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#919161 - 01/20/06 03:54 AM Please explain your login name.
sarabande Offline
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Registered: 11/18/05
Posts: 1597
Loc: Mo.
Along the same lines as avatars, I have been curious for quite some time how some of you derived at your login name. Please explain.

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#919162 - 01/20/06 05:56 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Dsus2 Offline
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Registered: 08/14/05
Posts: 95
Loc: Sweden
My name is Daniel... A clue: look at the letters which are musical notes.

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#919163 - 01/20/06 07:00 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
seebechstein Offline
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Registered: 11/23/04
Posts: 1085
Loc: houston
Sarabande, you didn't explain your login name, or did you do so somewhere else?

I had found a C. Bechstein very much to my liking (as opposed to the other very different piano by the same last name) so I chose it for a login, even though I own an Estonia.

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#919164 - 01/20/06 08:20 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
pianojerome Offline
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Registered: 01/01/05
Posts: 9868
I play the piano. Jerome is a nickname.

(most of my friends call me Sam, but one of my best friends in middle/high school used to call me Jerome)
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#919165 - 01/20/06 08:24 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
pianojerome Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by seebechstein:
Sarabande, you didn't explain your login name, or did you do so somewhere else?[/b]
 Quote:
Originally posted by sarabande:
By the way I keep getting addressed as Sara on the forums which is fine as short for sarabande but my real name is not Sara. I picked sarabande because I like the dance-form as in Bach's Suites and I thought it made me sound sweet \:D along with the flower. Tulips are one of my favorite flowers. [/b]
http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/topic/19/156/4.html#000080
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#919166 - 01/20/06 08:56 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
sarabande Offline
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Loc: Mo.
Thanks Sam and/or pianojerome, "you took the words right out of my mouth"! \:\)

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#919167 - 01/20/06 09:32 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
CC2 and Chopin lover Offline
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Posts: 1981
Sarabande,
I own, and love, my Mason and Hamlin CC2 9 foot Concert Grand...............and ADORE Chopin, above all other composers. Pretty straightforward, huh?
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#919168 - 01/20/06 09:56 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Shammy Offline
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Registered: 12/29/05
Posts: 115
Loc: Nutter Fort, WV
I am a member of a trivia group. At first, my name was Fruitcake~twinkle. Two nicknames I had from bosses/friends put together. Then, after Christmas in 2002, Fruitcake got replaced by Shamrock in honor of St. Patricks Day. Shamrock~twinkle was eventually shortened to Shammy.
Thats my story and I'm stickin to it!
PS - I am NOT a car polishing cloth. Thats Chamois.
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#919169 - 01/20/06 11:49 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Kincaid Offline
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Registered: 09/24/04
Posts: 476
Loc: Portland, Oregon
Even though I don't post here much at all, I feel I owe Sarabande something.

Our first piano (in my married life) was a Kincaid, bought on the advice of my choir director because it sounded the best at our price point of $650 (thems 1998 dollars). After buying the piano I found PW when I was trying to find out more about the piano. Imagine my chagrin at finding the quote, supposedly out of Larry Fine's book, that Kincaid was "possibly the worst piano ever made" or some such thing.

Anyway, we sold that piano and after a year of searching just bought a 17+ year old Kawai 601-T.
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#919170 - 01/20/06 12:28 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
apple* Offline


Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
hmm.. i sold a dog (we briefly tried) I had named apple the day I joined.
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#919171 - 01/20/06 12:33 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
ChatNoir Offline
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Registered: 04/19/05
Posts: 1475
Loc: Encino, California
In my childhood, we had a very large pianobench, and in it was a ton of old sheet music.Among them was a song from the cabaret theater "Chat Noir" in Oslo, and on the front was a funny drawing of a big, black cat. It fascinated me as a child, and I was equally fascinated when I, as a very young man, paid my first visit to "Chat Noir" to see the annual revue. So my log-in name is just a fond memory of a time gone by.
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#919172 - 01/20/06 12:51 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Octavia Offline
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Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 283
Loc: California
"Octavia" is a reference to the largest interval I can play with my small hands. My avatar is a cropped portion of the Vermeer painting "Young Girl Seated at a Virginal". I was unable to find an image of the painting online that I could turn into avatar-size to include the virginal, but it's there in spirit.

This is a pretty cool part of the forums! I've never posted here before.
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#919173 - 01/20/06 01:01 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
John Citron Offline
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Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 3925
Loc: Haverhill, Massachusetts
No explaination here... I haven't picked a picture for an avatar yet.

Octavia - I like your avatar. I've seen that picture for real before.

Sarabande - Which era? The happy early version or the stoic later version?

John
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#919174 - 01/20/06 02:07 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
jodi Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 6959
Loc: The Evergreen State (WA)
It's my name. Otherwise, I would get too confused. I have met some of my online buddies in real life. It's tough when you've know them for several years as something other than their actual name. It's hard to call them anything different!

\:\) Jodi

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#919175 - 01/20/06 02:13 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
sarabande Offline
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Posts: 1597
Loc: Mo.
 Quote:
Originally posted by John Citron:
Sarabande - Which era? The happy early version or the stoic later version?
John [/b]
Sorry my music history knowledge on the two must have faded out of memory or I never learned it. I first studied and listened to Bach's English Suites in a Piano Lit. course and fell in love with the work. There is not a single piece in the work that I dislike. So which era would that be considered? Must be the stoic version. Suite III is my favorite work. Anyone have a recording of it or parts of it posted on PW? John C. -appreciate your musical knowledge.

PS - I wanted a name that sounded "nice" as a login name I had on another piano forum I felt made me sound like I was "snobbish" or mean-spirited which I'm generally not.

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#919176 - 01/20/06 02:24 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
apple* Offline


Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
Sarabande - do you live any where close to KC?
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#919177 - 01/20/06 02:32 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
sarabande Offline
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Loc: Mo.
apple*,
Springfield, Mo. - only get to KC about once a year if lucky or when passing through on vacation. Very nice city, however. Our favorite places we make a point to hit are KC Masterpiece and The Cheesecake Factory.

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#919178 - 01/20/06 03:11 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
bluemountain Offline
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Registered: 10/30/05
Posts: 37
Loc: MA
I have two little ones, that's why a picked a picture of a baby. That's how my daughter looks like now \:\)

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#919179 - 01/20/06 03:29 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
lilylady Offline
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Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 4977
Loc: boston north
This is fun.

I often wonder where others get their secret names.

Well, I guess my name is not really much of a secret.

I hybridize daylilies and grow over 1000 cultivars. Am I obsessed? LOL! Not in the daylily world...

To my neighbors I am known as the Lily Lady!

;-)

You think pianos are expensive? How about $200 for a plant? LOL!
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#919180 - 01/20/06 08:09 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
-Frycek Offline
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Frycek was Frederyk Chopin's Polish nickname. The avatar is from a sketch of him at 26 by his sometime fiancee, Maria. (She dumped him.)

[img]http://www.tinkersviews.com/fredchair.bmp[/img]
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#919181 - 01/20/06 08:41 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
dvdiva Offline
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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 249
Loc: Manila
It's my nickname from a DVD collectors forum. DVDs are my other obsession \:\) now have over 2500 and counting.

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#919182 - 01/20/06 09:00 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
apple* Offline


Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
How do you pronounce it Frycek?
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#919183 - 01/20/06 09:49 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
-Frycek Offline
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Loc: SC Mountains
This is a copy of PJ's post on WTF when Muffin asked the same question.


