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post #1 of 71
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Some users names have not signification, like Eugene who is his first name, but others names can have an explanation. It would be kind if some-people can explain the signification of their names. Of course if it is top-secret they don't have to reply

I try first;
powerdoc : power like powermac, and doc like medical doctor.
post #2 of 71
My name is Jamie, sorry to be so boring . My username was something else up until yesterday but I decided to change it.

J :cool:
post #3 of 71
Pleasant Grove, Texas.

"The Grove Rats" was an old-school 50s gang where my dad grew up (see above), and it is now a colloquial term for those living in P.G., Tx. Co-workers gave me the nickname.
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post #4 of 71
iMacfan - explanation - no need!
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post #5 of 71
I think corvettes are the most elegantly designed sports cars. Corvette by definition also means a "gun-ship"
post #6 of 71
Simply my name, first initial and last name: Paul Scates = pscates

Lame, huh?
post #7 of 71
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[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>Pleasant Grove, Texas.

"The Grove Rats" was an old-school 50s gang where my dad grew up (see above), and it is now a colloquial term for those living in P.G., Tx. Co-workers gave me the nickname.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Thanks for the explanation, groverat. I was thinking groverat was a strange animal, after have see a picture on a other thread.
post #8 of 71
[quote]Originally posted by powerdoc:
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Thanks for the explanation, groverat. I was thinking groverat was a strange animal, after have see a picture on a other thread. </strong><hr></blockquote>

haha

You mean:


That's a doctored picture of a rat and our beloved Sesame Street character, <a href="http://members.iinet.net.au/~grover/daigrov.gif" target="_blank">grover</a>

[ 02-20-2002: Message edited by: groverat ]</p>
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post #9 of 71
[quote]Originally posted by pscates:
<strong>Simply my name, first initial and last name: Paul Scates = pscates

Lame, huh?</strong><hr></blockquote>


Not nearly as lame as when someone mistakes the first "s" for your middle initial and calls you 'cates all the ime (as if "Cates" were your last name)! Don't I feel like the idiot. Sorry dude.


As for my moniker, it's a knickname an old college buddy gave me. I have one of those funky, hard-to-pronounce last names (like Corvette has probably), so he just started calling me "Moogs" and pretty soon everyone followed suit. The symbol was added when AI came back online, just in case some clown had intentionally taken my name and intended to spam the board...although in retrospect I should've just checked / tried the original spelling first. But that would be too logical.

And yes, I do believe in the concept that just because I'm paranoid, doesn't mean they're not out to get me.

<img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />

[ 02-20-2002: Message edited by: Moogs ]</p>
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post #10 of 71
I'm from Holland, lots a cows here
My wife is from Indonesia

sapi is indonesian for cow


I'm just not very creative ...
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post #11 of 71
[quote]Originally posted by powerdoc:
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I try first;
powerdoc : power like powermac, and doc like medical doctor.</strong><hr></blockquote>

So does that mean that you are a Medical Doctor?
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post #12 of 71
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[quote]Originally posted by iMacfan:
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So does that mean that you are a Medical Doctor?</strong><hr></blockquote>

yes i am a plastic surgeon.
post #13 of 71
Milkman is a nickname I picked up a long time ago (way to long of a story to go into detail) and it just stuck. The school I went to in Florida would actually call you by your nickname if you wanted and so everyone there new me as Milkman no one really new my real name. Even when I became an instructor I was know as Milkman. The main reason I like it is because it is a lot easier to remember than my real name (very common)
post #14 of 71
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[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
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haha

You mean:


That's a doctored picture of a rat and our beloved Sesame Street character, <a href="http://members.iinet.net.au/~grover/daigrov.gif" target="_blank">grover</a>

[ 02-20-2002: Message edited by: groverat ]</strong><hr></blockquote>
yea the picture is nice, the fur looks good, and this character should have appear in the muppet's show.
post #15 of 71
[quote]Originally posted by powerdoc:
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yes i am a plastic surgeon.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Wow! - I might well be interested in plastic surgery when I qualify (I'm just starting Med School at Imperial College London. Any tips? Also, do you like the new French system of National Healthcare - I think that the UK should switch to a similar system, but the currenc government is having none of it.

Thanks,

David
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post #16 of 71
pfflam means absolutely nothing... in fact it was chosen because of the amount of nothing it means.

except that it really sounds like nothing as well.
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post #17 of 71
mine is the most lame.

my initials.

first name Shawn.

e.b.

I never knew I'd make more than the one post, back in Dec. 98, or I would've come up with something more original. Oh well.
post #18 of 71
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[quote]Originally posted by iMacfan:
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Wow! - I might well be interested in plastic surgery when I qualify (I'm just starting Med School at Imperial College London. Any tips? Also, do you like the new French system of National Healthcare - I think that the UK should switch to a similar system, but the currenc government is having none of it.

Thanks,

David</strong><hr></blockquote>
It's nice to discover a colleague here on AI. What sort of tips do you want ?

