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Subject: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: rock chick
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 04:56 AM

I have been looking at the names on this site now for some time, there are some weird and wonderful ones, it's made me wonder how each one of you came to choose your Mudcat name.

Mine was simple, A few years ago I would often experiment with different colours with my hair, on one occasion I had bought some purple, red, yellow, wash out hair sprays earlier in the day I sprayed it onto the front of my hair that night, which was also a spiky style (bit punky). As I walked in to the session my friend Charles Atlas (Mudcat name) called me rock chick! Which kind of stuck with me. I don't those colours now, it's much more subdued, not that I am, I love fun, music and good company, properly even more so than back then.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Sonnet
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 04:58 AM

Mine's an obvious one. Semi-professional poet.

Jay


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: stevetheORC
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 05:02 AM

Me I am into fantasy, but have always thought that ORC'S have had a bad press, very missunderstood !!!
Read 'GRUNTS' by Miss Gentle to get a clearer picture


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 05:12 AM

CLICK HERE for a previous thread you might enjoy and at the top of it you will find links to other "Mudcat Name" threads.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: alanabit
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 05:13 AM

Mine's just a dumb acronym. I played in a couple of bands and it stands for Alan's Band's In Town. We called the band Alan's 'Abits.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Oaklet
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 05:35 AM

Mine is an anagram of my surname. Or would have been but I couldn't be arsed to rearrange the letters.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Bullfrog Jones
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 05:37 AM

My parents had a bizarre sense of humour.

BJ


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Partridge
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 05:47 AM

sounds like my previous name Patrish which for complicated reasons needed changed.

Pat x


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: mooman
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 05:54 AM

I was "named" by 'Spaw after the good Lady McMoo made away with my previous name and cookie!

moo


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 06:45 AM

My name is Cat and I play the fiddle....wanted a different spelling so substituted the F for a PH....hence catsPHiddle!!

Cat


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 07:03 AM

Took the Irish Gaelic spelling of "raparree." A raparree was a highwayman, often a former soldier who had fought against the English.      
They viewed themselves as "Robin Hood" sorts; usually they were hanged.

Like them, "My spurs are rusty/My coat is rent/My plume is damp with rain/And the thistledown and the barleybeards/Are thick on my horse's mane."

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Schantieman
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 07:08 AM

Pretty tedious really: I (used to) sing a lot of shanties and other sea songs. The spelling is from the Bromyard Schantieman competition which I had the honour/good fortune to win several years ago.

Steve


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Tweed
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 07:09 AM

Mine's from the cloth that covers my old Fender amp.

Tweed


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 07:17 AM

Rapaire states: "Like them, "My spurs are rusty/My coat is rent/My plume is damp with rain/And the thistledown and the barleybeards/Are thick on my horse's mane."

You probably have a hard time getting a woman to get close to you huh? I think your horse is pretty pissed too...........You need to get your act together man........

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Pushkin
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 07:26 AM

Mine was a name given to me by my other half. Also I like anything Russian, particularly vodka!!

Pushkin


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 07:29 AM

Which is of course why fire engines are red.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: My guru always said
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 07:34 AM

Mine is from a song I sing from an old 45 of Joanna Carlin (Melanie Harrold, Irma Cetes). I think it was banned by the BBC after a couple of weeks back in 1977. It's a scratchy old 45 & I'm still missing some of the words.

But anyone who hears me sing it will know who I am. I'm not really hiding, I'm just someone who hasn't met you yet :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: greg stephens
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 07:42 AM

it's my name


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Blues=Life
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 07:46 AM

Why Blues=Life? Because it does! *g* I was trying to find a name on the Harmony Central guitar forum, and tried various forms of Bluesman, etc, since that's what I play. Everything I tried was taken, until I tried the current Tautology. Since then, to save confusion (mine) I've used the same name on all music forums that I've joined up with. (This is one of 3, but the one in which I participate the most.)

Good thread.

