Saturday, April 23, 2011

Nominative indeterminism

Call me insensitive but I find it hard to take any of this seriously, just because of the names of boat and skipper:
Protests over the Brazilian oil giant Petrobras’s ship heated up when police from a patrolling navy boat boarded San Pietro, which is owned by local iwi.

A Police spokesman said the arrest of skipper Elvis Teddy came after a blatant breach of safety by the boat.
See previous posts on nominative determinism here, here, here and here.

1 comment:

Denis said...

A few years back the Springbok rugby team had a couple of ferocious props named Bossman and Heurter. Other teams knew they were capable of both.