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BS: How to spell your mudcat name.

FreddyHeadey 13 Feb 17 - 07:13 AM
Nigel Parsons 13 Feb 17 - 07:50 AM
FreddyHeadey 13 Feb 17 - 08:44 AM
Donuel 13 Feb 17 - 10:40 AM
keberoxu 13 Feb 17 - 12:07 PM
ollaimh 13 Feb 17 - 12:48 PM
Jack Campin 13 Feb 17 - 03:15 PM
Bill D 13 Feb 17 - 08:40 PM
Joe Offer 13 Feb 17 - 08:59 PM
Mr Red 14 Feb 17 - 08:47 AM
llareggyb 11 Oct 20 - 03:05 PM
Senoufou 11 Oct 20 - 03:21 PM
Mrrzy 11 Oct 20 - 03:34 PM
Gallus Moll 12 Oct 20 - 04:38 AM
leeneia 12 Oct 20 - 01:23 PM
Nigel Parsons 12 Oct 20 - 04:26 PM
Tattie Bogle 13 Oct 20 - 07:57 PM
Steve Shaw 13 Oct 20 - 08:10 PM
Steve Shaw 13 Oct 20 - 08:12 PM
Jack Campin 13 Oct 20 - 08:24 PM
Steve Shaw 13 Oct 20 - 08:44 PM
Raedwulf 15 Oct 20 - 12:53 PM
leeneia 15 Oct 20 - 04:12 PM
SPB-Cooperator 16 Oct 20 - 03:03 AM
Nigel Parsons 16 Oct 20 - 04:28 AM
The Sandman 16 Oct 20 - 12:35 PM
Jos 16 Oct 20 - 01:52 PM
The Sandman 16 Oct 20 - 05:02 PM
Nigel Parsons 18 Oct 20 - 10:12 AM
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Subject: BS: How to spell your mudcat name.
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 13 Feb 17 - 07:13 AM

Llareggyb v Llareggub

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From: Nigel Parsons - PM
Date: 13 Feb 17 - 05:09 AM

Tony:
I would say "Welcome" but it appears you've been here a while.
I like the 'handle' but if it's a tribute to "Under Milk Wood" it should be "Llareggub", which, as you surely know, means next to nothing backwards.

Cheers
Nigel
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Nigel... but afaik Byggerall would be pronounced Buggerall?
And haven't both spellings been used by Thomas and various producers and editors?


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Subject: RE: BS: How to spell your mudcat name.
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 13 Feb 17 - 07:50 AM

I can't say I've seen the alternative spelling before. And a quick Google suggests that it's a bowdlerisation of the original.
It's difficult mixing pronunciation as 'byggerall' would give an English 'u' sound to the 'y' when pronounced in Welsh. But for consistency you'd then need to pronounce the 'll' at the end, so it wouldn't sound like 'bugger all'.
From what I've read, Dylan Thomas intended the name as a 'sight gag' and little else.


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Subject: RE: BS: How to spell your mudcat name.
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 13 Feb 17 - 08:44 AM

I'd forgotten the ll, and what language I was in at that point :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: How to spell your mudcat name.
From: Donuel
Date: 13 Feb 17 - 10:40 AM

Welsh is as strange to me as Hopi


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Subject: RE: BS: How to spell your mudcat name.
From: keberoxu
Date: 13 Feb 17 - 12:07 PM

So much for using a minority language for your Mudcat name.


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Subject: RE: BS: How to spell your mudcat name.
From: ollaimh
Date: 13 Feb 17 - 12:48 PM

mudcatters will ridicule a monority language name anyway.


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Subject: RE: BS: How to spell your mudcat name.
From: Jack Campin
Date: 13 Feb 17 - 03:15 PM

Monority languages must be the same as idiolects.

I doubt anybody would make fun of Olive's name if it was her real one. Pseudonyms are intrinsically ludicrous.


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Subject: RE: BS: How to spell your mudcat name.
From: Bill D
Date: 13 Feb 17 - 08:40 PM

I debated changing my login to "The All-Wise Emperor of the Universe", but decided it would be silly, when so few could handle the truth...

