maggiekb — 2013-09-10T11:09:02-04:00 — #1
spunkytws — 2013-09-10T11:37:53-04:00 — #2
He should get Robby to help.
chickied — 2013-09-10T11:57:58-04:00 — #3
aaron_harmon — 2013-09-10T12:26:45-04:00 — #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 — 2013-09-10T12:39:24-04:00 — #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 — 2013-09-10T13:30:02-04:00 — #6
Yeah, that's the sort of Alanis Morisette Irony that BB likes to mock.
daneel — 2013-09-10T13:46:14-04:00 — #7
bryan — 2013-09-10T13:56:31-04:00 — #8
My wife’s gynecologist is Dr. Knuckles.
purplecat — 2013-09-10T14:34:25-04:00 — #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 — 2013-09-10T15:21:23-04:00 — #10
That's painful just to think about.
danimagoo — 2013-09-11T00:44:22-04:00 — #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 — 2013-09-15T11:09:02-04:00 — #12
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