Discussion in 'General Forteana' started by cassandra78, Jan 29, 2007.
Glad I wasn't the only one to notice that.
The tragic case of a dentist's suicide.
He was depressed by a heriditary disease which was preventing him work.
It was Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease.
He always did look down in the mouth.
From Nature's Weirdest Events on BBC something:
As a counter example, Richard Haddock is a Devon farmer who is often outspoken on matters involving the NFU.
http://www.kingsbridge-today.co.uk/... Mr Haddock§ionIs=letters&searchyear=2016
(Perhaps he should be a fish farmer instead! )
From an article on mental health in young people.
I do think that is a good one.
The other day, I came across an example of the absolute opposite of this - someone or something with a name utterly inappropriate for what they are. I'm buggered if I can remember what it was, though... sorry.
So as to not entirely waste your time, it was something along the lines of Cwm Maethlon in West Wales. The words mean "Happy Valley", and the valley road is a sort of shortcut on the way from Machynlleth to Tywyn, missing out Aberdovey. Not to labour the point, but it's honestly one of the most depressing, soulless routes I've ever taken, bleak and lonely, with houses which look like they're barely clinging on to existence. There are some nicer homes, but the whole place seems cut off from all the good in the world, and I can't overstate just what a nasty feeling it gives me. Either end of this road, I love the place - Pennal, Aberdovey, even Tywyn, have a nice air about them, just normal, basically.
Anyway, I digress, and I still can't remember my main example. As you were...
Please could you post a Google Street View link, so we can all experience the bleakness?
Actually, no! I've just discovered that Google Maps has no Streetview imagery for that road. I imagine that the car turned in, and was never seen again. One end of the road can be seen here:
Sorry for the massive link. I've temporarily forgotten how to compress them.
Author of a five-year long study: Motorcycle Accident Cause Factors and Identification of Countermeasures. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Professor Harry Hurt.
I always felt that a good example of nominative non-determinism was possessed by a Mr John Chicken, who was at the time a fairly high-ranking manager within Panasonic Broadcast Europe.
When I was introduced to him at first, I had to hide behind a exhibition stand at Earl's Court and bite my hand for about ten minutes, to stop my laughter. It didn't work....
I used to work with a woman who had a friend called Arthur Chicken (yes, really).
My sister married into a family with cousins called Andy Mann and Arthur Mann. Sort of balanced each other out.
Did Arthur Mann have low self-esteem?
He did by the time his classmates had finished with him.
He was Arthur Mann he used to be.
Separate names with a comma.