Category Archives: Greatest hits

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Funny Names Thursday : A Special Investigative Report

And now for something completely different. Here is a special report filed by our European Field Agent Portnoy Macademia. Enjoy. In a nondescript office building in central Lausanne, Switzerland, there is a global registry of unusual names. A man named Herland … Continue reading

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Theodor Seuss Geisel a.k.a. Dr. Theophrastus Seuss, and a Merry Grinch Christmas Potpourri

In the good land of BoFN when Christmas drew near Folk were having . . . not quite universal good cheer. For in fact, there was one . . . er, his name we can’t say . . . Whud … Continue reading

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Lord Timothy Dexter, American Author, Businessman, and Lucky Eccentric

I only do long posts if they’re good ones. This is someone I have wanted to cover for a long time (since well before my 100th post, where I first mentioned him), because he is one of the most fascinating … Continue reading

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Hermann Zapf and His Dingbats

Hermann Zapf and His Dingbats sounds like a quite delightful 70s psychedelic band. Unfortunately, it isn’t one, but feel free to start the group and send us your demo. No, Hermann Zapf is not a musician, but he is a … Continue reading

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Ledell “Cannonball” Titcomb

Ledell Titcomb (1866-1950) had an awesome name. To add awesomeness to awesomeness, Ledell also had an amazing nickname – “Cannonball” Titcomb. Cannonball was a Major League Baseball pitcher who had a career not nearly as memorable as his name. Ledell … Continue reading

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