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25-08-2004, 04:19 PM
greetings all,

rather than doing the assignment that i should be working on, while scrolling through posts i got to wondering about what some people's usernames on this post actually refer to or mean-a little like trying to decipher personalised plates, I suppose. anybody want to contribute with any translations/explanations for their own names ? I'll start the ball rolling-if it isn't obvious, "icyred" is a pun on "I see red"-both a reference to Split Enz and to the state I can often be in when frustration drives me to start a problem-solving thread here. anybody else got anything to contribute?



25-08-2004, 04:29 PM
Mine is russian for broom,

25-08-2004, 04:33 PM
I like beef :D

25-08-2004, 05:04 PM



25-08-2004, 05:05 PM
Mine is a shortened version of my real name with my favorite secret agent's number appended to the end.

25-08-2004, 05:26 PM
Mine comes from my real name spelt backwards.

Retep. ;-)

25-08-2004, 05:35 PM
What can I say, other than I'm hooked.

25-08-2004, 05:43 PM
> a little like trying
> to decipher personalised plates, I suppose.

mine is my personalised plate! :D
Although I don't have a car to put it on at the mo :(

25-08-2004, 06:07 PM
This is emberassing - but about 6 years ago i was obssessed with the um... 'pokemon' called Growlithe. Shortly afterwards, I called it Growly, then forgot pokemon, and the name kinda stuck...

25-08-2004, 06:07 PM
Vincent. Not the name my parents gave me, but it's the one on my passport. Vince

pulling hair out
25-08-2004, 06:26 PM
Well I shudder everytime I look at mine !
Was at the end of my tether when I first posted here, and expressed it in my username. Bad, baaaad mistake. Godfather was one of the first to help with my problem. Unfortunately, in my reply I thanked "grandfather" instead. He was polite enough not to say anything.

Only other time I had a nickname was in the Air Force. Hair had to be above your collar. When I pulled it up in a band, there was always the odd short bits that stuck out, getting me the nickname of Red Rooster.

Had thought of changing it to just 'marg', but you have to create a new account, so now I just put up with it and keep hoping the system puts it in automatically rather than my having to type it out all the time.


25-08-2004, 06:33 PM
Because I have many friends in low places.

And an endless supply of horses heads, for sending to those that refer to me as Grandfather . . . or touch my hair.

Don V. C.

Jen C
25-08-2004, 06:43 PM
I went with originality for mine :p

Actually, I did contemplate using a more snazzy username when I registered in the new PF1 forum when it went live, but decided to stick to the one I used in the old PressF1 forum - boring huh! :D

pulling hair out
25-08-2004, 06:45 PM
Nice one Grandad :D :D :D

The hair is still hanging on in there. How's yours ?

Regards, Marg.

Poppa John
25-08-2004, 06:51 PM
Jen C went with originality. So did I . A grandfather 3 times now. Neat when you can just hand them back & say, " Now you know what it was like bringing you lot up" .To MY kids. I Love them all.
Poppa John (the Innocent)

Poppa John
25-08-2004, 06:54 PM
Justso happens that I have a goog head of Silver Grey hair. Fortunatelybaldness doesn't run in our family. PJ

25-08-2004, 07:30 PM
Not sure how I came up with the first 6 characters in my id (it's coming back to me slowly....) and the last 2 digits are always available on any web login so I just stick with it - bonus is that it's easy for people to underestimate me if they think I was born in '93 :D

25-08-2004, 08:32 PM
Mine is short for Microsoft and Microchip and Microenterprise and Microphone and Microcomputer and Microwave...

or is it ?:|



25-08-2004, 08:44 PM
guess what T.V program my borther was watching when I registered :P

I'll probably change at the end of this year. maybe.

Earnie Moore
25-08-2004, 08:49 PM
Well I was going to say I “peter out”so I put “out” into Open Office double clicked “out” so it gets highlighted, then I click onto “Tools” => Thesaurus and select “aberrant” so how about “Peter Aberrant” for a name?

