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What’s in a Name?

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Back in 2001 before I had my blog and was doing everything through e-mail, my readers and I did an "interactive iv" on one particular theme. I had heard several puns along the line, "So I said to the librarian, "Paige, ...." and "So I said to the accountant, "Bill, ...." Giving a couple of those as fodder, I opened it up to my readers to send me similar puns where a person's job and name were closely related. They could be real or imaginary people. Well, my readers came through big time and by e-mail I accumulated a list of about 170 different puns!

I shared them with my ivman mailing list at that time, and now, 10 years later, I'm posting them to my blog. As I added the puns to the list, I tried to be judicious in my selection. I received far more submissions than the ones I included. I chose only those that are actual jobs (and not just hobbies) and those where the name is either what the worker actually does or the name has a very strong (or fairly obvious) connection to the actual job. But even then, I've probably left some on the list that are still a bit of a "stretch." Enjoy! (or not....) 🙂

So I said to the nun, "Abby, ...."
So I said to the stunt pilot, "Ariel, ...."
So I said to the museum curator, "Art, ...."
So I said to the chimney sweep, "Ash, ...."
So I said to the grave-digger, "Barry, ...."
So I said to the archer, "Beau, ...."
So I said to the carillon player, "Belle, ...."
So I said to the fireman, "Bernie, ...."
So I said to the accountant, "Bill, ...."
So I said to the goat herder, "Billy, ...."
So I said to the audio technician, "Blair, ...."
So I said to the canning factory worker, "Blanche, ...."
So I said to the cowhand, "Brandon, ...."
So I said to the lifeguard, "Bob, ...."
So I said to the horse trainer, "Buck, ...."
So I said to the horticulturist, "Bud, ...."
So I said to the demolitionist, "Buster, ...."
So I said to the barber, "Butch, ...."
So I said to the beekeeper, "Buzz, ...."
So I said to the sugar manufacturer, "Cain, ...."
So I said to the confectioner, "Candy, ...."
So I said to the choir member, "Carol, ...."
So I said to the bellhop, "Cary, ...."
So I said to the astronomer, "Celeste, ...."
So I said to the computer technician, "Chip, ...."
So I said to the potter, "Clay, ...."
So I said to the pro football player, "Cletus, ...."
So I said to the judge, "Coart, ...."
So I said to the tennis pro, "Coart, ...."
So I said to the miner, "Cole, ...."
So I said to the horse rancher, "Colt, ...."
So I said to the baker, "Cookie, ...."
So I said to the glassware sales lady, "Crystal, ...."
So I said to the flower gardener, "Daisy, ...."
So I said to the night-shift worker, "Dawn, ...."
So I said to the college administrator, "Dean, ...."
So I said to the phonics teacher, "Dee, ...."
So I said to the oil baron, "Derek, ...."
So I said to the librarian, "Dewey, ...."
So I said to the archaeologist, "Dino, ...."
So I said to the toy store clerk, "Dolly, ...."
So I said to the man putting on the Santa suit, "Don, ...."
So I said to the former backhoe operator, "Doug, ...."
So I said to the retired artist, "Drew, ...."
So I said to the donut shop worker, "Duncan, ...."
So I said to the janitor, "Dustin, ...."
So I said to the aerobics instructor, "Eileen, ...."
So I said to the glue factory worker, "Elmer, ...."
So I said to the preacher's wife, "Faith, ...."
So I said to the crisis center counselor, "Hope, ...."
So I said to the soup kitchen volunteer, "Charity, ...."
So I said to the apple farmer, "Cory, .... "
So I said to the greenhouse attendant, "Fern, ...."
So I said to the gymnast, "Flip, ...."
So I said to the river guide, "Flo, ...."
So I said to the dentist, "Flossie, ...."
So I said to the ranger, "Forrest, ...."
So I said to the French accountant, "Frank, ...."
So I said to the hot-dog vendor, "Frank, ...."
So I said to the repairman, "Fritz, .... "
So I said to the meteorologist, "Gail, ...."
So I said to the bioengineer, "Gene, ...."
So I said to the fisherman, "Gil, ...."
So I said to the nature poet, "Glen, .... "
So I said to the Caterpillar operator, "Grady, ...."
So I said to the cracker manufacturer, "Graham, ...."
So I said to the loan officer, "Grant, ...."
So I said to the shorthand teacher, "Greg, ...."
So I said to the massage therapist, "Hans, ...."
So I said to the motorcycle salesman, "Harley, ...."
So I said to the barber, "Harry, ...."
So I said to the vegetable gardener, "Herb, ...."
So I said to the baseball player, "Homer, ...."
So I said to the lumberjack, "Hugh, ...."
