Nominative Determinism


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/07/31/nominative-determinism.html


#2

This is why I have been always impressed by Alan Tudyk’s stead-fast non-porn work ethic.


#3

I’m sorry, but I have to ask: did he set fire to any porta-potties?


#4

Which is why I say…


#5

I’ve known drunks named Burden and Heel


#6

He does look a like mister burns.


#7

Florida Man has only trouble in his future.


#8

Reading the title, for a split second I thought his name was “Arson Suspect,” which would be some pretty damn strong nominative determinism…


#9

Until I clicked through to the article I thought the same - Arson wasn’t too far from Orson so seemed quite plausible. ‘Bernie Houseman’ however is guilty as charged.


#10

Dear Boingboing -

This is not always true.

Signed,
Jimmy Sexworker


#11

Jerry Lewis: What about Doctor OW!?!


#13

I’m still waiting for Moxie Crimefighter Jillette to live up to her potential.


#14

I knew an network cabling engineer named DC Current. He had a brother named AC Current who worked as an electrician.


#15

#16

I accept that no one will ever believe this story. It was my experience and I enjoyed it.


#17

Are you saying she isn’t displaying much moxie?


#18

I am saying I don’t think she’s fought any actual crime yet.


#19

In Devon alone I can recall about 25 years ago there being a Dr De’Ath in Dartmouth (pharmacist), Dr Blood in Bude (Doctor) (those two may have bee the other way around), and I recently walked by a Dentist practice called ‘El Nashar’ in Newton Abbot (gnashers are British slang for teeth for anyone not aware)


#20

I’m disappointed there has been no mention of Dr Dick Chopp’s vasectomies yet.


#21

It was years before I realized Messier is not a great name for a dentist. But if you’re reading Doc, you’re the best.