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When Your Name Is An Adjective That Looks Like An Adverb

Today’s beholder of a funny name is testerosterone-filled trabadour Manly Wade Wellman. Technically, a troubadour is a composer or poet, while Wellman was an author of sci-fi and fantasy, but writing is writing, no? Before we dig into the person that … Continue reading

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Dashiell Hammett: A Hard-boiled Tale

The flask was halfway to my mouth, one for the road. Then a hesitant rap on the glass told me I wouldn’t be leaving early. I guessed it was some high class dame with long fingers. I took a swig … Continue reading

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Part Two of Our Special Investigative Report

Hello, and Happy Friday. If you missed yesterday’s part one of this tale, take a looksy here. The most curious thing about the Registry, is that Mr. Howitzer appears to do his work without the use of a single computer. … Continue reading

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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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Charles Dickens and the Funniest Names in Fiction

Charles John Huffman Dickens (1812-1870), as any literate speaker of the Queen’s English knows, was one of the greatest writers in the history of Western Civilization.   No, his name was not funny, and not even eponymous.  The origin of the … Continue reading

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