"In Polish, the y is a long, slightly back in the throat 'e'. If there is no mark over the 'c', the 'c' is pronounced 'ts'. There is a Polish name "Fryc" which is pronounced like the German name "Fritz".
"Frycek" should be pronounced FREE-tsek."

Chopin referred to himself and signed his boyhood letters both Frycek and Fryc.
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#919184 - 01/20/06 09:52 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
-Frycek Offline
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Dreaded double post
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#919185 - 01/20/06 10:04 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Copper Offline
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Registered: 06/17/05
Posts: 1053
Loc: Virginia
From Scientific American 1/17/2006:

"according to a group of researchers who compiled data on [Copper's] extraction, use, recycling and discard to estimate whether there is enough copper available to make a developed standard of living available to all the world's people. The short answer is: no. "

"In fact, residents of Canada, Mexico and the U.S. required an average of 170 kilograms of copper per person. Multiply that by overall population estimates of 10 billion people by 2100 and the world will require 1.7 billion metric tons of copper by that date--more than even the most generous estimate of available resources. "

So there's not enough Copper in the whole world, mined or unmined, for everyone to have a developed standard of living.


This has little to do with how I chose my name, but I thought it was interesting.

I chose Copper because it was the name of a place near where I once lived.
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#919186 - 01/20/06 10:21 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Stevester Offline
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Registered: 10/04/03
Posts: 2851
Loc: New Jersey
For some reason people assign me nick names and Stevester seemed to fit in for use on this forum. If I had to do it all over again I would use my real name which I do on other forums.

Steve Ries
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#919187 - 01/21/06 02:38 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Nunatax Offline
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Registered: 07/13/03
Posts: 704
Loc: Belgium
My login name comes from the word nunatak. When you have a mountain with snow, but there's no snow on the top, this top-with-no-snow is called a nunatak (at least in Dutch). The plural is nunataks, which sounds the same as nunatax. So it's got nothing to do with a traumatic childhood experience with an aggressive nun \:\)
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#919188 - 01/21/06 08:33 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
PerformingYak Offline
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Registered: 11/16/05
Posts: 205
Loc: Lightning Ridge, Australia
I thought a nunatak was when you were assailed by a bunch of ladies in habits \:D
Performingyak stems from high school when I made up a little cartoon character called Sven - he was a yak. Eventually I drew Sven doing other things, like riding a bicycle and such. Now he is more of an impersonator with characters like Svenghis Khan, Sven and Stimpy etc.
The picture is because I am too lazy to make up my own and it seemed fitting to the name.... kinda.
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#919189 - 01/21/06 08:59 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
canaday Offline
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Registered: 06/30/05
Posts: 328
Loc: Petaluma, CA
Canaday is the name of the library at Bryn Mawr College; I used to spend a lot of time studying there. Good times...

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#919190 - 01/21/06 09:06 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
ilikemozart Offline
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Registered: 11/25/04
Posts: 378
Loc: USA
I didn't give my forum name much thought. As I was registering, I quickly came up with the name. Actually, I realy also like Beethoven. In fact, I might prefer Beethoven over Mozart. Beethoven has such a wide variety of music styles!

Currently, I really like the CD: Beethoven "Kreutzer" "Spring" Violin Sonatas - Perlman and Ashkenazy. Absolutely beautiful listening!

And, I recently purchased Beethoven Piano Sonatas Klaviersonaten Op. 53 "Walstein" with Alfred Brendel.

Please give me your opinion of Alfred Brendel as a pianist?

Thank you, ILM

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#919191 - 01/23/06 09:43 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Piano*Dad Offline
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Well, I have played since I was nine, and now I work a lot with my son. When I signed up I tried to get PianoDad, but that was already taken by someone (who no longer seems to post). Hence Piano*Dad. That's actually better because it separates the two parts of my relationship with music.
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#919192 - 01/25/06 08:10 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Larry Buck Offline
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My Parents picked my forum name for me.

At the time, I had absolutly no say on the matter.
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#919193 - 01/25/06 11:19 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
WCSMinorCircuit Offline
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Registered: 08/11/04
Posts: 1124
Loc: California
JosephS. is my name: Joseph Sanchez.

I usually don't use that for internet screen names.

There's Iaelean, which is my AIM name and most of my other message board names. It means nothing and was an act on impulse thing. It came about by putting lots of vowels together.

Ravelez is my newer SN and I use it more so than my other names. It's just a play with Ravel's name.
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#919194 - 01/27/06 09:52 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
josuff247 Offline
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Registered: 01/18/06
Posts: 169
Some guy at work used to page me over the loud speaker. I go by Joe to everyone, but he always paged me as joseph. However the way he pronounced it it sounds like Josuff and we found it funny. His extention was 247. SO he'd page..."Josuff 247 Josuff 247"
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#919195 - 01/28/06 11:31 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Stormcrow Offline
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Registered: 08/23/05
Posts: 202
I'd explane mine but, I'm still not exactly sure why I picked it for a piano forum.
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#919196 - 01/28/06 02:15 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Theodore Offline
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Registered: 06/24/05
Posts: 347
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Mine is my name. The avatar is a reminder of how I'll end up when this adventure is finished.
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#919197 - 02/01/06 09:24 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Ronel Augustyn Offline
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Registered: 04/14/05
Posts: 527
Loc: Bloemfontein,SA
Well, mine is also just my name and surname - really boring. I didn't really think of a nickname when I signed up, just automatically typed in my name. But I'm glad, coz I get confused pretty easily.

I chose the Mona Lisa, coz I'm almost always smiling - not like her, but actually showing my teath. And I couldn't really relate to the other avators available.

In my signature is one of my nicknames - It's actually pronounced "lal-ly".

Interesting posts so far!

Hi from South Africa
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#919198 - 02/01/06 10:28 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Poof Offline
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Registered: 12/06/05
Posts: 53
Loc: TX
Just a nickname my brother and I came up with. He's "Fuzz". No particular reason, we just wanted short nicknames for something like forums. \:\)
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#919199 - 02/01/06 10:42 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Hobie Offline
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Registered: 10/11/05
Posts: 475
Loc: Rocky Mountains
I sail and race Hobie 16 catamarans as well as other sailboats. I love fast sailboats almost as much as I love the piano.
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#919200 - 02/10/06 10:05 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
grotrian grand piano Offline
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Registered: 07/31/04
Posts: 63
Loc: NYC
Mine is all-too-obvious. When I first began thinking about selling my Grotrian, I created an e-mail account specifically for that. Obviously, I was going for clarity, not imagination! When I began posting here, I didn't expect to be around much, since I'm not expert and serious like most of you (although I liked the chatty forum that was eliminated) ... so I just kept the same handle. Handy if someone is looking for a Grotrian. I don't like it particularly, but I'm too lazy to change it.

:rolleyes:

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#919201 - 03/07/06 09:43 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
lagin Offline
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Registered: 02/24/06
Posts: 146
Loc: B.C., Canada
Where can I get an avator?
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#919202 - 03/08/06 05:16 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
-Frycek Offline
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Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 5921
Loc: SC Mountains
Lagin, go up to the top of this page, just to the right of "Piano Forum" you'll see "my profile", click on that, next click on "edit profile," on the next pages scroll down until you see "Profile Fields." About 2/3's of the way down you'll see something like "select a new avatar image." That will take you to the avatar selections. There are several pages, see "next" at bottom. If you see one you like click on it, and then on "select this avatar" to the left of the page.
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#919203 - 03/09/06 11:01 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
lol_nl Offline
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Registered: 02/21/06
Posts: 918
Loc: Ede, Netherlands
I used to use this name when login on in online games and other forums.

Good question... why did I choose this name?

