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    #26
    Originally posted by Mr Cogito View Post
    Determinism or merely appropriateness?

    Guardian article on discovery of new planet in process of formation quotes Miriam Keppler of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Germany (yeh yeh spelling, whatever).

    It's also not as far away as you might think: "the planet – a gas giant with a mass greater than Jupiter – is about as far from its star as Uranus is from our sun".

    Never tires.
    Though I note she wasn't using data from Kepler.

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      #27
      Well, I might as well add him having mentioned it elsewhere, but Newsnight interviewed a bridge engineer called Ian Firth.

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        #28
        Judge Fair
        Judge Price
        Tara Cluck (attorney St. Joseph MO)

        Mrs. House Cat's friend's OBGYN was named Harry Beaver. Honest.

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          #29
          Is that Harry pronounced the American way. (Herry)

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            #30
            I don't really know. I understand he was a Southerner so he would have drawled it but that is all.

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              #31
              Which Americans pronounce Harry Herry?

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                #32
                I have no clue. We need to ask PT.

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                  #33
                  Well Harry Speakup was definitely a Harry.

                  Which gave me a Wiki-wormhole that I climbed down and eventually found out that Top Cat stopped 'cos Benny's voice (i.e. Doberman) died.

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                    #34
                    Originally posted by ursus arctos View Post
                    Which Americans pronounce Harry Herry?
                    My wife pronounced marry, merry and Mary the same (as I would say merry). She's from San Jose. There's some joke she told that made no sense to me because it relied on Harry and hairy being pronounced the same as each other.

                    Much to my internal amusement, what I hear when most Americans I know talk about Fairyland in Oakland is ferry-land.

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                      #35
                      Well, it is on Lake Merritt . . .

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                        #36
                        IIRC, there was a Herry Monster on Sesame Street.

                        As you were.

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                          #37
                          Phosphorus was first discovered by German alchemist Hennig Brand. "Brand" means "fire" in German.

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                            #38
                            Originally posted by Kevin S View Post
                            Well, I might as well add him having mentioned it elsewhere, but Newsnight interviewed a bridge engineer called Ian Firth.
                            I sincerely hope he had three older siblings.

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                              #39
                              I have a brass player student whose last name is Loud.

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                                #40
                                As I learned from the Brexit hearing today, the EU Council's, um, counsel, is Hubert Legal.

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                                  #41
                                  Had a Royal Military Policeman on my A3 Intelligence course called Cpl. Justice.

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                                    #42
                                    Originally posted by Bruno View Post
                                    I have a brass player student whose last name is Loud.
                                    When (compulsorily) learning recorder at primary school, I was amused to discover that the accompanying manual was edited by somebody called Freda Dinn.

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                                      #43
                                      [Just reading about Bill Cosby being moved to Gen Pop...]
                                      The spokesperson for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections is called Amy Worden.

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                                        #44
                                        I'm always surprised that the Chief Executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform never seems to get a mention, given how often she appears in the media.

                                        Step foward Frances Crook.

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                                          #46
                                          It looks like Danny Drinkwater should have taken the advice of his own surname, charged with driving over the limit.

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