Frank and Ernest by Thaves for May 26, 2024

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    Ratkin  about 2 months ago

    Speaking of mountain climbers, 6 more just died on Everest.

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    Doug K  about 2 months ago

    A lot of people have a name that comes of an ancestor who had a particular profession (like Smith, Baker, Brewer, Cooper, and Miller).

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    Dave427  about 2 months ago

    Seen an auto repair shop with the owners’ name being “Engen.”

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    Izzy Moreno  about 2 months ago

    Don’t most English names supposedly come from their professions in the middle-ages?

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    stringer831  about 2 months ago

    I once worked for a medical publisher. One of the many physicians on its mailing list was a psychiatrist called Dr. Couch.

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    E.Z. Smith Premium Member about 2 months ago

    I’ve a speech therapist friend whose name is Speechly.

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    tcmrr1  about 2 months ago

    Most things that others do appear foolish. Some are NFL Fans, others think it is stupid to waste an afternoon looking at a multi hour game with 13 minutes of action in it. To each their own, I suppose.

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    [Traveler] Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Local weather guy’s last name is Weathers, his real name.

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    rbritt56  about 2 months ago

    I knew a guy that worked for the Division of Forestry whose name was Timber Weller.

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    sandpiper  about 2 months ago

    Did ok up to the punch line, then ran out of steam.

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    gammaguy  about 2 months ago

    My favorite is still a (long ago) listing in the Bronx phone book: A surgeon named “Dr. Carnicero”. (That’s “butcher” in English.)

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    amxchester  about 2 months ago

    When my kid broke an arm, the doc’s name was Clau (Claw) & and a chiropractor was named Bonebreak.

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    DHBirr  about 2 months ago

    At one of my early assignments in the Army, the armorer, who handled secure storage of the unit’s weapons, was a sergeant with the name “Swords.”

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    uniquename  about 2 months ago

    Apparently there was an army officer named Dave Astor that was promoted to major. He became Major D. Astor. (really)

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    s_krumpe  about 2 months ago

    What about the racecar driver Will Power. Can fit in so many ways and he can become a motivational speaker when he retires lol

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    LizandMax  about 2 months ago

    I once had a typing teacher named Miss Prynt.

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    poppacapsmokeblower  about 2 months ago

    Frank made a mountain out of an ant hill.

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    Grover St. Clair  about 2 months ago

    Reminds me of my favorite Wizard of Id cartoon. Rodney had a line of new recruits. “Name?” “Baker.” “Sorry, we already have a baker. Name?” “Carpenter.” “Sorry, we already have a carpenter. Name?” “Fink.” “Sorry, we already have a king.”

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    Old Time Tales Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Chris is an ant wrangler.

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    KEA  about 2 months ago

    Steve Staker, Vampire Killer

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    InTraining  about 2 months ago

    Optometrist named Dr Seymour…!.

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    Meg Has Not  about 2 months ago

    They’re called aptonyms .

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    ChessPirate  about 2 months ago

    I had a Root Canal from a Dr. Hurt (it wasn’t that bad…)

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    Jogger2  about 2 months ago

    A college had an ornithologist named “Bird” who was also a private airplane pilot. One day the college got a phone call from someone who asked for an ornithologist:

    “That would be Professor Bird.”

    “You have an ornithologist named Bird?”

    “That’s right.”

    “May I talk to him?”

    “I’m sorry, but he’s out flying at the moment. Would you care to leave a message?”

    “Uh, no. I think I’ll look for someone else.”

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    Chazz  about 2 months ago

    Seahawks had a Fullback named Mack Strong.

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    mpolo11 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Don’t make an ant hill out of a mole hill.

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    walstib Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Panel 3 makes me wonder what ever happened to Brewer and Shipley. Maybe they had more than just that one toke over the line.

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    halvincobbes Premium Member about 2 months ago

    They’re called aptronyms

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member about 2 months ago

    We had a Doctor Bonebrake.

    A lot of the most common surnames in America were derived from the occupation of their ancestors: Smith, Miller, Farmer, Taylor, Baker, Carter, Stewart, Cook, Cooper, Carpenter, Wright ….

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    stamps  about 2 months ago

    The fancy-schmany term for it is nominative determinism.

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    donut reply  about 2 months ago

    When I owned a bar the Budweiser delivery guy had the last name of Cooper. One who makes wine and whiskey barrels.

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    braindead Premium Member about 2 months ago

    I know of a surgeon named Dr. Cutting.

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    Dr_Fogg  about 2 months ago

    and mine?

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    MissyTiger  about 2 months ago

    One of the churches in my hometown had a pastor named Smiley. Maybe he was supposed to have been an orthodontist?

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    stringer831  about 2 months ago

    And then,, there is that tome about skeletal diseases in children. authored by Dr. Boy Frame!

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    KyleDrumann  about 2 months ago

    There is a doctor named Will Tickle.

    Is there some who does demolition named Wolfe? A florist named Bloom? A criminal named Robin Banks?

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    andrew.scharnhorst  about 2 months ago

    One of the people I work with is an archaeologist named Bone.

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