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« on: August 07, 2011, 03:12:09 PM »

Just now I figured out that genesisone is Genesis One, and not Gene Sisone. 
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« Reply #1 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.
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2011, 05:46:36 PM »

Just now I figured out that genesisone is Genesis One, and not Gene Sisone. 
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2011, 06:11:45 PM »

Just now I figured out that genesisone is Genesis One, and not Gene Sisone. 
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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2011, 06:19:51 PM »

Usernames I can't remember:
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« Reply #5 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.

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« Reply #6 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!
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« Reply #7 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.

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« Reply #8 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.  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2011, 06:52:05 PM »

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Apsophet

I swear, I tend to switch letters so much and it causes issues. Never in another language, but in English, all the time.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2011, 07:01:55 PM »

Usernames I can't remember:
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Entscheidungsproblem

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

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

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« Reply #11 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.  Roll Eyes

I can change my username. Just give me a suggestion. Or anyone for that matter. Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2011, 07:26:03 PM »

I used to think GiC's screen name was GliC. 
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« Reply #13 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  Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2011, 07:27:24 PM »

Hey, don't let one dyslexic poster make you change your names, men! Wink
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« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2011, 07:29:04 PM »

Hey, don't let one dyslexic poster make you change your names, men! Wink
I actually want to change it, but not sure what to change it to.
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« Reply #16 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  Cheesy

Sorta keeping the same name goes against the spirit of your name.
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« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2011, 07:31:06 PM »

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

Asteriktos once he goes back to Paradosis.
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« Reply #18 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  Cheesy

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...
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« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2011, 07:40:49 PM »

Kristosea would be easier to spell, while the essence of your name remains intact.  Tongue
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« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2011, 07:41:50 PM »

How about a symbol, like Prince had for a while?   Wink
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« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2011, 08:03:38 PM »

How about a symbol, like Prince had for a while?   Wink

LOL the unprounancble symbol.

Fun fact: Prince is my favorite musician. Smiley

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

Asteriktos once he goes back to Paradosis.
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« Reply #22 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)
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« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2011, 08:08:26 PM »

^Something about a bear?
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« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2011, 08:09:49 PM »

A casino
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« Reply #25 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.

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« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2011, 08:11:19 PM »

Usernames I can't remember:
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Entscheidungsproblem

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

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.  
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« Reply #27 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.
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« Reply #28 on: August 07, 2011, 08:11:43 PM »

A casino

lulz.

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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.

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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. Cheesy

Umm no. My answer was better and first.

"Tribe" lulz. A forensic answer.
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« Reply #31 on: August 07, 2011, 08:35:54 PM »

A long time ago at that lol.
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« Reply #32 on: August 07, 2011, 08:42:33 PM »

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

Go for an anagram:
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Hey, don't let one dyslexic poster make you change your names, men! Wink
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!
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Hey, don't let one dyslexic poster make you change your names, men! Wink
I actually want to change it, but not sure what to change it to.

Go for an anagram:
Pope Shat

Oh my.
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« Reply #35 on: August 07, 2011, 08:50:57 PM »

Sorry.  I couldn't resist.
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« Reply #36 on: August 07, 2011, 08:52:43 PM »

And the award for best OC.net anagram goes to....
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« Reply #37 on: August 07, 2011, 09:00:00 PM »

I'm going to see if I can get it changed to that. Cheesy
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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. Cheesy

The Quinault don't have a casino, we have a fish processing plant. Grin (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?
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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. Cheesy

The Quinault don't have a casino, we have a fish processing plant. Grin (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.
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« Reply #40 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  Smiley
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« Reply #41 on: August 07, 2011, 09:18:59 PM »

I used to think it was IsmiLora, Psadi, Akinori Makoto...
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« Reply #42 on: August 08, 2011, 12:38:53 AM »

Hey, don't let one dyslexic poster make you change your names, men! Wink
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.
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« Reply #43 on: August 08, 2011, 01:14:14 AM »

RCCulver, till recently.
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« Reply #44 on: August 08, 2011, 01:16:37 AM »

People occasionally spell my screen name Congomen.  What an odd screen name that would be.
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« Reply #45 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.
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« Reply #46 on: August 08, 2011, 01:28:32 AM »

RCCulver, till recently.

I always read it as CRVulver. No idea why.
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« Reply #47 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.
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« Reply #48 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... Smiley ). Also it's the family name of one my Changeling: The Dreaming characters, Duke Keldrian Nightrain of the Bonny-Sea.
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Any takers on mussing up LBK?  Wink
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Deusveritasest was a tricky one until I realised what it means.
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« Reply #51 on: August 08, 2011, 09:21:11 AM »

Nobody has shown any problem with "Fabio Leite",
"Milk is fabulous". What's wrong with that  Grin?

(No, I didn't look it up; I spent enough years in Paraguay to read the Nido cans that were imported from Brazil.)
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« Reply #52 on: August 08, 2011, 09:36:36 AM »

Nobody has shown any problem with "Fabio Leite",
"Milk is fabulous". What's wrong with that  Grin?

(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". Smiley

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« Reply #53 on: August 08, 2011, 09:46:35 AM »

Any takers on mussing up LBK?  Wink

Yeah.  I always read it as LBJ. 

I apologize for that, by the way. 
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« Reply #54 on: August 08, 2011, 09:51:05 AM »

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Yeah.  I always read it as LBJ. 


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

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I apologize for that, by the way. 


No apology necessary.  Smiley
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« Reply #55 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?)
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« Reply #56 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.
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« Reply #57 on: August 08, 2011, 04:44:21 PM »

Podkarpatska is the easy one.
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« Reply #58 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.
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« Reply #59 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
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« Reply #60 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
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« Reply #61 on: August 08, 2011, 05:38:30 PM »

I always get Veniamin wrong


HA!!! is that a oximoron??? >.<
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« Reply #62 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... Smiley ). 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.
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« Reply #63 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".
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« Reply #64 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.
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« Reply #65 on: August 09, 2011, 01:45:02 PM »

The anime?
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« Reply #66 on: August 09, 2011, 01:46:29 PM »

You people know what my screen name actually means, right?  Wink
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« Reply #67 on: August 09, 2011, 01:54:26 PM »

You people know what my screen name actually means, right?  Wink

Of course, but do you know what it means?
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« Reply #68 on: August 09, 2011, 01:56:50 PM »

You people know what my screen name actually means, right?  Wink

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.)
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« Reply #69 on: August 09, 2011, 02:00:18 PM »

You people know what my screen name actually means, right?  Wink

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 . . .
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« Reply #70 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.
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