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Post by xianjiro » February 17th, 2016, 7:12 am

Don't ask how I found this, but IMDb has a single credit for a Vietnamese TV show for someone named Hung Manh. Don't believe me? Just click the link.

So, what other odd, interesting, unbelievable, funny, whatever names of people or movies have you run across? This would be a good place to share.

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Post by Nathan Treadway » February 17th, 2016, 10:25 am

Tossing a N***** In a Blanket

I know it has different connotations elsewhere, but, I can almost guarantee that the 1700 people who voted for it (giving it an elite rating of over 8) have never seen the film, and just thought the title was immaturely funny.

Evidently, it's about a pastry?
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Post by xianjiro » February 17th, 2016, 11:33 am

awesome find and example! Yeah, that rating's got to be bogus and the result for a forum post somewhere. I certainly see no sign of a rip anywhere online, but then my reach might be limited.

A note for those who are offended by the name, the 'film' was made in 1898 - yes, eighteen ninety eight - it's exactly what people would have called something like a sausage in a roll. I grew up with the name Pig in a Blanket - feels uglier somehow having seen/experienced this.

Racism at work. That it was.

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Post by bal3x » February 17th, 2016, 12:10 pm

elsewhere? Phuc Dat Bich - pronounced Phoo Da Bic, the poor guy had his facebook account suspended :lol:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 41586.html

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Post by Lammetje » February 17th, 2016, 8:21 pm

bal3x on Feb 17 2016, 05:10:45 AM wrote:elsewhere? Phuc Dat Bich - pronounced Phoo Da Bic, the poor guy had his facebook account suspended :lol:
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Post by 3eyes » February 17th, 2016, 8:29 pm

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Post by 3eyes » February 17th, 2016, 8:33 pm

I don't know how I keep managing these multiple posts.
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Post by 3eyes » February 17th, 2016, 8:35 pm

Prolly not what you're looking for, but I one knew a clarinet teacher named Wilder Schmaltz, an orthodontist named Dr. Toothaker, a surnamed Au. Oh yeah, and my Norwegian gynecologist was Dr. Langballe.
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Post by bal3x » February 17th, 2016, 8:37 pm

Lammetje on Feb 17 2016, 01:21:48 PM wrote:
bal3x on Feb 17 2016, 05:10:45 AM wrote:elsewhere? Phuc Dat Bich - pronounced Phoo Da Bic, the poor guy had his facebook account suspended :lol:
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Post by joachimt » February 17th, 2016, 8:38 pm

3eyes on Feb 17 2016, 01:35:11 PM wrote:Prolly not what you're looking for, but I one knew a clarinet teacher named Wilder Schmaltz, an orthodontist named Dr. Toothaker, a surnamed Au. Oh yeah, and my Norwegian gynecologist was Dr. Langballe.
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Post by Jay Mars » February 17th, 2016, 8:42 pm

And my oral surgeon was Dr. Kilkuts!

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Post by Gershwin » February 17th, 2016, 10:03 pm

Meet the floor leader of the Socialist Party in the Dutch senate: Tiny Kox.
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Post by xianjiro » February 17th, 2016, 10:13 pm

Okay, I was trying to keep it on topic, but since we're bringing people we've run across in life, here are two of my favorites. A chiropractor named Dr Payne and a customer at a place I once worked with the lovely moniker Fortunato Lechuga. For those not inclined to the Castellano tongue, it simply means "Fortunate Lettuce" though afortunato is correct. Imagine carrying that through childhood. And yes, he did live in Mexico where everyone understood the name.

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Post by HVM » February 17th, 2016, 11:14 pm

Gershwin on Feb 17 2016, 03:03:03 PM wrote:Meet the floor leader of the Socialist Party in the Dutch senate: Tiny Kox.
Hehe. Just the other day I settled on Lav Cox for my hypothetical porn name... :whistling:

Anyway, there's this Czech singer born in 1985 who bears his mothers surname for apparently his fathers could have easily lead to bullying. So, instead of mister Pytlík (=small bag, and kid's name for scrotum) we have mister Dyk (pronounced 'Dick'). Well, little did the mother know...

Also, the most accomplished Czech alpine skier of late is one Šárka Strachová, née Záhrobská. Strach means 'fear' in English and Záhrobský translates to '(from) beyond the grave'. Not bad.
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Post by Jay Mars » February 18th, 2016, 1:58 am

Not a pun, but just one of my favorite names ever: Metallus Lucullus Cicero Funkhouser.

He was the head of Chicago's police censorship board during WWI. He brought banned a movie about the Revolutionary War because the British were depicted as villains. It also lead to one of my favorite U.S. court cases, the wonderfully ironic United States vs. The Spirit of '76.

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Post by Fergenaprido » February 18th, 2016, 6:33 am

I went to high school with a Richard Handlir. I was friends with his sister, and she often called him by his nickname.

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Post by xianjiro » February 22nd, 2016, 2:56 am

In the opening credits for She hao dan xin zhen jiu zhou (Snake Crane Secret) they list a couple people as "Ass. Director". Okay, it's clearly an abbreviation for assistant, but it strikes me as the type of 'mistake' that a non-native speaker will make. (Asst. is the preferred abbreviation for what should an obvious reason.) This isn't the first time I've seen it done in film credits and I remember having quite a good chuckle about similar 'errors' in the past.