Well, probably because I like fun and lol in English stands for "laughing out loud" and in Dutch the word itself already means "fun".

The "_nl" is obvious, I come from The Netherlands, abbreviated NL.
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#919204 - 03/09/06 11:57 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
w_scott_iv@yahoo Offline
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Registered: 12/29/05
Posts: 1120
Loc: West Virginia
No surprise here - it's my e-mail addrss. I really value the PF community and wanted to be accessible.

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#919205 - 03/20/06 10:33 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
novicebuyer Offline
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Registered: 03/11/06
Posts: 37
Loc: USA
Pretty self explanatory. I will have to change it after tomorrow. Maybe to novice*player*? Never played but got an itch now that we will have it for dd's lessons! Always a dream. michele

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#919206 - 04/08/06 06:13 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
swingal Offline
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Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 1094
Loc: England
I called myself swingal as swing style jazz incapsulates my general jazz style most. My previous login name was alanjazz but the website suddenly stopped accepting it after quite a long time so had to re-register.

Alan

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#919207 - 04/08/06 07:52 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
jazpianizt Offline
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Registered: 01/22/04
Posts: 411
jazpianizt - the power of positive thinking! (and I liked the offbeat spelling). What can I say, it just came to me.

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#919208 - 04/08/06 08:06 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17777
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
PW is the first and only internet forum I belong to, so when I went to register and it asked me for a login name, it didn't even occur to me to use anything other than my name. (My husband often accuses me of being way too literal, and he is right about that.)

My avatar I chose because my kids are the most important part of my life, so I liked an image that expressed who I was outside of piano. Plus, if you squint a bit, I vaguely resemble the woman in the picture.
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#919209 - 04/09/06 09:10 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Euan Morrison Offline
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Registered: 12/01/05
Posts: 1588
Loc: Edinburgh
Monica, you may laugh at this - I actually thought your avatar was an actual photo of yourself... until I saw someone else with the same one (then I was thinking 'huh?!')!

I also chose my name for my username - it was the first thing which popped into my head! Am looking around and seeing all these other, cool names and am thinking on choosing something else myself. Maybe I could put up a shortlist and get people to vote for their favourite for me. Not sure yet...

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#919210 - 05/05/06 09:52 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
sheepdip Offline
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Registered: 05/08/05
Posts: 267
Loc: Oregon
I was driving thru Texas with a friend of mine and he asked me to stop by his grandfathers place. It was a large ranch and had a slew (slew as in many) sheep. The were run thru this apparatus with a large pool at the end that was filled with a substance to detox them. I always thought that the name would be well remembered.
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#919211 - 05/12/06 08:05 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
psychopianoman Offline
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Registered: 11/29/05
Posts: 608
Loc: Oklahoma
me............me........am........c........cr....cra.....cra.....crazy!!!!! me like psycho, me like piano, me a man!!!

I am pretty much out there. I do not like blending in and am attracted to weird people. I always go against the majority and seek to be myself in music, religion, personality, and life in general.

I am always acting weird and saying crazy stuff. People always say I am strange and crazy because of my views on life. People do tend to miss me when I am not around though because I can make any situation a good one and I am always joking and cutting up.

I was recently given the opportunity to go to another department at work for a week so I took it. I came across a guy and asked him if he had ever met a crazy person. He said no and then I told him that I was. You should of seen the look on his face. We have gotten to know each other and debated politics, ethics, and government.

I am crazy but not in a real way. Just crazy about having fun. Most people say I act the way I do because of the music. I am obsessed with it. People think musicians are a little weird.

Do you think this is true about musicians or is this due to a few nut cases like me.
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#919212 - 05/12/06 08:29 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
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It comes from the ancient game of go where it is a strategic concept. Here is a partial explaination:

"One of the most common amateur mistakes is getting locked into the local fight and continuing to play there when there are larger plays elsewhere."

tenuki means 'to play elsewhere'.

http://senseis.xmp.net/?Tenuki
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#919213 - 05/12/06 11:31 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
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I like the word 'Sonata', I like its writing, pronunciation and its meaning. I try to use this name all the time, but sometimes it's been taken, I also use it as my hotmail 'MSN'name, anyway, I like the name in any languages \:\)

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#919214 - 05/12/06 11:43 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
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My avatar is a photo of myself. How do I look?
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#919215 - 05/13/06 03:35 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
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Like a nonplussed chicken
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#919216 - 05/13/06 03:58 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
psychopianoman Offline
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Me like chicken! Yum!
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#919217 - 05/13/06 04:49 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
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Cannibal.
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#919218 - 05/13/06 08:43 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
CTPianotech Offline
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I shall take the origins of MY, login name to my grave. :rolleyes:
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#919219 - 05/13/06 09:05 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
psychopianoman Offline
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I don't think I explained my avatar. I am always eating chicken. Today I had a huge chicken club pizza.

I like chicken the way bubba gump liked shrimp. You can eat chicken a hundred different ways!!! People at work call me the "chicken man" everytime they see me eating chicken.
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#919220 - 05/17/06 12:31 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
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I chose Phantom because I am a huge fan of the Phantom of the Opera and Andrew Loyde Webber. Great Movie, and for those of you who already read some of my former posts know that I love Emmy Rossum who stared as Christine in the movie.

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#919221 - 05/17/06 01:01 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
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Well my parents were very farsighted and knew this child of theirs would someday work with computers (born in 1957! ;\) ) and also could foretell the future that a company named Microsoft would develop an operating system named 'NT'. Hence they named me Nelson T and when I became engrossed in computers (especially the Windows systems) I gave myself the nickname of NTman. \:o Somewhere on some system Ntman must have been taken so I took Ntman2. That's the long and short and stupid of it. :rolleyes:

Nelson
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#919222 - 05/17/06 02:39 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
OperaTenor Offline
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My login name: Need I?

My avatar: I've posted this elsewhere on PW. A friend on another music forum saw this profile photo of me in the SDO 2000 production of Lohengrin:



...and thought it would be fun to photohsop it into a group shot of the MP gang from Monty Python's Search for the Holy Grail:



I agree. I thought he did an outstanding job!
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#919223 - 05/18/06 01:08 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
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One of my favorite songs by one of my favorite artists.

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#919224 - 05/26/06 12:55 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
ROSSO Z Offline
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Oh no, I have to explain it again.

I drive a Torch Red 2002 Corvette Z06 with vanity plates ROSSO Z. I spent my younger years (1952 to 1957) in Italy, a country I love. So, ROSSO (Italian for red), Z (as in Z06). Many sites no me by that handle. I even get snail mail addressed to ROSSO Z.

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#919225 - 05/27/06 08:45 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
CindyB - Musicmaker Offline
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My name is Cindy. I teach piano in Musicmaker Piano Studio, hence the tag. I chose an hourglass for my avatar bacause everything takes time.
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#919226 - 05/29/06 01:31 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Mr Super-Hunky Offline
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This was a nickname given to me back in my competitive diving (springboard) days. Member and silver medalist on U.S. mens diving team 1997. (1M, 3M).

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#919227 - 05/30/06 07:09 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
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Ke Lang Fei is a Chinese name. I'm originally from the northeast part of the United States now living and teaching in China. Chinese given names tend to be things like "new song" or "will be a professor" or "lucky flower". One of the office people in my school tried to berate me for using too much electricity, water and gas (free in my contract) and called me "langfei" - waster, which I immediately liked. "Ke" is the beginning of my English surname which also happens to mean "guest" in Chinese. So, I have become Ke LangFei. Most Chinese really cannot understand why I would choose such a name but I like it because it fits so well.

