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Title: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: KBN1 on August 07, 2011, 03:12:09 PM
Just now I figured out that genesisone is Genesis One, and not Gene Sisone. 
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: vamrat on August 07, 2011, 03:39:27 PM
Hah, funny you bring this up.  I always read your name as KB1N.  I'm used to seeing KB-1 (cyrillic KV-1) with a letter behind it so everytime I see your name it feels more natural.
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: genesisone on August 07, 2011, 05:46:36 PM
Just now I figured out that genesisone is Genesis One, and not Gene Sisone. 
My secret revealed!  8)
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: KBN1 on August 07, 2011, 06:11:45 PM
Just now I figured out that genesisone is Genesis One, and not Gene Sisone. 
My secret revealed!  8)

Sorry for outing you, Gene.
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 07, 2011, 06:19:51 PM
Usernames I can't remember:
ytterbiumanalyst
Entscheidungsproblem
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: KBN1 on August 07, 2011, 06:24:28 PM
Hah, funny you bring this up.  I always read your name as KB1N.  I'm used to seeing KB-1 (cyrillic KV-1) with a letter behind it so everytime I see your name it feels more natural.

КБи1
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: vamrat on August 07, 2011, 06:35:17 PM
Hah, funny you bring this up.  I always read your name as KB1N.  I'm used to seeing KB-1 (cyrillic KV-1) with a letter behind it so everytime I see your name it feels more natural.

КБи1

Your third letter is a long "e".  The "n" would look like a little "H".  The KV-1 was a tank, that's why I remember it.  There was a KV-1a, KV-1e, and KV-1s (which is a "c" in cyrillic).  There was no KV-1n but still, I always see it like that!
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: orthonorm on August 07, 2011, 06:47:12 PM
Is there some sorta of trivia contest where we could pick ten folks to represent the board and participate in.

The amount of worthless knowledge is amazing.

Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: biro on August 07, 2011, 06:49:30 PM
Usernames I can't remember:
ytterbiumanalyst
Entscheidungsproblem

Whenever I see the second person's name, I try to pronounce it... and I'm pretty sure I'm getting it wrong.  :D
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: IsmiLiora on August 07, 2011, 06:52:05 PM
Asterisktos (Come on guys, I'm not the only one who thinks of his name that way!)
Apsophet

I swear, I tend to switch letters so much and it causes issues. Never in another language, but in English, all the time.  ::)
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: orthonorm on August 07, 2011, 07:01:55 PM
Usernames I can't remember:
ytterbiumanalyst
Entscheidungsproblem

Whenever I see the second person's name, I try to pronounce it... and I'm pretty sure I'm getting it wrong.  :D

Entscheidungsproblem is one of the easiest for me actually . . .

Now he who shall not be spelled is simply *.
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: Shiny on August 07, 2011, 07:10:53 PM
Asterisktos (Come on guys, I'm not the only one who thinks of his name that way!)
Apsophet

I swear, I tend to switch letters so much and it causes issues. Never in another language, but in English, all the time.  ::)

I can change my username. Just give me a suggestion. Or anyone for that matter. :)
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: Robb on August 07, 2011, 07:26:03 PM
I used to think GiC's screen name was GliC. 
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 07, 2011, 07:26:15 PM
Asterisktos (Come on guys, I'm not the only one who thinks of his name that way!)

Maybe I should just go back to Paradosis (the original username I used here). Most people mispronounce that one as well, but at least they can spell it  :D
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: IsmiLiora on August 07, 2011, 07:27:24 PM
Hey, don't let one dyslexic poster make you change your names, men! ;)
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: Shiny on August 07, 2011, 07:29:04 PM
Hey, don't let one dyslexic poster make you change your names, men! ;)
I actually want to change it, but not sure what to change it to.
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: orthonorm on August 07, 2011, 07:29:41 PM
Asterisktos (Come on guys, I'm not the only one who thinks of his name that way!)

Maybe I should just go back to Paradosis (the original username I used here). Most people mispronounce that one as well, but at least they can spell it  :D

Sorta keeping the same name goes against the spirit of your name.
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: orthonorm on August 07, 2011, 07:31:06 PM
Hey, don't let one dyslexic poster make you change your names, men! ;)
I actually want to change it, but not sure what to change it to.

Asteriktos once he goes back to Paradosis.
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 07, 2011, 07:37:32 PM
Asterisktos (Come on guys, I'm not the only one who thinks of his name that way!)