Now maybe if these were credits for a porno... :P

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Post by plasma_birds » February 23rd, 2016, 8:53 pm

xianjiro on Feb 21 2016, 07:56:21 PM wrote:In the opening credits for She hao dan xin zhen jiu zhou (Snake Crane Secret) they list a couple people as "Ass. Director". Okay, it's clearly an abbreviation for assistant, but it strikes me as the type of 'mistake' that a non-native speaker will make. (Asst. is the preferred abbreviation for what should an obvious reason.) This isn't the first time I've seen it done in film credits and I remember having quite a good chuckle about similar 'errors' in the past.

Now maybe if these were credits for a porno... :P
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Post by xianjiro » February 24th, 2016, 7:57 am

lmao!

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Post by xianjiro » February 24th, 2016, 11:17 am

in the Taiwan/Hong Kong joint production of Militant Eagle, a martial arts film of little repute and fewer checks, there is a character named - forgive my spelling, but I'll do it this way for effect - Miss Shoe. Funny thing, in the dubbed version, it sounds like the guy constantly says "miss you" really fast.

Speaking of dubbing, it sound more like Monty Python sketch - not because it was funny, but because the voices were odd - than an actual movie. Watching dubbed martial arts pix is a good argument for subtitles. ^_^
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Post by Lammetje » February 28th, 2016, 11:31 am

Kublai Khan on Feb 27 2016, 11:14:56 AM wrote:Speed Weed
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Post by albajos » July 7th, 2016, 9:28 pm

Molly Hagan

In english, not so funny. But pronounced it norwegian it sounds like (translated) Dirt in the Garden.

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Post by xianjiro » January 1st, 2017, 4:15 am

Justin Long - idk, sounds like a porn name to me :unsure:

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Post by allisoncm » January 7th, 2017, 8:46 pm

Dorothy Libaire - is she dead or alive? IMDb doesn't report a death date which would make her realllllly old.

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Post by albajos » January 7th, 2017, 9:02 pm

111 is not old. My grandmother would have gotten there easily if she wanted to.

As we know. 117 is the oldest living person at the moment, and 122 is the record (verified cases)

But she hasn't been an active actress in 80 years. Updating imdb is probably not really a priority in her case, dead or alive. My guess is that imdb in general are missing many biographical details from people active before the 40s.

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Post by Cippenham » January 7th, 2017, 9:34 pm

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of ... _Hollywood

this is a list of oldest known living Hollwood actors

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of ... ilm_actors

This is a list of surviving silent film actors
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Post by xianjiro » January 12th, 2017, 2:49 am

Last night I watched an episode of Dragnet 1967 and was surprised by the name Speedy Zapata. But even more interesting, how did I miss the Governor of Idaho's name Butch Otter?
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Post by xianjiro » January 20th, 2017, 9:45 am

Pixar Animation Studios - someone should have done their homework :unsure: according to the Font of All Knowledge pixar is Catalan for piss, as in, take a piss :o

I bet there're a few titters at the start of any of their movies in Barcelona. :lol:

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Post by albajos » January 20th, 2017, 10:11 am

Well if every language should be taken into account to every TM and actor or film name, there's not many left.

F.ex. Romper Stomper (1992) is basically the same as saying Asses Butts in norwegian.
We write rumpe, but both are pronounced with an O.
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Post by xianjiro » January 20th, 2017, 10:28 am

well, your point is well made - thus why Exxon spent a few bucks way back when to ensure the name was meaningless in all languages - not sure if that's apocryphal or not, but it's a story shared in Marketing 101.

Likewise, Chevy reportedly wondered why sales were so sluggish for their Nova in Latin America. Hell, I'd buy a car called "It doesn't go" if it only cost a fiver. (Chevy probably asked a few bob more though.) But I always found it odd that there was a Mexican oil company that managed to sell gas (aka petrol) under the brand Nova. In the book Chevy II Nova: The Ultimate Guide To Chevy's Gas-Sipping Sizzler by Doug Marion the author cites the latter as an example of why the former is an urban legend.

Still, I'll never watch the opening sequence of Cars III or Toy Story 69 without a grin, now that I know the truth!

Think I'll have to keep stumpe rumpe at the ready next time Monty goes a trollin'
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Post by albajos » January 20th, 2017, 10:43 am

The North Korean space programme is called Nada :)

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Post by SkilledLunatic » February 3rd, 2017, 12:12 am

HVM on Feb 17 2016, 07:28:24 PM wrote:Image

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The best thing is the description: "Não Basta só o Hitler, Em Goiás temos o Hitler Mussolini."

Roughly translated to: "It's not enough to have Hitler, in Goias (state) we have Hitler Mussolini." :lol:


There is also a comment from someone who claims to be his grandson explaining his grandfather kept the name because he wanted to teach people that you can't judge a book by it's cover (literally: teach people not to judge others by appearances but by their characters).

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Post by xianjiro » January 25th, 2018, 8:35 am

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Post by xianjiro » April 11th, 2019, 7:53 am

from Andaz (1949)

the director's name is Mehboob, but that's not the best part - the child actor is Dyke. Words fail me.

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Post by flaiky » April 11th, 2019, 11:15 am

xianjiro wrote:
April 11th, 2019, 7:53 am
from Andaz (1949)

the director's name is Mehboob, but that's not the best part - the child actor is Dyke. Words fail me.
I actually worked with a kid called Mahboob. He wasn't teased much, but he'll be in secondary school by now and I imagine he's come up with some sort of nickname...
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