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Nominative determinism

From reading New Scientist's Quick Science blog, I find out that the head of HIV/AIDS at the World Health Organisation is called Kevin de Cock. Which shouldn't be funny, but is.

One of my colleagues claims to know his sisters, Ivana and Ophelia.


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Jul. 3rd, 2008 10:10 am (UTC)
I've actually interviewed him.......
Jul. 3rd, 2008 10:12 am (UTC)
Did it feel like he'd put up some kind of barrier, to protect himself?
Jul. 3rd, 2008 10:26 am (UTC)
Oh. No. Really? That is just too good to be true. It's like Happy Families for big organisations.
Jul. 3rd, 2008 10:34 am (UTC)
I know an Ophelia Bitz.
Jul. 3rd, 2008 10:35 am (UTC)
I don't think that's her real name.
Jul. 3rd, 2008 10:36 am (UTC)
Well, no, if I'm brutally honest her real name's Alice. But still!
Jul. 3rd, 2008 01:36 pm (UTC)
My brother knows two girls called Claire Annette Reed and Orana Bo Reed (aka O.Bo Reed). Their parents must have been very mean.
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