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#29609 - 05/21/01 01:55 PM Re: Redundantly tautological pleonastic names
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Linda Belle
or
Stella Astor (aster)
or
Maryjane Grass


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#29610 - 05/21/01 09:07 PM Re: Redundantly tautological pleonastic names
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Charlie Bell, recently of the Michigan State basketball team, has a mother whose name is ...


Belle Bell


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#29611 - 05/24/01 08:20 AM Re: Redundantly tautological pleonastic names
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This all reminds me of the pilots in the Airplane movies ("Roger, roger. What's our vector, Victor?"). I have often been advised to seek a career in university administration so I could one day be Provost Provost. Perhaps I would be lucky enough to work with a Dean Dean!


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#29612 - 05/24/01 08:24 AM Re: Redundantly tautological pleonastic names
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We have a park in Ithaca named after, I believe it is, Roy H. Park. Or either one of his close family members, one.


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#29613 - 05/24/01 08:51 AM Re: Redundantly tautological pleonastic names
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While slightly off the theme, I am reminded of a pair of doctors who used to practice together in Oregon City, Oregon, USA some while back. One was named Jack Chitty; the other was Cameron Bangs. Many were hoping that their children would join them in their practice, thus producing the Chitty-Chitty-Bangs Bangs Clinic.


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#29614 - 05/24/01 10:10 AM Re: Redundantly tautological pleonastic names
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A colleague of mine knows a fellow historian named Katsenellenbogen. We have also located another historian named Osenfeffer. We are now seeking an historical partnership of husdand-and-wife , or father-and-son or a pair of brothers, named Gilly, so that we can publish a joint paper about the seaside leisure industry over the past century or two. It would. of course, be entitled, "By the Sea."



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#29615 - 05/24/01 10:29 AM Re: Redundantly tautological pleonastic names
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Ok--I am a bit slow-- how do you mix Gilly or 2 Gilly's with Katsenellenbogen and Osenfeffer. and come up with something related to sea side holiday resorts?

your references either require some knowledge of german, local UK resorts (I know Brighton!), or some esoteric tome that my mish mash of an education has missed--(or are so bloody obvious, that I am exposing my self as being dense!)-- can you make it simple for me?

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#29616 - 05/24/01 10:47 AM Re: Redundantly tautological pleonastic names
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Provost Provost, Dean Dean

Then there's Major Major Major Major.


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#29617 - 05/24/01 11:23 AM Re: Redundantly tautological pleonastic names
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Sorry david-- you could never be a provost-- since its a well known fact that they never have anything but last names for their first name-- they are always a Williams or Johnson or Madox-- or have some other not to uncommon last name for the first name -- and they alway have three names-- so Harrison Ford misses out-- but Ford Harrison Ford has potential... (in fact a good deal of potential, since the xyx combo of names seems to be an indication of being provost material, and such named children are cultivated from an early age...)



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#29618 - 05/24/01 12:06 PM Re: Redundantly tautological pleonastic names
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...its a well known fact that they never have anything but last names for their first name

Perhaps I could sneak in if I went the equally popular "first initial, middle name" route: Provost D. Collins Provost sounds blue-blooded enough, I think.

PS After spending some time on Sparteye's great anti-E thread, simply spreading e's around without a second thought seems practically luxurious!


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