May 16, 2009

The Names of W.C. Fields

No one could find humor in a name the way W.C. Fields did. Besides his aliases: Mahatma Kane Jeeves and Otis Criblecoblis, and the less hilarious Charles Bogle, there are the goofy names he made up for his characters. They seem almost too silly when you read them, but in his universe, they made perfect sense. Check out this list of his best names. Read them out loud for the full effect:

Mr. Postlewhistle
J. Pinkerton Snoopington
Og Oggilby
Filthy McNasty
Ouliotta Delight Hemogloben
Cuthbert J. Twillie
Larson E. Whipsnade
T. Frothingill Bellows
Professor Eustace P. McGargle
Countess Maggie Tubbs DePuizzi
Mr. Muckle
Augustus Q. Winterbottom
Elmer Prettywillie
J. Effingham Bellweather

How on earth did he think them up?

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