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A few years ago I had a coworker, a temp actually, who everyone called Percy. I assumed his name was Percival. Not exactly a caconym but quite unusual these days. Our manager "outed" him when she came around asking, "Has anyone seen Pericles?"
Learned a new word! :) Some time ago, going through my Dad's music as I used to do from time to time :mrgreen: I found a Grover Washington Jr. album with a song called "Shivaree Ride." I had no idea what a shivaree was, but now I know it probably referred to the sounds of cans and such attached to a...
Whenever I see the word rinky-dink it brings to mind an old Dave "Baby" Cortez instrumental. Not "Rinky-Dink," strangely enough, but "The Happy Organ": https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=tcpel ... ture=share
A wordy but now-retired coworker used to refer to emergencies as "emergent situations." (He once told me I should use my leave time so as to give myself a "restorative break." He could have left out the last four syllables. )