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Re: Provost Provost #29619
05/24/01 04:26 PM
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Or, using the Gomer Pyle*, last name first, first name, middle name last technique:

Provost David David Collins Provost

and if you want to squeeze the title in there

Provost Provost David David Collins Provost

*Or was that Andy Griffith in No Time for Sergeants?




Re: Redundantly tautological pleonastic names #29620
05/25/01 11:07 AM
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lower upstate New York
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Rhuby, I'm also in the dark... can you splain?


Re: Redundantly tautological pleonastic names #29621
05/25/01 05:39 PM
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In reply to:

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.


That's hysterical, Geoff... I actually[tm] went to grade school with Shane and Chris Bangs, sons of Dr. Cameron Bangs! [Welling choruses of It's a Small World e]



Re: Redundantly tautological pleonastic names #29622
05/26/01 06:21 PM
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City of Brotherly Love, no not...
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'pon my honor, I once met a woman who had named her daughter Vicky Victoria.

I still cringe at that.

So, regarding "by the sea" - what's the Cat's Elbow got to do with that? (I'm pretty dense, too.)


Re: Redundantly tautological pleonastic names #29623
05/27/01 12:48 PM
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'pon my honor, I once met a woman who had named her daughter Vicky Victoria.

Does she pretend to be a man pretending to be a woman?


Re: Redundantly tautological pleonastic names #29624
05/28/01 03:07 AM
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To Ledasdottir, StrophicAnna, and Dark Victory:

Gilly Gilly Osenfeffer Katzenellenbogen (thanks for the spelling Rhuby) by the sea is a nonsense chant used in British school playgrounds for skipping games.

Bingley


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Re: Redundantly tautological pleonastic names #29625
05/28/01 03:44 PM
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lucky enough to work with a Dean Dean!

In my brother's faculty at U of Manitoba there really is a James Dean, assistant Dean of Arts (I think). So he's Dean James Dean.


Re: Redundantly tautological pleonastic names #29626
05/31/01 10:50 PM
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Although not pleonastic, or even neoplastic (at least not in public), the Dean of Academic Records at the University of Nevada at Reno, who was kind enough to send my former housemate a letter cheerily informing him that his grade of "Incomplete" in a math class had been changed to "F," is aptually named Charles V. Records.


Re: Redundantly tautological pleonastic names #29627
06/01/01 06:19 PM
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Bingley - many thanks for the clarification. That's a bit like Olly Olly Oxen Free in the game of hide and seek, or, as one of my friends said it, Olly Olly Umfree.

Jazz-

Who knows. All I know is that that parent was a bit confused.


Re: Redundantly tautological pleonastic names #29628
06/03/01 03:36 PM
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Maybe this qualifies... in the Minneapolis paper the other day, I took note of the article about a U of MN (ex-)professor's guilty plea to six counts of having child pornography. The professor's name? Richard Pervo. One can only assume he could go by Dick



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