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To have laughed when I heard this footballer's name?

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CinnabarRed Fri 01-Jul-11 14:06:09

We've just arrived at a gite in France. The owners have left loads of football-based magnets stuck on the fridge, and as DS1 (3.7 years) is football mad we were going through them together.

One of the footballers is called Rod Fanni.

I thought it was hilarious. DP did the hmm face at me. I have no idea if Monsieur Fanni is famous, but he brightened up my day!

VelvetSnow Fri 01-Jul-11 14:08:41

Senior Fanni! Ha Ha Ha!

I laughed when I heard the name of a tennis player yesterday - Mardy Fish!!!

BooyHoo Fri 01-Jul-11 14:09:48


i laughed too!

GabbyLoggon Fri 01-Jul-11 14:59:22

I would have laughed at Rod Fanni///////there was UFARTE in one world cup

magicmelons Fri 01-Jul-11 15:05:32

I'm laughing at you MNetting from a gite ( in a nice way). How terribly MN.

CurlyBoy Fri 01-Jul-11 16:16:01

There was a NASCAR racing driver in the US called Dick Trickle. No joke! smile

SoftKittyWarmKitty Fri 01-Jul-11 16:18:08

Mardy Fish


herbietea Fri 01-Jul-11 16:25:45

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sassyTHEFIRST Fri 01-Jul-11 16:34:19

My Dad used to have elderly clients (long since dead, I'm sure) who ived together, unmarried. Their names were Percy Large and Fanny Slack!
Obviously made for each other!

fuzzpig Fri 01-Jul-11 16:38:01


I think there's a member (teehee) of the Polish team whose name is spelled "serlakow" or something like that, but it's pronounced "jerk-off"

I laugh a lot during the world cup blush

SuePurblybilt Fri 01-Jul-11 16:40:24

grin Please tell me you're stealing it.

5Foot5 Fri 01-Jul-11 16:48:15

Mardy Fish

DD and I were in stitches last night when we heard this on the Wimbledon coverage. It kept us entertained for minutes as we tried to perfect our mardy fish impersonation. Well what do you suppose a sullen goldfish huffing and puffing its way around the bowl would look like?

I used to work for a company with offices in the US and one of the guys in the Texas office was called Sterling Pratt! grin

MardyBra Fri 01-Jul-11 16:49:22

Yeah, that bloody Mardy Fish seems to have been copying my name angry

havealittlefaithbaby Sat 02-Jul-11 08:23:27

DH and I laugh every time we hear the name 'Ed Balls'!

MardyBra Sat 02-Jul-11 23:01:37

I still smirk every time I hear Jeremy Hunt the Culture Secretary, remembering Jim Naughtie's spoonerism

CarnivalBizarre Sat 02-Jul-11 23:15:56

Jim Naughtie had no more than a slip of the tongue, it wasn't a Spoonerism

A spoonerism would have had him say Heremy Junt which is not at all humerous

A Spoonerism would be Red Nipple intsead of Ned Ripple or Fuck Chickens intead of Chuck Fickens


HTH grin

CarnivalBizarre Sat 02-Jul-11 23:17:08

oh and excuse my typos - I do not function at all well on dihydrocodeine sad

MardyBra Sun 03-Jul-11 07:40:06

<adopts mock sarcastic tone>
Well EXCUSE ME for failing to use the exact terminology. If it's considered bad form to pick someone up on poor use of spelling or grammar, then surely incorrect use of linguistic devices should be allowed to slip through. I suppose if he'd said Jeremy Cunt the Hulture Secretary, it might have fulfilled your exacting requirements. HTH.

MardyBra Sun 03-Jul-11 07:42:12

Oh on second thoughts, I withdraw my last post. I have no idea what dihydrowhatsit is but it doesn't sound good.

BellaBearisWideAwake Sun 03-Jul-11 07:47:03

My mum knew a lady called Fanny Pinus.

Sirzy Sun 03-Jul-11 07:48:44

There is a rugby player called "Wayne Kerr" which always makes me giggle!

Furball Sun 03-Jul-11 08:29:13

I always chuckle at Nascar driver Kurt Busch

Vicky2011 Sun 03-Jul-11 08:31:14

Mardy that is exactly what Jim Naughtie was trying to say - "and now we talk to Jeremy Hunt the Culture Secretary" which is why it happened so it really was a spoonerism. I so love the fact that JH has now taken over from James Blunt as accepted rhyming slang grin.

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