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Clyde Kluttz

(Dave’s Note: With today’s post, we welcome the consistently remarkable Mark Sackler of Millennium Conjectures to our list of Funny Names Blog columnists. Join us in giving a warm welcome to Mark!) Klutz–noun, Slang. 1. a clumsy, awkward person.  2. … Continue reading

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Abbye “Pudgy” Stockton

“Foremost Female Physical Culturist, Writer, Authority on Feminine Figure Contouring, Cover Girl.”  So read the business card of one Abbye “Pudgy” Stockton, a pioneer of female bodybuilding and weight lifting in the 1940s and 1950s. She also briefly ran a … Continue reading

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Punch Imlach

George Imlach packed a punch. That may just be why he was generally known as “Punch”. Of course, it’s possible he was a master at the beverage bowl at New Year’s parties but that seems like a bit of a … Continue reading

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Picabo Street

A life that begins in small town in Idaho and speeds on to alpine ski racing and mountain-top weddings in Alabama is bound to catch our interest here at the Funny Names Blog. Lives that interesting can only be lived … Continue reading

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Fritzi Burger

Figure skating. A noble sport of beautiful motion, musical movements on ice, leg-breaking thugs, and scandalous judging decisions. Ah, sounds like every good sport of the last hundred years. To be perfectly honest, I am no expert on figure skating, … Continue reading

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