Tag Archives: hockey

Funny Names in the News vol. 116 with Rainy Dingle and Tasty Lasagna

Happy Friday! It’s time again to go over the newspapers again and dig out the week’s very best names. First, we pop over to Italy, where a big soccer match between Inter Milan and Carpi had a dramatic ending. Inter was … Continue reading

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Gump Worsley Had the Name and Face for Hockey

Drop the puck! That means something in certain sections of our world. It’s a phase that rolls off the tongue of English-speaking ice hockey fans. I can’t say I’m fluent in the Russian or Scandinavian equivalents. Nor the French, even … Continue reading

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Funny Names in the News Vol. 108 with Mashpee, Tootoo Magic, Earl Sweatshirt

Welcome to another edition of Funny Names in the News, our weekly-ish feature where we read the news, spot amusing and unusual names, and then tell you about them. What a concept it is! We start in boxing, where our … Continue reading

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T.J. Oshie and Libby Lu, his biggest (and tiniest) hockey super-fan

(Edit: WordPress tells me this is my 200th post on the Blog of Funny Names. Not too shabby!) We interrupt our regularly scheduled Funny Names in the News segment for the most adorable news story… ever? Once upon a time … Continue reading

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Wow! America turns 45, Matt Dumba wears 55, a Windell Send-Off and a Dikembe Mutombo Hall of Fame Celebration – It’s Funny Names in the News 101!

Happy Friday, one and all! I hope your days are all off to a delightful start. Dave-o here! Back from a wild bachelor party weekend in Cabo San Lucas, and ready to hit y’all with a blast of Funny Names In … Continue reading

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