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Old 10-16-2001, 06:53 PM
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Mine is from Joseph Heller's Catch 22 and has been my pseud since I first got online. My band is also called milo. The best bit is that it wasn't even my idea to call ourselves that, our singer suugested it. The worst bit is that after a couple of weeks I discovered that she has never read Catch 22, but does have a number of Tweenies videos for her baby boy.

How 'bout you?

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Old 10-16-2001, 06:55 PM
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Mine came out of a dream I had...
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Old 10-16-2001, 07:07 PM
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I took up this name a few years ago because I too have a rich body, great color, am slightly nutty and mildly bitter while maintaining a deep dark sweetness and I go down quite well. Once you've had a taste, you want the whole thing. I'll make you want to get nekkid and I'll leave you light headed, smiling and feeling good. Of course, I do cause some people to feel rather nauseated after they've had too much of me.

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Old 10-16-2001, 07:07 PM
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Song title. the Revenge of Vera Gemini by Blue Oyster Cult.
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Old 10-16-2001, 07:11 PM
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Old 10-16-2001, 07:15 PM
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BOC rocks!

got my nick name in college. started using eBay, but "Catfish" was taken, so i used "gatopescado" and now use it everywhere online, cause i'm too stupid to remember more than one name.

i can't wait to hear more from you all.................

(what the HELL was Turbo Dog talking about?)
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Old 10-16-2001, 07:17 PM
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No, damnit. And stop playing baseball on my damn lawn. You think good lawns grow on trees? Brats. In my day, a parent woulda taken a switch to yer behinds the first time you gave em such lip.
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Old 10-16-2001, 07:27 PM
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I have red hair. I am in the North.
pssst... Cranky is a woman
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Old 10-16-2001, 07:41 PM
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I am an ambhibian who doesn't get soggy in milk.
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Old 10-16-2001, 07:44 PM
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I'm sort of into coats of arms and flags and such. A saltire is an X shaped motif. Probably the most widely recongnized saltires appear on the Union Jack (it has two, one red and one white, overlapping each other) and on the Confederate flag. Me, I'm partial to the Cross of St. Patrick (which is the red saltire part of the Union Jack; the white one is St. Andrew; and the blue upright cross is St. George).

To somewhat divert the thread, I'm now going to attempt to explain someone else's screen name. I've always wondered about this guy.

Mangetout could have two explanations. It could be three words, "man get out". More likely, I think, is that it is two words, in French, "mange tout", which would mean, "eat everything".

Did I get it right?
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Old 10-16-2001, 07:45 PM
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It's the name of Tool's newest album. They rule.


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Old 10-16-2001, 07:54 PM
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Mine should be pretty obvious if you say it fast enough...
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Old 10-16-2001, 07:58 PM
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mine is a bastardization of "Sephiroth" from Final Fantasy 7.

really, since i took it up as an online persona Sephiroth is no longer really the image i want to bring up to myself. the name still just *feels* me, though, you know?
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Old 10-16-2001, 08:01 PM
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Hi-jacked the name of my Italian Greyhound; he hasn't bitched about it yet.
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Old 10-16-2001, 08:03 PM
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"Catfish" was taken, so i used "gatopescado" and now use it everywhere online, cause i'm too stupid to remember more than one name.
Mine is surprisingly enough my real name -the 2nd f in Jeff. Yes, (in relation to the above quote) I can't even remember any other name but my own.

PS, can I change my onscreen name, but not have to re-register??
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Old 10-16-2001, 08:04 PM
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It's a special rock; it's the type of rock I study.