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#919228 - 05/30/06 08:04 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Max W Offline
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It's my first name and initial of my 2nd name.

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#919229 - 05/30/06 11:01 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Frank_W Offline
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People call me Frank. I don't know why.

Maybe it's because it's my frickin' name... Hrmmm...
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#919230 - 05/30/06 05:14 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Mr Super-Hunky Offline
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I would call you "Frickin" Frank!! ;\)

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#919231 - 09/01/06 02:20 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Riley Offline
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It's my first name.

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#919232 - 09/01/06 04:14 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
born2die Offline
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well we all come into the world and we all have to check out the key as erol flynn said is that, I've had a hell of a lot of fun and I've enjoyed every minute of it.

I think that says it all.

tris
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#919233 - 09/01/06 12:21 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Les Koltvedt Offline
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I use to be involved with drag racing and racers would get free stuff \:\) , tee shirts, hats, etc. I had gotten a tee shirt from Accel which had a picture of a tachometer on the back with the name of it across the shoulder area which read... MONSTER[/b]... the M&H came from ... (real original) Mason & Hamlin (kept ya in suspense ya)
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#919234 - 09/13/06 05:26 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
gilad Offline
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because it is my name.... pronounced Gil-ud, g for glad, no one ever gets it right, If i had my way id be james or jack. nut i kind of actually like me name.
It means eternal happiness in hebrew.
And my avitar, well, Im in Africa.

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#919235 - 10/13/06 05:12 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Lord Chade Offline
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Loc: Stockholm, Sweden
I picked my nick from one of my favorite book: "The Farseer" trilogy by Robin Hobb - a must-read for every fantasy fan!

Lord Chade is the kings old assassin, but the book is really about his apprentice (Fritz). I mostly picked it because I think it sounds cool, and also because he is a character you get to like when you read the books.
I often use any of "LordChade" "Lord Chade" "Chade" "Lord_Chade" "Chade Fallstar" or "Lord Chade Fallstar" on web forums... :-)

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#919236 - 10/18/06 09:05 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
DameMyra Offline
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Really strange coincidence. I really don't remember picking out a name when I signed up and somehow I was "assigned" Dame Myra. What is strange is that my first teacher many years ago was a student of Myra Hess, so I kept it.
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#919237 - 10/18/06 09:14 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Mr Super-Hunky Offline
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I chose "Super-Hunky" because "Monica Kern" was already taken!! \:D

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#919238 - 10/19/06 12:49 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Andantina Offline
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I got my name from a derivation of the musical term, Andantino, which means moderately fast. One of my favorite pieces that I have been playing a lot lately, is Liszt's Etude XI: Harmonies du Soir which is Andantino.
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#919239 - 10/19/06 01:25 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
twosharps Offline
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Mine references my favourite key signature: D major. I'm also partial to its relative minor too, during moodier moments ;\) .

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#919240 - 10/25/06 12:07 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Ozor Mox Offline
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I used to play TimeSplitters 2 quite a lot and thought that the character Ozor Mox from Planet X would make quite a good online name.

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#919241 - 10/30/06 05:25 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
ryan.greene Offline
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my name is ryan greene. simple as that.

I do go by CompuRyan on many many other forums.
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#919242 - 12/29/06 04:26 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Pathbreaker Offline
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At one time I wanted to junk this screen name but it's not such an easy thing to do. Then I remembered why I even came up with it.
For any who have seen the Chris Rock movie "Pootie Tang". The screen name comes from the character's name. Pootie Tang is basically a community hero on a grand scale. He is basically worshipped for anything he does and is known for being "for the kids." When Pootie records his latest song live at a radio studio, he takes the mic and makes some elaborate gestures and clearly pours his soul into the mic.....without ever uttering a word or making a single sound. After this 'debut' the producer loses his mind because he can't believe how amazing Pootie's latest creation is. The narrator describes it as "Pootie don't need no words, Pootie don't need no music!" The DJ starts throwing out all the other tapes and CDs and starts chanting like a madman, "Pootie too good! Pootie too good!"

Hope that made some sense. And apparantly Pootie needs no avatar =D

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#919243 - 01/02/07 03:17 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
flanya Offline
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Loc: Cleveland , Ohio
My name is Fran. Many yeras ago, when working as a nurse, this oriental physiscian cornered me and said "Flan... you shop (sharp) nurse" He was a ditrty old man type of guy. My friends and family started to call me Flan (a pronounced like short "o") as a joke. It has taken on a life of its own. When people called me Flan I would usually repond with "ya"... thus the Flanya. Then my huband started to call me Flanya. We really should retire the name as one of my childen told his friend tht he could call me Flanya

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#919244 - 01/02/07 03:21 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
flanya Offline
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Me again! I chose my avatar because my favorite thing to do is ballroom dancing.

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#919245 - 01/02/07 12:45 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Dies Dominicus Offline
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Dies Dominicus is Latin for Lord`s Day i.e Sunday. My middle name is Dominik, which, deriving from Latin Dominicus, means either somebody born on Sunday or dedicated to God.

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#919246 - 01/16/07 10:48 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
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If you are a pianist and do not know who Clara Schumann was then you need help.

That is all! lol

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#919247 - 01/17/07 05:01 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
playadom Offline
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Loc: New Jersey
I like to play ADOM a lot.

ADOM is a roguelike game, in case you've never heard of it.
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#919248 - 01/23/07 01:58 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
lovepianowoman Offline
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I love piano and I'm a woman...lol enough said! and my avatar is a DJ because I work at a radio station.
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#919249 - 01/24/07 01:21 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
SilentKoala Offline
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I bet nobody can guess mine.
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#919250 - 01/24/07 03:24 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
buxtehude Offline
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Loc: Copenhagen, Denmark
 Quote:
Originally posted by SilentKoala:
I bet nobody can guess mine.
That's easy - it's an anagram for 'likes atonal' (music, I suppose).

As to mine:
As you may know J.S. Bach walked all the way to Lübeck in northern Germany, close to the now Danish border, in 1705 to hear the Danish composer and organist Diderik Buxtehude. Buxtehude offered Bach his chair if he would marry one of his three spinsters. Bach wouldn't (for some reason) - but a forefather of mine would, 9 or 10 generations ago, and here I am today as a result of Bach's 'no thanks' ...

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#919251 - 01/24/07 12:13 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
SilentKoala Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by buxtehude:
That's easy - it's an anagram for 'likes atonal' (music, I suppose). [/b]
You were on the right track with the first 5 words, then you faltered so badly after that...
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#919252 - 01/25/07 02:20 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
swingal Offline
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My name is Alan and I play jazz on a swing style.

Incidentally, this is my second user name as previously and curiously, I lost my user-name overnight, Could not log on due to a message saying the user-name was taken! I could not even use my original email address and luckily had another. So this is my second batch of posts and I was a previous member. A bit like reincarnation!

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#919253 - 01/25/07 02:33 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Tana Offline
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Loc: Australia
Tana is a Mother/Moon Goddess, and sometimes a Goddess of inspiration, which seemed appropriate for a struggling pianist \:\)

Hence the moon as an avatar of course...

Tana \:\)

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#919254 - 01/25/07 03:24 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Mountain Ash Offline
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Loc: Canberra, Australia
My display name refers to the tallest flowering tree on earth, the Eucalyptus Regnans, which is abundant to the East of Melbourne.

And, I identify with height - I'm 6'5" myself. ;\)
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#919255 - 01/25/07 03:09 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
buxtehude Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by SilentKoala:
 Quote:
Originally posted by buxtehude:
That's easy - it's an anagram for 'likes atonal' (music, I suppose). [/b]
You were on the right track with the first 5 words, then you faltered so badly after that... [/b]
Alright - you have a vietnamese girl friend, La'an To. And you like her ofcourse: 'Likes La'an To'.

