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[-] [email protected] 14 points 1 month ago

I read this as "Food for the poor president/CEO" and wondered why a president/CEO couldn't afford food XD

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

Well if people would be robing your food (Robin Mahfood), mabe you would need food too.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

Because he's poor, obviously.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago

Nomative determinism strikes again.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago

Did you check the community this is in?

[-] [email protected] 11 points 1 month ago

What are the chances this sub is perfectly named?

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago

The name of the sub seems to have determined the content.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago
[-] CluckN 1 points 1 month ago

That guy on the right has a tiny face

this post was submitted on 19 Apr 2024
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Nominative Determinism

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Nominative determinism is the hypothesis that people tend to gravitate towards areas of work that fit their names. The term was first used in the magazine New Scientist in 1994, after the magazine's humorous "Feedback" column noted several studies carried out by researchers with remarkably fitting surnames. These included a book on polar explorations by Daniel Snowman and an article on urology by researchers named Splatt and Weedon. These and other examples led to light-hearted speculation that some sort of psychological effect was at work.

This is a community for posting real-world examples of names that by coincidence are funny in context. A link to the article or site is preferable, as well as a screenshot of the funny name if it's not in the headline. Try not to repost, and keep it fun!

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