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A Tangent - Men's names are verbs

Post 21

Argon0 (50 and feeling it - back for a bit)

Female Names, Verb: Barbie
Adjective: Mad

Men's Names - Adjective : Randy



A Tangent - Men's names are verbs

Post 22

Roundley The Terminator

Then I also thought of Drew -- a boy's name and a girl's name.
:o)


A Tangent - Men's names are verbs

Post 23

Roundley The Terminator

And I'm wondering if Russell would count--it's a pronounciation thing.

:o)


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Post 24

a girl called Ben

What about Robin as a participal. And indeed a noun.

***B


A Tangent - Men's names are verbs

Post 25

Roundley The Terminator

Yep.

I've also come up with Dud and Paul (the latter is a pronounciation thing) as verbs.

:o)


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Post 26

a girl called Ben

Dud as a verb? I can see it as a noun, but not a verb.

an innocent called Ben


A Tangent - Men's names are verbs

Post 27

Roundley The Terminator

Perhaps it's a colloquialism, however, here in Oz, it's often said when you pass off something substandard to someone, that you dudded them, hence "to dud" to give someone something worthless.

:o)


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Post 28

a girl called Ben

Makes sense.

In the UK a dud is is something that doesn't work properly. I found a lightbulb in the drawer, but when I put it in the lamp it turned out to be a dud.

***B


A Tangent - Men's names are verbs

Post 29

Argon0 (50 and feeling it - back for a bit)

Shirley an adjective then??

Have we had Nick yet?

OR Kevin (a pronunciation thing - Kevin = Caving)

Mike (as in "Miked up")...


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Post 30

Tamara's another day

Annette (noun)
Haha


A Tangent - Men's names are verbs

Post 31

Argon0 (50 and feeling it - back for a bit)

Celine (noun - as i what's above your head)..

Or Combined with Dion - a form of Torture....


A Tangent - Men's names are verbs

Post 32

Demon Drawer

Verb and Noun combined.

Stephen. Step Hen. Ok it only a written thing.

One name with is two nouns for the same thing or a noun and verb combination again.

Penfold. (ie sheep pen or fold)


Noun with location

Alister

A list here (pronounciation again)

Scott, French, Orlando, Brooklyn etc all named for places or nationalalities.


A Tangent - Men's names are verbs

Post 33

Argon0 (50 and feeling it - back for a bit)

What do you call a man with a Spade on his head?

Doug...


A Tangent - Men's names are verbs

Post 34

Mycroft

How about Roger, Ken - 'to know', Colt , Carl - 'to behave like a common person', Rip, Ben - old infinitive: 'to ben'='to be', Ted - 'to scatter', Eddy, Hank - 'to secure with a noose', Sammy - 'to partially dry a hide', Neal - 'to bake pottery', Josh and Rick - 'to sprain'.

Eric isn't a verb, but it is a noun meaning blood money paid for murdering an Irishman.


A Tangent - Men's names are verbs

Post 35

Not Really Acid

How 'bout:

Stew
Buck
Jack
Phil (Fill?)


A Tangent - Men's names are verbs

Post 36

Roundley The Terminator

Some great examples. We already had Roger, but the others are great. I especially like the 'old meanings'.
:o)


A Tangent - Men's names are verbs

Post 37

Argon0 (50 and feeling it - back for a bit)

Rich - as in that Basmiley - stard's richer than me....
Dick - as in stop "dickin'" abaaart...


A Tangent - Men's names are verbs

Post 38

Roundley The Terminator

Got Dick. How's "Rich" a verb?

:o)


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Post 39

Argon0 (50 and feeling it - back for a bit)

Well as in "he's far too rich..." smiley - winkeye,

Nah, I know its no' a verb but an adjective.... smiley - erm


A Tangent - Men's names are verbs

Post 40

Roundley The Terminator

Nice try though--especially the validating phrase.

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