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Has anyone else come across (pardon the pun) HMRC Officer Robin Mycock? 

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By ireallyshouldknowthisbut
21st Jan 2022 13:39

I have a friend call "Allcock" if that helps your smutt* filled Friday PM fun.

*bonus T as that word is a swear. Apparently.

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
21st Jan 2022 14:02

Your friend Allcock and Robin Mycock have great names for a game of charades. As did Tony Hancock.

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By Dib
21st Jan 2022 14:22

Just waiting for the entertainer Ivor Bigun to make an appearance...

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
21st Jan 2022 14:36

Is he a member?

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By Arthur Putey
21st Jan 2022 15:35

He's a w***ker

And it does him good
Like it bloody well should .....

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By suepg
21st Jan 2022 14:58

Any old accountants like me, in Devon and Cornwall may remember the Launceston Tax Office inspector called Mr Badcock and the Plymouth 2 Inspector called Mr Hardick
Always brought a smile :)

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By SXGuy
21st Jan 2022 15:12

Maybe I can introduce them to my esteemed colleague Mr Richard Head

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By Dib
21st Jan 2022 16:20

And maybe time for Mike Hunt to get an airing

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By legerman
21st Jan 2022 21:01

Dib wrote:

And maybe time for Mike Hunt to get an airing

A friend of my parent's had that name, poor bloke

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By Dib
21st Jan 2022 16:20

And maybe time for Mike Hunt to get an airing

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By rmillaree
22nd Jan 2022 11:06

Could be worse their parents could have called him Jeremy.

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By Arthur Putey
21st Jan 2022 15:36

Probably bad form to make fun of real people's names especially as they might be serving HMRC officers. That aside how is Anette Curtain these days?

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By Dib
21st Jan 2022 16:21

Fair to middling - shacked up with Helen Highwater

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By williams lester accountants
21st Jan 2022 15:38

I have a client named Mr Cook, who HMRC showed on our online account for many years as Mr C o c k.

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By Cazzie B
21st Jan 2022 15:43

We had a letter from HMRC recently
Was signed by Andy McNab............ new career maybe

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By Jason Croke
21st Jan 2022 15:47

Worked with a guy who had a surname Mr Woodcock, I'd refer to him as Mr Timberdick.....on reflection that was probably bullying, but in my defence we're talking 1980's here.

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By Hugo Fair
21st Jan 2022 16:11

Quite some time before that it was common for certain surnames to always attract the same nickname.
I get why Chalky White ... but Nobby Clarke?

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
22nd Jan 2022 16:30

All rooted in pre-war terminology, Hugo:
Nobby = poor-man's bowler hat worn by office workers;
Clerk = office worker, forerunner to the AAT.

I don't know why Nobby Stiles, though. May be a spoonerism.

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By Hugo Fair
22nd Jan 2022 17:34

Ah, there was one of each (Chalky White and Nobby Clarke) in my form back in 1961 ... fortunately for the latter we were too young to indulge in n0b jokes (even sans k).

Not sure I follow where Stobby Niles takes us, although I do love the sayings of the Rev Spooner. The one I was taught was when he addressed a student being sent down with "You will leave by the next town drain" ... which is of it's time I guess.
[Cruder varieties exist of course - particularly in the hands of the late Mr Everett]!

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
22nd Jan 2022 17:42

Stiley Nobb.... it isn't a spoonerism, come to think of it.

I googled him, and it turns out his christian name was Norbert.

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By Bamboozle
21st Jan 2022 15:53

I do know somebody who works for HMRC whose surname is "Hiscock". Fortunately (for him), his forename is not 'Robin'.

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
21st Jan 2022 16:00

Is it Pat?

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By Hugo Fair
21st Jan 2022 16:08

Since everyone seems so fascinated by male appendages ... and to break away from those unfortunates employed by HMRC ... there's always the famous quote (live on air during BBC commentary on an England v W. Indies test match) by Brian Johnston:
"The bowler's Holding, the batsman's Willey".

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
21st Jan 2022 16:28

Johners also announced that a writhing batsman had "one ball left" after he was struck squarely in the crotch by the fifth ball of the over.

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By DA Baker
21st Jan 2022 16:26

A true story. Back in the early eighties I acted for a new client who needed help with an investigation raised by HMIT. He had submitted his own accounts and tax return. His name was Mr. Ball. At the first meeting with HMIT I asked the Inspector for a copy of his notes. I explained to the Inspector that the accounts had been prepared by Mr. Ball. However, when the notes arrived he had paraphrased my comment to "The accounts are Ball's."

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By jwgrogan
21st Jan 2022 16:38

19/1/22 FA Women's League Cup
West Ham United Women 2 (Svitková, Houssein)
Chelsea Women 4 (Harder, Cuthbert, Harder, Harder)

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By ireallyshouldknowthisbut
21st Jan 2022 17:50

And finally.....my (now) wife was assisting me when I moved house and office to move in with her 3 counties away ........we were packing up the office and on the side was a pile of envelopes to go out to the customers with a letter with my new address and a couple of business cards. I asked if she could stick a stamp on them as I didn't have a franking machine as normally it was one or two letters a day (Remember letters? stamps? Seems so long ago ). All went well until she reached a Mr A Didlick and was then in hysterics for some time.

She also has a friend Phil Brown who deserves an honourable mention.

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By Catherine Newman
21st Jan 2022 17:58

Thank you all. It would breach the T&Cs of the small accountant forum and would be taken down as not being on thread.

We all need this on a Friday in January.

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By Catherine Newman
21st Jan 2022 18:10

I can't remember his surname but our Financial Training trainer's first name was Dick. He did Classics at Balliol as did our illustrious PM and my father. He was known among my peers as Diggus Dickus.

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By paulwakefield1
21st Jan 2022 19:58

There were those fine Dartmouth Estate Agents - Letcher & Scorer

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By Hugo Fair
21st Jan 2022 21:09

Sold up in 1988 ... presumably having done enough DEALS?

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By Jane S-D
22nd Jan 2022 13:45

My mother worked in a rural bank branch in the 1950s and 60s and still swears blind that amongst her customers were an Olive Green and Lily Ponds

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By MCV71
22nd Jan 2022 17:16

Talking of funny names, while doing my bit helping out at a vaccine centre last year I had to check in someone called John Thomas. Never been so grateful for wearing a mask to hide my immature guffaw.
Back to HMRC, shouldn't his name be Robin B'Stard?

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By Calculatorboy
22nd Jan 2022 22:07

I recall an Inspector called Mr Profit.... years ago

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