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An even closer situation occurred with the British comedy actor Harry H Corbett who was one of the stars of Steptoe and Son which ran for 12 years from 1962 and was the series that was reworked in the USA as Sanford and Son.

He had no middle name but added the H because there was already a children's entertainer Harry Corbett who worked with a glove puppet, a bear named named Sooty. For those unfamiliar with either act, here are a couple of links...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POoV4SnsVmg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oanikaqvYcU

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That is so cute, Bob! I have never seen it.

Then there is always Jesus H. Christ...
 
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Seems I accidentally linked the same one twice...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oanikaqvYcU

is the other one.

I can state categorically that Sanford and Son was NOT based on Sooty
 
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I just discovered that the term "Prime Minister" was original meant to be disparaging or insulting. It was used to suggest that the person in question, whose official title was First Lord of the Treasury, considered himself superior to his fellow politicians.

I'd suggest a return to that usage would be appropriate today.
 
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That is hilarious, Bob. I couldn't find anything similar for "president" unfortunately. However, interestingly, I did see the fem form is presidentess. Never heard of that!
 
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This one, which I heard on this week's No Such Thing As A Fish and then Googled to verify is just too good - and too dirty - not to share.

An Irish penitential (a manuscript setting out the official church penitences for various sins) produced in around the year 650 was authored by a monk named Cominianus.
 
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That is hilarious, Bob. I couldn't find anything similar for "president"
In Italian it's Donito Trumpollini, AKA Il Douche.
 
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authored by a monk named Cominianus.
Now that is hilarious.
 
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