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06-14-2000, 12:23 PM
Some companies or universities create e-mail address by using a certain number of letters in a person's last name, along with their first, or first and second initials. A former co-worker just started a new job, where they use your first initial, and your last name. His name is Keith Hunt. His address was supposed to be khunt@... (I won't list whole email addresses here, to protect these poor people). Luckily, he talked them into using his first name and last initial, so he's now keithh@.... Another co-worker recently corresponded with a woman at a University who's name was Martha Elizabeth Cummins. Her e-mail address was cumminme@... Now how the hell do you tell your father to e-mail you at "cumminme"??
So, has anyone out there seen any funny e-mail addresses, or DOES anyone out there have one? What's the funniest one you've seen?
Also, anyone out there who might be in charge of setting these e-mail address up, don't you check them out first?
06-14-2000, 01:14 PM
Well, this doesn't quite qualify, but when we first switched over e-mail systems and got more wired here, people were asked to choose a user id. We were told, at that time, that they would be used internally only, so you could pick whatever you want. My friend picked the name of his late cat, and a vice-president picked a goofy childhood nickname. well, later on they changed the policy and made everyone's user id their e-mail address. Which was a mess. You could, apparently, change it, but the hassle factor was high. My friend still has his dead cat's name for an e-mail address. And there were plenty of snickers over the VP's addy.
06-14-2000, 01:18 PM
Mine is email@example.com
I thought it was unique (don't say STRANGE!) until I went to an airplane chat line. There I'm barnstormer12.
06-14-2000, 01:59 PM
This is not an email address, but it's conceptually linked to the OP. In Quebec, our medicare system uses a permanent code with a four-letter string at the beginning made up of the first three letters of the last name and the first letter of the first name. That's fine for me (MCLM), but it doesn't work out that well for Tara Cunningham, Karl Fuchs, Trevor Shields, ...
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06-14-2000, 02:09 PM
I see a lot of email addresses in my line of work (corporate software licensing), and some of the funniest are accidental:
rich.whiteman@****.com (the company was a country club; "Can I speak to a Rich Whiteman?" "Well, we're all rich, white men here.")
screws@****.com (name was S. Crews)
and the best one, and I shit you not on this, was:
pfrehley@****.com (sound it out)
06-14-2000, 08:39 PM
A couple of people I've worked with:
Steve Toner (stoner)
David Lux (dlux)
Then there was Cornelious Hill. His would have been 'chill', but he didn't like that, so asked for 'slyfox'. They accidently made it 'shyfox'. He ended up keeping it and used it for the several years I worked with him.
06-14-2000, 09:18 PM
I worked with a Polly Nez (PNez). She had them change it to PollyN. If it had been me I would have kept it just how it was.
My e-mail address in my profile is real although my last name really isn't Cheeks.
06-14-2000, 09:29 PM
Something my brother sent to me a while back:
TOP TEN Actual E-mail Addresses
10. Helen Thomas Eatons (Duke University) - eatonsht @ dku.edu
9. Mary Ellen Dickinson (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) - dickinme @ iup.edu
8. Francis Kevin Kissinger (Las Verdes University) kissinfk @ lvu.edu
7. Amanda Sue Pickering (Purdue University) - aspicker @ pu.edu
6. Ida Beatrice Ballinger (Ball State University) ibballin @ bsu.edu
5. Bradley Thomas Kissering (Brady Electrical, Northern Division, Overton Canada) - btkisser @ bendover.com
4. Isabelle Haydon Adcock (Toys "R" Us) - ihadcock @ tru.com
3. Martha Elizibeth Cummins (Fresno University) - cumminme @ fu.edu
2. George David Blowmer (Drop Front Drawers & Cabinets Inc.) - blowmegd @ dropdrawers.com
.....but at No 1, it had to be...
1. Barbara Joan Beeranger (Myplace Home Decorating) beeranbj @ myplace.com
06-14-2000, 09:48 PM
I worked with a guy named Steve Lacker (slacker).
But I used to work for a coin company called "Numismatic Fine Arts" (Bruce McNall, former owner of the LA Kings and now serving time, owned the company).
There was a lot of buying and selling between coin companies, and, as one can imagine, most companies had computers to which generated their invoices.
One company's invoicing system abbreviated "Numismatic Fine Arts" to "Numismatic F Arts", and further concatenated this to "Numismatic FArts". This resulted in a not very amused employee of the "NFA" getting more than a little peeved at the other company. This employee happened to be Bruce McNall's mother.
What made it really seem intentional was that our company was a power in the industry (before it went belly up), something of a "bully" and a bit snobby to boot. You have to understand that most ancient coin companies are one or two person dealerships. We had offices in Century City and were quite flashy.
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