User:Tepples/World of meaningful names

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Several given names used in English-speaking countries resemble common nouns. These may form the basis of tasteless jokes of the form "What do you call someone with no arms and no legs who is..."[1][2] Peel off the use of physical disability as a stock target, however, and you reveal a universe where nominative determinism is the norm. "Gee, I've allthetropes:Never Heard That One Before..."

So perhaps a better angle for a work of fiction telling the origin of jokes like this would start with someone who visited a poli village where a lot of people happened to have occupations that fit well with their names. But after the game of telephone and "tell a woman" that has always characterized social media even before the Facebook exploded in popularity, the legend grew into something much more tasteless.

Ali
Between two buildings
Allen
Loosening hex screws
Art
On a wall
Basil
In your spice rack
Bill
In your mailbox
Bob
In a lake, pond, or pool
Brad
Stuck in a wall
Bud
In a cannabis field
Chip
On a poker table, or on a golf course
Chuck
Holding a drill bit
Chuck and Patty
They run a butcher shop
Cliff
Sitting on a hill
Crystal and Tiffany
Hanging from a chandelier
Curt and Rod
Hanging over the window
Daisy, Lily, Rose, and Violet
In your garden
Dawn
In your dishwasher, or working the early shift
Derek
Covered in oil
Eddy
In a stream
Eve
Working the late shift
Frank
On your grill
Flip
On hot asphalt
Harry
On barbershop floor
Herb
In your spice rack
Homer
Going over a fence
Jack
Holding up your car
Jim
Getting trampled by weightlifters
Joe
In a coffee cup
John
Whom everyone takes a dump on
Lee
Out of the wind
Link
Holding chains
Mark
Thrown against the wall
Matt
Outside the door
Mike
On a stage
Pam
In a frying pan, but she won't stick around
Peg
In a hole
Phil
In a ditch or pothole
Rex
Hanging from a chain destroying buildings
Rock
Covered with cement
Rod
Hit by lightning
Russell
In a pile of leaves
Sandy
On a beach
Skip
Thrown across a pond, or waterskiing
Spike
In the end zone of a gridiron football field
Stu
In a hot tub
Wilt
Left out in the sun

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