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Ova, Ova, Ova: Funny Names at the U.S. Open

“It’s true I always try to be as seductive as possible, but I wouldn’t be here if I couldn’t play tennis.”–Anna Kournikova Rybarikova…Rodionova…Cepelova…Strycova…Pronkova…to the uninitiated these names may sound like they came straight from the roster of the Moscow Ballet.   In fact, … 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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Hold on to Your Pierogis, it’s Funny Names in the News 84! Whazzeeee!

Hey kids! Welcome to the 84th edition of our massively popular (ish) weekly feature, Funny Names in the News. Today, we celebrate a very special event, the 100th anniversary of the birth of one Dick PlasmanHooray for trivia! We move straight … Continue reading

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Funny Names in the News 77 – Bunge-Jumping into Swedish Undies

Good morning everybody, and welcome to the 77th Funny Names in the News Report. We begin with typically excellent coverage from our East Coast correspondent Mark “The Namenator” Sackler, who tells us all the latest from the world of baseball … Continue reading

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Funny Names In The News 76, Brought to you by Ryan Gosling and Speed Weed

Gadzooks and gravy, my friends, it’s Funny Names Friday Monday once again! I came here to write Funny Names in the News and take Ambien, and I’m all out of Ambien, so let’s get down to bidness! Leading off for … Continue reading

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