Saturday, April 29, 2006

Words: Aptronym

Slate adds Tony Snow to their list of Aptronyms. An aptronym is "a name that is aptly suited to its owner". My doctor shares his practice with Dr. Michael Karing. He's married to Dr. Barbara Wood, an OB/GYN. Why isn't she a urologist like David P. Wood? Meanwhile, the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is studying erectile dysfunction.

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