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Old 04-03-2011, 03:28 PM   #106
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I just read the obit of one Beulah M. Conquergood.
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:59 PM   #107
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When she does, I bet it smells like fresh baked pie.
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:17 AM   #108
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There is or was (I've switched banks) a woman at the bank here whose name is 'Qualtine'
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:09 PM   #109
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Living in a glass house, but......

There is a Zolan on Thor's Academic Games team. I can almost hear the movie trailer......

The Thor Wars continue....can our hero defeat the Mighty Zolan and his epic p-flubs?
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Old 08-26-2012, 03:21 PM   #110
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Self-explanatory, I believe.

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Old 08-26-2012, 03:25 PM   #111
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I worked with a very insipid girl whose mother's maiden name was Grucock.
When we played the "what would your porn name be" one afternoon she was exceptionally reluctant.

Her first pets after all were two Guinea Pigs called Pinky and Perky.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:15 PM   #112
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you can't beat Dickens for, well, beating you over the head with symbolic names.
Professor Gradgrind, indeed!

How dumb does he think we are?

but I did hear of a Roman soldier once named Bigus Dickus.

His wife was called Incontinentia.

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Old 09-14-2013, 04:03 PM   #113
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Hawaii can't fit woman's last name on license

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HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii woman's last name is a real mouthful, containing 36 characters and 19 syllables in all. And it's so long that she couldn't get a driver's license with her correct name.

Janice "Lokelani" Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele is in the midst of a fight with state and local officials to ensure that her full name gets listed on a license or ID card. Her name is pronounced: KAY'-ee-hah-nah-EE'-coo-COW'-ah-KAH'-hee-HOO'-lee-heh-eh-KAH'-how-NAH-eh-leh.

The documents only have room for 35 characters. Her name has 35 letters plus a mark used in the Hawaiian alphabet, called an okina.

So Hawaii County instead issued her driver's license and her state ID with the last letter of her name chopped off. And it omitted her first name.

The 54-year-old Big Island resident wrote her mayor and city councilwoman for help, but the county said the state of Hawaii computer system they used wouldn't allow names longer than 35 characters.

Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele got the name when she married her Hawaiian husband in 1992.

He used only the one name, which his grandfather gave him. The name came to his grandfather in a dream that also told him he would have a grandson.

Her husband died in 2008, but he had similar problems when he was alive, she told The Associated Press.

The name has layers of meanings. One, she said, is "When there is chaos and confusion, you are one that will stand up and get people to focus in one direction and come out of the chaos." It also references the origins of her and her husband's family.

Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele was compelled to bring attention to the issue after a policeman last month gave her a hard time about her driver's license when he pulled her over for a traffic stop. She wrote Honolulu television station KHON for help, and her story started getting more attention.

"I said wait a minute, this is not my fault. This is the county's fault that I don't have an ID that has my name correctly," she said.

The police officer suggested she could use her maiden name.

"I said, how disrespectful to the Hawaiian people because there's a lot of meaning behind this name. I've had this name for over 20 years. I had to grow into this name. It's very deep spiritual path," she said.

Caroline Sluyter, state Department of Transportation spokeswoman, said Thursday the state is working to increase space for names on driver's licenses and ID cards.

By the end of the year, the cards will allow 40 characters for first and last names and 35 characters for middle names, she said.

Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele, who practices shoreline fishing in the Hawaiian tradition as a profession, said she's happy the publicity about her situation has prompted many people to have badly needed discussions.

"If you're going to require people to have picture IDs to identify them, they have to be correct," she said.
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Old 09-14-2013, 05:15 PM   #114
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This is one of those "penny wise, pound poor" issues of database programmers.

Back in the day, space was limited and programmers were mindful
to conserve it as much as they could. To wit: Y2K

But now the NSA has shown us that there is no limit to storage,
and anything of any length is possible.
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Old 01-04-2014, 04:01 PM   #115
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Please to note his rank...

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Old 01-04-2014, 10:15 PM   #116
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Color me skeptical.
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Old 01-05-2014, 01:27 PM   #117
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Ok, you're colored.

What do ya expect, with Velcro name tags?

Myself, I separated the humor out, and, just enjoyed that.
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Old 01-05-2014, 01:28 PM   #118
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Please to note his rank...
It's Captain, if ya didn't get that far.

Although we could doubt that, too, if you like.

Hell, it might not even be a guy, for all we know.

Could be a houseplant. Or a vaguely human-esque tumbleweed.
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Old 01-18-2014, 04:00 AM   #119
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I've sometimes been mistaken for Warwick Hunt. And Warren Assol.

some people say that to me
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Old 01-18-2014, 10:16 AM   #120
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We used to pay a quarter at the Strawberry Festival to have them page "Mike Hunt." And we laughed and laughed. The old standard.
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