Blues


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 07:47 AM

Damn greg, I'm completely taken aback!!! I thought your real name was Gaylord Farrquad.........Shows how little I know!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Aidan Crossey
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 07:51 AM

I used to be known as derrymacash - which is the fairly notorious (at leash to fellow 'Cash people) piece of North Armagh where I grew up. But I've recently taken the momentous (to me) decision to use my proper given name in these here quarters.

Aidan

PS (with apologies to other readers of this thread) we could have used you in The Duke last night, rock chick. Bodies were few and far between. Still, it was good to see that Seán's back in action! (Normal service is resumed.)


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Mr Red
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 08:09 AM

chromatically consistent.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,mad axe murderer
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 08:22 AM

I was given this name as I like killing fings


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: stevetheORC
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 08:25 AM

Oy that the perogy whatsit of us ORCS


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: artbrooks
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 08:51 AM

Huh?

Art Brooks


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Noreen
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 09:01 AM

Stunning lack of imagination...

Noreen


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 09:04 AM

Coz my name's Dave and I resemble a garden gnome. In fact I won first prize at a fancy dress once and wasn't even dressed up;-)

StevetheORC, have you read the Orcs trilogy by Stan Nichols - Brilliant.

Cheers

Dave the Gnome


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 09:46 AM

Its the default setting.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Kim C
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 09:51 AM

Gaylord Farquad!! Heeheehee!

Kim C is me name. I didn't have the nickname Fiddlebum yet, when I signed up, and just didn't feel like changing it later.

Fiddlebum, well, that's a longer story... it has something to do with a violin tattoo and a cat in outer space.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: EBarnacle1
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 10:06 AM

Mine's just my first initial and the organism I am fighting to suppress. It looks as though we will be to market this Summer. Of course the involvement with chanteys and the sea (for as long as I can recall) might have something to do with it, too.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 10:39 AM

Despite the rumor that it's an acronym for "Big Wanking Liar", it's my initials (BWL) - short for Bruce Wayne (yes I was named after Batman and damned proud of it!) LaWall.    I decided to spell it out so as to underscore my love, respect and admiration for George W. Bush, commonly referred to as "Dubya" around here. (Please see this thread).

My previous Mudcat incarnations were "Bored at Work" (which is exactly what I was when I chose it, only to decide later that it was a really stupid name) and "Bedubya" (which I couldn't resuscitate due to having forgotten my password).

FWIW I almost always sign off with my real name.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: mack/misophist
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 10:52 AM

A thought hater is a man who eats peanut butter while contemplating a mirage.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Chip2447
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 12:31 PM

Some 42 odd years ago my maternal Grandmother first laid eyes upon me, and claimed I was a chip off the old block ( I happen to be a    Junior also.v ) so, chip isnt bad.

Now, when I got here Chip was already taken, so I decided to use Chip2447...the 2447 spells out Chip when translated from lettrrs on an american fone dial..Chip Chip, the chip so nice they named him twice.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Neil the Goblin
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 12:42 PM

fairly obvious really, Neil is my name and guess who I work for?


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 12:46 PM

I was 49 when I joined this forum, so naturally I thought of naming myself catspaw_49. I figured I might eventually meet some of the people here in person, and it would be confusing to them if I used a nom de plume.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: CarolC
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 12:50 PM

It used to be my first name and the first letter of my last name. When I got married, I changed my last name, and it now begins with "D", but I moved my former last name to the middle, so now it's my first name with the first letter of my middle name. Are you with me so far? Good...

Now I've thought, from time to time recently, that maybe I ought to change my screen name since my last name has changed. I don't know, though. CarolC has been a good name for me, and I've been using it for about two and a half years. It's a tough decision and I may just end up making it by default (if I don't make the decision, the decision will make me, as they say, and I'll stay CarolC).

So I'm open to ideas people might have for a possible new screen name for me. I can't promise I'll use any of them, but who knows? If you fire them at me with just the right trajectory, one of them might stick.

P.S. khandu called me "Oh strange one" on my birthday thread. I like that a lot, but the length seems a bit cumbersome.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Declan
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 12:54 PM

To the extent that I had any choice in the matter, I opted for this name by choosing to emerge into this world on 24th July, the feast of St. Declan.