Maybe I should just go back to Paradosis (the original username I used here). Most people mispronounce that one as well, but at least they can spell it  :D

Sorta keeping the same name goes against the spirit of your name.

Lol, true enough, but I figure it's a truth in advertising thing. Maybe I can go the hyphen route...   Mr. Asteriktos-[new name]... or spelling it backwards (Sotkiretsa)...   

Nah...
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: IsmiLiora on August 07, 2011, 07:40:49 PM
Kristosea would be easier to spell, while the essence of your name remains intact.  :P
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: biro on August 07, 2011, 07:41:50 PM
How about a symbol, like Prince had for a while?   ;)
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: Shiny on August 07, 2011, 08:03:38 PM
How about a symbol, like Prince had for a while?   ;)

LOL the unprounancble symbol.

Fun fact: Prince is my favorite musician. :)

Hey, don't let one dyslexic poster make you change your names, men! ;)
I actually want to change it, but not sure what to change it to.

Asteriktos once he goes back to Paradosis.
ROFL Brilliant. :D
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: Quinault on August 07, 2011, 08:07:14 PM
Most posters that attempt to write my username spell it wrong, hence the cranky tagline. Does anyone (that doesn't live in the NW) know what my username refers to? (no cheating and looking it up online)
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 07, 2011, 08:08:26 PM
^Something about a bear?
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: Shiny on August 07, 2011, 08:09:49 PM
A casino
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: orthonorm on August 07, 2011, 08:11:07 PM
Most posters that attempt to write my username spell it wrong, hence the cranky tagline. Does anyone (that doesn't live in the NW) know what my username refers to? (no cheating and looking it up online)

I don't know what you are referring to, perhaps a place (river or park or something), but I know is as loose term to define a group of so-called indigenous people in your neck of the woods I imagine.

When I read your name the first time, I thought of the language.

Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: vamrat on August 07, 2011, 08:11:19 PM
Usernames I can't remember:
ytterbiumanalyst
Entscheidungsproblem

Whenever I see the second person's name, I try to pronounce it... and I'm pretty sure I'm getting it wrong.  :D

Entscheidungsproblem is one of the easiest for me actually . . .

Now he who shall not be spelled is simply *.

* = inter-bio-man-analyst.  I find it easier that way.  
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: John of the North on August 07, 2011, 08:11:39 PM
Most posters that attempt to write my username spell it wrong, hence the cranky tagline. Does anyone (that doesn't live in the NW) know what my username refers to? (no cheating and looking it up online)

A tribe.
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: orthonorm on August 07, 2011, 08:11:43 PM
A casino

lulz.

But you googled.
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: Quinault on August 07, 2011, 08:29:11 PM
Most posters that attempt to write my username spell it wrong, hence the cranky tagline. Does anyone (that doesn't live in the NW) know what my username refers to? (no cheating and looking it up online)


A tribe.

Ding ding ding! You get the gold star. :D

The Quinault don't have a casino, we have a fish processing plant. ;D (and a ton of trees/logging)
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: orthonorm on August 07, 2011, 08:31:30 PM
Most posters that attempt to write my username spell it wrong, hence the cranky tagline. Does anyone (that doesn't live in the NW) know what my username refers to? (no cheating and looking it up online)


A tribe.

Ding ding ding! You get the gold star. :D

Umm no. My answer was better and first.

"Tribe" lulz. A forensic answer.
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: Shiny on August 07, 2011, 08:35:54 PM
A casino

lulz.

But you googled.
A long time ago at that lol.
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: KBN1 on August 07, 2011, 08:42:33 PM
Hey, don't let one dyslexic poster make you change your names, men! ;)
I actually want to change it, but not sure what to change it to.

Go for an anagram:
Pope Shat
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 07, 2011, 08:45:13 PM
Hey, don't let one dyslexic poster make you change your names, men! ;)
I actually want to change it, but not sure what to change it to.

Go for an anagram:
Pope Shat

Now that is a username!
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: Shiny on August 07, 2011, 08:45:25 PM
Hey, don't let one dyslexic poster make you change your names, men! ;)
I actually want to change it, but not sure what to change it to.

