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Old 10-14-2002, 12:11 PM
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Well I would be happy to see you, a few hints before entering Parenting 2:

1. Bring your broadest mind! lol

2. NEVER EVER ask "are you all parents?"

3. Don't keep saying "hello? hello? hello?" in voice

If you do pop in and see me, just shout me and tell me you're from WC

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Old 10-14-2002, 01:28 PM
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chook = Aussie slang for chicken

brown = my last name

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When I came to this country (USA) my husband to be took me to a classy little place for lunch - Kenny Rogers Roaster... Looking up at the menu board I said I would have the chook. The order taker and my husband both looked at me like I was speaking another language so I explained that chook was slang for chicken... woops...

He threatened chook licence plates for my car, I said no.

He immediately registered chook.com website domain name and now our computer company is CHOOK INC. go figure... He reckons it is no worse than Yahoo.


I also collect chickens for my kitchen.

Chooky (aka Colleen)
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Don't know if I ever answered this in the "other thread" so here goes. When I was young I had a double name (all southern girls and boys have double names) which although it was my dear little grandmother's name I did not like. When I left home after graduation, I refused to tell anyone new my real name. I wish I had a dollar for every time I've answered "Just Jo!" in answer to "what's your name?" If I'd ever had the money, I would have a vanity auto tag that says "JustJo" on it... Just Jo I am, and Just Jo I will always be...

Oh, and when I lived in Arizona, my nick was JustjoAZ, for obvious reasons... it was changed when I moved to Georgia last December...
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Old 10-14-2002, 03:41 PM
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I never did an online name before until I joined WC
When I played video games with my kids I was always listed as
Mommer. (my boys called me that)

So, not so much of a mommer nowadays

It was Fidget, because I'm a kind of a fidgety person.
You know how you feel when you drink too much coffee?
That's how I am without the caffeine.
And you don't want to see me after a cup of coffee.
I keep to sipping tea.

My tiny head is a rose because that is my middle name.

Fidget

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Old 10-14-2002, 04:36 PM
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I've been "Leaf" in one form or another online since 1995. The full nickname is LeafSong; the Leaf for my love of gardening and such and Song because music is life and I'm often singing or dancing around the house to the soundtrack in my head. My husband knows my mood by what I'm either playing on the stereo or what I'm singing, or the lack of music altogether.

I've been LeafSong, Leafy, Leafers, Leafling, LeafLady and just plain Leaf, depending on where I've gone in my peripatetic online life.

And there you have it.

Leaf (the UN-Leaflin and the NOT-the-IvyLeaf )
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Old 10-14-2002, 05:15 PM
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I *love* hummingbirds. They arrive here in the spring and only just left a couple weeks ago --I miss them. I'm a hummingbird fanatic.
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Old 10-14-2002, 05:39 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by sgtaylor


Yes.

J.R. Bob Dobbs is the Bob from the Church of the Subgenius. Bob Dobbs, The super-salesman... The man who did sell icecubes to Eskimos... Defendor of Slack... Enemy of the Pinks, Glorps, False Prophets, and the space alien Jehovah1... Wielder of the Stark Fist of Removal...

Yep... that's the guy. More info available in The Book of the Sub-Genius and Three Fisted Tales of Bob.

(Sometimes I worry about my reading habits...)

edited because I can't tell the difference between prophets and profits.

[This message has been edited by sgtaylor (edited May 09, 2001).]

This made me laugh because one of my hubby's best friends is ordained in the Church of the Subgenius and we almost had him marry us. He's performed 2 or 3 ceremonies.
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Old 10-14-2002, 05:59 PM
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The various definitions of iconoclast in the dictionaries basically boil down to "one who challenges traditional or popular ideas ... " Basically, your garden variety sh*t-disturber.

In my younger days I'm sure I would have ended up being ridden out of WC on a rail! I was insufferable. (Ask Fidget. ) Thank god (no pun intended) that I've mellowed somewhat. I can still go off on a rant, but I have pretty good control these days.

One of my favorite iconoclasts is Toto the Dog from the movie The Wizard of Oz. I delight in nothing more than "pulling the curtain open" and exposing anyone who has chosen to hide back there!

That's what my user-name means to me.

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Old 10-14-2002, 06:02 PM
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Hmmm. Well, mine goes back a long way. It first developed years ago when I started needing online user names. Elankat is a combination of two names and is pronounced Ay-LAWN-cat (stess falls on the middle syllable).

Ever since I was in high school, I loved the word elan (has an accented "e") because I loved the French language (minored in it in college) and means "free spirited." I always thought that I'd name a little girl (if I had one) Elan. It is also very similar to my real name LeAnne. Just reverse the letters and drop a few letters.

Katrina was a name that I always loved when I was little. I wrote stories about Katrinas and Katherines. I named my doll Katrina. In college, I found out that Katrina was actually my birth name. I was adopted at 21 days of age. I guess that explains why I loved the name. I had been called that at the very beginning of my life. (Incidentally, my second favorite name as a child was Danielle. I later found that my given middle name was Donielle. Freaky!)

In college, I had an roleplay character named Katrina. When I started my first online roleplay game, I recreated Katrina. It seemed natural that my i.d. on the forums be related to my main character, Katrina. Thus, Elankat was created from Elan + Kat (Katrina's nickname).

I guess it's my way of paying homage to who I was (Katrina), who I am (a mixed up LeAnne), and who I strive to be (free spirited).

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Old 10-14-2002, 06:05 PM
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LeAnne, such a lovely story about your name.... I always get goosebumps when I read things about previous names and how they appear in your current life etc.... very cool!

Chooky
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Old 10-14-2002, 10:10 PM
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Drapier was a name used by Jonathon Swift when writing some of his more scathing satires, skewering the establishment of the day.
For an example of this if you have a little time read A modest proposal
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Old 10-14-2002, 10:21 PM
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I have a feeling I posted to a thread like this before, but...
Sundiver is the title of a book by one of my favourite science-fiction authors, David Brin. It refers to dolphins, (sentient ones in the case of that novel), and I love dolphins. They are so playful and seem so joyful, leaping up into the air for no apparent practical reason. And I want to always be playful!
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Old 10-15-2002, 12:03 AM
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I love my user name it does have a lot of meaning to me....I have had about 6 birds (parrots) in my life ..I love birds, pets and in nature.
birdie has also become my Girl Scout camp name so all the girls know me as birdie....
I also have a very large parrot tatoo on my leg. That in it's self was a very big turning point in my life.....in a way I feel it helped me find my passion in painting.

Thanks for asking.....

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Old 10-15-2002, 12:06 AM
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Theres a long history to mine , I was born with it

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Old 10-15-2002, 12:17 AM
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She-She (real name Sheila)is a nickname that was given to me by a co-worker many years ago.
My tiny head (whitch I added many days after I joined WC) is of my horse. I was going to use her name, Misty as my user name, but I blew it over for She-She

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