There is no new French system of National healthcare, just minor changes. French doctor (especially the general practicioner) are not very happy in the private sector : their fees are fixed by the state, and the prizes where blocked for years. I am in a little different case because i have the right to fix my own fees.

The problem of Medecine is that good Medecine cost many, many money. Politicians, does not want to tell the truth to people, if they want the best medecine avalaibe it cost them more money. Until these days medecine have worked fine in France. The french specificity is the coexistence of two system in parallelar , the public and the private system.

Personaly i belong to the private system, that's why i can bought macs, because i a m my own boss, if i was in public hospital i will have a PC( if they give me one). This story of mac is just a detail, but i have many more liberty in private hospital than in public one. In counterpart, i have to work more in order to earn money. I will not have this pression if i worked for public hospital.
post #19 of 71
Outsider as in not an insider.
post #20 of 71
Mine really doesn't have a meaning.
post #21 of 71
FERRO...

I like to play with rare earth magnets... (i.e. ferro-magnetic fields)

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post #22 of 71
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[quote]Originally posted by pfflam:
<strong>pfflam means absolutely nothing... in fact it was chosen because of the amount of nothing it means.

except that it really sounds like nothing as well.</strong><hr></blockquote>

LOL
post #23 of 71
Powerdoc: Do you give rebate to fellow AI´ers? . Not that I need it. I´m perfect
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post #24 of 71
[quote]Originally posted by EmAn:
<strong>Mine really doesn't have a meaning.</strong><hr></blockquote>But it's nAmE backwards!
post #25 of 71
half man half monkey
i am monkey
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post #26 of 71
[quote]Originally posted by i am monkey:
<strong>half man half monkey</strong><hr></blockquote>

You are?? :confused: :eek: <img src="graemlins/surprised.gif" border="0" alt="[Surprised]" />
post #27 of 71
Scary, huh?
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post #28 of 71
[quote]Originally posted by i am monkey:
<strong>Scary, huh?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Very. Just out of interest, do you have the genitals of a man or a monkey?

J
post #29 of 71
Gorillas have an average penis length of 3 inches or so.

I would bet he is monkey from the waist down.
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post #30 of 71
[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
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I would bet he is monkey from the waist down.</strong><hr></blockquote>

<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> Yeah, he has gone very quiet!

J
post #31 of 71
all of the machines at my old work had names after greek/roman gods.

our secretary at the time had a thing for me, and picked it out.

turns out no ones ever heard of it, and i think it's funny.

<a href="http://www.cybercomm.net/~grandpa/grkgdsab.html" target="_blank">About halfway down, or search for Alcimedes</a>

-alcimedes
post #32 of 71
[quote]Originally posted by Jamie:
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<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> Yeah, he has gone very quiet!

J</strong><hr></blockquote>

wouldn't my username be ' i have monkeydick ' if so?
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post #33 of 71
[quote]Originally posted by alcimedes:
<strong>all of the machines at my old work had names after greek/roman gods.

our secretary at the time had a thing for me, and picked it out.

turns out no ones ever heard of it, and i think it's funny.

<a href="http://www.cybercomm.net/~grandpa/grkgdsab.html" target="_blank">About halfway down, or search for Alcimedes</a>

-alcimedes</strong><hr></blockquote>


<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

One question: Was that before or after you went out on a date with her???
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post #34 of 71
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[quote]Originally posted by Anders:
<strong>Powerdoc: Do you give rebate to fellow AI´ers? . Not that I need it. I´m perfect </strong><hr></blockquote>

Well in that case you should contact Kate, she need some perfect male model for her work.

[ 02-21-2002: Message edited by: powerdoc ]</p>
post #35 of 71
My user name comes from a combination of a few things:

Cosmo - My old intercom name in high school because there were two Mikes and we were all geeks with our "code names" anyway. Originally derived from Cosmo on the movie Sneakers. My friend was Bishop, and I figured Cosmo would be an appropriate name for me.

Nut - Added to the end of "Cosmo" when "Cosmo" was already being used here. It just makes the username sound like Cosmonaut, a Russian astronaut (although nothing about me is Russian). I just thought it kind of sounded cool.

So there you go.
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post #36 of 71
My username is mostly an ego thing....
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post #37 of 71
Pretty obvious here.

Jamie how did you change your username? I want to do that so my email/AIM/handle are all consistent...
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post #38 of 71
[quote]Originally posted by MacAddict:
<strong>Pretty obvious here.

Jamie how did you change your username? I want to do that so my email/AIM/handle are all consistent...</strong><hr></blockquote>

Click on 'My Profile' followed by 'View/Update Profile'. You want to change the 'Publicly Displayed Name' section.

J
post #39 of 71
If you've listened to the Jerky Boys, you'll know. If you haven't listened to the Jerky Boys, I couldn't really explain it.
post #40 of 71
I should add, I'm not a big Jerky Boys fan, really. If I had known how actively I'd be posting here, and for how long, I might have thought a little more about a better nickname.

Ironically, when I first "appeared" here, many people thought I was a hot chick, like "sizzle chest" meant "hot breasts" or something.
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