Go for an anagram:
Pope Shat

Oh my.
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: KBN1 on August 07, 2011, 08:50:57 PM
Sorry.  I couldn't resist.
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: IsmiLiora on August 07, 2011, 08:52:43 PM
And the award for best OC.net anagram goes to....
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: Shiny on August 07, 2011, 09:00:00 PM
I'm going to see if I can get it changed to that. :D
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 07, 2011, 09:02:19 PM
Most posters that attempt to write my username spell it wrong, hence the cranky tagline. Does anyone (that doesn't live in the NW) know what my username refers to? (no cheating and looking it up online)


A tribe.

Ding ding ding! You get the gold star. :D

The Quinault don't have a casino, we have a fish processing plant. ;D (and a ton of trees/logging)

Any idea where I get bear from? Did you have it as a custom title or something at one time?
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: Quinault on August 07, 2011, 09:07:10 PM
Most posters that attempt to write my username spell it wrong, hence the cranky tagline. Does anyone (that doesn't live in the NW) know what my username refers to? (no cheating and looking it up online)


A tribe.

Ding ding ding! You get the gold star. :D

The Quinault don't have a casino, we have a fish processing plant. ;D (and a ton of trees/logging)

Any idea where I get bear from? Did you have it as a custom title or something at one time?

My username on facebook is Quinault Squatting Bear. Squatting Bear is my husband, I am Quinault.
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 07, 2011, 09:09:18 PM
My username on facebook is Quinault Squatting Bear. Squatting Bear is my husband, I am Quinault.

Ahh, ok  :)
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: Volnutt on August 07, 2011, 09:18:59 PM
I used to think it was IsmiLora, Psadi, Akinori Makoto...
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: Opus118 on August 08, 2011, 12:38:53 AM
Hey, don't let one dyslexic poster make you change your names, men! ;)
I actually want to change it, but not sure what to change it to.

Personally, I think Aposphet is a great name with great commercial possibilities and you should retain your legal rights to it first, along with Aposphetic, Apospheticism, Aposphetitis, Aposphetorical, etc.
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: Volnutt on August 08, 2011, 01:14:14 AM
RCCulver, till recently.
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: Cognomen on August 08, 2011, 01:16:37 AM
People occasionally spell my screen name Congomen.  What an odd screen name that would be.
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: Tallitot on August 08, 2011, 01:17:21 AM
I used to think GiC's screen name was GliC. 
Originally it was 'Greek is Christian"

My original username was "Crucifer", the acolyte who carries the processional cross.
how tempus fuget
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: bogdan on August 08, 2011, 01:28:32 AM
RCCulver, till recently.

I always read it as CRVulver. No idea why.
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: IsmiLiora on August 08, 2011, 08:37:15 AM
People occasionally spell my screen name Congomen.  What an odd screen name that would be.
I totally know that you are Cognomen, but I wholeheartedly support calling you Congomen. It just strikes me as funny.
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: Fabio Leite on August 08, 2011, 08:59:21 AM
Nobody has shown any problem with "Fabio Leite", but my classic net nickname is "Nightrain", which most people think is "Nigh Train" in reference to the Guns 'n' Roses' song, but it was actually meant to be "Night Rain" because, well, I like it when it rains at night (and I'm at home of course... :) ). Also it's the family name of one my Changeling: The Dreaming characters, Duke Keldrian Nightrain of the Bonny-Sea.
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: LBK on August 08, 2011, 09:03:41 AM
Any takers on mussing up LBK?  ;)
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: mike on August 08, 2011, 09:09:15 AM
Deusveritasest was a tricky one until I realised what it means.
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: genesisone on August 08, 2011, 09:21:11 AM
Nobody has shown any problem with "Fabio Leite",
"Milk is fabulous". What's wrong with that  ;D?

(No, I didn't look it up; I spent enough years in Paraguay to read the Nido cans that were imported from Brazil.)
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: Fabio Leite on August 08, 2011, 09:36:36 AM
Nobody has shown any problem with "Fabio Leite",
"Milk is fabulous". What's wrong with that  ;D?

(No, I didn't look it up; I spent enough years in Paraguay to read the Nido cans that were imported from Brazil.)

I had to look up what "Nido cans" are. Here the brand is spelled "Ninho". :)

Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: vamrat on August 08, 2011, 09:46:35 AM
Any takers on mussing up LBK?  ;)

Yeah.  I always read it as LBJ. 

I apologize for that, by the way. 
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: LBK on August 08, 2011, 09:51:05 AM
Quote
Yeah.  I always read it as LBJ. 


 A wrinkle I hadn't thought of! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Quote
I apologize for that, by the way. 