Read all about it:

http://library.iem.ac.ru/j-petr/8-39...gb056_gml.html
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Old 10-16-2001, 08:05 PM
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I walked into a bar with a buddy of mine one night, this hot little blonde was really working the place, and we both agreed, if she'd let us, Weedeater.
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Old 10-16-2001, 08:06 PM
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PS, can I change my onscreen name, but not have to re-register??
Yup, just e-mail Tubadiva or (better yet) Lynn.
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Old 10-16-2001, 08:08 PM
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PS, can I change my onscreen name, but not have to re-register??
Yup, just e-mail Tubadiva or (better yet) Lynn.
Thanks very much.
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Old 10-16-2001, 08:08 PM
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I was in this bar onenight, these two geeks walked in, checking out my sister, so I tied them up with my bandana's, and beat the ever lovin' shit out of them.
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Old 10-16-2001, 08:10 PM
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Mine should be pretty obvious if you say it fast enough...
I don't get it......
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Old 10-16-2001, 08:12 PM
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I am SheRa The Princess of Power. I just forgot to capitalize the "R"in Ra
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Old 10-16-2001, 08:12 PM
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I got beat up by this redneck in a bar one night, after hitting on his sister, and decided I'd better change my nick from "Sistermolester."
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Old 10-16-2001, 08:17 PM
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Seems like a loooooong time ago, but I was a drill sergeant and rod is a shortened version of my name.

Of course, it does sound kind of dirty, doesn't it?
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Old 10-16-2001, 08:20 PM
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Mine should be pretty obvious if you say it fast enough...
I don't get it......
Don't worry about it, you're not missing anything. That newbie's a real pain in the ass anyway.
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Old 10-16-2001, 08:26 PM
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Old 10-16-2001, 08:38 PM
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Mine is the short version of "A Slice Of Life On Wry" which is the title of my webpage, which evolved from two other people's descriptions of me and my work -- one said I was a ham on wry (meaning I am a sarcastic attention hog) and the other said my writing was a real "slice of life". Not all that interesting, is it?
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Old 10-16-2001, 08:43 PM
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Mine should be pretty obvious if you say it fast enough...
I don't get it......
Don't worry about it, you're not missing anything. That newbie's a real pain in the ass anyway.
Yeah, well, Crunchy, at least I haven't bitten anyone lately...
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Old 10-16-2001, 08:46 PM
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Turbo Dog - eeeeewwwww. Icky

VeraGemini - <beavis> Huhuhu, he said boned <beavis> What is this song about? Was/Is Vera Gemini a person? How exactly is a saint or devil boned? I'm mystified but curious.

CrankyAsAnOldMan - <runs to end of street and pokes out tounge> thraaassp!

Crunchy Frog - Any psychedelic properties to that thar milk?

Saltire - Always thought Saltire was specific to the St Andrews cross, but being Scottish, I'm probably a little biased.

Payne N. Diaz - (eventually) lol! I wouldn't like to admit how many times I had to say that before realization dawned.

Bandanaman - Remember, the geek shall inherit the earth.

keep 'em coming folks.

milo
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Old 10-16-2001, 08:48 PM
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Mine is explained on the main page of my website.
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Old 10-16-2001, 08:49 PM
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Mine should be pretty obvious if you say it fast enough...
I don't get it......
Don't worry about it, you're not missing anything. That newbie's a real pain in the ass anyway.
I get it...
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Old 10-16-2001, 08:54 PM
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Bandanaman - Remember, the geek shall inherit the earth.
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IMO, they already have. *HIJACK* Nuke the frickin Afghan's...my feet are gettin' cold. Time's up.
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Old 10-16-2001, 09:18 PM
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My band is also called milo.
A friend of mine used to be in a band named Milo, but they changed the name.

ANYWAYS, my name is from "My Neighbor Totoro," the anime.
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Old 10-16-2001, 09:32 PM
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[sniptitle]> Care to explain your screen name? [/sniptitle]
Uh ... no ... you figure it out.
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Old 10-16-2001, 09:35 PM
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I'm the jackass, sort of explains itself.

Don't it?

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Old 10-16-2001, 10:06 PM
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My name means Disneyland girl. Easy, huh?
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Old 10-16-2001, 10:13 PM
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Nickname from my ex, he had a thing for kitties.
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Old 10-16-2001, 10:21 PM
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I'm kind of new around here.
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Old 10-16-2001, 10:52 PM
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I write horror stories.

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Old 10-16-2001, 11:13 PM
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I like to read. I like Tequila. I'm semi-sarcastic. I like plays on words. There's some book or some shit that kinda relates to this name. Honestly, I think I was drunk and it was available at the time. Wait, if that were the only reason I'd have a hell of a lot of a.k.a.'s.

