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Funny Names in British History

“When it’s three o’clock in New York, it’s still 1938 in London.”–Bette Midler When one thinks about British History, the names that come to mind are not all that funny.   Funny Names?  Maybe funny numbers?  Henry VIII…Richard III…Elizabeth II? … Continue reading

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Lillian Virginia Mountweazel–The funniest eponymous name that never was

“You could look it up.”–Casey Stengel According to the 1975 edition of the New  Columbia Encyclopedia,   “Lillian Virginia Mountweazel ( 1942-1973),  was an American photographer, b. Bangs, Ohio. Turning from fountain design to photography in 1963, Mountweazel produced her celebrated portraits of … Continue reading

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