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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

What's In A Name?

Many of our names reflect the trades of our ancestors. However, few people still earn a living from the trade portrayed by their family names.
This is shame. How many miners would still be gainfully employed had Margaret Thatcher worked as a roofer?
Would Norman Stanley Fletcher ever been incarcerated in Slade Prison if he was still involved in the manufacture of hardware for archers?
Would Pat Butcher have ended up scaring patrons in the Queen Vic if she opted to bone carcasses for Sunday roasts?

Although it's nice to know that some people have been upholding family tradition. A flat phone battery led me to a public phone box the other day, where I found a card advertising the services of a certain Madame Whiplash!

33 comments:

  1. Thatcher should have been thrown from a roof

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  2. A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

    I couldn't resist!

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    1. I bet you're a right slag

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    2. I bet you've got a very small cock to go with your lack of balls you nameless wanker!

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    3. I just tried googling Noballs Smallcock and it came up with a 'nameless wanker' ... We've worked out one of our anonymous contributors!!!

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    4. where the fuck is that phone box? & i do hope that card is still there & ask to be seen to by her apprentice....mmm vicky

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  4. I recognized Ronnie Barker, but I had to Google Norman Stanley Fletcher. No trouble identifying Pat Butcher.

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  5. It looks like Thatcher needs a shave and is trying to hide her stubble

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  6. I know a Farmer Giles who is considering a change of career to become a proctologist

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  7. If Norman Stanley Fletcher had not gone to prison, Lenny Godber would have been left to the mercy of Harry Grout.

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  8. There can't be many Coopers left still making barrels.

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    1. What the "Wat Dabney", inventor of the inverted firkin?

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    2. Jabberwocky, I love that film, but prefer The Life Of Brian.

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    3. I've never heard of Jabberwocky. I'm intrigued.

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    4. Jabberwocky... a poem by Lewis Carroll... and a film made by some of the Python team...
      "Twas brillig and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe....."
      Wonderful words...

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    5. STOCK TAKER!!!!!!!

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  9. I always thought Pat Butcher was a bit butch. That's almost a butcher.

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    1. We could probably have a field day with politicians... and Lords and Ladies... sports people.... Michael Schumacher might have made some fancy footwear... Billy Twelvetrees (England Rugby) might have been a forest man!! Maybe there's a good suggestion for another Punching posting!!!

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  10. Perhaps Amanda Knox should have taken up banking

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    1. Foxy Knoxy is up a certain creek without any means of propulsion.

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    2. I wouldn't want to be in her shoes

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    1. That can only end up in trouble!

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  12. I have no idea what my name means

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  13. There used to be a cricketer called Arnold Sidebottom. Any guesses where his name came from?

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    1. Probably his favorite point of entry

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  14. I have a good idea where my name came from

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  15. Carol means 'champion' in Gaelic :)

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  16. Does my name come from Greek mythology?

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