I will never forget the time I was watching a television comedy sketch show way back in the 1980’s. The name Thwackhurst came up for just a brief moment in time and I never forgot it. A made up silly name for sure, moreso as it was a comedy sketch show of course.
Seeing repeats of the show over the decades it always made me smile at such a silly name. Of course back in those days we did not have the internet to find out if it was a real valid name or not, or even a computer spell checker to see if it was spelt correct, as those things were still very much out of reach for many in those days. So you can imagine my total surprise, while doing a spell check on that very silly word all these years later, and finding that the spell checker did not say it was wrong.
A real valid word? Really?
But how can that be I thought to myself? So without further delay, I did a search on the internet to find out more. The first search result took me swiftly to that very same comedy show from all those years ago, and much to my total surprise, other results came up in various ways. Even written work by others had used that very same name. No wonder the spell checker showed it to be a valid word these days.
Having a made up silly word that becomes valid over time is not a new thing, of course. Slang terms, and even internet jargon words, have all come along over the decades and are now used all the time in a valid way. In fact if you look back over the centuries you will find many various languages have changed somewhat dramatically over time.
Anyway, it was just a simple case of adding the name Albert and Albert Thwackhurst was born for my total amusement.
So is Albert Thwackhurst an international man of mystery or is it just a silly name?
One day in the not too far flung future it could end up being a real person's name. It could be already in fact? Well you never know?