Category Archives: funny names in movies

Benay Venuta Needs No Latuda

Happy springtime, dear readers, and welcome back to the Blog of Funny Names! The glammed-up starlet in the 1930s Jean Harlowesque pose above is none other than Benay Venuta, our funny focus for the day. Thankfully, she was not “bland” … Continue reading

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Hedda Hopper, Gossip Columnist, Wearer of Hats

Some people are born with fabulous names and then a sidestep of fate takes it a twist further. Elda Furry was born in 1885 in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. She left home for the Big Apple at an early age in hopes … Continue reading

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Zero Mostel

Greetings funny names fans. Today we’re traveling in the “Not-so-way-back-machine” to a time when the world was in black and white, if you watched television, to visit with one of the greatest comedians of the 20th century. Born Samuel Joel … Continue reading

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Just a Twinkle in a Dimple Rinkle? Not so Simple: Breathtaking Dynastic Beauties of Bollywood

Whilst undertaking groundbreaking field work in Funny Name Theory, our intrepid researchers came across a line of names that seemed too good to be true. Our first impulse was to call a press conference and announce the stunning results to … Continue reading

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Volodymyr Palahniuk

Strange roads lead to today’s post. My better half viewed old clips of Milton Friedman, a Nobel laureate in Economics, on YouTube. Which made me think, why not Milton Friedman for the BoFN. Then I noticed when Friedman died. November … Continue reading

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