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    1. If a person with the last name 'Names' writes their last name and then first and middle after it on an important document will the person reading it think they are really dumb? (Contributed by Angela Trana)
    2. Why would anyone want to be called Later? (Contributed by Don F.)
    3. Just who is this Didley Squat guy? And what's the big deal with not knowing him? (Contributed by Dave Henry)
    4. Is the only reason we give our children middle names so that they can tell when they are REALLY in trouble? (Contributed by Neil Enns)
    5. Why do we use our child's full name when we are angry at them? (Contributed by Pat F.)
    6. If Milli Vanilli falls in the forest does someone else make a sound? (Contributed by Don F.)
    7. Why is Jack a nickname for John? (Contributed by Don F.)
    8. Queen Elizabeth has people to put on her make-up and do her hair. She also never needs cash to pay for anything and never needs identification. So why does she carry a handbag? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    9. What does Dennis Rodman consider weird? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    10. Will Sirhan Sirhan ever receive parole parole? And what would Boutros Boutros-Ghali think about it? (Contributed by Stew)
    11. You know those guys who say 'Danger is my middle name'? I bet if you looked on their driver's license it would probably say 'Melvin' or something like that don't you think? (Contributed by Lee Entrekin)
    12. If Mr. is an abbreviation because of the M and R where did Mrs. come from? Does it show a possession belonging to Mr.? Wouldn't it be more suited to Mistress as it does have an R in it? (Contributed by Jim Adams)
    13. Why is Roseanna Roseanna Danna always right when she says "Ya know, There's always Something"? (Contributed by Don F.)
    14. If Jesus was Jewish how come he had a Mexican name? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    15. Why do some people refer to all of these questions as Steve Wrightisms and some people refer to them as George Carlin Witticisms and still others call them something else? To avoid all the confusion, why don't we all just call them the Gadzillon Things? (Contributed by Don F.)
    16. There are many individuals whose surname is Brown, Green, White, Black, Gray or Gold, but there are virtually none whose surname is Red, Yellow, Orange, Purple or Pink. Is there a logical reason for this? (Contributed by Marilyn Vos Savant)
    17. Wasn't Adam the only person who never plagiarized anyone? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    18. When girls are named Bobbi and Devon, why do some people say they are boys names? Do you think maybe the boys have girls names? (Contributed by Mandi and Rachel)
    19. If a famous star like Tom Cruise or Bruce Willis died, would they leave behind them a black hole? (Contributed by Ossie Michelin)
    20. Why should I do anything 'for Petes sake'? And who is this Pete in the first place? (Contributed by Fog Free Freddy)
    21. Sophia Loren is unquestionably a perfect 10, so being Italian, shouldn't she be rated X? (Contributed by Fog Free Freddy)
    22. Do you know the saying 'Heavens to Betsy'? Well, who was this Betsy anyhow? (Contributed by Jan)
    23. Why is Luke always warm? And who is this Luke character anyway? (Contributed by Don F.)
    24. When a woman is knighted, is she still called Sir so-and-so? (Contributed by Sarah D.)
    25. Who in the Sam Hill is Sam Hill? (Contributed by Lori)
    26. Lincoln studied by the light of a fireplace. Mozart composed by candle light. Galileo invented by oil lamp. How come these seemingly intelligent people never thought to do their work during the daytime? (Contributed by Jersey Tomato)
    27. Was 'Dr. Livingston I Presume' the full name of Dr. Presume? (Contributed by ReliefStreetNews)
    28. Who is Moly? And why is he holy? (Contributed by Caela)
    29. If Cher were to get cloned, would she be Cher and Cher alike? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    30. Did Bonnie and Clyde have his-and-her shotguns? (Contributed by Canoe Two)
    31. Does Woody Allen like green bananas? (Contributed by Canoe Two)
    32. Since the Pope took the name John Paul, will his successor be Ringo George? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    33. Is it possible that they named Murphy's Law after the wrong guy? (Contributed by Doug Finney)
    34. After Pope John Paul and Pope John Paul II, why can't there be an American Pope -- Pope John Paul Jones? (Contributed by John Foster)
    35. Is Sam Hill a person or a place? (Contributed by Lisa)
    36. Is ProBono Sonny's boy? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    37. Is it just me or has anyone else thought of tacking on 3 A's to the beginning of their last name so they'll get to go first in alphabetical order? (Contributed by Ossie Michelin)
    38. Why do we call informal names 'nicknames'? (Contributed by MailBits.com)
    39. When Johnny Cash is at home and no one is looking, does he wear red and yellow? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    40. Would the reason that parents don't name their daughters 'Mom' be because no one would want to go to the prom with them? (Contributed by Andy Pierson)
    41. Why is it 'Peeping Tom', 'Tom Cat', 'Doubting Thomas', 'Tom Boy', 'Tom Thumb', etc.? What did poor Tom ever do to deserve this? (Contributed by Lauri D.)