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#919256 - 01/25/07 05:09 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
SilentKoala Offline
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Loc: Seattle
way off
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#919257 - 01/25/07 05:24 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Bassio Offline
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My last name is Bassiouny.
Bassio is to shorten it. My friends call me Bassio.

One friend used to call me Bassanio (from the Shakespeare play)

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#919258 - 01/25/07 08:40 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
playadom Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by SilentKoala:
I bet nobody can guess mine. [/b]
Likes a talon?
Likes an alto???

brojek.
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#919259 - 01/25/07 09:03 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
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 Quote:
Originally posted by buxtehude:
 Quote:
Originally posted by SilentKoala:
 Quote:
Originally posted by buxtehude:
That's easy - it's an anagram for 'likes atonal' (music, I suppose). [/b]
You were on the right track with the first 5 words, then you faltered so badly after that... [/b]
Alright - you have a vietnamese girl friend, La'an To. And you like her ofcourse: 'Likes La'an To'. [/b]
LOL! That's very funny. Nice one! :-D

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#919260 - 01/25/07 09:13 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
SilentKoala Offline
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It doesn't begin with "likes" anything. It's the name of a person.
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#919261 - 01/25/07 09:21 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
LiszThalberg Offline
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Ahah! I bet its Nikola Tesla am I right?

Matt (goes to a science/technology camp for 2 weeks each year)

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#919262 - 01/25/07 09:30 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
playadom Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Debussy20:
Ahah! I bet its Nikola Tesla am I right?

Matt (goes to a science/technology camp for 2 weeks each year) [/b]
I'd give it to you there, going to school must actually be useful(I still am always going to stay away)

brojek.
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#919263 - 01/25/07 10:04 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
SilentKoala Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Debussy20:
Ahah! I bet its Nikola Tesla am I right?

Matt (goes to a science/technology camp for 2 weeks each year) [/b]
Ah, finally a smart one in the bunch.
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#919264 - 01/25/07 10:08 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
LiszThalberg Offline
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\:D Ahhh, the joy of being young...

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#919265 - 01/25/07 10:24 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
dannylux Offline
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Loc: Connecticut
 Quote:
Originally posted by Debussy20:
\:D Ahhh, the joy of being young... [/b]
You mean joy as in:

No job,

No money,

Living at home with your parents?


Mel
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#919266 - 01/25/07 10:55 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
LiszThalberg Offline
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Too young to have a job, therefore no money, and living at home with my parents is fine by me, so yes, lots of joy \:D

Matt

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#919267 - 01/25/07 10:57 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
playadom Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Debussy20:
no money
[/b]
Applies to me too, but how is that a good thing?

That would only be a problem if you were to say, reverse the digits of my age.

brojek.
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#919268 - 01/26/07 12:56 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Diane... Offline
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Registered: 11/16/06
Posts: 3450
Loc: Western Canada
It's the name of my husband's first wife. Good thing I'm his first wife!

Actually got the login name mixed up. . . well the rest is history! Can we actually change our login name once it's set in stone?

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#919269 - 01/26/07 02:19 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
buxtehude Offline
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Loc: Copenhagen, Denmark
 Quote:
Originally posted by SilentKoala:
It doesn't begin with "likes" anything. It's the name of a person. [/b]
OK, I see I misunderstood. I read "first five letters" instead of your "five first words"...

Name of a composer that is?

[Ed: Oops, hadn't seen smart Matts' answer. Bravo, Matt! (So you don't like La'an To after all? That's a shame.)]

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#919270 - 01/26/07 02:26 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
buxtehude Offline
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Originally posted by Diane W:
It's the name of my husband's first wife. Good thing I'm his first wife![/b]
:D
Reminds me of the bewilderment in peoples' faces when I say "he's got that from his biological father" answering their questions about my son's piano playing for example.

Usually I remember to add: "that's me too..."

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#919271 - 01/26/07 02:45 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Mountain Ash Offline
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Originally posted by buxtehude:
So you don't like La'an To after all? That's a shame. [/b]
I find it truly shocking when people don't like their girlfriends. :p
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#919272 - 01/26/07 02:48 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
buxtehude Offline
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\:D

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#919273 - 01/29/07 06:12 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
brummell Offline
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Loc: Illinois
I love my Boston Terrier so much I took part of his name--Lord Brummell.

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#919274 - 01/31/07 12:13 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
prayerbone Offline
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Posts: 16
Loc: southampton
Mines from a song by the band 16 horsepower

We keep walking
And thinking things to talk about
Down on our prayers bones in line

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#919275 - 05/21/07 06:44 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
brummell Offline
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I owned a Boston Terrier whose name was Lord Brummell. (Actually, he owned me.) I loved Brummell as much as he loved me; we were the closest of friends and I'll never forget him.

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#919276 - 06/23/07 12:38 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Pete the bean Offline
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I got mine from a very stoned drummer and it stuck
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#919277 - 06/25/07 10:46 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Betty Patnude Offline
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Registered: 06/11/07
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Loc: Puyallup, Washington
Betty Patnude is my real name having used BPPS for my piano studio (initials)and added the zip code bpps98374, and Piano Power on other sites. It was getting hard to remember which one to use at which site even after writing them down. Absolute confusion. Why couldn't I have chosen one and stuck with it? So I used my name this time thinking I won't forget this one.

The Patnude part: I met my future husband and heard his last name indistinctly, looked it up in his college yearbook where it was spelled several different ways, and I had no idea which was correct, or how you said it with all those extra letters in the spellings. It was 6 dates later, I asked to see his drivers license. Fortunately, he laughed about it and showed me his legal name which had been anglicized from lots of letters in a French spelling.

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#919278 - 06/25/07 11:09 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
cruiser Offline
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Registered: 02/19/07
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Loc: Cornwall, England
My other passion is motorcycling and I have owned two cruisers, both Honda Valkyries; but not any more. Now I've got a BMW R1150R, but I still like to 'cruise'... oh, never mind, here it is anyway:



My avatar represents, perhaps unfairly, my current efforts to progress on the piano... one day I'll change it to a running greyhound!

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#919279 - 06/25/07 07:05 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
MoodyBluesKeys Offline
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Registered: 06/24/07
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Loc: Trent Woods, NC
Mine's from my favorite contemporary music group, the Moody Blues - and keys for keyboards. They use Kurzweil K2500X and PC2, I play a PC2 and K2661 (and SP88X and computer music system), also 4 & 5 string bass guitar and autoharp.

I'll eventually code up an avatar, right now I use the BMW logo for my 96 328 convertible.

A broad interest in music - classical (especially baroque era), contemporary worship music, complex rock like Rick Wakeman's playing, the Moodies, dance music (my wife and I are into Ballroom Dancing).

I serviced electronic organs, keyboards, and amps for years. Did a little playing also. Taking piano lessons along with my wife and granddaughter (playing the S&S B at the college got me a case of GAS - gear aquisition syndrome). Play with the church worship band. Getting better is slower than I expected, but worth it!

Jim
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#919280 - 07/05/07 08:13 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Muzzzz Offline
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Well...

My name is Murray, and my nickname is Muz. The extra 3 Z's are figments of your imagination / silent.

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#919281 - 07/05/07 08:17 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Muzzzz Offline
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Double-post \:o
Oh well, you can hear it again! \:D ;\)

Well...

My name is Murray, and my nickname is Muz. The extra 3 Z's are figments of your imagination / silent. As for my avatar, I got it from the selection that Piano World offer. I'm sure it has some kind of deep and meaningful significance...

