History NamesTheSame / RealLife

9th Feb '16 3:34:36 PM Adept
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* '''Michael Howard''' the politician, and '''Sir Michael Howard''', the historian. The two are actually conflated in the index to the first volume of Alan Clark's diaries, Howard being his MP at the time of writing and Sir Michael being a fellow scholar. '''George Osborne''', the Coalition's Chancellor of the Exchequer, has a namesake in '''George Osborne''', one of the protagonists of William Makepeace Thackeray's ''VanityFair''. Also, there was an incident where '''David Davis MP''', the former Conservative Shadow Home Secretary and agitator against 42-day detention policies was supposed to be invited to speak to an ethnic minority police association - but they invited '''David Davies MP''' instead and he ended up calling them racist for their organisation being part of an affirmative action campaign.
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* '''Michael Howard''' the politician, and '''Sir Michael Howard''', the historian. The two are actually conflated in the index to the first volume of Alan Clark's diaries, Howard being his MP at the time of writing and Sir Michael being a fellow scholar. '''George Osborne''', the Coalition's Chancellor of the Exchequer, has a namesake in '''George Osborne''', one of the protagonists of William Makepeace Thackeray's ''VanityFair''.''Literature/VanityFair''. Also, there was an incident where '''David Davis MP''', the former Conservative Shadow Home Secretary and agitator against 42-day detention policies was supposed to be invited to speak to an ethnic minority police association - but they invited '''David Davies MP''' instead and he ended up calling them racist for their organisation being part of an affirmative action campaign.
3rd Feb '16 6:23:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* '''Creator/PaulThomasAnderson''' is an American film director who mostly directs drama films, such as ''{{Magnolia}}'' and ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood''. Do not confuse him with '''Paul W. S. Anderson''', a British film director who directs science fiction and action movies, such as the ''Film/ResidentEvil'' series. Nor with science fiction writer ''Poul'' Anderson.
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* '''Creator/PaulThomasAnderson''' is an American film director who mostly directs drama films, such as ''{{Magnolia}}'' ''Film/{{Magnolia}}'' and ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood''. Do not confuse him with '''Paul W. S. Anderson''', '''Creator/PaulWSAnderson''', a British film director who directs science fiction and action movies, such as the ''Film/ResidentEvil'' series. Nor with science fiction writer ''Poul'' Anderson.
3rd Feb '16 12:40:57 AM Ezclee4050
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* There's '''Tony Garnier''' the French architect and Tony Garnier the American bass player. In 2010 as part of Music/BobDylan's band, the latter Garnier played a show at Halle Tony Garnier in Lyon, which is named after (and was designed by) the former Garnier.
31st Jan '16 8:55:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* Is '''Brian Cox''' a former keyboard player from the band D:Ream and current particle physicist working on the Large Hadron Collider or a Scottish actor known for his roles in ''Film/{{Manhunter}}'', ''Film/{{X-Men}} 2'' and ''TheLongKissGoodnight''??
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* Is '''Brian Cox''' a former keyboard player from the band D:Ream and current particle physicist working on the Large Hadron Collider or a Scottish actor known for his roles in ''Film/{{Manhunter}}'', ''Film/{{X-Men}} 2'' ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' and ''TheLongKissGoodnight''??''Film/TheLongKissGoodnight''??
23rd Jan '16 4:27:51 PM nombretomado
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* '''AdamSandler''': Actor and comedian who started out on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' and starred in such films as ''Film/BillyMadison'' and ''Film/HappyGilmore'', or producer on ''Series/ThePriceIsRight''. Hilariously, the latter joined TPIR shortly after the release of ''Billy Madison'', which had an appearance by (then-)host Bob Barker.
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* '''AdamSandler''': '''Creator/AdamSandler''': Actor and comedian who started out on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' and starred in such films as ''Film/BillyMadison'' and ''Film/HappyGilmore'', or producer on ''Series/ThePriceIsRight''. Hilariously, the latter joined TPIR shortly after the release of ''Billy Madison'', which had an appearance by (then-)host Bob Barker.
23rd Jan '16 1:29:35 PM StFan
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* Another case of Fosters, spelled differently but sounding the same: 19th-century American songwriter [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Foster Stephen Foster]] and former anime dubbing director for ADVFilms and Creator/SentaiFilmworks, [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=2075 Steven Foster]].
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* Another case of Fosters, spelled differently but sounding the same: 19th-century American songwriter [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Foster Stephen Foster]] and former anime dubbing director for ADVFilms Creator/ADVFilms and Creator/SentaiFilmworks, [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=2075 Steven Foster]].
15th Jan '16 12:50:36 PM AgProv
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* there are two towns in Britain called Bury by their inhabitants. bury St Edmunds, to give it its full name, is in Suffolk but is just called "Bury" by locals. Expatriot Lancastrians trying to buy a train ticket to Bury, LANCASHIRE, from say Ipswich, are advised to specify their destination, rather than to ask for a "return to Bury, please".
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* there There are two towns in Britain called Bury by their inhabitants. bury Bury St Edmunds, to give it its full name, is in Suffolk but is just called "Bury" by locals. Expatriot Lancastrians trying to buy a train ticket to Bury, LANCASHIRE, from say Ipswich, are advised to specify their destination, rather than to ask for a "return to Bury, please". C omplications have ensued with ticket insoectors.
15th Jan '16 12:49:16 PM AgProv
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Places called Bury
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* there are two towns in Britain called Bury by their inhabitants. bury St Edmunds, to give it its full name, is in Suffolk but is just called "Bury" by locals. Expatriot Lancastrians trying to buy a train ticket to Bury, LANCASHIRE, from say Ipswich, are advised to specify their destination, rather than to ask for a "return to Bury, please".
14th Jan '16 4:43:22 PM nombretomado
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* '''Eiji Nakamura''' is either an origami artist, a former sound designer for SquareEnix, or a film director and actor.
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* '''Eiji Nakamura''' is either an origami artist, a former sound designer for SquareEnix, Creator/SquareEnix, or a film director and actor.
10th Jan '16 9:46:39 PM phoenix
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* '''''Shinsuke'' Nakamura''' [[UsefulNotes/ProfessionalWrestling wrestles]] for Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling. ''Shunsuke'' Nakamura is a Japanese [[TheBeautifulGame football (soccer)]] player perhaps best known for his late-2000s tenure at [[ScottishPremierLeague Celtic]].
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* '''''Shinsuke'' Nakamura''' [[UsefulNotes/ProfessionalWrestling wrestles]] for Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling. ''Shunsuke'' Nakamura is a Japanese [[TheBeautifulGame [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football (soccer)]] player perhaps best known for his late-2000s tenure at [[ScottishPremierLeague Celtic]].

* '''Gary Stevens''': TheOtherWiki lists [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Stevens at least eight examples]]. Three of them are English [[TheBeautifulGame football/soccer]] players, born respectively in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Stevens_(footballer_born_1954) 1954]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_A._Stevens 1962]], and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_M._Stevens 1963]] (the youngest of these is the best-known overall). Another well-known one is the American [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_L._Stevens Hall of Fame jockey]].
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* '''Gary Stevens''': TheOtherWiki lists [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Stevens at least eight examples]]. Three of them are English [[TheBeautifulGame [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football/soccer]] players, born respectively in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Stevens_(footballer_born_1954) 1954]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_A._Stevens 1962]], and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_M._Stevens 1963]] (the youngest of these is the best-known overall). Another well-known one is the American [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_L._Stevens Hall of Fame jockey]].
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