Nominative Determinism: Edward Cocaine Arrested On A Drugs Charge
NOMINATIVE Determinism: An occasional look at names that describe the named. The Florida court calls drug possession suspect Edward Cocaine.
“What?” asks County Judge John “Jay” Hurley.
“My last name is Cocaine,” says Edward Cocaine.
“You know, I’d thought I’d seen it all,” says Hurley. “How many times have the police told you to step out of the car during your life?”
“Just about every time I get pulled over,” replies a jovial Mr Cocaine. “My great-grandparents came over here from Greece and they changed it. That was like in the 1920s.”
The aded irony is that Mr Cocaine may not be able to afford Cocaine, he having been arrested on Tuesday for possessing Xanax.