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#919282 - 07/06/07 08:52 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
stringless Offline
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Loc: Idiocracy, USA
Mine is because when I joined this forum, I was still (and still am) in awe of my first piano (as in, first piano paid for by me socking away money for three years). This piano happens to have hammers in it, but no strings. It's a Roland HP201 digital.

As for the avatar.. ole Ludwig is the composer I most closely identify with, for various reasons.

I hold Bach's music in the highest possible regard, Wolfgang makes me smile no matter how bad the day has been, but when I feel like chopping people's heads off, when I feel this world is utterly and completely ruined, when I feel my anger boiling over, it is Beethoven whom I seek.

And then I find It. As angry as he was, as terrifying as his music can be, then I remember It. His 9th Symphony. And I remember that no matter how badly this world treated that man, his last big work was one of hope. The 9th is his eternal hope that this fractured, hostile world can become one. A united, peaceful world.

That's why his mug graces my avatar here. \:\)
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#919283 - 07/06/07 09:25 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
hotkeys Offline
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Loc: Massapequa, NY
I chose my name as I am a fast typest on a computer keyboard and hoping to transfer this energy to learning the piano. The avatar resembles tickling the ivories as this is the goal. I play piano for the joy and not to be a concert pianist; though I do not mind exploring classical music as a challenge.

- Mark
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#919284 - 07/14/07 11:37 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Capsule1979 Offline
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Registered: 05/24/07
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Loc: Montréal Québec
Capsule is my cat's name, and I'm a pharmacist. 1979 is the year I was born.
I chose that Avatar only because I liked it most.
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#919285 - 07/15/07 12:09 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Tenuto Offline
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Stringless - I agree with you wholeheartedly.
Without Beethoven my life would be missing
so many things. Overcoming obstacles, first
of all; but most of all the powerful and
thoughtful example of form and craftmanship
in his writing. One could go on forever about
him but we ALL understand it here on this
forum.

My avatar doesn't need much explanation.
However, some musicians get confused about
how to play "tenuto" correctly. Especially
when there are many tenutos in a row.
Should we still hold the note for its full
value or should we detach the notes, or
play them with a slight marcato? I guess
I'll just throw this question out to the
rest of of you....

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#919286 - 07/16/07 12:28 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Muzzzz Offline
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Loc: Australia
^^^
"Tenuto", I think has a different definition depending on which period you look at. I think that baroque composers wanted us to literally hold the note for its full value, whereas in, say, the romantic period, it's more of an expressive technique, where you should really 'lean' into the particular note, so tenutos could be clues as to where the music should ebb and flow, especially with the rubato of the romantic period.

But that's just my understanding...

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#919287 - 08/15/07 05:09 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
VillageOrganist3 Offline
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Registered: 01/17/07
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Loc: UK
By nature I'm very pessimistic and introvert.

So, I'm trying to boost my ego a bit.

Pathetic, isn't it?
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#919288 - 08/18/07 05:25 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
'fredo Offline
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Loc: San Bernardino, California
Actually the one you see here is just what my family and close friends call me "'fredo" though my real name is Alfredo. My login name is actually THUNDER BALLS. I picked that because thats a hilarious name LOL..sorry mine isn't all deep in meaning and introspective. But it makes me laugh every time I see it.
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#919289 - 08/20/07 11:31 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
brian13 Offline
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Registered: 03/19/07
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Loc: California
mine is a combination of my name and my favorite number.
13 is a bad luck number but after i accepted Christ, i don't fear that number anymore, so my login name is a testament to that and other things.

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#919290 - 09/01/07 02:00 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Bosendorfer88 Offline
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Registered: 08/08/06
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Loc: Montreal
Well mine is pretty straightforward, I like Bosies \:D although i don't own one \:\(

88 is just my year of birth, 1988 which also happens to be a double of my favorite number 8 \:D
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#919291 - 09/25/07 05:20 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
RipaRapa Offline
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Registered: 09/23/07
Posts: 6
My name is the title of a song by Eppu Normaali, the greatest rockband in Finland ever.

There is a video of it in YouTube if you care to watch. Just search with the words 'Ripa rapa' and you'll find it.

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#919292 - 09/26/07 09:43 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
melissa d Offline
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Loc: Cibolo, Texas
Mine is easy. I am a very new beginner and I am a girl. As for the avatar I just liked it.
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#919293 - 12/06/07 08:11 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
dannac Offline
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Registered: 10/04/07
Posts: 598
Loc: USA
first name (danna) 1st letter of last name (chiasson)
creative ... ain't I.

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#919294 - 12/12/07 09:17 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
asoalin Offline
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Loc: Florida
I started out as Steph_in_FL because when I first created my account I wasn't feeling all that creative or whimsical. Just put "I am" in front of it and its pretty self-explanatory.

I changed to "asoalin", which refers to the song A Soalin' by Peter, Paul, & Mary. Its the first song I ever learned to play on the guitar, and my mother taught it to me just by her memory, so its a special song to me. I can actually play guitar a lot better than I can play piano. I've been playing guitar a lot longer.

Cool idea for a post \:\)
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#919295 - 12/26/07 10:05 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Linds Offline
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Registered: 12/16/07
Posts: 14
Loc: USA
It's my nickname and age.

I am so ashamed of my uncreativity in creating it.

LOL
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#919296 - 12/28/07 11:00 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
vayapues Offline
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Registered: 11/27/07
Posts: 103
Loc: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
I have used vayapues since 1998 as my nickname on just about everything. If you email vayapues@ just about any address, ie, hotmail, yahoo, gmail, it will come to me.

For many years I was the only one using it. Now there are a few others, which irritates me, but what are you going to do. ;\)

I served an spanish speaking mission for my church. Vayapues was a common phrase that was basically a nice way of telling us to get lost.
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#919297 - 12/29/07 11:06 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
currawong Offline
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Posts: 5929
Loc: Down Under
Cute thread!
The currawong is an Australian bird - nice song, kind of melodious but a bit wild and melancholy. Apart from the fact that I always aim to make the piano sing, there's not much connection. I certainly don't scavenge leftover cat food and mug baby birds...

And vayapues, I like your signature line. That is, once my son had explained it to me \:\)
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#919298 - 01/08/08 03:38 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Johan B Offline
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Nice to know more about the (nick)names.....

Mine is quiet simple.....My first name is really Johan and my familyname starts with B

Johan B
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#919299 - 01/08/08 04:51 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Johan B Offline
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Registered: 04/13/07
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Again.....forgotten something....my avatar is my digital piano with a rose,....just a selfmade picture.....

Johan B
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Currently working on:Sonaten of Haydn/Mozart, Suites Bach/Hndel, Sonate pathetique Beethoven
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#919300 - 01/09/08 07:40 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
vogel54 Offline
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Registered: 02/10/07
Posts: 308
Loc: Long Island
Vogel refers to the baby-grand I dreamed of owning. When I retired my dream came true...I bought myself a baby-grand and so I chose that as a screen name. The 54 refers to the size...5'4" although the actual size is 160cm which converts to a little over 5'3" so I rounded up to 5'4"... the apple indicates my passion for teaching. I retired after 34 years in the classroom.

Best Regards,
Nick

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#919301 - 01/25/08 01:55 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Bachrocks Offline
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Loc: New England
After one of my favorite classical composers -- for piano, voice and guitar.

