiel at September 10th, 2013 13:30 — #6
Yeah, that's the sort of Alanis Morisette Irony that BB likes to mock.
daneel at September 10th, 2013 13:46 — #7
bryan at September 10th, 2013 13:56 — #8
My wife’s gynecologist is Dr. Knuckles.
purplecat at September 10th, 2013 14:34 — #9
Interestingly, another thing that varies between whiskys is their trace metal profile. You can tell if a whisky has been made in a traditional pot still or if it has been blended with continuous-still spirit by the level of trace copper in it.
Or, by just tasting it, but where's the science in that.
chickied at September 10th, 2013 15:21 — #10
That's painful just to think about.
danimagoo at September 11th, 2013 00:44 — #11
When I was very young, I went to an allergist whose name was Dr. Slaughter. After he died, my parents took me to a pediatrician named Dr. Builder. Later, I had an orthopedic surgeon named Dr. Huang, and a few years later went to another orthopedic surgeon named Dr. Wright.
maggiekb at September 15th, 2013 11:09 — #12
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