Friday, 13 March 2015

Hello, Daniel Beauty...

A few weeks ago I answered the phone as I usually do in my normal polite manner. This is despite often getting sales calls or timewasters, so this is no mean feat!

Daniel: "Good Morning Daniel Beauty...."Caller: "Hello?"Daniel: "Hello, how can I help you today?"Caller: "Can I speak to Mr Beauty?"  Much as I would love to have been in the same category as the lawmaker Lord Judge or the gardener Bob Flowerdew I am afraid that I was not born Daniel Beauty! It is the name of my Ltd company.

Interestingly these are called "aptronyms", after a journalist discovered a scientific paper on incontinence by JW Splatt and D Weedon.