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Friday, 17 April 2015

On First-Name Terms

20 real or fictional people
and their first names
(answers below):
1. C. Glidden (as in Sholes & Glidden)
2. S. Baldrick (Blackadder)
3. C. Kramer (Seinfeld)
4. R. C. Allen (as in R.C. Allen Business Machines)
5. F. Colombo (Colombo)
6. C. Cagney and M.B. Lacey (Cagney & Lacey)
7. Dr J. H. Watson (as in Sherlock Holmes)
8. Q. Magoo (Mr Magoo
9. J. J. Rambo (Rambo)
10. L.C. Smith (as in L.C. Smith typewriters)
11. Captain G. Mainwaring (Dad's Army)
12. W. of Ivanhoe (Ivanhoe, Walter Scott)
13. E. Remington (as in E. Remington & Sons)
14. S.D.C. Olivetti (as in Ing. C. Olivetti & C. S.p.A.)
15. Captain H. Drummond (Bulldog Drummond)
16. J. Maigret (Inspector Maigret)
17. O.J. Simpson
18. Commander J.A.T. Bond CMG, RNVR (born Essen, Germany, November 11, 1920)
19. Miss F. Lemon (Poirot's secretary, Agatha Christie)
20. J.T. Underwood (as in Underwood Typewriter Company)

1. Carlos Glidden
2. Sodoff Baldrick
3. Cosmo Kramer
4. Ralph Clayton Allen
5. Frank Colombo
6. Christine Cagney and Mary Beth Lacey
7. John Hamish Watson
8. Quincy Magoo
9. John James Rambo
10. Lyman Cornelius Smith
11. George Mainwaring
12. Wilfred of Ivanhoe
13. Eliphalet Remington
14. Samuel David Camillo Olivetti
15. Hugh Drummond
16. Jules Maigret
17. Orenthal James Simpson
18. James Andrew Thomas Bond, 007
19. Felicity Lemon
20. John Thomas Underwood


Bill M said...

Very good Robert. I never knew any of the names except by the initials. I did work with 007 though; a different fellow named James Bond.

Rob Bowker said...

That was fun, if frustrating. OK, I could only get Cagney & Lacey and Columbo.