Joe King by name and Joe King by nature…

What do you call some of the most unfortunate people in Britain? Well just in case you are stuck for an answer here are some suggestions. Justin Case (sic), Barb Dwyer and Stan Still. It sounds like a typical Boggart Blog Department of Tired Old Jokes offering, but a trawl by serious researchers through the necrobuffonomicon (the book of dead funny names) has revealed that there really are unfortunate people with those names in the UK. Joining them on the list are Terry Bull, Paige Turner, Mary Christmas and Anna Sasin. And just imagine having to introduce yourself to a crowd as Doug Hole or Hazel Nutt. The names were uncovered by a research team from parenting group after parsing through online telephone records.

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11 thoughts on “Joe King by name and Joe King by nature…

    • A Boggart is an ancient British water spirit, the most famous Boggart, our Chief Ectoplasmic Officer, Jenny Greenteeth had the task of pulling naughty children into slime covered pools. When all the bogs, swamps, mires and ditches were drained Jenny made her home in the blogosphere.

      And isn’t everyone glad she did especially as she decided to employ me and fatsally as her writers? 😉

      Jenny Greenteeth photo


    • I’ve had the link on record but not got there yet. Still me and Fatsally’s Dear Old Mum has hd her cast removed from her broken arm today so we should get more organised.

      Several interesting projects have been held up but I will look at your novel.


  1. I would have said something funny in that post as well, but I was busy trying to do that link thingy and got all nervous as to whether or not it would work. It did, but now I am so relieved I can’t think of anything funny to say in this post either.

    My novel has got funny stuff in it though and is called One Piece at a Time (after the song by Johnny Cash) and has a comforting teddy bear on the cover.


    • Brilliant. Though I did not know the man personally the Chief Inspector at Accrington Police Station up to a couple of years ago was named Dick Balls (he was always identified as Richard Balls in the local paper)


  2. My mum taught a boy with the surname Bates years ago.
    Not so bad to begin with but when you realise it was in the days when teachers addressed pupils as Miss X or Master X – you can work the rest out yourself.


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