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Offline tweener

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Where do your "handles" come from?
« on: 15/08/2004 03:47:48 »
I'm just curious where some of you get your screen names.  For some it's obvious, but for some it's definitely not.

As for tweener, this site pretty much sums it up:

http://www.tweeners.org

especially the article "A TWEENER'S Point of View" found down the page a little.

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Re: Where do your "handles" come from?
« Reply #1 on: 15/08/2004 12:20:41 »
I don't really know about mine as i've used it for so many years... i think i just liked the way it sounded and stuck with it really.
 

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Re: Where do your "handles" come from?
« Reply #2 on: 15/08/2004 18:55:16 »
mine stems from the fact that I love mayonayse, fly a hellicopter on the weekends and grow pot in my basement

By the way....  what technically are the gen-x years supposed to be?

That's no moon.... its a GRAPEFRUIT!!!!
 

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Re: Where do your "handles" come from?
« Reply #3 on: 16/08/2004 06:41:00 »
I'm not sure about gen X but I think it's 1965 to 1985.

I read that USA Today article when it came out and really identified with what it was saying.  All the boomers that are 10 years older are sitting on the jobs, money, politics, you-name-it like a big elephant on the best patch of grass.


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Re: Where do your "handles" come from?
« Reply #4 on: 16/08/2004 07:09:47 »
Sprite is a nickname I was given because I am short (5'1") and 190582 is my date of birth. Very boring.

Alex
« Last Edit: 16/08/2004 07:11:31 by sprite190582 »
 

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Re: Where do your "handles" come from?
« Reply #5 on: 16/08/2004 12:43:33 »
i am the school hamster set free by dewey- the youngest brother in malcolm in the middle.  i was packed into my hamster ball with enough food to make good my escape from the class bully.  i have roamed free for some time now, enjoying many adventures :)

i do miss dewey though :(
 

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Re: Where do your "handles" come from?
« Reply #6 on: 17/08/2004 04:25:37 »
Mine's a nick name I picked up in the first few days of starting high school and it has stuck with me since. Some people get confused when I am talked about with my real name as they rarely hear it.

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Re: Where do your "handles" come from?
« Reply #7 on: 17/08/2004 10:18:16 »
I know where you are coming from there OldMan... Being Richard, i decided i wanted to be called Dick when i was at school, having started to meet up with old school friends now, its strange when they call me dick! lol. I'm back to being Richard or Rich nowadays!
 

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Re: Where do your "handles" come from?
« Reply #8 on: 22/08/2004 04:18:28 »
Mine was just a fun gross word I learned in nursing school when we were learning medical terminology.  The more bizarre, the more intriguing.
 

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Re: Where do your "handles" come from?
« Reply #9 on: 31/08/2004 05:43:32 »
Well I love strong in meaning words, and Omnipotent is up there in the top!  Its not because im really religous or anything. Meah

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Re: Where do your "handles" come from?
« Reply #10 on: 31/08/2004 14:00:46 »
mine is to do with my husbands fanatical obsession with fishing.

also i got fed up trying to find a tag somewhere one day that wasn't already taken, so started getting silly. and yes, even the REALLY silly ones were already taken!
 

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Re: Where do your "handles" come from?
« Reply #11 on: 09/09/2004 00:17:29 »
One of my favorite local scientists is Carl Sagan. Sad he is no longer with us but he taught at Cornell which is a short drive from my home. I have taken my children down there to walk a Planet walk erected in his memory. He wrote Brocas Brain along with many other books. One was turned into a movie in which he appeared. Jodi Foster starred in it.
 

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Re: Where do your "handles" come from?
« Reply #12 on: 09/09/2004 21:24:45 »
As a boy I loved astronomy and those pictures of Mars surface. Wow, another world, did it have life...? Also Venus. Other worlds with different characters. Gravity atmosphere... Amazing.

I began to renew this pleasure with Europa and dreams of it's insides. The documenters graphics and ideas come across well and interest me.

Then come the cassini mission and Titan, which was thought to be as big as the earth with an atmoshpere of nitrogen and water and oceans of ethane. I began to dream about building clear diamond domes there. And cities inside, that I would populate with my own descendants, Hungarians and other races.

As I rode my MTB past watermains I imagined Titan, water coming out of the planet... So I like and look forward to real Titanscapes and picked that name for pleasure and art mixed with science.

Titanscape
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Re: Where do your "handles" come from?
« Reply #13 on: 10/09/2004 12:54:14 »
For me I was really into quantum mechanics when I chose this name, a good couple of years ago when I first started using the internet.

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Re: Where do your "handles" come from?
« Reply #14 on: 15/09/2004 00:10:31 »
Mine's clear. First name, first letter of last name. Also my sign on in about thirty applications at work.

Ylide, why'd you change. Just about all reference to your previous name has disappeared.
 

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Re: Where do your "handles" come from?
« Reply #15 on: 18/09/2004 12:12:50 »
It didn;t sit too well with job applications, I'm led to believe ! Also, Jason said he was turning over a new leaf, and it wasn't a has leaf either !

Chris

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Re: Where do your "handles" come from?
« Reply #16 on: 18/09/2004 19:00:57 »
well my first name is Neil And the first two letters of my surname are EP......but, I still can't figure out how I came by my handle !!...I just can't put my finger on it  !!..............actually, ever since that gorgeous blonde Nancy did some anagrammatical magic with 'Neilep' and called me 'Penile', I think I'd like it changed to that......errr...in some cases it's probably more appropriate.

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Re: Where do your "handles" come from?
« Reply #17 on: 20/09/2004 02:31:05 »
Most people incarcerated are men.  Is that why they call it a penal institution (or if Neil was locked up penile)?[:o)]
 

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Re: Where do your "handles" come from?
« Reply #18 on: 20/09/2004 04:11:55 »
>>>Ylide, why'd you change. Just about all reference to your previous name has disappeared.

It was time to grow up.  Besides, I'm not really part of the lifestyle of my old name anymore.  Graduate/med school applications have a lot to do with it...last thing I needed was to have some advisor also be a reader of the site if I mention it in an interview and ask what username I go by.  

The new name is a chemical term.  An ylide (pronounced ill-id) is a molecule that has both a positive and negative charge on adjacent atoms.  I always liked the name.  



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