Long Welsh Town Names, Harry Funmaker, and Robert Blaha in Funny Names in the News 111!

It's not every day you see Wales make the news! It's not a leap to understand why it did this week!

It’s not every day you see Wales make the news! It’s not a leap to understand why it did this week!

Here we come, Friday people! It’s another star-studded edition of Funny Names in the News. To tell the truth, there was a bit of a concern about this post hitting the airwaves at all, with med school back in full swing, and a certain clown (they call a clown a klovni in Finland) on a huge airplane ride back from Finland by the time you read this.

However, an extraordinarily long name came to the rescue, thanks to Mad Mark Sackler and his perceptive vision!

Here’s what Mark had to say:

With perhaps the longest name in the news since Horsey Award winner   Janice “Lokelani” Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele‘s   2013 fight with the state of Hawaii Motor Vehicle Department, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Wales made news thanks to this spot-on pronunciation by a weatherman on British TV.     Just imagine what Janice’s passport would look like if she was born in Wales!  There could be a 2015 Horsey in the works, here, but I’m not sure if it should go to the town, or to the broadcaster in this video.    –MS  

Mark adds that the family of actress Naomi Watts was actually from that town!

In sporting news, our post about Eric “Butterbean” Esch a few weeks back led to Arto chastising me about not mentioning Harry Funmaker, and for good reason!

A tiny picture of a big fella whose name brings us tons of fun! Hip hip hooray for Harry Funmaker!

A tiny picture of a big fella whose name brings us tons of fun! Hip hip hooray for Harry Funmaker!

While Butterbean has fought an impressive slate of opponents, none of the names caught our imagination as much as Harry Funmaker! That name is an eye-catcher! Mr. Funmaker is a retired pro boxer who twice fought Butterbean, as well as fellas like Robert LaysbadLarry Beilfuss, and Vic Van Thiel. Since his retirement from boxing, Funmaker is now working as a Blackjack dealer at the Ho-Chunk Casino! That’s a Funmaker indeed!

Lastly, in political news, our friend Elyse from FiftyFourAndAHalf (who hopefully won’t be changing her blog’s name every 6 months) decided to gift us with this delightful tidbit:

In Colorado, Republican Robert Blaha is expected to launch a challenge against incumbent Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet due to Bennet’s support of the Iran Deal. To that we say “Blahahahahahahaha!”

A harbinger of the future

A harbinger of the future “Blaha Defeats Bennet” announcement?

Well, maybe not… but our laughter might sound like that. The Blog of Funny Names does not endorse any candidate (although according to this old Independence Day post, we sometimes get sentimental about America), but one thing we do endorse is the idea that we need more funny named people in significant positions. To that end, Blaha Defeats Bennet!

Let’s see if that comes back to bite us… I can just envision Bennet holding that BoFN headline up (perhaps on his tablet or laptop?), much like Harry Truman did when he upset Thomas Dewey back in the day!

That’s it for this week! Until then, live like your name is Funmaker and don’t challenge any newscasters to pronounce convoluted Welsh city names!

About Dave

Based out of San Diego, California. Co-founder of the Blog of Funny Names. funnynamesblog.wordpress.com
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10 Responses to Long Welsh Town Names, Harry Funmaker, and Robert Blaha in Funny Names in the News 111!

  1. markbialczak says:

    Happy Friday! Now, King Dave, dive into a cadaver with a textbook at your side, and make your own fun.

    • Dave says:

      Let’s hope I can do that! Until then, I have a pathology lab and quiz before I can close the book on week 1! Happy Friday to you too!

  2. Elyse says:

    I think we can safely say that after 4+ years of being 54.7, I am not aging. So if you start a new “Blog of Stupid Blog Names” you can count me in!

    • Dave says:

      That’s awesome! I’ll have to try that! If it’s really an elixir for aging, then the name “Blog of Funny Names” may have to change to something a bit more age-related.

      I like the name “Fifty Four and a Half” – it’s super charming! Plus, it’s how I’ll always interpret your age, so kudos to you Elyse! And thanks again for the awesome name… Blahahahahahahaha!

  3. This week’s FNiTN’s is pure gold Dave. Love the whales as they are Funmakers. Plus I’ve been to at least one of the Ho-Chunk casinos (Madison). Now I’m going to practice saying Welsh town names. 😉

    Happy Friday.

    • Dave says:

      Wow, so cool! I wonder if you ran into Mr. Funmaker without knowing it!

      Good luck with your newest endeavor! I expect some dispatches from the road when you take your next traveling excursion to the United Kingdom!

      • I could have run into Mr. Funmaker and never known.

        Regarding my traveling adventures, I’ll be sure to send dispatches. One of my favorite foreign towns was in New Zealand, Whangerei. It is pronounced Faun-ger-eh. (Maybe one of the original settlers was from Canada, eh?)

  4. ksbeth says:

    i saw the weather guy’s video it put me to shame. it was amazingly smooth

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