So I said to the painter, "Hugh, ...."
So I said to the safari leader, "Hunter, ...."
So I said to the optometrist, "Iris, ...."
So I said to the phone repairman, "Jack, ...."
So I said to the tow-truck driver, "Jack, ...."
So I said to the denim manufacturer, "Jean, ...."
So I said to the diamond cutter, "Jewel, ...."
So I said to the basketball coach, "Jim, ...."
So I said to the locksmith, "Jimmy, ...."
So I said to the plumber, "John, ...."
So I said to the comedian, "Josh, ...."
So I said to the chef, "Julian, ...."
So I said to the genealogist, "Ken, ...."
So I said to the vet, "Kitty, ...."
So I said to the seamstress, "Lacey, ...."
So I said to the surgeon, "Lance, ...."
So I said to the sailor, "Lee, ...."
So I said to the botanist, "Leif, ...."
So I said to the lion tamer, "Leo, ...."
So I said to the dietitian, "Les, ...."
So I said to the clothing salesman, "Levi, ...."
So I said to the horticulturist, "Lillie, ...."
So I said to the operatic soprano with laryngitis, "Lola, .... "
So I said to the truck driver, "Mack, ...."
So I said to the editor, "Mark, ...."
So I said to the sailor, "Marina, ...."
So I said to the J.P. (Justice of the Peace), "Mary, ...."
So I said to the rug maker, "Matt, ...."
So I said to the wrestler, "Matt, ...."
So I said to the peach farmer, "Melba, ...."
So I said to the singer, "Melody, ...."
So I said to the radio announcer, "Mike, ...."
So I said to the runner, "Miles, ...."
So I said to the singer, "Mimi, ...."
So I said to the weather forecaster, "Misty, ...."
So I said to the grounds keeper, "Moe, .... "
So I said to the coroner, "Mort, ...."
So I said to the exterminator, "Nat, ...."
So I said to the shoe shiner, "Neal, ...."
So I said to the barber with the razor, "Nick, ...."
So I said to the average, middle class American worker, "Norm, ...."
So I said to the elevator operator, "Otis, ...."
So I said to the line worker at BMW, "Otto, ...."
So I said to the librarian, "Paige, ...."
So I said to the car valet, "Parker, ...."
So I said to the masseuse, "Pat, ...."
So I said to the woman flipping burgers, "Patty, ...."
So I said to the funeral director, "Paul, ...."
So I said to the knitting instructor, "Pearl, ...."
So I said to the oyster farmer, "Pearl, ...."
So I said to the coin dealer, "Penny, ...."
So I said to the landscaper, "Pete, ...."
So I said to the dentist, "Phil, ...."
So I said to the gas station attendant, "Philip, ...."
So I said to earring salesperson, "Pierce, ...."
So I said to the laser surgeon, "Ray, ...."
So I said to the clarinetist, "Reed, ...."
So I said to the editor, "Reid, ...."
So I said to the auto body repairman, "Rex, ...."
So I said to the billionaire, "Rich, ...."
So I said to the thief, "Rob, ...."
So I said to the ornithologist, "Robin, ...."
So I said to the quarry owner, "Rocky, ...."
So I said to the fisherman, "Rod, ...."
So I said to the police dispatcher, "Roger, ...."
So I said to the florist, "Rose, ...."
So I said to the lapidary, "Ruby, ...."
So I said to the cattleman, "Russell, ...."
So I said to the man at the auto salvage, "Rusty, ...."
So I said to the beachcomber, "Sandy, ..."
So I said to the beachcomber, "Shelley, ...."
So I said to the prison warden, "Sindbad, ...."
So I said to the physical trainer, "Skip, ...."
So I said to the pilot, "Skye, ...."
So I said to the astronomer, "Stella, ...."
So I said to the cook, "Stu, ...."
So I said to the lawyer, "Sue, ...."
So I said to the tanning bed operator, "Sunny, ...."
So I said to the seamstress, "Taylor, ...."
So I said to the towel manufacturer, "Terry, ...."
So I said to the farmer's wife, "Tilly, ...."
So I said to the sketch artist, "Tracy, ...."
So I said to the busboy, "Tray, ...."
So I said to the acrobat, "Trixie, ...."
So I said to the shower installer, "Tyler, ...."
So I said to the olympian, "Victor, ...."
So I said to the strings teacher, "Viola, ...."
So I said to the lifeguard at the kiddie pool, "Wade, ...."
So I said to the paperhanger, "Wally, ...."
So I said to the meteorologist, "Wendy, ...."
So I said to the comedian, "Whit, ...."
So I said to the estate attorney, "Will, ...."
So I said to the lettuce farmer, "Wilt, .... "
So I said to the dog sled racer, "Wolf, ...."
So I said to the carpenter, "Woody, ...."
So I said to the coach, "Wynn, ...."

As I read through that list, it made me wonder how many poor individuals have names that are all-too-appropriate for their jobs. 🙂

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"God can get glory by giving us grace to get us through our suffering." - Tom Wheeler

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Rob

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