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#919302 - 01/31/08 12:18 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
lizzy's dad Offline
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Registered: 12/10/07
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duh... \:\)

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#919303 - 02/02/08 02:10 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
little-big-man Offline
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Registered: 09/11/07
Posts: 114
Loc: Berkshire, England
When I first came here, it was because I had been banned from PS, for a silly joke. :p

I wanted a name that was cryptically similar to my PS name.

I have been, and still am interested in the history of Native Americans.

"little-big-man" was obvious to me.
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#919304 - 02/02/08 07:56 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Secondo Offline
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Registered: 10/15/07
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Loc: Seattle, Washington
I spend a lot of time on the left side of the piano bench . . .
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#919305 - 03/15/08 03:01 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
analogdino Offline
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Registered: 02/09/08
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Loc: Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
As as grey-haired engineer, my main expertise is in the analog domain (continuous physical systems) rather than the digital domain (although I use it.) Hence the contraction of "analog dinosaur"!
Also, I'm an aviation buff and ex. pilot, so my avatar is a WW2 P-47 Thunderbolt... It rivalled the P-51 Mustang but I'll concede the P-51 to be "the greatest ever" fighter plane, even over the Spitfire (but not by much!)
Cheers,
Roger
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General Music PRO1 stage-piano plus very good audio system.
"Repair, refurbish, rebuild, reuse, re-engineer, recycle..." Keep the old 'uns playing! Applies to pianos as well as vintage radios (my other hobby!)

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#919306 - 03/17/08 06:26 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Boira Offline
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Boira means 'fog' in Catalan.

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#919307 - 03/17/08 06:53 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Innominato Offline
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Registered: 02/05/08
Posts: 802
Loc: London
"Innominato" means "Unnamed" and is the non-name of one of the most popular character of the most famous novel ever written in Italian, Alessandro Manzoni's "I Promessi Sposi".

I cannot even try to explain to you the divine beauty of Manzoni's prosa, or of the characters he has created.

The "non-named" is one of the characters dearest to me in this very dear book, and it is obviously very apt in a forum (where you choose a nickname because you want to remain, ehem, un-named....).
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#919308 - 03/20/08 11:08 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
jovial Offline
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Registered: 03/19/08
Posts: 3
Loc: Portland, OR
Jovial is a word I like.

I like to pick arbitrary logins that are pleasant to me and then just stick with them.

I think Jovial sort of describes my public demeanor as well, which makes it a pretty ok handle for me, according to me.

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#919309 - 04/12/08 08:28 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Abi Offline
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Loc: Indiana
It's just my name.
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#919310 - 04/12/08 08:38 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
liszt's pinky Offline
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I love the piano works of Liszt---and he had more talent in his pinky than I'll ever dream of--so, "liszt's pinky"!

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#919311 - 04/21/08 06:40 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Eric Gloo Offline
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Registered: 05/28/01
Posts: 1244
Loc: Richfield Springs, New York
I was being creative the day I signed up. :rolleyes:
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#919312 - 04/21/08 06:45 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
keystring Offline
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Registered: 12/11/07
Posts: 11674
Loc: Canada
I was being uncreative and totally lacked imagination the day I signed up. I'm learning piano and violin - keys and strings.

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#919313 - 04/22/08 03:11 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Lessajinomoto Offline
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Registered: 04/18/08
Posts: 95
Loc: Malaysia
We Chinese back in Asia, are very well-known to include food seasonings into everything that we cook...be it a simple side dish...if one were to actually taste it, one can surely tell the number of teaspoon of salt (monosodium glutamate=MSG) added into it...

The culprit is a company by the name of Ajinomoto, which mass produces food seasoning and artificial flavouring in Asia...

My mom was one of those Chinese cook...though not so bad now...I was eating one of her vege side dishes, oozling with salt...when I was trying to come up with a name for my blog...

Hence...Less Ajinomoto...
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#919314 - 04/23/08 12:11 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Kawai, HI Offline
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Registered: 12/19/07
Posts: 200
Loc: Hawaii
Great thread! Kawai is my piano ( a play on words for the island Kauai, Hawaii). Kawai can also mean cute -like the Hello Kitty stuff, but not my intended meaning. My avatar is a picture of my 5-year old son in my cowboy hat.
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#919315 - 04/23/08 01:13 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Ovaltine Offline
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Registered: 12/31/07
Posts: 102
Loc: California
I was asked to give a tutorial on public key cryptography as a lunchtime seminar at my company (that's the basis of the HTTPS protocol, among other things). As an opening graphic I included a picture of the old Ovaltine secret decoder ring which I used to demonstrate a basic symmetric cipher (I'm a big fan of the movie "A Christmas Story" in which Ovaltine plays an important role). After that talk, I still had a copy of the decoder ring picture stuck to my cubicle wall; it stayed there for a few years.

I had to create a login at some other site, and chose "Ovaltine" because that picture of the decoder ring was the first thing I saw when I rolled my eyes around looking for some creative inspiration.

I now use the name as a default whenever I need to create an online identity.
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#919316 - 04/23/08 01:10 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Kawai, HI Offline
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 Quote:
I'm a big fan of the movie "A Christmas Story
Red Ryder BB Gun? You'll put your eye out kid!
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#919317 - 05/16/08 12:35 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Mr. K Offline
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Registered: 03/25/08
Posts: 84
Loc: Louisville, KY
This is a fun thread...when I first registered, for my login name I chose Albee Bach. It's a cheesy pun on the Terminator tag line, the writer Edward Albee (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), and J.S. the composer. I quickly decided that the joke would get old, so I decided to have my screen name just be my name. But every time I log in, I still have to deal with the joke, and yes, it's still ridiculous and getting a little old.

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#919318 - 05/18/08 08:08 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
billyshears66 Offline
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Registered: 04/25/08
Posts: 84
Loc: Dracut, MA
Billy Shears is the name of the man who replaced Paul McCartney in the Beatles after he "died" in a car crash in 1966... hence the "66". I'm a huge Beatles fan... duh, but I don't believe the story, though it is fun to ponder
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#919319 - 05/18/08 10:57 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Mr. K Offline
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Loc: Louisville, KY
Why, Paul has done well, then. All those tunes since '66, and he gave Larry King a lively enough interview for a corpse a couple months ago...I hope I'm cranking out gems like "Blackbird" and "Maybe I'm Amazed" after I've gone feet-up.

Never heard the "Billy Shears" story before. Whatever floats people's boats, I guess.

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#919320 - 06/07/08 07:52 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Claire de Lunacy Offline
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Registered: 06/07/08
Posts: 2
Hello everyone! I'm new and just delighted to be here!
I've gone crazy trying to play some pieces by Debussy hence the screen name. I know, it's a really bad pun...

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#919321 - 07/26/08 06:04 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
ongaku Offline
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Registered: 02/22/06
Posts: 9
Loc: Sandy Ego
Ongaku roughly translates as soul or essence of music or sound. It's Japanese, although I'm not, at least this lifetime. But I do cherish transcendent experiences involving sound and music, live and recorded, including Piano.

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#919322 - 07/26/08 06:10 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Fraggle Offline
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Registered: 02/26/07
Posts: 384
Loc: Nottingham, U.K.
You may know already but there is a valve amplifier named the Ongaku by Audio-Note. It uses all solid silver conductors and cost £55000 in 1995. I don`t own one \:\/
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#919323 - 07/27/08 02:34 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
ongaku Offline
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Loc: Sandy Ego
Oooooh, yes. There is a whole realm or world of high end audio analogous to "Grand Obsession"; searching for that certain elusive, hard to describe something that hits the spot. The Audionote Ongaku raised the bar as they say on this side of the pond.

