Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

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Re: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

Postby fourwheelcycle » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:21 pm

Tom1320 wrote: ...... first name plus a reference to a life-long hobby.


I was just looking over the posts and saw yours - cool.

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Re: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

Postby OthalaFehu » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:49 am

My name consists of 2 Old Norse Runes

Othala is the rune for ancestral home, the hearth, and sacred enclosure. Fehu represents our power and possessions gained by own hand, the measure of our earned wealth.

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Re: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

Postby T-Wrench » Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:26 pm

I managed 10+ part-time workers (read: college students) at my last job. I was trying to repair something when one asked, "Can you get me the tool that looks like a dinosaur?" After I quit laughing, I handed over the channel locks, saying, "Here you are, Tyrannosaurus Wrench!" She replied, "I'm not going to live that one down, am I?" "No, T-Wrench is way too good to just let go."

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Postby LadyGeek » Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:55 pm

The next time that happens, ask if they want the left-handed or right-handed version. (I couldn't pass that one up. :D )
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Postby cfs » Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:59 pm

My first post in over six months. My initials and user name are cfs. Meaning:

c - Name of biblical places in Samaria and Judea
f - Name of a town in the Iberian Peninsula
s - Name of a town in the Iberian Peninsula

All these places have retained their original names after millennia. I plan to visit all of them before the expiration of my birth certificate. Already then, that's all I have to say about my initials and user name. Now closing for good to continue flying low under the forum radar. Thanks for reading ~cfs~

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Re: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

Postby Clever_Username » Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:00 pm

What's the word for something that clearly isn't self-descriptive? That's how to describe mine.
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Re: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

Postby leod » Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:06 pm

Its my user id from early tech days: leod@companame

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Postby linenfort » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:21 pm

Clever_Username wrote:What's the word for something that clearly isn't self-descriptive? That's how to describe mine.


inaptronym.
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Re: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

Postby alisa4804 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:56 pm

cfs wrote: My first post in over six months. My initials and user name are cfs.


cfs, nice to see you are back on the forum. I always enjoy your cheerful, positive contributions. Very interesting origin of your user name, also!

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Re: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

Postby camillus » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:34 am

patron saint of nurses

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Re: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

Postby aspiringboglehead » Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:22 am

nisiprius wrote:"that Nisi Prius nuisance, who just now is rather rife,
That judicial humorist--
I've got him on my list."

it just popped into my head at a moment when I was trying to think of a screen name that had no particular connection with my real world identity. It's a line from a song in a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, The Mikado, in which a character, Ko-Ko, is making a list of people who could be eliminated and "never would be missed." It's some obscure legal term relating to court procedures in Victorian England. I'm not a lawyer, certainly not a judge. I've done a little bit of Googling and clicking and have concluded that Gilbert and Sullivan connoisseurs have no idea what, or more likely whom, Gilbert was talking about.


Despite the complicated origin of the phrase, "nisi prius" simply means "trial court" or "trial judge" -- a usage still common in New York, strangely enough. (This is one of those phrases that's understood by people familiar with reading legal opinions in historical context, but it seems never to be defined clearly for those who aren't in that group; searching the web didn't turn up anything that matches the fairly clear use of the term among those knowledgeable about legal history.) I think Gilbert & Sullivan were simply impugning a type of unfunny judge who tries too hard, presumably something their audience was familiar with as a matter of background context. Their list of targets in that aria reads sort of the way a "society" humorist today might make fun of particular predictable types of people in high society.

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Re: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

Postby bostondan » Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:59 am

Well, Boston is short for "Botolph's stone." A small city in a land previously referred to as "near the great blue hill," now known as Massachusetts. Dan is for the name given to me by my elders...

Okay, fine, I'm terrible at coming up with usernames. My name is Dan and I'm from Boston.

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Postby celia » Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:58 am

Peter Foley wrote:One of my great grandfathers. I don't think he ever had a penny to his name but he donated his house to become the church rectory.

Genealogy is one of my hobbies.

Nice story!

I'm a genealogist too and my username is also in memory of an ancestor.

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Re: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

Postby r60rider » Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:52 am

R60 is the motorcycle I ride (1966 BMW R60/2)
Hence, r60rider

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Postby mikeast » Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:26 am

Mike and East (Joined the forum while I was living in Japan).

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Postby cfs » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:28 am

alisa4804 wrote:. . . cfs, nice to see you are back on the forum. I always enjoy your cheerful, positive contributions. Very interesting origin of your user name, also!

Alisa, thanks for your note. God Bless You and your family. Thanks for reading ~cfs~
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Re: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

Postby tinscale » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:22 pm

Tinscale refers to toy trains and accessories that are not made to scale (accurately proportioned). The word "tinscale" comes from the old tin-plate toy trains, which were not made to scale.

Model trains and accessories, by contrast, are authentic replicas of real trains, correctly proportioned right down to the smallest detail.

I joined the forum at a time I was playing with toy trains with my grandson.

Tinscale Train

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Re: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

Postby harrychan » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:18 pm

I randomly thought of a first name then a last name and combined it. I don't use this username for any other forum or sites.
This is not legal or certified financial advice but you know that already.

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Re: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

Postby 3wood » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:31 pm

Favorite club off the tee.

