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Under My Thumb : The Mercy Bumpus Story

“Small is beautiful“, some wonderful person once said. “Small, and funnily named is beautifuller“, they probably didn’t add. So I will. Mercy Bumpus is the kind of name this blog was founded to admire, and it surprises me it took us … Continue reading

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M. Night Shyamalan and a Spooky Halloween Special!

Ooooo, scary! It’s Halloween! Time to dig out the knives candy and go door-to-door murdering spreading joy in your neighborhood. Just be sure it’s joy you’re spreading and not like, ebola. Yeah, don’t spread that. Just joy. And cream cheese … Continue reading

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Irrepressible Imogene Coca

Wacky Imogene Coca (1908-2001) may be best remembered for playing opposite Sid Caesar in Your Show of Shows, which ran Saturday nights on NBC from 1950 to 1954. However, folks under 60 may remember her as Aunt Jenny on The Brady Bunch or the patently annoying Aunt Edna … Continue reading

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The Blog of Funny Names Turns 500!

HELLO FUNNY NAMES FANS! Dave here! It’s hard to believe we’ve reached this point, but today’s post marks the 500th entry in the history of the Blog of Funny Names. 500 posts! It’s hard to believe… a little less than … Continue reading

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Celebrating Phyllis Diller, Shoni Schimmel Shining, and Lots More in FNITN 90!

Hello Funny Names Fans! We have a stacked pile of funny names goodness this week, so read on through for your weekly dose! We start with delightful news from Alameda, CA, who last Saturday held a special city-wide Phyllis Diller Day! Now … Continue reading

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