Just for fun: There are two Audionotes, Japan and UK; the UK being the ex distributor for the other...I Heard the AudioNote Japan Ongaku at a hifi show in '93. Amidst the boom and sizzle all the adjacent exhibit rooms were showing off with, the AN room played a variety of LPs quietly. As each selection ended, Piano and Flute duet, Bill Evans, stuff like that, it was apparent that the noise leaking in from the other rooms was about as loud as the music being played, but one only noticed the music while it was playing, as if the the noise went away and only the music mattered. Pleasurable, and mind opening!

I'm enjoying Denon high end audio, the S and SA series, which has some of that elusive Ongaku, with a relatively smaller pricetag, more Yamaha than Fazioli in Piano terms...

Cheers,

H

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#919324 - 07/27/08 03:14 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
ongaku Offline
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Registered: 02/22/06
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Loc: Sandy Ego
Than, not that...at similar currency levels.

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#919325 - 07/27/08 06:45 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Fraggle Offline
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Registered: 02/26/07
Posts: 384
Loc: Nottingham, U.K.
Agreed, I use a Denon SACD/DVD player and it`s very nice. No coaxial out but the optical sounds pretty good.

ed: typo
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#919326 - 07/27/08 07:08 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
KaylaX Offline
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Registered: 05/14/08
Posts: 402
Loc: N. Cali
aspenxtreme is taken from the movie "AspenExtreme" wich I liked in college, and my cats name is Aspen, and at times she can be a Asspain, so I like the name aspenXtreme it kinda sums up allot. Aspen, Asspain, Pain in the ***. AspenXtreme!!!!!

He He........And someone nicknamed me AspenX and I liked that so it stuck as my signature.
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#919327 - 07/27/08 07:36 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Little Pianist Offline
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Registered: 07/27/08
Posts: 2
Loc: Atchison, Kansas
My login name is kinda cute. Plus I'm one of the shortest people in my family (and I'm even the oldest out of three) and I'm a piano player, and created the nickname Little Pianist. \:\)

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#919328 - 07/27/08 10:16 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
bplary1300 Offline
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Registered: 05/03/08
Posts: 353
Loc: Maine
Bplary is pretty simple, Ben, and my last name Lary, middle initial P!
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#919329 - 07/28/08 01:30 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Bachrocks Offline
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Registered: 01/19/06
Posts: 94
Loc: New England
Mine is just a tribute to my favorite classical composer!

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#919330 - 07/30/08 06:49 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
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Registered: 06/22/08
Posts: 64
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
MmmmBalf has been my online identity for a long time for all sorts of things. My nickname has been Balf since I was a kid (derived from my surname). I started out using that, but I found that it was often already taken. One day when I'd had Balf knocked back, I was trying to come up with something else, and considered MBalf, since my first name is Michael. When I went to type it the extra m's just sort of came out ;\) Besides, I'm yummy. \:D (Seriously, not!)

Balf ♫

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#919331 - 08/01/08 12:18 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
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Registered: 04/18/08
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Loc: CT-USA
Wiki definition:[/b]
In geometry, a Platonic solid is a convex regular polyhedron. These are the three-dimensional analogs of the convex regular polygons. There are precisely five such figures. They are unique in that the faces, edges and angles are all congruent.

I'm a graphic artist who didn't want to starve, thus I'm employed as a product design engineer. I've been using this name since the beginning of time (internet time anyway). All the way back to when the most interesting thing to do online was chat on Napster and downloading an mp3 took 25 minutes over a 56k modem.

Avatar Pending . . .
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#919332 - 08/05/08 12:02 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
misslasagna Offline
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Registered: 07/05/08
Posts: 6
Loc: Washington
I'm thinking of changing it to something more...musical. But right now I'm misslasagna because my dear lovely old Grandpa started calling me Lasagna after I requested it for my birthday dinner \:\) He lives a couple of states away so he likes compiling the bits and pieces he knows of me into something coherent.

My avvie currently is Mr. Beethoven, my favorite composer, but looking through this thread I've seen three other people with the same one, mostly with more posts than me (which means they have dibs) so I'll probably end up changing it.

EDIT: Changed avvie to different Beethoven image...hopefully this will help avoid confusion. \:\)
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#919333 - 09/15/08 01:42 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Jedi Offline
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Registered: 09/14/08
Posts: 25
Loc: Western Australia
Just been my nickname for years, it probably started because my given name is Luke, although almost nobody calls me that, not even my folks any more ;\)

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#919334 - 09/15/08 01:54 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
hopinmad Offline
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Posts: 1001
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I used to be "Chopinmad" - for obvious reasons - but was unable to log in once I changed my password, due to some kind of mix-up. I was therefore quite angry, maybe even "hopping mad", so Chopinmad became without the C: hopinmad \:\) .
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#919335 - 10/01/08 11:55 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
UKM Offline
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Registered: 10/01/08
Posts: 11
Loc: Home
UKM = UnknownKirbyMan.
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Is seeing something noticeable
Which makes you see something
You weren't noticing,
Whaich makes you see something
That isn't even visible.

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#919336 - 10/04/08 12:43 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Horowitzian Offline
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Registered: 09/18/08
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C'mon, take a wild guess!
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#919337 - 10/26/08 10:34 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
pianocruisers Offline
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Registered: 05/20/08
Posts: 52
Loc: Northern Virginia
HAHA!

Mine is pianocruisers because I own a PT Cruiser and drive to all my piano lessons to teach. It's very fitting and I can't think of anything I like better.

just cruisen...
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#919338 - 11/03/08 07:25 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Samuel1993 Offline
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Registered: 11/02/08
Posts: 351
Loc: United Kingdom
My name is Samuel. I was born in 1993 =]
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#919339 - 11/03/08 07:28 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
BBaker Offline
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Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 32
Loc: Warren, Michigan
My name is Brian Baker.....I guess i'm not that creative.
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#919340 - 11/05/08 04:14 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
ManyHandedMusician Offline
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Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 71
Loc: North-central Minnesota
Ah, not that creative, but out of a lot of the other login names, mine kinda sticks out like a sore thumb, so far...
Well, I just kinda mishmashed two words of my creation and there you go.
There's a whole story behind 'splendiferous' and 'idiotstick', but ya know...whatever.

I just thought it was kinda funny.
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#919341 - 11/05/08 04:21 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
portmanteau Offline
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Registered: 08/24/08
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I'm still trying to decide what name I should use. Until then this seemed like a good one for someone who mostly lurks.

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#919342 - 11/05/08 08:16 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
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Registered: 07/10/08
Posts: 92
Loc: Reston, Virginia
Coz my hands are tiny.

One octave long measured from the tip of thumb to the tip of little finger while fully stretching.

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#919343 - 11/25/08 05:57 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Lolium Offline
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Registered: 04/04/08
Posts: 16
Loc: Greece
Lolium is some kind of weed/herb that grows among soils and ruins them. I was so surprised when I found out that in greek this weed is called Ira which is my real name!
My avatar is my feet because I'm an obsessed ballet dancer!
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#919344 - 12/17/08 04:39 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Kymber Offline
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Registered: 09/25/08
Posts: 1348
Loc: MA
My real name is Kymberly. People usually call my by the typical nicknames: Kymmy, Kymba, kymmer, Kym etc (you wouldnt believe how many variations people come up with).

But, Kymber was the nickname I was given by my former coworkers (it's not just kymberly shortend). They announced they were going to give me a nick name and about three days later there was a little slip of paper folded on my desk. When I opened it up it said "Kick a$$ Kymber" (I was doing martial arts at the time). Now whenever they see me they call me Kymber. I like it b/c it's the only nickname anyone put some thought into. \:\)
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