By all accounts I was about a week late. Just as well, I wouldn't have liked having to go through life as Swithin Fay.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,Yuk!!!!!
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 12:57 PM

It seemed the thing to do at the time....Theres something about musos that just gets my goat.could it be their inherent narcism...some of e'm just make think Yuk !!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Bobert
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 01:02 PM

Well, I used to be Bob over at Tweedsblues but I discovered not long after tunneling in there that one of the members, Kitty West (of Arlo Guthrie Carnagie ebag gig fame) had just broken up with her husband, Bob. To add to that, the new Bob at Tweeds (me) was more of a jerk than Bobert, if ya' can believe that. So I fired him! With my birth name, Robert, being taken by someone else I asked the Tweezerins fir help and Kitty West came up with the "Bobert" and it stuck...

End of story...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: HuwG
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 01:38 PM

My first name plus the first letter of my last name, what could be simpler ?

However, I could have used my last name as the inspiration for some sort of nickname based on the concept of 8 pints, had not the real 8_pints pre-empted the idea long before I joined MudCat.

(I may have met Mr. and Mrs 8_pints at a session in Manchester in North-West England once, about a year ago; but couldn't put faces to MudCat noms de guerre at that time).


Plenty of my former rugby team-mates still announce my arrival at various locations by saying, "Ohmigawd, it's HuwG !", falscetto.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Melani
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 01:46 PM

Actually, my mother chose it a number of years back...


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Don Firth
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 01:56 PM

Nothing particularly imaginative. It's just a shortened version of what's on my birth certificate and what I usually go by.

Donald Richard Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: brid widder
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 02:11 PM

Mine's my favourite Jake Thackeray song...The Widow of Bridlington although I'm not a widow... don't come from Bridlington and am not (sadly) small and bonny at 42.. however ... 'whatever she thought she ought to do she did she did she did!!!' a woman after my own heart


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: khandu
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 02:29 PM

Tis a long, long tale, but I shall now copy and paste from the 11th Edition of the Readers Digestion Condensed Book.

And the odd looking cow (not to be confused with the "strange-seeming cow") turned her head and looked back at him with a wicked smile on her face. Old Ken knew he had gone too far with his little "game" and frenetically, he gathered his belongings and ran willy-nilly out of the pasture. (Upon this point, many historians have debated greatly for years. Did he actually run "willy-nilly" which connotes some bit of hesitation, or is it more accurate to say "hurly-burly"? Of course, there are the followers of the theory developed by O'Leary {the O'Leary Theory} who believed that Ken merely "ran".)(See Exhibit "C") Upon leaping the pasture's northern fence, Ken found himself in the path of an 18 wheeler driven full-throttle by the bizarre Rev. B.A. Dick, who, above the roar of the engine, could be heard singing "You Gotta Walk That Lonesome Valley". (See Exhibit "A")

None were more surprised than Ken, when a wounded deer ran willy-nilly (See Exhibit "C") from the forrest, hitting Ken and knocking him from the path of the bizarre Reverend's truck.

Emotionally moved and psychologically disturbed by the noble deer's deed, Kne (who often mis-types his name, putting the "n" where the 'e' should be...see exhibit 12) shouted to his entourage (who follow him 24/7), "I AM kHANDU!!!!"

None dared doubt the truth of it.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 02:41 PM

Yup, gone through this before, but here 'tis again.

Originally I was Linn the Thanatolithologist until I got "legal". Jeri sucked me into, I mean "introduced me to" Mudcat by getting me involved in the gravestone symbolism thread in '98 or '99.

And since I have a summertime nursery colony of Little Brown Bats (that's the variety, and also a description) between the bedroom ceiling and the roof. As a result of annual July (usually) bat adventures, I know a lot about Little Brown Bats and bats in general. Oh, and they like me, so Bat Goddess seemed appropriate. . . I'm also sometimes referred to as a Cat Goddess (or maybe just a cat mat) and I get some trade pubs with the title of Type Goddess (I'm a typographer now digital prepress production tech).

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Mudlark
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 04:20 PM

When I joined Mudcat I was a potter and a singer (still am that) so it seemed like a natural. Plus I love larks, love to stand on the bridge and watch them soaring about in the evening air...


