Monday, 22 June 2009

A few Initial Thoughts .....

I sometimes wonder if people with surnames such as, say, "Vessel", imagine the consequences when they christen their offspring "Michael Terence" and the poor child has to sign in as "M.T. Vessel" for the rest of his life.

This must have been a great problem to the extended family of East Angular's second leading blogger Dave East. He has relations all over the region (well he does have a bicycle) and I thought I'd let you know about a few of them:

Bertram East : A bounder and a cad. Used to live in Bolsover.

Fred East : A lover of fine foods. Sometimes possibly known as Fred Amin because you never see them both in the same place at the same time.

Derek Colin East : Sadly no longer with us. Also, sadly, his late wife Muriel East.

Barry Richard East: His amazing recall led him to become known as "the Man with 2 Memories".

Yuri East: Moved here from Latvia and rose very quickly to make an awful lot of bread.

Colin Robert East: Famous for his unkempt appearance. Known as "Crumpled Zone" which I suppose must be a bit like Boyzone without the Iron.

Percy East : Frankly, a bit of an old soak. Often pointed porcelainwards.

Lennie East : Very competitive. Never wants to be Last. (Bit like Dave really!)

Has anyone come across any other branches of this diverse dynasty?

12 comments:

Dave said...

This is a new one on me! I'd never realised one can make jokes about my surname.

I'm sure my banana-growing uncle Gerald never had this problem.

KAZ said...

Well you obviously forgot Peter Ronald East who had a similar calling to his cousin Dave.

zIggI said...

that Barry was a bit of a tit though I heard

Sarah said...

LMFAO Rog! ha do you sit up all night thinking about these quips?? will have a think myself.....don't hold your breath.
Dave on his bike sowing his seeds...mmmmm...

Rog said...

Dave: Someone with my surname should be wary of making surname jokes!

Kaz: That's the obvious one Kaz! D'Oh! You win the book by Dave's Computer Programming cousin East of Java.

Ziggi: I think that's where Dave's cupcake fetish comes from.

Sarah: Sadly you've hit the nail on the head. Thankfully the good Mrs Rine is returning home today so I may not have to think about Dave all night.

Geoff said...

Is Cuthbert East Trading still going?

Sir Bruin said...

I did hear of a Felix Leonard East. An unsuccessful sheep farmer, by all accounts.

Rog said...

Geoff: No I think it went West.

Sir Bruin: A wooly thinker I believe. Known as "East of Ipswich".

Vicus Scurra said...

This is getting very silly. Dave - can your sister Pol monitor this site please?

Rog said...

Vicus: I believe she married Arthur Tate and went for the double barrelled option as it was a shotgun wedding. Bloody Pol East-Tate!

Betty said...

Has anyone from the East clan actually married a West, therefore leading a to a thaw in East/West relations?

Rog said...

Betty: I think it was John Thaw who got involved with The East-West couple and it ended in remorse.