;>)


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Subject: RE: BS: How to spell your mudcat name.
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Feb 17 - 08:59 PM

I worship at your feet anyhow, Bill.... ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: How to spell your mudcat name.
From: Mr Red
Date: 14 Feb 17 - 08:47 AM

mister.red will suffice


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Subject: RE: BS: How to spell your mudcat name.
From: llareggyb
Date: 11 Oct 20 - 03:05 PM

Following up way after the fact...the story is that when Dylan Thomas was writing Under Milk Wood he wanted to place it on 'Llareggub Hill', but the BBC censor caught it and insisted on a change; hence 'Llareggyb', which is the published version.


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Subject: RE: BS: How to spell your mudcat name.
From: Senoufou
Date: 11 Oct 20 - 03:21 PM

I like it when people on here call me 'Sen' as it's much less complicated. My husband is from the Senoufo tribe, and I added the 'u' so that the name ends in 'fou' ('mad' in French)
I couldn't be 'Eliza' as there was already someone of that name.


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Subject: RE: BS: How to spell your mudcat name.
From: Mrrzy
Date: 11 Oct 20 - 03:34 PM

Two Rs, one Z.

And by Mad, Sen does not mean Angry, for those of you on my side of the pond.

But I was nicknamed Mrrzy practically at birth. I have used that name socially all my life, so, close on 60 years now. Hardly ludicrous. Which I used to think was "luducrious" back when I also thought Awry was pronounced AWE-ree.

Reread some James Thurber recently and Awry came up as AWE-ree instead of a-WRY, which cracked me up, as I've read that word correctly for decades by now. Context is everything.


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Subject: RE: BS: How to spell your mudcat name.
From: Gallus Moll
Date: 12 Oct 20 - 04:38 AM

'Intrinsically ludicrous' Jack? Not sure what you mean by that......
Some of us prefer a level of anonimity online! Those who know me 'get' my pseudonym and why I use it- others (of a certain age!) can work it out. xxx


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Subject: RE: BS: How to spell your mudcat name.
From: leeneia
Date: 12 Oct 20 - 01:23 PM

"Byggerall would be pronounced Buggerall?"

Welsh generally puts the emphasis on the next-to-last syllable, so it should be pronounced Buh GAIR achhhhhh. Y as a vowel is sometimes or perhaps always pronounced "uh".


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Subject: RE: BS: How to spell your mudcat name.
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 12 Oct 20 - 04:26 PM

Leeneia:
Y is not always pronounced 'uh'.
Rather than word it myself I thought I'd just lift the description from Wiki:
"The rules governing the letter Y are some of the most confusing in Welsh. Normally it's pronounced like the u in cut, but in the last syllable of a word it most commonly represents the sound of the ee in beet. Note; This includes words with only one syllable, such as llyn (hlin)."

This may be further complicated by the need to look at the origins of complex words. So, in Pontypridd they have Ynysangharad Park. As that is a compound name the first part is 'ynys' meaning 'island' and that is pronounced 'unnis' even though the second 'y' is not in the last syllable of the name itself, Ynysangharad retains that pronunciation.
'Pontypridd' itself causes problems. Most say 'Pontuhpreeth' but shorten it to 'Ponty' (Pontee).

Confusing? or what?


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Subject: RE: BS: How to spell your mudcat name.
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 13 Oct 20 - 07:57 PM

Mine often gets wrongly spelled (spelt, if you prefer!)
Tatie Boggle, for example: the mind boggles!
I joined Mudcat at a time when everyone was encouraged to use pseudonyms: I'm not bothered if people know or find out who I really am, as many do or have done. I'm certainly not hiding behind it.


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Subject: RE: BS: How to spell your mudcat name.
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 13 Oct 20 - 08:10 PM

I'm not bothered if people discover my pseudonym.

[Steve Shaw since 15 June 1951].


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Subject: RE: BS: How to spell your mudcat name.
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 13 Oct 20 - 08:12 PM

Though, having said that, both Mrs Steve and my mum both call me "Stephen!!" when they're cross with me...


