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Silliest names in the Olympics

Discussion in 'Olympics 2012' started by Corax, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Oops :D

    The strange thing is Im sure I ready the whole thread before I posted, and there are so many posts since in a short space of time that I suspect there may be a distortion in the time-space continuum on this thread. Honest.

    Anyway Ive only watched a few hours of olympic coverage so I was quite happy that I got to hear the commentators going on about the OP's Katerina Johnson-Thompson the other day.

    I only wish Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling was alive to witness this.
     
  2. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Can't watch that now. Can you tell me what it is please?
     
  3. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    I wasn't offended by you laughing at names...more annoyed by your use of the tory cliche...'pc gone mad brigade' ...find some more cliches maybe?

    By the way, if we are getting picky...none of those names are particularly ''English'' in Origin btw:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katerina
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson
    http://www.houseofnames.com/thompson-family-crest
     
  4. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    I feel like OU suddenly: I don't see any humor in Katerina Johnson Thompson.
     
  5. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    The clip is 90 seconds long. It's from 'Sixteen Candles'.
     
  6. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    I think it's the 'rhyme' that creates the chuckle?
     
  7. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Well there's no humour but it's a bit of a mouthful and one that I've already scrambled because I couldn't remember whether Johnson or Thompson came first. Also, apart from double-barrelled surnames, people in this country don't tend to use middle names unlike Americans (unless that's just tv characters)
     
  8. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Yep, and that
     
  9. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Well I can't watch it as no volume
     
  10. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    I was thinking that, but it doesn't rhyme. They both end with son, but before that, one has an n, one an m.

    It's like rhyming devil with special.
     
  11. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Yes, but it's an athlete and not a foreign one, disproving Johnny's assumption that this thread is all about giggling at foreigners
     
  12. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Oh FFS Johnny :D
     
  13. Espresso

    Espresso Well-Known Member

    Isn't the giggle about her name more to do with John Thomas being slang for cock?
     
  14. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    Was it on tv or something, I mean about Johnson Thompson.

    Crimson and person rhyme too.......................kind of.
     
  15. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Is it? :eek::eek:

    I never knew that :oops:
     
  16. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    If her name was Crimson-Simpson, then you might be on to something.:)
     
  17. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Was what on TV? Was an athlete called Johnson Thompson on TV? :hmm:
     
  18. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    Johnson is also another word for penis.
     
  19. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    That's a great name

    or does it mean something rude? :hmm:
     
  20. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    Not in my neck of the woods...
     
  21. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Well I never knew that :oops:

    I've never heard anyone call it that
     
  22. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    I think it's a nerdy way to refer to a penis, so that might be why you haven't heard it.
     
  23. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    are you saying I'm too thick to hang around with nerds? :mad:

    Anyway, here's Katerina Thompson Johnson (or the other way around)

    [​IMG]
     
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  24. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    and here's Perri Shakes-Drayton (another great name)


    [​IMG]
     
  25. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    I enjoyed it simply because of the length, rhythm and partial repetition of the commentator mentioning the name numerous several times in quick succession.

    Which is kind of why I mentioned Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling. After mentioning him earlier I discovered he was in the olympics once:

     
  26. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    That makes no sense.
     
  27. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    They're both brown. :)
     
  28. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    So what? They're both British.

    What's their names got to do with their colour?
     
  29. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    You'll be plesaed to know that I've just been giggling at King Roger and the Book of Roger, another foreigner
     
  30. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    I'd think nothing.
     

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