Names that fit

At the sign of the limp hand
glove shop, Plaza de la Reina, Valencia
. . . like a glove

Testa the Tester - DeWind - Avery - Tally Ho!: Hart & Barker - Laws - Keen - Go - Waltz - Speakes - Judge & Laws -

Names that fit like a glove - Where the country starts . . . and the Townsend

Other sources: aptronyms, aptonyms and Nominative Determinism

Testa the Tester

Dr Alec Testa
Director of Assessment
Western Governors University

See his World Wide Web Resources for Assessment

Welcome to DeWind!

DeWind is a mechanical engineering company producing wind energy converters.

The first DeWind D8 - megawatts unit leaving Falcon Works Friday 2nd May 2003


This is the first DeWind-WEC build at DeWind assembling in Loughborough. The plant will be installed in windfarm at Großhänchen, Saxony.

Thrush Eggshells Get Thinner

New Threat To UK'S Favourite Birds?

Dr. Mark Avery, head of conservation science for Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, said: "This thinning is a cause for concern. It appears that eggshells have been thinning ever since the industrial revolution. We seem to have discovered a new ecological footprint".

RSPB press release 21 April 1998

Simon Hart
Director of the Campaign for Hunting, The Countryside Alliance

hart: the male of the red deer especially when over five years old
Date: before 12th century
chiefly British

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Gregory Barker
Conservative MP for Bexhill and Battle

"The kennel men and other hunt servants who know all the hounds by name and have nurtured them and brought them up since they were puppies will have to stand by and watch them be slaughtered en masse. The blood of those hounds will be on the hands of this government, who are dog haters."

Smallweed (The Guardian) Saturday July 12, 2003

David Laws MP

"Welcome to my website. I have been Member of Parliament for Yeovil constituency since June 2001."

David wows them in the Commons

Rev David Keen

I'm pleased to announce the formation of InPeace!, a group of evangelicals who will gatecrash OutRage! meetings and talk about Jesus for 20 minutes (Gay row, July 14).
Letters, The Guardian, Wednesday July 16, 2003

It'll be a blessed relief if David Keen's - or any other - group of evangelicals can limit themselves to talking about Jesus for only 20 minutes (Letters, July 16). Fr Alec Mitchell
Letters, The Guardian, Thursday July 17, 2003

evangelical: characterized by ardent or crusading enthusiasm; zealous

Professor Frank Go
Erasmus University, Netherlands

... will be speaking on: Electronic Gaming: Fostering Cultural Identity Formation And Feeding Businesses at the 2nd International Symposium on Tourism and Sustainability at the Centre for Tourism Policy Studies, University of Brighton

Go proverbs
Don't try to enclose an open skirt
The simplest move is the best move
Strange things happen at the one-two points

The University of Myong-ji (Yong-In, Korea) has a Department of Baduk (Go) Studies: Established in 1997, the Department is the first of its kind in the world. Students in the Department are exposed to a wide range of in-depth courses on Baduk, with particular emphasis on practical training.

Sasha Waltz

Dancer and choreographer. Born in 1963 in Karlsruhe. Trained at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam in 1986. She then founded her own international dance company and has received several awards, among them the Adolf Grimme Award and a critic's award by German film critics. She has taken part in the artistic direction of the Berliner Schaubühne since 1999.

Brief biography (Eng)
Sasha Waltz bleibt mit eigener Compagnie an der Schaubühne

Larry Speakes
White House press spokesman


"Those who talk don’t know what is going on and those who know what is going on won’t talk."

"You don't tell us how to stage the news and we don't tell you how to cover it."
Larry Speakes Quotes (BrainyQuote)

29 June - President Reagan announces that the SALT II treaty is "dead" and that he will continue to abide by it. White House press spokesman Larry Speakes clarifies this by explaining that the president "has no idea what he is saying."
Dave Barry's Concise History Of 1986

David Levine Gallery
The New York Review of Books

Lord Justice Igor Judge
Deputy Chief Justice of England and Wales


Heroes and villains
Speech to the Society of Editors' Annual Conference
London, 13 October 2003

Judge Judge, along with Lord Justice Laws*, is a member of The Court of Appeal; both are amongst the 75% of appeal judges who hold the “Full House” of qualifications for the post: men, public school and Oxbridge (survey by SJ Berwin).
* Sir John, not to be confused with David Laws, MP

If you fancy being a High Court Judge (£150,878 pa), apply here.

Or you could just Find a solicitor.

Names that fit like a glove - Where the country starts . . . and the Townsend


Thanks to: Tue Gaston
Further contributions gratefully received ...

Photos © Michael Shade, unless obviously not - the usual conditions apply

21 February, 2005
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