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 04:22 PM

I wanted to register as Jock, 'cos I used that name in all the years, I ran [and sang {sic} in] folk clubs around the London area in the 60s and 70s. Mudcat would not let me use that; so I settled for the Italian spelling. Many years ago when I lived in Richmond Surrey, and had a slate at the best cafe ever, called L'Auberge, that's how the Italian family who ran the joint, spelled my name. Mega boring or what!!
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: stevetheORC
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 04:30 PM

Hi Dave the Gnome
Not read those must look out for them, sound like my sort of reading and before anyone else gets Orcish im a semi edumicated type who believes in luv and santa and luvs raindeers ( on toast)


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 04:53 PM

StevetheORC, reindeer make better sausage. You can get it at Gwennie's, among other places, in Anchorage and pretty much all over Alaska.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: treewind
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 06:04 PM

There's another Anahata using my name on mudcat, who I've never seen post anything
(hello ?)
So I had to think of something memorable quickly and treewind.co.uk is my domain name, which was chosen long before because it's sort of naturish and elemental and I like things like that.

Anahata
(my real name, that's entirely another story)


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,DonMeixner
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 06:24 PM

I chose this one because no one would believe my real name.   

Wadlow Cuffington


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Cluin
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 06:31 PM

It's an anagram for "Cluin".


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 09:05 PM

I can't remember.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: SlickerBill
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 09:25 PM

It was a nickname given to me by a good friend back in school, when I had a bit of a "look" going, as we all did at one time; tight jeans, cowboy boots, long hair. The slicker thing was obviously tongue in cheek. The "look" passed, but the handle didn't quite. sb


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 09:53 PM

Comes from a newspaper column my granddad wrote for many years for a couple of local papers.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: MikeOQuinn
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 11:39 PM

Well, me real name is Jeremy Welch, but when I signed up here, I used a commonly-used stage name of mine (Michael O'Quinn), since I figured if anyone saw me in performance, they'd recognize it, and if they met me otherwise, I probably wouldn't recognize them, anyhoo.

-J


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 11:46 PM

I threw darts at the dictionary.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Amos
Date: 10 Jan 03 - 12:51 AM

Me mum did it, being a Noffshoot of a Nold New Enkland clan whut got all their darn names from the Old Testament, their clothes from Saks and thier news from Walter Cronkite. Which is why I now live out West. :>) But it is handy, being short, and rare enough.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Genie
Date: 10 Jan 03 - 01:52 AM

Well, this is a deja vu thread for me, too.

When I first visited, and soon joined, Mudcat, I was a relative internet neophyte, and I wasn't sure how good an idea it would be to use my real name. I've had various nicknames in my life, but the only one that some folks still call me is the one my grandpa always called me: Jeanie. Partly to avoid confusion with other "Jeans," "Jeannes," "Jeanies," and "Jeannies," and partly because I like the magical connotation, I decided to be "Genie" at Mudcat.

Jeanene Pratt


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: songs2play
Date: 10 Jan 03 - 02:53 AM

I like songs
I like to play songs on my guitar

It was pretty easy to get a name from that.

Although I prefer being called "snogs", as it seems to have stuck after Mr Happy once mistyped my name in the Mudchat.

Sad , I know, but what the heck.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 10 Jan 03 - 04:21 AM

Been through it all before but....
Lots of other Rogers on the 'Cat. Being a child of the '50s I enjoy the rough and ready sound of the skiffle/jug band type of band, play no instruments other than washboard and kazoo... and if skiffle is defined as music played on battered, home made, crude and often out of tune instruments - well that's my voice to a T!

RtS


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: bradfordian
Date: 10 Jan 03 - 04:37 AM

I was born in the town of Bradford, Yorkshire, England. BTW, there are 2 or 3 Bradfords in USA, any 'catters therein, or from?

(WARNING Thread Creep:)
But I'm now in Robin Hood country (Nottingham) and am getting interested in Lord Byron (he's buried in my local church). I know there is a BYRON in Georgia & BYRON Wines in California, anyone have any connections with anything Byron?
And thirdly as my christian name is BARRIE, I noticed there is a town of that name near Toronto which is having a 150th birthday. Anyone from Barrie?

