Neatorama Posts Tagged "nominative determinism"
What's in a Name: Nominative Determinism in Medicine

(Image credit: Flickr user MR38.) Nominative determinism is the hypothesis that people tend to gravitate t...  ...Virginia, gained some notoriety as the epitome of nominative determinism . However, it appears that he is now retired.Dr. E...  ...r gastroenterologist who may have benefitted from *strong class="matche...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/08/Whats-in-a-Name-Nominative-Determinism-in-Medicine/
The Name Number(s) for Political Science...

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.(Image: Washington University Law School)by Richard Neimi (misspelled)Political Science DepartmentUniversity of Rochester, Rochester, New YorkIn a recent...

https://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/16/The-Name-Numbers-for-Political-Science/
Meet Harley Rider...

When Mr. and Mrs. Rider named their child in 1949, they didn't even think of motorcycles. He was named after a family friend, Harley Harris Bartlett. And now we can read an interview with Harley Rider.You know, when I wa...

https://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/08/Meet-Harley-Rider/
Dr. Unk Charged with Driving Drunk...

In a strange case of nominative determinism , a Worthington, Ohio, doctor was arrested for dru...

https://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/19/Dr-Unk-Charged-with-Driving-Drunk/
The “Name Number” for Geology, and for Other Professions...

The following is an article from The Annals of Imp...  ...heir professions. The phenomenon is called “ Nominative Determinism ,” a term coined by John Hoyland of New Scie...  ...Hoyland of New Scientist magazine. How common is Nominative Determinism within any particular profession? No one knows. B... &nb...

https://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/19/The-Name-Number-for-Geology-and-for-Other-Professions/
Storm Field and Other Strangely Named TV Weathermen...

Listgasm has a neat list of the 20 most strangely named real weathermen (and weatherwomen). Take this one above for instance. His name is Storm Field, and he's a meteorologist for WWOR New Jersey.Link - Thanks ryanr!What...

https://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/22/storm-field-and-other-strangely-named-tv-weathermen/
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