Names That Fit An Occupation

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  1. Smilinjack

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    #1 Smilinjack, Jan 12, 2022
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    Today I heard some wag remark that the Prime Minister's wife has a name that doubles as a job description-Carrie Johnson :laughing: It reminded me of a few others I've seen, like a local butcher we used to have named I Hackett. And my son got a sheaf of legal letters over his parking transgressions from a solicitor named Wright Hassall. Anyone else got anything similar? :)
     
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  2. tcbandituk

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    There was Phil McCan of the BBC who was reporting on the fuel shortage a while ago :)
     
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  3. Smilinjack

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    And the journo reporting on the Catholic abuse scandal-Roger Boyes :eek:
     
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  4. Georgez

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    Whitehouse spokesman Josh Ernest comes to mind... :confused:

    Online pervert, Anthony Weiner... :eek:
     
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  5. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    Well known BBC weather presenter Sara Blizzard.
     
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  6. Oldskool

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    Our window cleaner: Dickie Smear…..Does a half decent job…
     
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  7. Octoberon

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    #7 Octoberon, Jan 12, 2022
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    I expect if you google 'nominative determinism' you'll find vast numbers of them. New Scientist has been throwing them out on their humourous Feedback page for years.
     
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  8. DCS900

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    I have worked with a Mr. Cutting, a surgeon.
     
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  9. Mrs Visor

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    #9 Mrs Visor, Jan 13, 2022
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    I have known a Major Hazard and a Dr Death - both doctors.
     
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  10. FarkyNell

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    There was that police woman an while back, Eve Ninall
     
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  11. TheBeardedPunk

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    We have a “bakkerij de bakker” in town. Which translates to bakery the baker. The baker being the family name of the actual baker.
     
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    Not quite in line with the context of this thread, but, how about Boris, the crime minister?
    Sorry, I'll get my coat.
     
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  13. MARKYMARKTHREE

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    Ben Dover was/is a porn star so my friend tells me. ;)
     
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  14. Yorkshireman

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    Didn’t he have a partner, Phil McCavity?
     
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  15. Adie P

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    Nah, it was Phil McCRACKEN.
     
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  16. MARKYMARKTHREE

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    My friend suggests it may have been Phyllis as he didn't "bat for the other side".
     
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  17. Dartplayer

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    And Ben Doon.
    My mate married Mrs Right, he just didn’t know her real name was Alwas
     
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  18. DCS900

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    Johnson is a common Americanism for penis... apparently president Lyndon Johnson liked to show off Jumbo... his prodigious member... but that’s not the origin of the word.
    Lexicographer Eric Partridge thought it was more likely an abbreviated version of Dr. Johnson, a onetime synonym for “penis” that Partridge said might be based on the assumption that ‘there was no one Dr. [Samuel] Johnson was not prepared to stand up to.’ Working under the verbal restraints of his times, Partridge said this synonym was for the ‘membrum virile.’
    So @curly is quite right, Boris “Cock”
     
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  19. Smilinjack

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    Derailing my own thread, but along the lines of @Yorkshireman and @Adie P the great Scottish comic lvor Cutler wrote a little ditty called Bend Down And Tell Me You Love Me, ISTR :)
     
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  20. Yorkshireman

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    Aye that’s it, a right pair of @rseholes :D
     
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