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Why did you choose your particular user name?

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getreal
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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#201 Postby getreal » May 6th, 2010, 11:29 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

I've been reading through this thread and am wondering where all these people have gone.
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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#202 Postby Nick » May 7th, 2010, 8:52 am

Val wrote: The Industrial Revolution was also a large part of our O.Level corriculum(sp.?).....
...which presumably did not include spelling.... :wink:


(sorry, Val. Couldn't resist :kiss:)

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#203 Postby Marian » May 7th, 2010, 1:36 pm

Nick wrote:
Val wrote: The Industrial Revolution was also a large part of our O.Level corriculum(sp.?).....
...which presumably did not include spelling.... :wink:


(sorry, Val. Couldn't resist :kiss:)


Nick, nick, nick. What am I going to do with you? :wink: At least provide the correct spelling if you must point out errors.
Curriculum. :D
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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#204 Postby Nick » May 7th, 2010, 1:59 pm

Marian wrote:Nick, nick, nick. What am I going to do with you? :wink:


Dunno. The mind boggles :shock:

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#205 Postby Val » May 7th, 2010, 8:52 pm

Well it was very late at night and I was too tired to get across to my dictionary. I usually spell quite well and despair of the on line dictionaries. I did check it out this morning but thanks for the correct spelling Marion.

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#206 Postby Marian » May 7th, 2010, 9:30 pm

:pointlaugh: Oh the irony...marion is actually the first name of American film star, John Wayne. He was born Marion Morrison but I guess that was too sissy for a cowboy!
My name is a combination of my mother's eldest sister and second eldest: Mary and Elizabeth. Oops, now you know my middle name. Together, it became: marian :)
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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#207 Postby Fia » May 7th, 2010, 10:01 pm

Irony fully appreciated, but in Val's defence, Marion is a common girls name in these parts. I have many times substituted the 'o' for 'a' when typing to you as o is my default...

My name is a combination of my mother's eldest sister and second eldest: Mary and Elizabeth. Oops, now you know my middle name. Together, it became: marian

Maribeth? Mariliz? Maribetty? Who was Ann? :shrug:

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#208 Postby Marian » May 7th, 2010, 10:21 pm

Read mary and elizabeth quickly together and you'll come up with marian elizabeth. You are right though, marion is a common name for a girl here too. I was just being silly.
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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#209 Postby Val » May 8th, 2010, 5:55 pm

Actually my ex-ex-ex was named Marion, with an o. However it is long enough ago, 36years, that I no longer shudder when I hear it.

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#210 Postby Nick » May 8th, 2010, 6:03 pm

Marian wrote:Read mary and elizabeth quickly together and you'll come up with marian elizabeth. You are right though, marion is a common name for a girl here too. I was just being silly.

There's a fun cricketing story about the best Australian fast bowler ever being a strapping lass called Lillian Thompson.

Turns out it was a couple of guys, called Thompson and Lillee :D

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#211 Postby Marian » May 8th, 2010, 10:25 pm

Val wrote:Actually my ex-ex-ex was named Marion, with an o. However it is long enough ago, 36years, that I no longer shudder when I hear it.

Oh dear and I have the misfortune to have name very close to your ex x3. I guess it's a good thing I spell it differently. :)


Nick wrote:There's a fun cricketing story about the best Australian fast bowler ever being a strapping lass called Lillian Thompson.

Turns out it was a couple of guys, called Thompson and Lillee :D

:laughter:
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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#212 Postby Dave B » May 18th, 2010, 7:26 pm

I have used various names over the time I have haunted forums, I was "Humanist" for a long time on the Beeb, but the burden of attack from militant theism on such an obvious handle made it difficult to have sensible debates.

I took a holiday and then returned in a slightly mischievous manner as "Sue Donimm". It was weird that having given myself a female persona I found that I took a different approach to some things - not consciously acting as others might expect a female to do so, but, just different. Unfortunately one of the chaps developed a crush on 'me' and it was not a nice experience to let him down :sad2:

On the whole though Dave is my name and I prefer that to anything pretentious or that I cannot live up to.
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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#213 Postby Nick » May 20th, 2010, 8:16 am

I was wondering if something had happened to Dave A. .....

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#214 Postby Alan H » May 20th, 2010, 2:19 pm

Nick wrote:I was wondering if something had happened to Dave A. .....
His son should be called Dave C.
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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#215 Postby Dave B » May 20th, 2010, 3:46 pm

Who comes next? Dave D?

Then Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Titch?
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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#216 Postby Lifelinking » May 20th, 2010, 4:58 pm

aha.

I remember my dear old Aunt Senga telling me about them while she was cracking hazelnuts in her biceps...
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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#217 Postby Dave B » May 20th, 2010, 5:13 pm

Lifelinking wrote:aha.

I remember my dear old Aunt Senga telling me about them while she was cracking hazelnuts in her biceps...
Ah, them were the days, when the only real way of telling men and women apart was whether or not they stood up or sat down to . . . Met their like often in the RAF.

Seems the dwarves on the Disc World had similar problems.
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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#218 Postby Nick » May 21st, 2010, 10:43 am

Lifelinking wrote:aha.

I remember my dear old Aunt Senga telling me about them while she was cracking hazelnuts in her biceps...


My grandma was a strong lass too. She worked on an Arctic whaler. Used to dive in and strangle the whales..... :nod:




(Actually, that's not quite true. She was a cashier at Palmiera Stores, Hove-Actually)
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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#219 Postby Caleb » August 10th, 2010, 8:45 pm

Grandfathers name, ironicly very biblical.

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#220 Postby jamesjones950 » August 10th, 2010, 9:10 pm

on Virgin Media email, I am, apparently, the 950th James Jones, so I adopted the 950 as mine own.
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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#221 Postby loz2286 » September 17th, 2010, 10:11 am

Easy...

Loz is an old school nickname, derived from my Swiss surname. 2286 is the cubic capacity of classic 4 cylinder petrol Land Rovers that I enjoy restoring and driving around in. (Bit anoraky I know).


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