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Postby arsenalfan » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:33 pm

That I enjoy steady consistency. Such as:
1. Finishing 4th in the English Premier League
2. Being knocked out in the round of 16 in the Champions League
3. Being teased and tormented by the team I love (I was raised a Red Sox fan, and appreciate the Fever Pitch connection).

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Postby OrderAndChaos » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:41 pm

Was a huge M. C. Escher fan in my college days. While I prefer other works of his over the Order and Chaos series, I completely identify with the idea that the two concepts are not mutually exclusive.

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Postby Calygos » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:57 pm

Mine is from main character in Star Wars: The Old Republic (wish I'd kept more videos of him). I miss that game. For you WoW players, it sounds like a play on Malygos, but actually it's a blend of Calyx (one of my first WoW characters, a nelf rogue) and the Latin caligo (fog or gloom) with an s tacked on since it sounded better that way.

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Postby spammagnet » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:10 am

Part of an email address used for non-personal email.

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Postby matatupuncher » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:39 am

I lived in Central Africa and was riding my motorcycle with friend when there was a Matatu mini-bus driving super aggressively and tried to run us off the road. I turn to chase him and he got stuck at the next intersection. I was wearing Oakley gloves with polymer knuckles and proceeded to smash his side mirror. So then I became "MatatuPuncher" Also my Hash name.

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Postby audiophile1 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:25 am

I'm a fan of good hifi, so an audiophile :) Also a big jazz and classical music lover. I thought I'd use this post as my introduction as well.

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Re: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

Postby Nowizard » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:08 am

Multiple areas where mine applies, though my motto is "Not always correct, but never in doubt."

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Postby Psyayeayeduck » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:36 am

Named after Psyduck -- a 1st generation water/psychic duck Pokemon whose psychic powers comes from the constant headache it has (it's why it holds its head constantly). Dimwitted-looking in a normal state, it gains tremendous attack power when the headache becomes too severe.

(For reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psyduck)

One of my favorite Pokemons (besides Wobbuffet -- a second generation Pokemon) because it reminds me that even the most dimwitted should never be underestimated.

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Re: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

Postby iWantToLearn » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:59 am

I like learning about everything..... I often find it hard to narrowly discuss what my hobbies are as I have interest in everything so I realized my true hobby is aspiring towards excellence in all things. Weird, I know.

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Re: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

Postby DrDubious » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:19 am

1. Physician
2. Skeptical of hype, trends, self-promotion, overstatement, grandiosity etc. in advertising, advocacy, politics, news, science, medicine, etc.

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Postby WolfgangPauli » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:31 am

Mine.. Wolfgang Pauli is a tribute to my dog in college. When I was at Cornell in the early '80s my fraternity (bunch of engineering nerds - one of which actually ended up flying space shuttle missions) named our giant german shepard Wolfgang Pauli after the great physicist who created the "Pauli Principle". Everything we subscribed to was subscribed under this name ( a lot of mail was addressed to our dog). So, to this day, most things I sign up for I sign up under Wolfgang Pauli.
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Postby Selu Gadu » Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:14 pm

Corn Bread.
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Postby S17C » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:43 pm

S17C is a mechanical structure carbon steel.

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Re: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

Postby BTDT » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:50 pm

BTDT Been-there-done-that . What a life! No regrets! :beer
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Postby pahkcah » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:24 pm

pahkcah = PAHK CAH, I'm from Boston.

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Postby vectorizer » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:45 pm

<geek> In my transition from engineering to programming, my first big assignment was to augment a Fortran compiler to discover DO loops in source code that could be implemented as a single vector op codes, rather than a set of scalar op codes with test and branch op codes. That process was called "vectorization", so naturally one who enables vectorization must be a "vectorizer". </geek>

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Re: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

Postby RevYoung » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:59 am

Motorcycling pastor with a last name that suits my current age (and forever spirit).
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Re: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

Postby fishandgolf » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:43 pm

Ok....this might not catch on but...............if you could change your USERNAME...or have a subordinate....USERNAME....what would it be?

....for me.......fishing and golf are my favorite hobbies. However......if I could have a subordinate USERNAME it might be......CCABW.......which stands for Chief Cook AND Bottle Washer..........that is what I do.....everyday........ :sharebeer

I retired at age 56...and my lovely wife continues to work full time (she brings home the bacon). Therefore, my responsibilities extend far beyond the fishing and golfing thing. In truth....I only get to do that a few times a month.....most of the time I am .........CCABW :oops:

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Re: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

Postby linenfort » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:53 am

WolfgangPauli wrote:. Everything we subscribed to was subscribed under this name ( a lot of mail was addressed to our dog). So, to this day, most things I sign up for I sign up under Wolfgang Pauli.


Hah, I used to do that, too. My parents occasionally got telephone calls from telemarketers asking for their cat by name.
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Re: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

Postby Great Plains » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:31 pm

Great Plains Where I am from, not where I live.

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Re: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

Postby fillary » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:23 am

I was watching tv show Magicians and there was mentioned Fillary - magic kingdom

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Postby Veni Vidi Decessi » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:21 am

I came, I saw, I left...

I am the ultimate forum lurker. I have chosen to now surface from the shadows, dripping with intrigue and mystery, in order to give you a foretaste of what isn't to come!


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