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    One of those obscure, highly specific words whose existence just makes me happy, an aptronym is a name that happens to fit the person's occupation amusingly well. Share some aptronyms you've encountered.

    A firefighter named Les McBurney
    Pastor Bishop Pope
    Dr. Seawright, ophthalmologist
    A criminal justice major I went to college with named Justus
    I DENOUNCE DONALD J. TRUMP AND ALL HIS IMMORAL ACTS.

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    I served with a Sergeant Tim Sergeant.
    That's what
    - She

    Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
    - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

    I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
    Stephen R. Donaldson

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    • #3
      My Dad told me that he was in basic training with a George Patton. Probably not really an aptronym, but funny anyway.
      I DENOUNCE DONALD J. TRUMP AND ALL HIS IMMORAL ACTS.

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      • #4
        Also had an Airman Armentrout
        That's what
        - She

        Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
        - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

        I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
        Stephen R. Donaldson

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        • #5
          I worked as an electrician when I was younger. Along with a guy named Burns and a gal named Cook. My real name is very similar to "Sparko"

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          • #6
            The poet William Wordsworth.
            The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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            • #7
              When my wife had her appendectomy, her surgeon was Dr Cutter and her Anesthesiologist was Dr Goodnight.
              The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                When my wife had her appendectomy, her surgeon was Dr Cutter and her Anesthesiologist was Dr Goodnight.
                They had their own little ongoing performances with that --- "I put you to sleep, he does the cutting".

                HOWEVER, just before surgery, both doctors asked if they could pray with her, and both of them did - together.
                The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                  When my wife had her appendectomy, her surgeon was Dr Cutter and her Anesthesiologist was Dr Goodnight.
                  My surgeon was Dr. Slaughter.

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                  • #10
                    My training officer way back when I was a baby cop was Officer Hamm.

                    My wife works with a lady whose last name is Priest, who has a son who is, in fact, a priest.
                    The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                    • #11
                      I know of a gynecologist named Bonnie Beaver.

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                      • #12
                        I've shared about the lady in my Church who turned 100 years old, and we gave her a really big party....

                        Her name was Zella Pillow. And she always wore a hat to church that literally looked like a small pillow.

                        Her name was the easiest for me to remember we first went to that Church. (and also, easiest to point out ... "Mrs Pillow is the lady with the pillow on her head". )
                        The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                        • #13
                          There's the former NASCAR driver Lake Speed
                          That's what
                          - She

                          Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
                          - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

                          I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
                          Stephen R. Donaldson

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                          • #14
                            a Glass Blower in our Church had the last name "Puffer".
                            The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                            • #15
                              My dad and sister once had a doctor named Dr. Eek (not sure of spelling)
                              I DENOUNCE DONALD J. TRUMP AND ALL HIS IMMORAL ACTS.

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