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Subject: RE: BS: How to spell your mudcat name.
From: Jack Campin
Date: 13 Oct 20 - 08:24 PM

My brain never allocates space for more than one name for anybody. So if I first knew you by a forum pseudonym and you later tell me your real one I don't have a prayer if remembering it.


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Subject: RE: BS: How to spell your mudcat name.
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 13 Oct 20 - 08:44 PM

There's no space left in my brain. The hard-drive is full and cannot be defragged.


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Subject: RE: BS: How to spell your mudcat name.
From: Raedwulf
Date: 15 Oct 20 - 12:53 PM

Well, technically, my name ought to be spelt Rædwulf, which I occasionally do as a signature, but most people don't have a clue about ALT codes for special characters (ALT+0230, if you're interested), ae is much easier, and it's not like I care...

Oh, and technically it ought to be pronounced "Radwulf" - æ is the A/S letter æsc i.e. ash (sc in A/S is pronounced 'sh' so scip would be 'ship'. Or 'sheep'. Depending on whether it's a long or short 'i'. Confused yet? ;-) ), with the short 'a'. But 'ræd' became the word rede i.e. counsel, and most folk pronounce it, even if only from written, as "Raidwulf". Again, I don't care. The curious thing is the couple of Yorkies who have known me by this name are actually incapable of saying "Raidwulf"; it's always "Radwulf". The curiosities of dialect, eh!


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Subject: RE: BS: How to spell your mudcat name.
From: leeneia
Date: 15 Oct 20 - 04:12 PM

I prefer anonymity. I don't want somebody knocking on my door in the middle of the night and dragging me off to help define folksong.


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Subject: RE: BS: How to spell your mudcat name.
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 16 Oct 20 - 03:03 AM

The main issue with mine is whether or not cooperator should or shouldn't be hyphenated. In the co-op/coop movement the use of the hyphen continues to be a major area of debate.


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Subject: RE: BS: How to spell your mudcat name.
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 16 Oct 20 - 04:28 AM

And there was me thinking SPB made hen-houses ;)


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Subject: RE: BS: How to spell your mudcat name.
From: The Sandman
Date: 16 Oct 20 - 12:35 PM

My name is SPELLED OR SPELT [if you are a baker].
come back PADDY REILLY to Ballyjamesduff
The Garden of Eden has vanished they say
But I know the lie of it still
Just turn to the left at the bridge of Finea
And stop when halfway to Cootehill.
It's there you'll find it I know sure enough
For fortune has come to my call
The grass it is green around Ballyjamesduff
And the blue sky is over it all.
And tones that are tender and tones that are ruff
Come whispering over the sea
Come back, Paddy Reilly to Ballyjamesduff
Come home, Paddy Reilly, to me.
My mother once told me that when I was born
The day that I first saw the light
I looked down the street on that very first morn
And gave a crow of delight.
Now most newborn babies appear in a puff
And start with a sorrowful squall
But I knew I was born in Ballyjamesduff
And that's why I smiled at them all.
The baby's a man now, he's toil-worn and tough
Still, whispers come over the sea
Come back, Paddy Reilly to Ballyjamesduff
Come home, Paddy Reilly, to me.
Come home, Paddy Reilly, to me...


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Subject: RE: BS: How to spell your mudcat name.
From: Jos
Date: 16 Oct 20 - 01:52 PM

"Now most newborn babies appear in a puff"

That's not how I remember it ...


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Subject: RE: BS: How to spell your mudcat name.
From: The Sandman
Date: 16 Oct 20 - 05:02 PM

oh well maybe you are not from ballyjames duff , if you are from Croydon nyou could come out like an accountant, or from Barking you could come out dog matic


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Subject: RE: BS: How to spell your mudcat name.
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 18 Oct 20 - 10:12 AM

My name is SPELLED OR SPELT [if you are a baker]

My name is spelt as it appears on my posts. But I'm not a baker.


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Subject: RE: BS: How to spell your mudcat name.
From: leeneia
Date: 20 Oct 20 - 01:17 PM

Since it has to rhyme with duff, I'd say that most newborn babies appear in a huff, not a puff.

It can't be easy, being born.


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