Sunday, 31 December 2006

Nominative determinism 8

Recent funny or appropriate examples of nominative determinism (jobs reflecting names) spotted by me or others who've pointed them out to me:

The Kent Wildlife Trust, in its leaflet on 2007 study days (sadly, not yet on its website), lists for Sunday 29th April 2007 an event called "Walk and Talk Spring Flowers" - led by a Lynne Flower.

A Times article in November 2006 on circumcision reducing the risk of AIDs ends with a quote by a very aptly-named expert:
“It’s not a magic bullet, but a potentially important intervention,” agreed Dr Kevin De Cock, of the World Health Organisation.

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