Saturday, April 20, 2013

Will and Guy's Joke of the Day

Funny Name and Job (Aptronyms or Aptonyms)

Have you ever received a letter where the signature at the bottom of the page accurately reflects the profession of the person writing?

Fictional examples of aptronyms include Mr Talkative and Mr Worldly Wiseman in John Bunyan's classic book "The Pilgrim's Progress" written in 1678.

* Alan Ball, English footballer who played in England's 1966 World Cup winning team.

* Anna Smashnova, tennis player.

* Billy Drummond, American jazz drummer.

* Bob Flowerdew, gardener and Gardeners' Question Time panellist.

* Bob Rock, rock music producer, including Metallica and Bon Jovi.

* Brenda Song, singer.

* Cecil Fielder and his son Prince Fielder, baseball players.

* Chris Moneymaker, amateur winner of 2003 World Series of Poker, which earned him $2.5 million USD. (Also Jaime Gold who won in 2006)

* Chuck Long, former NFL quarterback for the Detroit Lions and the Los Angeles Rams.

* Henry Head, an English neurologist.

* Igor Judge, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales.

* Learned Hand, judge.

* Lord Brain, neurologist.

* Marc Rich, billionaire financier.

* Margaret Court, tennis player.

* Scott Free a defence attorney.

Just remember when naming a new baby, how will the name sound when used all together, first and last name. For instance, you like the name Lacy, but what if your last name is Curtin? Might be a lot of embarrassment for the child as they grow up.

1 comment:

Jackie said...

So important to think of the effect of names before naming one's child.