Nominative Determinism

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I do know for a fact that the name 'Nutter' is an old term for scribe, so hopefully one of them takes up writing. Also, 'Fitz' is an indication of being a bastard child, so get married to a Fitz, please.
 

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I do know for a fact that the name 'Nutter' is an old term for scribe, so hopefully one of them takes up writing. Also, 'Fitz' is an indication of being a bastard child, so get married to a Fitz, please.
Given that Bastard (pronounced b'stard) is a genuine surname, I wonder if there are any Fitz-Bastards out there?
 

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I do know for a fact that the name 'Nutter' is an old term for scribe ...
There's a second occupational derivation relating to "keeper of oxen."

https://books.google.com/books?id=vG7MZ9J6dAgC&pg=PA684#v=onepage&q&f=false

Furthermore ... The slang use of "nutter" to mean "crazy person" is attested only as far back as the mid 20th century, but there's a third occupational derivation relating to "one who gathers nuts" that dates back to the 15th century.

https://www.etymonline.com/word/nutter
 

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Man arrested for having sex on a plane flight. Goes by the name of Phil Mycock...
I must have related somewhere (probably on this thread, to be honest) that when I was at school anyone called Mycock (quite a common name around there) was expected, at least once a week, to not answer the register at first request.

Thence:

Teacher: Moore?

Moore: Sir.

Teacher: Morrisey?

Morrisey: Sir.

Teacher: Mycock?......MYCOCK?......WHERE'S MYCOCK?

They fell for it every time.

Another jolly jape was ringing a local shop where the lady on the other end would state in a singsong and blissfully deadpan voice:

Hello - Mycock's Electrical.
 

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That is nothing compared to Schindler's lifts:

https://www.schindler.com/com/internet/en/home.html
I may have mentioned this before but back in Russia in 1997 we were building a Pepsi factory on the bank of the Volga. The company that installed the process plant were called Linker Corporation (if I recall the 2nd part of the name correctly) Old man linker who started the corporation was one of Schindlers Jews. It brought home a little bit history and in some ways made it personal.
 
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