Then I get a new job and I thought I would get more money, so how about Earnie Moore, But now I am not so sure, Maybe I should of called myself Earnie ambiguous been a bit doubtful?

Mind you how about “ten fingers” for a name?

And I was just thinking the other week how most posters got their name.

25-08-2004, 09:03 PM
Mines from the tv programme the Waltons (http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/ShowMainServlet/showid-1279/The_Waltons/) At one time i wanted clueless as a user name but found it was already taken.

25-08-2004, 09:11 PM
Back last century I used the nickname 'Oxford' in irc chat. People often asked the origins of my nick and I would say it was after the dictionary or the university - take your pick. As time went on my nickname was frequently taken by others (how dare they), so I shortened my nick to 'Oxie'. I have used it ever since.


25-08-2004, 09:17 PM
Well I'm a Lady, - cough cough. Or do I bug? hmmmmm

No I like those little red and black spotted insects.

:) Bug

25-08-2004, 09:23 PM
ANother ex russian for beer. and I didnt like russian beer at least in the far east.

25-08-2004, 10:15 PM
You'll have to guess:-)

Dolby Digital
25-08-2004, 10:29 PM
I like 5.1 channels... ?:|

Dolby Digital
25-08-2004, 10:31 PM
>>Although I don't have a car to put it on at the mo
I love it... you could put it around your neck in the meantime :)

Billy T
25-08-2004, 10:33 PM
It just popped into my head and it felt right.

25-08-2004, 10:41 PM
> It just popped into my head and it felt right.

...and here i was thinking you were a famous kiwi comedian!

25-08-2004, 10:44 PM
Joe90 for any of you old enough (cough) to remember the T-Birds spin-off (sic) show about the blond kid with big glasses that got put in an egg beater and came out smart... yes I'm blond, yes I wear glasses, yes I own a kitchen wizz... and that's probably where the similarity ends (except that I once owned a purple metallic Escort 2 door with white vinyl roof!)

The AK for... well probably Auckland but could be for AK47, when it comes to computers I sometimes feel like shooting myself to put me out of my misery (thankfully the kind souls on PF1 usually save my sanity!!!!)


25-08-2004, 10:51 PM


well and what else would i be if i wasnt beetle?????

PF1 would fall off the web in shock if i wasnt here. :p


Terry Porritt
25-08-2004, 10:52 PM
It's pretty obvious I have no imagination at all, though I did have the moniker Ford Prefect for a few Hitchhikers posts in the old forum :)

26-08-2004, 12:27 AM
my name is dorothy and i am a comunist

26-08-2004, 04:21 AM
Methinks only the middle-aged/elderly know about horses' heads. alas, godfather.

26-08-2004, 04:50 AM
Welcome back, Dorothy.
I see you've been away for 18 months.
Was it the trip to Oz - and now we can assume you're back in Kansas?
(How does being a communist go down there? Interesting, I suspect...)

Billy T
26-08-2004, 08:35 AM
> > It just popped into my head and it felt right.
> ...and here i was thinking you were a famous kiwi
> comedian!
> :D

A voice from beyond the grave? That's spooky.:O

I do have great admiration for his work though, so maybe that is why the name popped up. There is really no way to analyse spontaneous thoughts like that.

I was BT on the old Forum too.


Billy 8-{) :)

26-08-2004, 10:43 AM
At one
> time i wanted clueless as a user name but found it
> was already taken.

be a few candidates for that one, wouldn't there ? ;\



26-08-2004, 11:43 AM
"I'm Spartacus!"

Drawn from a sequence in the 1960 gladiator movie Spartacus, it's about standing up for your belief when there is everything to lose and nothing to gain but honour.

