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Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:22 pm Post

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... weet-uk-us
(it's in the fourth paragraph)

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Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:41 pm Post

If it wasn't so scary it would be funny. Not the KB part (someone loving Scriv so much the legally change their name is pretty dang cool) but the dingbat in chief part. And I'm not a left, center left, left of center, center, right of center, center right or even right winger. I'm more a "who the hell voted for these morons" type.

Anyway... I know return you to a less angst filled thread about stupid americans.

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Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:11 pm Post

I’m still trying to work out how to spin some positive publicity from the word “Scrivener” being mentioned between the names Theresa May and Donald Trump... Answers on a postcard? (As someone observed on The Last Leg tonight, I love how Theresa May is so popular that Trump thought she must be the one with six followers.)
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Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:28 pm Post

Surely mrs Scrivener should have a free copy of Scrivener, so she can write down her experiences? :D
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:28 am Post

PJS wrote:https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/29/donald-trump-theresa-may-tweet-uk-us
(it's in the fourth paragraph)

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the KB part (someone loving Scriv so much the legally change their name is pretty dang cool) but the dingbat in chief part. And I'm not a left, center left, left of center, center, right of center, center right or even right winger. I'm more a "who the hell voted for these morons" type. :wink:
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:19 am Post

Jaysen wrote:someone loving Scriv so much the[y] legally change their name is pretty dang cool

Not sure if you were joking, but it is not an uncommon surname in the UK. A quick internet search reveals well over 2,000 people with the surname in the UK -- and that will not be all of them, of course, only what the internet turns up. So I don't think Mrs Scrivener was making an act of homage -- more likely that she married a man who is descended from someone who earned his living as a clerk or scribe in the Middle Ages. :D
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:44 pm Post

Yes, I've known of fellow Brits called Scrivener (or Scriven, which is presumably a derivative). I even knew of a journalist called Peter Scrivener, and if that's not an example of nominative determinism, I don't know what is!
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