This is the least obscure, semi-witty, somewhat humorous/literary reference I could come up with when registering.

And like the name, I may or may not be what you think, but maybe or maybe not what you are expecting. But all I am is me.


caution... posts may be made while intoxicated or dangerously low on caffeine levels.....
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Old 10-16-2001, 11:18 PM
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No not a frog thing. Croaker is from a book by Glenn Cook, "The Black Company", 67--the year of my birth. Thanks for the chance to expose my name.
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Old 10-16-2001, 11:35 PM
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[B Thanks for the chance to expose my name. [/B]
Good God, croaker67, cover that thing up!
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Old 10-16-2001, 11:42 PM
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My old screen name...
ENOLANCOOPER...
Was short for my late father, Edward Nolan Cooper.

But I found it boring, so I contacted TubaDiva
to change it to...
ENOLA STRAIGHT

A play on words; referring to the Enola Gay, the WW2
bomber which dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima.



















But I'm not gay...I'm straight.



















NOT THAT THERE'S ANYTHING WRONG WITH BEING GAY...
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Old 10-16-2001, 11:48 PM
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Corrado is the Italian derivative of the old Latin name "Conradius"; it is equivalent to the Germanic name "Konrad" or the English name "Conrad". As such, it is much more common as a first name in Italy than as a last name, and in fact has two (to my knowledge) appearances in movies and TV- the Don in "Prizzi's Honor" is Don Corrado Prizzi, and Tony's uncle in "The Sopranos" is Corrado Soprano.

My paternal grandfather grew up in the small village of Corrado in Italy, which is just outside of Compo de Baso in Abruzzi. Half the people in the town had the last name Corrado; we are unsure to this day whether the town was named after our family, or our family named after the town (while "di Corrado" would be more obviously named after the town, the prefix "di" or "de" was generally reserved for the nobility, something my family was definitely *not*.)

My grandfather was Giovanni Corrado, which was Americanized to John when he arrived here in 1904, though he tended to go by "Gioa" (pronounced "Jewa"). As with many Catholics, his children were named after the Saint upon whose day they were born. My father was born June 24th- St. John The Baptist's Day- and thus named John. John Jr. in practice, though in reality he wasn't named directly for his father, and had a middle name while his father did not.

When I was born, my father decided to continue the name's lineage, and thus I was named John. Either John Corrado III or John Michael Corrado Jr., depending upon how I feel. When I signed up for this message board, I decided to use my real name- partially so that people could really attribute what I said and did to *me* rather than, say, TurtleHawk2552, and partially because it was a *much* easier name to remember and react to. And it also gave me a springboard to bore everyone to death when it was asked how people got their screen names.

[Edited by John Corrado on 10-16-2001 at 10:51 PM]
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Old 10-16-2001, 11:55 PM
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Main Entry: pseu·do·nym
Pronunciation: 'sü-d&n-"im
Function: noun
Etymology: French pseudonyme, from Greek pseudOnymos bearing a false name, from pseud- + onyma name -- more at NAME
Date: 1833
: a fictitious name; especially : PEN NAME
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Old 10-17-2001, 12:02 AM
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Well, I'm named after my home town, more or less.

Also, if you pronounce it YooMANitee, it's kind of a nice little joke -- I enjoy humanity, so it works as well as anything else.
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Old 10-17-2001, 12:06 AM
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I guess I'll join the ranks of the blatantly obvious.
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Old 10-17-2001, 12:07 AM
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Ummm....

I'm a SCUBA instructor.
And my nickname is Buck.

But my element is Gallium!
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Old 10-17-2001, 12:10 AM
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Tequila Mockingbird, among other things, is a [i]Get Smart[/] episode. Kinda like the Maltese Falcon.

My favorite novel is James Clavell's first, based on his real-life experience as a POW in Japanese-held Singapore.
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Old 10-17-2001, 12:24 AM
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THERE she was, just-a walkin' down the street, singing...
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