No apology necessary.  :)
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 08, 2011, 04:37:27 PM
I decided to look through the member list and pick out other usernames I've had issues with remembering/misspelling/pronouncing (I'm only including people who have posted 200+ times, otherwise I'd end up with a five hundred names):

Nigula Qian Zishi (can only remember Nigula)

Heorhij (what's wrong with George?)

podkarpatska (For the longest time I would always think "podcast..." when I saw the name)

Bogoliubtsy (not really hard, but I usually settled for Bogo)

yBeayf (what?)
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: IsmiLiora on August 08, 2011, 04:39:27 PM
I can pronounce and spell Podkarpatska's name, no problem. But it always makes me think of pasta!


.....I know.
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: mike on August 08, 2011, 04:44:21 PM
Podkarpatska is the easy one.
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: vamrat on August 08, 2011, 05:33:31 PM
Podkarpatska is the easy one.

I assume this is for the same reason that Entscheidungsproblem is easy to me.
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: PeterTheAleut on August 08, 2011, 05:34:56 PM
My problem is that my fingers often want to go one extra key and make Fr. Chris out to be Fr. Christ. :laugh:
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: Shiny on August 08, 2011, 05:36:58 PM
My problem is that my fingers often want to go one extra key and make Fr. Chris out to be Fr. Christ. :laugh:
This would make a great argument for call no man father.
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: Poppy on August 08, 2011, 05:38:30 PM
I always get Veniamin wrong


HA!!! is that a oximoron??? >.<
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: PeterTheAleut on August 08, 2011, 05:40:59 PM
Nobody has shown any problem with "Fabio Leite", but my classic net nickname is "Nightrain", which most people think is "Nigh Train" in reference to the Guns 'n' Roses' song, but it was actually meant to be "Night Rain" because, well, I like it when it rains at night (and I'm at home of course... :) ). Also it's the family name of one my Changeling: The Dreaming characters, Duke Keldrian Nightrain of the Bonny-Sea.
Well, I suppose some old fans of the NFL will remember a superstar cornerback known as Dick "Night Train" Lane. His no-holds-barred tackling style is the reason why the NFL now has such strict rules against facemask and clothesline tackles.
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: Fabio Leite on August 09, 2011, 12:51:16 PM
I can pronounce and spell Podkarpatska's name, no problem. But it always makes me think of pasta!


.....I know.

Well I used to read "Ismliora" as "Ismloira" which in my language is something like "Ismblonde".
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: orthonorm on August 09, 2011, 01:08:37 PM
I can pronounce and spell Podkarpatska's name, no problem. But it always makes me think of pasta!


.....I know.

Well I used to read "Ismliora" as "Ismloira" which in my language is something like "Ismblonde".

It's all Esmeralda to me.
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: Volnutt on August 09, 2011, 01:45:02 PM
The anime?
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: IsmiLiora on August 09, 2011, 01:46:29 PM
You people know what my screen name actually means, right?  ;)
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: orthonorm on August 09, 2011, 01:54:26 PM
You people know what my screen name actually means, right?  ;)

Of course, but do you know what it means?
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: IsmiLiora on August 09, 2011, 01:56:50 PM
You people know what my screen name actually means, right?  ;)

Of course, but do you know what it means?
Well, I typed in "Cool Arabic Phrases" into Google and picked the first result.


(For those not in the know, like the lad above, it means "My name is Liora" in Arabic. It's a strange screen name, when translated, but I adopted it as my AIM SN years ago, right after attending my first Arabic class.)
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: orthonorm on August 09, 2011, 02:00:18 PM
You people know what my screen name actually means, right?  ;)

Of course, but do you know what it means?
Well, I typed in "Cool Arabic Phrases" into Google and picked the first result.


(For those not in the know, like the lad above, it means "My name is Liora" in Arabic. It's a strange screen name, when translated, but I adopted it as my AIM SN years ago, right after attending my first Arabic class.)

I think it is a lovely name and you have yet to explain what it means. Would be a wonderful name for a daughter.

And there is a bit of a cross lingual pun in your screen name as well. I thought you might have done that on purpose.

Alas . . .
Title: Re: Screen names that you misread?
Post by: IsmiLiora on August 09, 2011, 02:04:12 PM
Well, Liora means "my gift of light" (very loosely translated from Hebrew).

Of course my real name is very specific and has no such meaning behind it.

And no, I am just realizing what you meant about the pun (at least I think so). Har, no, I wish I was that clever.