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How many derogatory "Toms" can you think of?

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That picture of Maureen O'Hara made me think this.

 

Peeping Tom. He was the guy that looked at Lady Godiva as she rode by.

 

Doubting Thomas. he was the disciple that did not believe the man standing in front of him with Jesus, because he knew that Jesus was dead.

 

I'm sure there are others but I can't think of them at the moment.

 

Aside from the pig thief - Tom, Tom the piper's son.

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Black Tom Tyrant.  Thomas Wentworth,  1st Earl Strafford.   

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Uncle Tom

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Being a "Tom" let me be clear about the name Tom or Thomas.

 

Some of the best people I know  are named Tom. ;)

 

Thomas means "Twin" or "Leader" in Aramaic. In Semitic and Greek languages it means "Twin".

 

Famous Toms:

Thomas, the Apostle

Thomas Aquinas

Thomas Jefferson

Woodrow Wilson - Given name Thomas

Thomas Edison

TS Elliot

Sean Connery, given name Thomas

 

Here are a few more: 

https://playback.fm/people/first-name/thomas

https://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-named-tom/celebrity-lists

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_with_given_name_Thomas

 

 

 

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13 minutes ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

Being a "Tom" let me be clear about the name Tom or Thomas.

 

Some of the best people I know  are named Tom. ;)

 

Thomas means "Twin" or "Leader" in Aramaic. In Semitic and Greek languages it means "Twin".

 

Famous Toms:

Thomas, the Apostle

Thomas Aquinas

Thomas Jefferson

Woodrow Wilson - Given name Thomas

Thomas Edison

TS Elliot

Sean Connery, given name Thomas

 

Here are a few more: 

https://playback.fm/people/first-name/thomas

https://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-named-tom/celebrity-lists

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_with_given_name_Thomas

 

 

 

Thomas Heyward, Jr of South Carolina

 

Thomas Jefferson of Virginia 


Thomas Lynch, Jr of South Carolina

 

Thomas McKean of Pennsylvania 

 

Thomas Nelson, Jr of Virginia

 

Thomas Stone of Maryland

 

Signers of the Declaration of Independence.

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IRISH TOM :D:D

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I call the Tom turkeys hooligans.  They often fight, poop everywhere, and make noise. They are pretty when they are mating.

 

No offence to any Toms meant; but you asked, Alpo.

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Enough of this Tomfoolery!

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Dirty Dog there is the only one that understood my question, apparently.

 

This was not about good Toms or bad Toms throughout history. This was about bad things you call people that include the name Tom.

 

You say that somebody is a Peeping Tom, that's a bad thing . Doubting Thomas, bad thing (although not as bad as a Peeping Tom). Uncle Tom, bad thing.

 

It's like Nancy boy. There's a lot of decent honorable women throughout history named Nancy. But Nancy boy is a derogatory thing to call someone.

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 But Nancy boy is a derogatory thing to call someone.

 

It is, that's one I never heard before.

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And then there is a non-derogatory Tom, Tom "Forty Rod" Taylor, Fearsome, Fearless and Positively Gorgeous.

 

You're welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tom's of the world must unite against the derogatory use of  the name "Tom". :P

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1 hour ago, twelve mile REB said:

 But Nancy boy is a derogatory thing to call someone.

 

It is, that's one I never heard before.

"Nancy boy" is another British term for a poufter.

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"Doubting Thomas" only doubted the other disciples. Once Jesus appeared he no longer doubted and died a martyr's death.

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3 hours ago, twelve mile REB said:

 But Nancy boy is a derogatory thing to call someone.

 

It is, that's one I never heard before.

Only derogatory to call a man Nancy. Don't know where that camne from.

My sister is a Nancy, and my wife's mother and sister.

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Re historic Toms.   I went to a Catholic school through 8th grade,  most of the nuns were from Ireland.   More than once i heard them say to an unruly kid. "Aren't you the littleTom Tyrant!" 

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Tom Cat

Tom Terrific

A Tom Mick Bomb

Tom Tom

Tom A. Hawk

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4 hours ago, Forty Rod SASS 3935 said:

And then there is a non-derogatory Tom, Tom "Forty Rod" Taylor, Fearsome, Fearless and Positively Gorgeous.

 

You're welcome.

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Okie Sawbones, SASS #77381 said:

 

 

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Taking selfies again?

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8 hours ago, Michigan Slim said:

Enough of this Tomfoolery!

BTW I know him. He's a SASS shooter from So. CA who recently moved to No. Idaho. His wife is Sarah Bernhardt.

B) people!

 

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Tommy McGuire

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You have to be careful. Can’t trust every Tom, Dick and Harry

 

 

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On 10/19/2020 at 11:14 AM, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

Thomas Heyward, Jr of South Carolina

 

Thomas Jefferson of Virginia 


Thomas Lynch, Jr of South Carolina

 

Thomas McKean of Pennsylvania 

 

Thomas Nelson, Jr of Virginia

 

Thomas Stone of Maryland

 

Signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Six out of 56, more than 10% having same first name.

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