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~ Monday, October 20, 2003
 
IT COMES WITH THE JOB

24 nicknames for certain professions:

1 psychiatrist - shrink
2 author - scribbler
3 electrician - sparky
4 police officer - cop
5 office worker - pen-pusher
6 carpenter - chippy
7 dancer - hoofer
8 air steward - trolley dolly
9 doctor - quack
10 boxer - pug
11 sailor - tar
12 journalist - hack
13 pharmacist - pill-pusher
14 detective - gumshoe
15 artist - dauber
16 judge - wig
17 actor - luvvie
18 prison officer - screw
19 taxi driver - cabbie
20 doorman - bouncer
21 scientist - boffin
22 bus conductor - clippie
23 soldier - squaddie
24 magistrate - beak

In Scotland, we also have howdie (midwife), scaffie (dustman) and dominie (schoolmaster).

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