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Postby joeljunk » Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:17 pm

Hall of Fame pitcher Early Wynn had 300 career wynns (not sure if any of them were early).

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Postby cadams35 » Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:29 pm

Wynn pitched from 1939 to 1963 for the Washington Senators, Cleveland Indians, and Chicago White Sox.
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Postby bwouns » Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:44 pm

How about Joey Fatone? He appears to be the heaviest member of whichever boy band he belongs to.
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Postby billiej » Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:03 pm

bwouns wrote:How about Joey Fatone? He appears to be the heaviest member of whichever boy band he belongs to.


:lol: good one!
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Postby TheConfessor » Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:44 pm

joeljunk wrote:Hall of Fame pitcher Early Wynn had 300 career wynns (not sure if any of them were early).

As seen on "Grand Slam" doing some trash talking on my behalf, the Mayor of Austin is named Will Wynn.
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Postby Ken Jennings » Fri Oct 19, 2007 3:50 pm

bwouns wrote:How about Joey Fatone? He appears to be the heaviest member of whichever boy band he belongs to.


And Lance Bass is a bass.
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Postby billiej » Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:15 pm

Wow, no wonder I didn't find this thread readily, it's almost a year old. Time flies.

Anyway, last night CNN was talking the economy with a guy from TWSJ named John Fund.
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Postby rockgolf » Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:18 pm

Is there an opposite of aptonyms? Inaptonyms? There's a dentist in town called Dr Sugar.
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Postby frogman042 » Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:21 pm

There are a number of funeral home's in Buffalo NY that is uses the family name...

Amigone Funeral Homes

---Jay
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Postby marpocky » Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:43 pm

Ken Jennings wrote:
bwouns wrote:How about Joey Fatone? He appears to be the heaviest member of whichever boy band he belongs to.


And Lance Bass is a bass.


And likes La--

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I'll let this one go.
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Postby melissa » Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:00 pm

marpocky wrote:
Ken Jennings wrote:
bwouns wrote:How about Joey Fatone? He appears to be the heaviest member of whichever boy band he belongs to.


And Lance Bass is a bass.


And likes La--

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I'll let this one go.


Try "likes bass fishing." It's a lot safer.


I used to go to a dentist named Dr. Payne. He had a sister named Charlotte, who was of course called "Lotta".

One of my best friends married a man named Bell. They had three children, and despite our urging, did NOT name them Tinker, Silver, and Taco! :wink:
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Postby mavman » Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:06 pm

There are a number of funeral home's in Buffalo NY that is uses the family name...

Amigone Funeral Homes

---Jay




And this one:

http://www.manta.com/coms2/dnbcompany_tyqm4
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Postby enielsen » Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:30 am

rockgolf wrote:Is there an opposite of aptonyms? Inaptonyms? There's a dentist in town called Dr Sugar.


On the subject of aptonyms (rather than inaptonyms), my family's dentist is Dr. Silvertooth.
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Postby skullturfq » Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:17 am

Irvine Welsh is Scottish.
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Postby RingoOSU » Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:45 pm

Sir Not Appearing in this Film.
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Postby Ken Jennings » Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:46 pm

Dances with Wolves. Remember how that Dances with Wolves guy was always dancing with wolves?
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Postby Muskrat » Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:31 pm

enielsen wrote:
rockgolf wrote:Is there an opposite of aptonyms? Inaptonyms? There's a dentist in town called Dr Sugar.


On the subject of aptonyms (rather than inaptonyms), my family's dentist is Dr. Silvertooth.


And who can forget the prelate of Manilla -- Cardinal Sin.

Was that an aptonym or inaptonym? I guess only his confessor knew for sure.
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Postby melissa » Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:58 pm

skullturfq wrote:Irvine Welsh is Scottish.

And Walsh is the one of the most common surnames in Ireland!
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Postby WhitePhantom » Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:58 pm

Muskrat wrote:
enielsen wrote:
rockgolf wrote:Is there an opposite of aptonyms? Inaptonyms? There's a dentist in town called Dr Sugar.


On the subject of aptonyms (rather than inaptonyms), my family's dentist is Dr. Silvertooth.


And who can forget the prelate of Manilla -- Cardinal Sin.

Was that an aptonym or inaptonym? I guess only his confessor knew for sure.

He referred to his home as the "House of Sin".
We have Lenny and Jimmy and me and...Faye.
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Postby Bill » Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:18 am

I just mentioned Shamwow! pitchman Vince Offer in another thread, and it occurred to me that he might also belong in this one.
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Postby geniusonwheels » Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:05 am

Senator John McCane.
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Postby econgator » Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:11 am

geniusonwheels wrote:Senator John McCane.


Who?
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Postby Bill » Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:06 pm

Rest in peace, William Headline.
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Postby skullturfq » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:12 pm

Bill wrote:Rest in peace, William Headline.


If even "Wolf Blitzer" thinks you have the best name in news, then that means something!
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Postby skullturfq » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:13 pm

I guess Sarah Palin has been known to be an occasional wolf blitzer.
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