The Wild OneMember@the-wild-oneJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 54
My wifes maiden name was Knott.
When she worked for Woolworths years ago some of the staff there had a lot of fun calling her name over the load speaker because they would overly pronounce the “SS”
Miss Knott phone call.
I also worked at a Butchers Shop Saturday Mornings and the owners name was Randle, but everybody called him Randy for short. I thought nothing of it until someone came in and ask if he was Randy !ForkliftMember@forkliftJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 21
Yep, the english language can be cruel, and sometimes people too, but it is also very funny at times.
Don’t know if I may claim “the title” but here are one or two I came across during my working life. For the first 10 years from school, I worked in one bank and one of my sisters in another.
For a couple of years I worked in Warragul, Vic., where a young lady came in to do the banking for a shop she worked for. She was a very pretty girl and had the name of … Margaret Roots. (Truth – I swear.)
Where my sister worked, in head office in Melb, was a young lady who’s first name was Ophelia. At the time, she was soon to marry a chap by the surname of … COX!!!
After the bank, I became a paramedic (for 23 years) and because of my surname, Van, I instantly got the name ‘Bongo’. (It was a little Mazda) Of course, during my life, I got all the vehicles: Cara.., Panel…, etc. etc. It was good fun.[biggrin]AmandaBSParticipant@amandabsJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 549
I once knew a man who was mad keen on horses and was involved in racing syndicates his name was Barry Knaggs.
“It is better to be inconspicuously wealthy, than to be ostentatiously poor…”XeniaMember@xeniaJoin Date: 2002Post Count: 1,231XeniaMember@xeniaJoin Date: 2002Post Count: 1,231fernfurnMember@fernfurnJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 139
Many moons ago I used to work for a Miss Pugh (Phew), at that age it caused us much merriment.
The best one of all though was my X used to work for Doug Thorley Viscount (big caravan company) Our mutual friend was a printer and did all the printing. On the top of a huge pile of printing Doug had ordered the first page was headed up without the “O” in Viscount. Of course Doug had a stroke thinking all the printing carried the same error.
FernadambcParticipant@adambcJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 145
I worked in Saudi Arabia for a year a while back and was priviledged to learn a bit of the language. I thought it must have been stressful for the patients when Dr Alam introduced himslef…His name translated to Dr Pain!
Don’t let life get in the way of living.mapleleafMember@mapleleafJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 51
The above msg was from me logged in under my husband’s name!
Have fun with this funny thread!
Achieve the Dream!camnlisaParticipant@camnlisaJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 21
My dad tells the story of a teacher name Adrian Twit and at the start of each year he would write his name on the board for the class.
I am A Twit. You will call me Mr Twit.
LisashughsonMember@shughsonJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 3
The school dentist when I was in prmiary school was named (for real) Dr. Ripper. I never found out if this was her maiden or married name.
A guy I worked with many years ago was Richard Bender. He preferred to be called Dick.
[jerry]TurtleMember@turtleJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 25
there is a Urologist in Brisbane named Dr Winkle…I am led to believe his motto is “if you have a problem with your twinkle come and see Dr Winkle”
I used to work for Police Communications – they answer the triple zero police related calls put through from Telstra and handle the despatching of cars etc…one of the guys in the radio room was a part time DJ and goes by the nickname of “Nil”. A female sergeant didn’t him using name [grrr] and gave him a hard time so to get her back he changed his name by deed poll to “Nil Omega Zero” – he now signs everything as “000” [thumbsupanim]
TurtleDinahMember@dinahJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 30
hehehe, this is a fun thread!
My Mum’s dentist is Chinese and his name is Dr Chu (Chew)!!
I actually know a Mike Hunt (but he uses his middle name!!!hehehe)
But the classic has to be an employee of my husband’s….this is a true story for those into mystery or porn….
He was introduced to me as Sherlock Holmes. I asked if that was his real name and he said yes and said he got stirred a lot. I then asked him if he had a middle name and why doesn’t he use that instead of Sherlock if he hates it so much? He said that his middle name is JOHN!! I see why he sticks to Sherlock!!!!!
CheerscamnlisaParticipant@camnlisaJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 21
There is a mortician in either Banyo or a nearby suburb of Brisbane who’s surname is Skinner![lmao]