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What's the story behind your screen name?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Abominable No-Man, Sep 26, 2003.

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  1. Abominable No-Man

    Abominable No-Man Member

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    Hello guys,

    Was reading through a bunch of threads and started wondering how all of us picked some of our screen names. Some are kind of easy to figure out-
    "glockten", i.e. "Glock ten-millimeter", or "okiecruffler", i.e. "a resident of oklahoma who has a curio & relic FFL", etc.

    Seeing as how some of us are meeting for the first time, thought it would be fun to hear if there are any stories behind the names. Mine is pretty funny, or was at the time (kind of a had-to-be-there thing). My son was just learning to speak in coherent sentences, and one time while I was waiting for "Tales of the Gun" to come on the history channel there was some kind of special about mythic beasts, and the part we were watching was "The Abominable Snowman". Well, he mangled it, and my wife thought it was pretty funny, so it became the household joke for a while.

    ANM
     
  2. Graystar

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    "Graystar" is the name of a town in a novel. There happens to be no actual town or city or location of that name, so Graystar is really no place, which is sorta where cyberspace is.
     
  3. Daedalus

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    Famous greek architect and inventor of myth. I used to be into greek mythology a lot and this handle is the one ive been using for years.
     
  4. fourdeuce82d

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    "Four Deuce" is the informal name of the 107mm. Heavy Mortar that was in service with the US military (army at least) from around WWI up through the mid 80's. "82d" is the number of the division I served with (80-83) as a mortar maggot firing those beasts.

    Real men shoot sidearms whose diameters in millimeters exceed 100 millimeters.

    Carrying the thing concealed is difficult, and the recoil is a tad stiff...but us ex-Airborne types manage.

    *grin*
     
  5. DWS1117

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    Mine is a combination of my initials and my son's birthday.
     
  6. Hkmp5sd

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    Simple.

    My favorite subgun.
     
  7. pax

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    "pax" is the Latin word for "peace." I've used it or a near-variant for years, and chose it because I really need a constant reminder to be more of a peace maker than I am by nature. It's also appropriate because I believe that without armed citizens willing and able to do violence on its behalf, no nation experiences peace for very long.

    pax

    Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
     
  8. doctorhumbert

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    I am a huge Nabokov fan. Thus my name.
     
  9. Hkmp5sd

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    Impossible. You are already one of the calmest, level headed persons I've come across. :)
     
  10. Sean Cloherty

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    It's my real name. I got tire of my screen name when I was on TFL so I turned into me when I got here.
     
  11. Wildalaska

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    Im a meek and quiet guy from Rhode Island

    WildhencethenameAlaska
     
  12. Orthonym

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    Isn't there another,

    many-multi-page thread on this subject here already? I think I saw it when I joined up, but I guess it's sunk to the bottom of the popularity queue. I'll start looking for it now:)
     
  13. HogRider

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    I ride a Harley - therefore the name. I wanted to sign up with my usual name HogRider, which I use at most other forums, but it gave me an error, as if the name was already taken. hm :confused:
     
  14. Fly Navy

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    Easy, I'm a Student Naval Aviator :D
     
  15. Sisco

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    Sisco because it's my last name and what all my friends call me.
     
  16. Orthonym

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    Yep,

    " Tell me the meaning of your screen name" , thread started by arinvolvo on June 9th, 2003 at 10:46 am. Moderators please merge!
     
  17. geegee

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    During the 1970's, I played college football for The University of Ottawa, in Ottawa Ontario. In 1975 we went undefeated and won the Canadian College National Championship (The College Bowl).

    The name of the team? What else? The Gee Gee's. It's a combination of the school colors-garnet and gray-and also a French Canadian pet name for a team of horses. If I could figure out how to post a picture of the team logo here, I would. It's a horse's head with a kind of "flaming mane" coming off his head. geegee
     
  18. longtom4570

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    I own an 1873 Springfield trapdoor that was made in 1883 it went to Cuba with the Nebraska National Guard :cool: but it has a gouge in the barrel so no collecter value:fire: the trapdoor was called longtom by some, so thats how i came up with my name
     
  19. Jim March

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    It's on my driver's license...easy to remember.

    :D
     
  20. Pinned&Recessed

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    Mine is the best features on S&W sixguns. Too bad they stopped including them in 1983.:(
     
  21. chaim

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    It's part of my Hebrew name (I sometimes use Chaim Dov on forums but I think Chaim works better).

    As for pronouciation:
    Chai is "hi" but with a gutteral "H" sound. The im sound is more or less as the "im" is pronounced in the word "him". Putting it together= "hi-im".
     
  22. New_comer

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    I was new to handguns then... ;)
     
  23. BluesBear

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    My real name is Bear and back in the early 80s, when I was playing bass for The Moonglows, Harvey was aways kidding me for listening to old blues records. So when he introduced the band he started calling me The BluesBear. I still play & sing the blues.
     
  24. Brian Dale

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    I got my screen name from one of Dr.Rob's posts in a thread at TFL, entitled "Your Pistol Reflects Your Personality." I use it with Dr.Rob's permission, since he invented the character. Read the thread; you might be there, too! (ummm, LANGUAGE ALERT! for some other posts in that thread)

    http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=32850
    It's fairly close. I do try to hit, though, :D and I only sweat like that when I'm wearing turnout gear (volunteer) or a shooting coat for Highpower (extreme novice, but I REALLY enjoy it).
     
  25. furetto7

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    My wife and I are owned by a number of ferrets and one of my hobbies is restoring a FIAT sports car, in Italian ferret is furetto, and we had seven ferrets when I first started using the name.
     
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