Linda Lines, the narcotics cop loses bags of cocaine

October 21, 2009 · Posted in innovation

The story would be sad except for the fact the cop that lost the cocaine is named Linda Lines. There is a term for that “nominative determinism” meaning your name influences what you do. The NPR show Click and Clack have a humorous list of staff but there are many people with names that either fit their career or seem to make that career choice really bad.

Consider these:

  • Dr. Hack, a surgeon
  • Dr, P. Atchu, urologist
  • Sue Yoo, attorney at law
  • Brad Slaughter, manager of meat department
  • Oliver Loser, politician