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Look out Itchy, he's Irish

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I was introduced by our lawyers to a liquidator in NW England. His name is Russell Cash.

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Not sure if it was a wind-up but, I was told that the production manager in Phizer, Cork, were they made Viagra, went by the name of Willie Power.
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The old favourite Sofa King.

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Not a business name but I do have a contractor whose name is Peter Ennis. And yes, he uses only his first initial and surname when signing his name.

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blockhead wrote:Not sure if it was a wind-up but, I was told that the production manager in Phizer, Cork, were they made Viagra, went by the name of Willie Power.

It's true alright.......

http://ie.linkedin.com/pub/willie-power/4/874/27a

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When I worked in the UK many years ago I worked with a fella whose name was Richard Armour, although he was known to all as Dick Armour.
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Lad out in Baldoyle area (or at least thats where ive seen his van most), called "The Bonnie Tiler".
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Hornet wrote:When I worked in the UK many years ago I worked with a fella whose name was Richard Armour, although he was known to all as Dick Armour.
There was a guy behind me in school called Dick Ovary. I sh1t you not. Not sure of the spelling. I think he was very careful to call himself Richard.

You have to wonder about some parents. Like the couple in Wales who had a son and called him David. In the full and certain knowledge that the Welsh short name for David was Dai, and their surname was Young.

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I know of a guy who worked in a driving theory test centre (no idea if he's still there) whose surname was Skidmore.
johng wrote:Classic bit of Sidness there.

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My dad had a work buddy named Cecil Looney, he named his son Cecil too!
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blockhead wrote:My dad had a work buddy named Cecil Looney, he named his son Cecil too!
I went to school with one of those Looney's, depending on how old your Dad is! :wink:

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A lad in in works full title is Chris P. Walker

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Donny B. wrote:
blockhead wrote:My dad had a work buddy named Cecil Looney, he named his son Cecil too!
I went to school with one of those Looney's, depending on how old your Dad is! :wink:
Northsiders as far as I remember. He was a postman, be 90 if he was still goin.
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blockhead wrote:
Donny B. wrote:
blockhead wrote:My dad had a work buddy named Cecil Looney, he named his son Cecil too!
I went to school with one of those Looney's, depending on how old your Dad is! :wink:
Northsiders as far as I remember. He was a postman, be 90 if he was still goin.
Wow! Must be another Cecil Looney so.

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You know I'm going to lose,
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Peter Hartley and James Poole both scored for Hartlepoole United over the weekend.

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johng wrote: You have to wonder about some parents. Like the couple in Wales who had a son and called him David. In the full and certain knowledge that the Welsh short name for David was Dai, and their surname was Young.
Do you know the funniest part about this - in all the years of watching and talking about Dai Young, both at Cardiff and Wasps, until you pointed it out just now I never copped that :oops:
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