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Extraordinary names...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Melvil, 12 Aug 2007.

  1. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    ...a shame the UK's best one died with its owner in WWI. Check his name:

    Léone Sextus Denys Oswolf Fraudati-filius Tollemache-Tollemache de Orellana Plantagenet Tollemache-Tollemache

    ;):ohmy::ohmy::ohmy::ohmy::ohmy:

    He was a Captain in the Leicestershire Regiment, who died on 20 February 1917.
    Anyone else know of any other extraordinary names?

     
  2. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    There was a Liverpool supporter that gave the names of the first team 11 to one of his children. I don't know when this was but a good few years ago IIRC!!!!!!!!
     
  3. That would be quite a contrast to a similar exercise performed today...coupled, perhaps, with the vogue for 'twin' surnames/ family names... ;)
     
  4. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...


    Or Len to his mates...
    Surely you remember Tarquin P'tang P'tang Ole Biscuit-Barrel?
     
  5. spesh

    spesh Well-Known Member

  6. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...


    Or Len to his mates...
    Surely you remember Tarquin P'tang P'tang Ole Biscuit-Barrel?
    [/QUOTE]

    <pedant>
    Tarquin Fin-tim-lim-bim-lim-bin- bim-bin-bim bus stop F'tang F'tang Olé Biscuitbarrel (Silly Party)
    </pedant>

    :biggrin:

    Why is it that nobody remembers the name of Johann Gambolputty... de von
    Ausfern-schplenden-schlitter-crasscrenbon-fried-digger-dingle-dangle-
    dongle-dungle-burstein-von-knacker-thrasher-apple-banger-horowitz-
    ticolensic-grander-knotty-spelltinkle-grandlich-grumblemeyer-
    spelterwasser-kurstlich-himbleeisen-bahnwagen-gutenabend-bitte-ein-
    nurnburger-bratwustle-gernspurten-mitz-weimache-luber-hundsfut-
    gumberaber-shonedanker-kalbsfleisch-mittler-aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm?
    [/QUOTE]

    That was the fellow! Thanks Spesh.
    Didn't recall the Johann chap though!
     
  7. Well, it's slightly OT but I was fascinated to learn about a couple of names - they originally (for me) came to light as two dance troupes in the early 80's (:biggrin:)
    One was boys and the other girls...The Featherstonehaughs and the Cholmondeleys - pronounced "Fanshawes" and "Chumleys".

    On writing this, I googled - as you do - and, ye gods! uncovered their site AND their young dancers called the Marjoribanks and the Colquhouns or the "Marchbanks" and "Cahoons".

    Is Colnago really pronounced "Kona"? ;)
     
  8. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Oh, must be..
    Tarquin Fin-tim-lin-bin-whin-bim-lim-bus-stop-F'tang-F'tang-Ole'Biscuitbarrel ;)

    Courtesy of Monty Python of course....:biggrin:
     
  9. spesh

    spesh Well-Known Member


  10. Or Len to his mates...
    Surely you remember Tarquin P'tang P'tang Ole Biscuit-Barrel?
    [/QUOTE]

    <pedant>
    Tarquin Fin-tim-lim-bim-lim-bin- bim-bin-bim bus stop F'tang F'tang Olé Biscuitbarrel (Silly Party)
    </pedant>

    :biggrin:

    Why is it that nobody remembers the name of Johann Gambolputty... de von
    Ausfern-schplenden-schlitter-crasscrenbon-fried-digger-dingle-dangle-
    dongle-dungle-burstein-von-knacker-thrasher-apple-banger-horowitz-
    ticolensic-grander-knotty-spelltinkle-grandlich-grumblemeyer-
    spelterwasser-kurstlich-himbleeisen-bahnwagen-gutenabend-bitte-ein-
    nurnburger-bratwustle-gernspurten-mitz-weimache-luber-hundsfut-
    gumberaber-shonedanker-kalbsfleisch-mittler-aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm?
    [/QUOTE]

    That was the fellow! Thanks Spesh.
    Didn't recall the Johann chap though![/QUOTE]


    I knew there was something about a biscuit barrel in there! LOL :biggrin: