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Why did you choose your particular user name?

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jaywhat
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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#241 Post by jaywhat » October 25th, 2010, 5:34 am

Latest post of the previous page:

I thought the greys were dangerous for the reds.

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#242 Post by lewist » October 25th, 2010, 8:06 am

North of the Highland line we only have red squirrels. Long may it continue. :)
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#243 Post by Gottard » October 25th, 2010, 3:15 pm

I am told that red squirrels come from the US and are stronger (bigger?) and they defeat the grey ones.
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#244 Post by Fia » October 25th, 2010, 3:36 pm

Sorry, wrong way round, Gottard. Red squirrels are our indigenous variety and the grey came from America. The grey are bigger, stronger, and I think breed more successfully and eat more food varieties. They don't attack the reds, as is commonly thought, they are just better at survival and squeeze the reds out of their habitats.

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#245 Post by Nick » October 25th, 2010, 3:40 pm

At the back of my mind, I seem to recall that the greys also carry a disease which the reds can't cope with, but I may be completely wrong.... Anyone know?

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#246 Post by Alan C. » October 25th, 2010, 5:37 pm

Are you maybe thinking of this Nick?
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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#247 Post by Nick » October 25th, 2010, 6:02 pm

Vry probably, Alan. Thanks :)

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#248 Post by Gottard » October 26th, 2010, 3:17 pm

Fia wrote:Sorry, wrong way round, Gottard. Red squirrels are our indigenous variety and the grey came from America. The grey are bigger, stronger, and I think breed more successfully and eat more food varieties. They don't attack the reds, as is commonly thought, they are just better at survival and squeeze the reds out of their habitats.
Thanks Fia!
The back of my house overlooks a wood were some squirrels (too far to distinguish the colour...could be red) gleefully jump among tree branches. The few cats living closer to home are as in a funk as they are unable to get to the prey. In my opinion they all are busy planning for some sort of strategy. :puzzled:
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#249 Post by Deadeye Doc » December 19th, 2010, 12:06 am

verte wrote:verte is already my username at Gurdur's forum. I chose it again out of sheer laziness, and so Maria wouldn't wonder who the heck I was.
Yes, my reasoning exactly. I just couldn't be a--ed to re-think! Anyhow, the monicker is what many of those with whom I consort know me. I am both an archer and a doctor, so the name fits.
Thanks' for the mention of Gurdur. Something else for me to get into. :smile: I'll probably also use my same avatar, for the same reasons. :pointlaugh:
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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#250 Post by anaconda » December 20th, 2010, 11:07 am

The first forum I joined a good few years ago was to do with camping in France, which I love. Anaconda was the name of the first tent we owned.
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#251 Post by Val » December 20th, 2010, 11:13 am

Anaconda, how seet to use the name of your first tent. My daughter has the middle name of Felicity, which was the name of our first car. I will let you guess why. :D

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#252 Post by anaconda » December 20th, 2010, 11:29 am

Heh! I suppose it could have been er..'in' an Austin Allegro! Not such a pretty name.

You should meet our oldest daughter, we named her 'behind the co-op wheelie bins'.


....you can take the boy out of Birkenhead etc etc.
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#253 Post by Dave B » December 20th, 2010, 7:43 pm

anaconda wrote:The first forum I joined a good few years ago was to do with camping in France, which I love. Anaconda was the name of the first tent we owned.
Considering what an anaconda is, er, what shape was this 'ere tent then?
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#254 Post by sandymere » January 27th, 2011, 3:58 pm

Dave B wrote:
anaconda wrote:The first forum I joined a good few years ago was to do with camping in France, which I love. Anaconda was the name of the first tent we owned.
Considering what an anaconda is, er, what shape was this 'ere tent then?
Well suited to tall people one would expect :pointlaugh: .

Back to why a particular users name, Sandymere is my usual surfing spot and where I walk the dogs, run etc, its the name I use on all forums. The Avatar I normally use, head banger, is to big here hence no avatar. I picked head banger after long discussions with BARFist and anti vaccinators on dog forums as at times it felt like I was beating my head against a wall.
Edit, Found the head banger avatar not my usual but will do.

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#255 Post by Radius » January 30th, 2011, 5:44 am

My username comes from the revolt leader in Rossum's Universal Robots, Radius.

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#256 Post by getreal » February 1st, 2011, 11:42 pm

Sanymere, I used to use a similar avatar, but I had to stop as people said it made them feel sick.
Just in case anyone hasn't seen it, I've attached it, below :D
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#257 Post by ThatVoiceAgain » May 15th, 2011, 10:48 pm

I'm a huge fan of Peter Gabriel and 'That voice again' is one of my fav tracks. It also makes me think of Beavis and his inner calling.
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#258 Post by dman » June 30th, 2011, 10:17 pm

I use the name 'Dartman' on Xbox Live, and because of all the hacking, I thought about using a different name.

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#259 Post by Griblet » July 1st, 2011, 8:44 am

Years ago I used to write a column for Beebug magazine on 6502 machine code programming for the BBC Micro. I called it 'Mr Toad's Machine Code Corner'. I used to blame any problems on ailments in my griblets, a griblet being a well-known ( :wink: ) internal organ of the toad. I often ended with "Bye for now, mammalian types. Keep your griblets warm, see you next month."
I got rather fond of the word and still often use it in the family with various random meanings.
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#260 Post by Cain Cocteau » July 1st, 2011, 12:46 pm

oddly enough, this is my legal name although it was not my birth name. I wanted to choose a nake I felt more proper to who I believed I was/am. So I went through the trouble of legally changing it since everyone i knew thought Cain was my name. So my whole chosen name is Cain Lucretius Cocteau. the first name having more of a "lore" feel to its reasoning, the other two are named after people that I have much respect.and have been influenced by their words
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#261 Post by Tetenterre » July 1st, 2011, 12:52 pm

Mine is all to do with the avatar, which is a terracotta head (tete) that was made by a former pupil and which has great sentimental value.
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