    42. What was so terrible about Ivan The Terrible? (Contributed by MailBits.com)
    43. How come Bruce Willis always saves everybody in the movies when he's got the main part? (Contributed by Oros)
    44. If you cloned Nancy Kerrigan, would her double be an ice queen clone? (Contributed by The Duke of Endor)
    45. Would people accept your ideas more readily if you tell them that Benjamin Franklin said it first? (Contributed by The Duke of Endor)
    46. So, what's with this guy Gideon, anyway? And why can't he ever remember his Bible? (Contributed by The Duke of Endor)
    47. If your name was 'Hoo R. Yoo', do you think people would get mad at you when they ask what your name is? (Contributed by Johny)
    48. Was the guy who invented the Ray Gun actually named Ray? (Contributed by Don F.)
    49. Do you think William Shakespeare's close friends called him Bill? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    50. Does George Carlin know you're using his quotes? Hmmmm? (Contributed by John)
    51. Was Eve framed? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    52. Wasn't Nostradamus the most pessimistic person who ever lived? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    53. How come the only name people ever misspell is YOUR name? (Contributed by Valerie)
    54. Did Achilles have an affinity with infinite? (Contributed by The Man)
    55. Why isn't there a Prince Charming in the real world? (Contributed by Melania)
    56. How did someone get 'Billy' from 'William'? (Contributed by Melania)
    57. Why do people sometimes say 'Let me be Frank'? Who is this Frank guy? And why does that person want to be like him? (Contributed by Jen)
    58. If Harry is short for Harold, why isn't Barry short for Barold? Or Larry short for Larold? (Contributed by Glenn)
    59. Why is Joey short for Joe, when Joey has more letters? (Contributed by C.T.)
    60. If you're named Will and you are in the Army, would you get worried when people say 'Fire at Will'? (Contributed by C.T.)
    61. Have you ever thought what life would be like if your name was Anonymous? You'd get credit for everything nobody wanted credit for, wouldn't you? (Contributed by C.T.)
    62. Why is Charlie short for Charles if they are both the same number of letters? (Contributed by C.T.)
    63. If you agreed with someone called Zak, would you be pro-Zak? (Contributed by Az)
    64. If Roseanne Bar married Dennis Hopper, would she be Roseanne Bar Hopper? (Contributed by Stephen)
    65. If Tottie Fields had married Truman Capote, wouldn't her name have been Tottie Capote? (Contributed by Diana)
    66. When a boy is named after his dad, he is called 'Junior', right? But what do you call a girl that is named after her mother? (Contributed by Carl)
    67. Can someone please tell me where I can find this guy 'Not Me' who keeps trying to get my kids in trouble? (Contributed by Kelli Dubasak)
    68. If a John Doe gets married, does that make his wife's last name Doe? And what if he was already married but doesn't know it? (Contributed by Danielle)
    69. If Condoleeza Rice had a baby fathered by Vladimir Putin, would the child be named Rice Putin? (Contributed by Neil Enns)
    70. If a man named William is sick, is he considered an "ill will"? (Contributed by AEBF)
    71. How come a lot of people use the phrase, “Happy as Larry”? Who is Larry? And is he really the happiest person in the world? (Contributed by FDH)
    72. Can a guy named Nick have a 'nick'name? (Contributed by Desi)
    73. Is a Ray the only fish with a first name? And is Ray Charles the only Ray with scales? (Contributed by David G. Uffelman)
    74. Who is Willis? And why do we question what he's talking about? (Contributed by AEBF)
    75. Johnny's mother has three children, the oldest is called April, the next oldest is called May, what is the next one called? (Contributed by Stevie D.)
    76. If Dracula was Jewish, would he be hurt by a Star of David? What if he was agnostic? (Contributed by Rich Acosta)
    77. Who is this Little Johnny? And why is he in so many jokes? (Contributed by Jason)
    78. Does Bill Gates eat an Apple a day? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    79. Does Stephen King use ghostwriters? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    80. Does Atlas see a chiropractor? Or a physioterapist? (Contributed by Berta B.)
    81. Does anybody have an enemy named Arch? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    82. If Paris Hilton builds a home for people recently released from jail, will it be called the Halfway Hilton? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    83. Isn't it funny when guys named Victor lose? (Contributed by Sammie)
    84. Was George Washington's brother the Uncle of the United States? (Contributed by King David)
    85. Who is Carmen Sandiego? And why do I care where she is? (Contributed by L.B.)
    86. What is Satan's last name? (Contributed by CT)
    87. Who is Skinny Bone Jones? (Contributed by Samuel V.)
    88. How does Kirk Douglas shave his chin dimple? (Contributed by Cecil Adams)
    89. How come in the King James Version of the Bible, Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is 'shake' and the 46th word from the last word is 'spear'? (Contributed by Robbie C.)
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