The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89865   Message #1697906
Posted By: JohnInKansas
19-Mar-06 - 02:00 PM
Thread Name: BS: 'Mudcat' and other Unusual Nicknames
Subject: RE: BS: 'Mudcat' and other Unusual Nicknames
I have, in fact, encountered several persons who were called "mudcat" and about an equal number called "catfish." I never knew any of these well enough to know whether it was a generally used nickname, or whether it was only used by the few associates who were around at the time of my meeting them.

An uncle was called "Scoop" by everyone who knew him. I was about 15 before I learned that the name came from a 1930s era comic strip, and about 25 before I learned that his real(?) name was Leonard.