15 April 2011

Nominative determinism

Imagine if your name actually was T.F. Skiphire. You'd be constantly in demand from people wanting to hire skips. Which would be supremely irritating if, say, you were a vet or a High Court judge. "No, I don't have any skips you can hire... No, that's my name, it's pronounced 'Skiffire'... I can do you a special offer on neuterings though."