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Kay Denney  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 21:45
Member (2018)
French to English
Dr AIDS anyone? Feb 3, 2016

There's a doctor in my town centre called Dr Sida (AIDS in French).

 

Chris S  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Swedish to English
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Not sure about apt, but Feb 3, 2016

we once had a Norwegian client called Randi Hag

 

Olly Pekelharing  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 21:45
Member (2009)
Dutch to English
Sausage maker Feb 3, 2016

There's a sausage maker/butcher in the Netherlands named Dick Kok.

 

Serena Basili  Identity Verified
Belgium
Local time: 21:45
English to Italian
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This made my day and even my week! Feb 3, 2016

Chris S wrote:

we once had a Norwegian client called Randi Hag


I really hope this person isn't aware of that!

Also, thanks to you, Olly!!! hahahahah

[Edited at 2016-02-03 11:17 GMT]


 

Daniil Stoenko  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 15:45
English to French
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Inversions Feb 4, 2016

Ironically, Lance Armstrong has strong legs rather than arms.

I also once read about a man bearing the most badass name in the world: Staff Sgt. Max Fightmaster.

Staff Sergeant Max freakin' FIGHTMASTER. Master of fighting. Even comic books are usually more subtle.

...and then I looked him up online and it turns out he's a computer technician. Bi
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Ironically, Lance Armstrong has strong legs rather than arms.

I also once read about a man bearing the most badass name in the world: Staff Sgt. Max Fightmaster.

Staff Sergeant Max freakin' FIGHTMASTER. Master of fighting. Even comic books are usually more subtle.

...and then I looked him up online and it turns out he's a computer technician. Biggest disappointment in my life, right there.

Wikipedia has a whole list of aptronyms: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aptronym
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