beschizza — 2014-01-09T10:05:43-05:00 — #1
shane_simmons — 2014-01-09T10:21:47-05:00 — #2
So that's why I became a gunslinger.
mcsnee — 2014-01-09T10:34:23-05:00 — #3
I'd been curious how one ought to pronounce it. My money was on "bes-KEET-za."
jackbird — 2014-01-09T11:05:48-05:00 — #4
chellberty — 2014-01-09T11:09:33-05:00 — #5
So how do you become a dentist in Skyrim? because Dennis is what I named my character.
maggiekb — 2014-01-09T11:28:19-05:00 — #6
I'm not sure what inspiration I'm supposed to be taking from Koerth. All it means is that, somewhere along the line, I had an ancestor named Konrad. Nor is it particularly sound-alike with anything. Maybe I should be doing more earth-science writing.
mindysan33 — 2014-01-09T11:31:41-05:00 — #7
I've known... 2 Dennis' personally (well, one has one n in his name, not two). I'm not sure what one is up to now, but he wasn't a dentist. The other is an historian of Asia and a pretty good bluegrass musician (he plays mandolin). Anecdotal, I know....
festus — 2014-01-09T11:39:56-05:00 — #8
I haven't read the study. I really hope they considered that we tend to do what our parents and older relatives do. They do tend to have the same names we do.
duncancreamer — 2014-01-09T12:07:59-05:00 — #9
By this logic I should have become a porn star.
imaguid — 2014-01-09T12:21:09-05:00 — #10
meh. with a last name like wismer, you'd think i'd have become a wizard. nope.
my first name, though.... i like to say "i'm kurt" because it has a fairly accurate double meaning.
abides — 2014-01-09T12:21:31-05:00 — #11
triplee — 2014-01-09T12:38:49-05:00 — #12
What about Roger? Are they more likely to become shrubbers? And what of Tim?
brainspore — 2014-01-09T12:55:08-05:00 — #13
I had a dentist named Dr. Payne. No joke.
alexandrakitty — 2014-01-09T13:00:09-05:00 — #14
Dennis Rodman never got this memo...
daneel — 2014-01-09T13:00:41-05:00 — #15
How about this guy?
hmsgoose — 2014-01-09T13:31:50-05:00 — #16
Looks like the author of the article managed to dodge her fate, unless "writer for the new republic" is just her day job...
gweb — 2014-01-09T13:53:56-05:00 — #17
With a name like Webster, I was just born at the right time to become involved with the internet and work as a sysadmin.
jim_kirk — 2014-01-09T17:05:12-05:00 — #18
m_a_t — 2014-01-09T18:37:33-05:00 — #19
In the land of "beschissen", we actually have a minister called Andrea Nahles.
lucy_gothro — 2014-01-10T10:43:08-05:00 — #20
Okay, my first name...are we going by how it sounds or its meaning? Because if we go by sound, then I'm a prostitute, I expect. And since I don't plan on every changing my surname again, I guess being a Goth is...okay; but a Goth prostitute? A fun study, but not widely accurate across the board.
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