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Onomastic Interest (Con’t)


From the obituary for movie actor David Hemmings in
today’s Daily Telegraph: “Later, Hemmings admitted that Gayle Hunnicutt
had discovered that he had been having an affair with his secretary,
Baroness Prudence de Casembroot, as well as an on-set relationship with
Samantha Eggar, his co-star in The Walking Stick (1970).” Have ever three
such mellifluous names appeared together in the same sentence? “Baroness
Prudence de Casembroot”! People just don’t have names like that any more.
Nowadays she’d be “Tiffany.”


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