"What we do in life echoes in eternity"

From a more humorous perspective, we had a cat named Spartacus who we later discovered was a girl... :8} ...Needless to say she didn't take any crap from the rest of the neighbourhood moggies.

mark c
26-08-2004, 11:52 AM
My real name is Alfred J. Prufrock, but it sounds a bit pretentious if you know what I mean. :^O

26-08-2004, 11:59 AM
JJJJJ came as a result of a burst of bad temper. Firstly I hate this log on nonsense and secondly It wouldn't accept "Jack" as a log on name. So I said "Bugger" and hit the J key five times.
Beat that !

26-08-2004, 01:06 PM
my one is just normal name, because i don't want to remember so many username... so i basically just use all the same on my email address or any username...

my name is jacky... ... ht is my initial of my chinese middle name...


26-08-2004, 01:16 PM
I don't know where my username came from, but I've had it for a few years... :)


26-08-2004, 01:55 PM
blast from the past winter :"I started using the name in MSN and some of my female friends liked the name, and I kinda liked the sound of the name too, so I stuck with it. I also use it 'coz I like snowboarding in the winter."

found that thread after beetle pointed me to it above



26-08-2004, 01:59 PM
> http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread
> 33980&message=153299&q=names#153299
> :D
> beetle

could this be the birth of a new FAQ thread ? i.e. "where the faq did you get your name from ?":D



26-08-2004, 02:53 PM
Mine comes from the first 3 letter if my real name (and a lot of people when I was at school also called me stu as well :), so I used that for my ID on the internet)

& the numbers at the end is the date a rejoined Press F1, after my first ID hit 2999 posts.


26-08-2004, 04:12 PM
Lol, i forgot that i wrote that ages ago when i was still studying... hehe shows what work does 2 ya memory :(

Cptn Hotshot
26-08-2004, 05:34 PM
Used to play one of those air ace games. Started of with the name "Hotshot" then managed to work my way through promotion to Captain. Then I retired from the game, got bored and moved to forums like this. :D

26-08-2004, 08:47 PM
Well I am a real Captain(ret.),and the Hook part came from my ability to administer a general anesthetic with a left hook,thereby ending any disputes rapidly,but this was a long time before I was a captain.Funny how things stick sometimes.


27-08-2004, 04:29 AM
True Story

I was playing Counter Strike (an early version) and was trying the different guns and as I used them I changed my name to the name of the guns.
Full 6 vs 6 server, and playing from a fast net café (ADSL speed when every one had dial up)
~Console “Name Scout”
I killed 8 people with 8 bullets from my Scout (6 were headshots) in just under two round.
What happens? I get kicked from the server for being too good :(
~Console “Retry”
Kicked again
~Console “Name SC0UT” spelt with a zero
~Console “Retry”
They couldn’t spell my name so I didn’t get kicked again . . . . . and the name stuck

27-08-2004, 08:57 AM
they're bastards for that, back in the day.

27-08-2004, 12:53 PM
I'm a Scouser. Well, what does that mean? It means I come from Liverpool (which makes me a Liverpudlian too). But being a Scouser is more than just being born, or growing up in Liverpool.

Scouse: The word comes from lobscouse, a sailor's (very likely a Norwegian sailor) dish of stewed meat, vegetables, and ship's biscuit, not unlike Irish stew. Lobscouser became a slang name for a sailor. As a port city, Liverpool became known for this dish. The word Scouser came to refer to a native of Liverpool, the city where they ate scouse, and Scouse referred also to the pronunciations and usages of that speech community. Debates about details continue, but some of the details are fascinating, for instance the fact that in Norway today Lapp Skews (not all that far from labscouse) are stewed strips of reindeer meat.

Can some one tell me if there is a better "definition" of a Scouser?

S is for Sardonic sense of humour
C is for Comedian born and Bred
O is for Only supports one soccer team (but has two to choose from!)
U is for Unswerving love for all things Liverpool
S is for Scouse eater
E is for Eulogizes Liverpool at every opportunity
R is for Rejoices in a good argument