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Old 01-29-2007, 08:35 AM   #61
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I'm one of those posters who changed names...but only once. I started posting here in 2002 as REWanabe. As you can see under my avatar, when my w*rk status changed, so did my name.


I did the same. Entered the board as BUMwannabe. Two years ago I went thru metamorphosis and shed the "wannabe". Been getting used to the new wings ever since. The bum part refers to a mental image of beachbum, which pretty much describes me during the months I'm in NC.




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Re: Curious about Monikers
Old 01-29-2007, 09:00 AM   #62
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Can't recall religion, went to a german medical school, and died in a crash while trying to provide aid - close enough.
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Mine is pretty simple: an amalgram of first & last names.
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In case you've ever wondered why I chose Meadbh, she was a FI Irish Queen in the first century.
I don't wish to compromise anyone's privacy, but I often wonder how Forum members select some of those cryptic usernames. For example, is C-T really cut-throat, and how did lazygood4nothingbum get to be FI if he's so lazy

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My real name is Will, however when I moved to the south, people who had lived here all their lives elongated the vowel. I really never noticed until some old friends (from California) were visiting and wondered why I was now known as Wheel.
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My initials are jmg, a retired engineer living in Arizona -- thus sgeeeee.



I know. That makes no sense. Neither does the real story which involves two moniker morphs and an uninteresting bit of coincidence.
The absurdity of all of this is that I know exactly where your name comes from, Nords favorite tv show, and Marthas favorite fruit. Without looking.
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Old 01-29-2007, 09:58 AM   #67
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I feel very inadequate at coming up with an alter-ego all of a sudden! 8)

At the risk of someone arriving on my doorstep (good luck with the 5 dogs) to steal my turntable, my beater cars, and my old tractor; I use my real name.

It prevents me (I hope) from saying unkind or angry things I might regret.

PS: I sympathize with Will, I have a cousin whose name is wheel as well! I get Say-rah frequently!
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Depends. What kind of tractor is it? I might spin by and snag it tomorrow if its anything decent.
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Depends. What kind of tractor is it? I might spin by and snag it tomorrow if its anything decent.
Dude, that is a looonnng way to come for a tractor! But it is a lovely little Yanmar diesel with a nice 4' mower deck. If you come to steal it, though, please bring jumper cables! That is part of our sophisticated theft deterrent system. Likewise with the pickup truck. And good luck trying to leave in the truck without all the dogs wanting to go for a ride!
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The absurdity of all of this is that I know exactly where your name comes from, Nords favorite tv show, and Marthas favorite fruit. Without looking.
Now that makes sense. I wish I had consulted with you before I posted.
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Dude, that is a looonnng way to come for a tractor! But it is a lovely little Yanmar diesel with a nice 4' mower deck. If you come to steal it, though, please bring jumper cables! That is part of our sophisticated theft deterrent system. Likewise with the pickup truck. And good luck trying to leave in the truck without all the dogs wanting to go for a ride!
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Well NOW we're talking. A truck, a tractor AND some dogs? Woo hoo!

I have the same problem. My neighbors are fairly amused that we keep a car almost exclusively for the purpose of giving the dogs a 20 minute ride around the neighborhood once a day. Every day.
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Mine comes from pronouncing my initials as a single word -- gmb
Dang, another cherished illusion shattered. I thought your name came from the submarine force's motto-- "Semper Fi" & "Semper Paratus" were already taken so the nukes went with "Semper Gumby!"

"Nords" is the only publicly-acceptable version of a number of names my first XO used to refer to me by. I've lost touch with him so if he ever googles "Nords" someday then he's in for a surprise...
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Always loved the Beach Boys when I was growing up and wanted to be a surfer girl in California though I grew up on the east coast

I know the song is Barbara Ann (without the "e"), but my middle name is Anne.
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The absurdity of all of this is that I know exactly where your name comes from, Nords favorite tv show, and Marthas favorite fruit. Without looking.
Weird how much and how little we know about each other. I know these things too without looking and I know the names of your dogs and I know how big your monitor is.
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Hey baby...32 inches of...cool running lcd....dammit I should have gotten the plasma!
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John Tuttle:
A made up physician created by the usual suspects) who was larger than life - a surgical wiz, humanitarian and fearless hero - even though no one met him, everyone started acting like he was real; Henry, Margaret, etc. Army ended up sending "back pay" which went to the orpanage. When he finally needed to appear for a medal, he wal "killed"

Can't recall religion, went to a german medical school, and died in a crash while trying to provide aid - close enough.
Died jumping out of a helicopter without his parachute. His life insurance money went to the orphans.
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Always loved the Beach Boys when I was growing up and wanted to be a surfer girl in California though I grew up on the east coast

I know the song is Barbara Ann (without the "e"), but my middle name is Anne.
Same here (however, I never wanted to be a "surfer girl" <or dude!>) First name is Ron, and combined with remainder is one of my favorites (Help Me Rhonda)...

While I certainly don't provide much "help" on this forum (other than comments/observations), the name was also a "play on words"...

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My real name is Will, however when I moved to the south, people who had lived here all their lives elongated the vowel. I really never noticed until some old friends (from California) were visiting and wondered why I was now known as Wheel.
Thats funny wheel. Same deal here. My buddy's name is "ADE" and I've called him Ade for a while. Then I saw his name embroidered on his jacket... Ed

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