What is in a name?

USAAF recruitment poster.

USAAF recruitment poster. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Names in our vocabulary that make you think.

Dr. Mudd. He is real. He is the doctor who worked on John Wilkes Booth who assassinated Abraham Lincoln.

Captain Kidd. A real pirate who eventually was hung. Any no I am not kidding you.

Richard Ira “Dick” Bong (September 24, 1920 – August 6, 1945) is the United States‘ highest-scoring air ace, having shot down at least 40 Japanese aircraft during World War II. He was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) and a recipient of the Medal of Honor. All of his aerial victories were in the P-38 Lightning fighter aircraft.

Doctor No. He was in the James Bond film of the same name and no he is not real.

Yahoo Serious is real and an Australian film actor and director. He did Young Einstein.

Thursday October Christian (1790 – 1831) was the first son of Fletcher Christian (leader of the mutiny on the HMAV Bounty) and his Tahitian wife Maimiti. In my case I would be Monday December Wax. Weird. I guess better than Tuesday Weld.

Dick Assman (1934 – ) is a Saskatchewan petrol station owner whose name propelled him to celebrity status across North America in 1995. Assman, who worked at Petro-Canada’s Victoria Square Mall station in Regina, was discovered by David Letterman.

Tiger Woods. Need I say more, and mean he is par for the course and a definite hole in one.


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