Brad.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Gurney
Date: 10 Jan 03 - 04:44 AM

A schoolboy nickname from a distant youth. Older Britons may remember the TV programme Gurney Slade, with the nice theme tune. And Chris was taken. Chris.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,allen woodpecker
Date: 10 Jan 03 - 06:10 AM

From a lovely exchange in an episode of the sitcom "Dinnerladies" (which I actually never watch, I just caught this bit and it seemed like serendipity) between four women.
First Woman - "I like that Woody, off the telly. Wotzisname?"
Second Woman - "Allen?"
Third Woman - "Woodpecker?"
Fourth Woman (who hasn't been paying attention) - "Who's Allen Woodpecker?"
I think she was talking about Mr Hemp, a.k.a. Woody Harrelson.
Peace and love, a.w.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: ballpienhammer
Date: 10 Jan 03 - 06:57 AM

I am round and hard on one end!


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,Vixen@work
Date: 10 Jan 03 - 10:46 AM

Actually, there's another version of this story out there in one of the old threads.

However, in the days of old, before the internet was host to many many many XXX websites....

My name is Victoria, I go by Vicki, and when I was small and spent lots of time in the woods alone, there was a red fox that I saw often just about the time I was 'spozed to be going home. I have no idea if the fox was a vixen or a dog, but I imagined her to be a sort of girl friend who came out to tell me when to get home so mother wouldn't be angry with me.

Thus, when I started making greeting cards for my friends, I called my "publishing company" (mind you, I'm still only about 10!) Vixen Grafix. And when I started writing songs, I called *that* venture Vixen Muzik. (neither one has made a penny)

Along the way, I got some education, and I spell better now. However, in the process of getting the education, I discovered the philosophical concept of the chiasmus, and the anatomical structure of the same name, and have developed an interest in the myriad of memes represented by the character "X" and how it's formed by two "V"s, and so on and so forth...

So when I first got on the net (anybody remember Megabyte University??) back in the early 90's, socially speaking, Vixen seemed somehow safer than my real name, and I've stuck with it, even though its e-meaning has e-volved into something I really have nothing to do with (those XXX sites I mentioned earlier...)

V


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Michael
Date: 10 Jan 03 - 04:49 PM

You'll have to ask my mam.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 10 Jan 03 - 09:45 PM

Brdafordian,

Re your thread creep, Byron, Georgia, which is about an hour south of Atlanta, was the sight of the 1970 Atlanta International Pop Festival, also known as the "Southern Woodstock". Crowd estimates at the festival were roughly the same as for Woodstock. It was the largest crowd to ever see Jimi Hendrix perform. (Much of the crowd at Woodstock and Isle of Wight had already left before Jimi came on stage.) It was a hoot. As far as I know, that is Byron's only claim to fame.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 10 Jan 03 - 09:52 PM

It's a name from a former lifetime. I still like it a lot, and have used it among friends for many years.

Little Hawk


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Brakn
Date: 10 Jan 03 - 10:03 PM

People would call me Bracken because I was in a band called Bracken. When I went solo it was presumed that my name was Bracken...so I stuck with it.

Michael Bracken
brakn


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: ex-pat
Date: 10 Jan 03 - 10:40 PM

erm, I am I guess, from another land. Well we are all from somewhere but I am not living in the country I am from. So I get called an ex-pat!


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: leprechaun
Date: 11 Jan 03 - 12:00 AM

Everybody calls me that, with minor variations which include The Mexican leprechaun, That god-damned leprechaun, and mayonnaise.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 11 Jan 03 - 03:05 PM

The parody of 'The Boxer'written by the bloke from Nottingham who's name I have forgotten called'The Folker'was my introductory song for
so long that when I had cards printed I used it as part of my professional name.

I'm Leadfingers Silver and my story's seldom told
I massacre folk music with a Yankee status symbol and a capo


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: allanwill
Date: 11 Jan 03 - 03:42 PM

Quite simple (my mudcatonym, that is, not me). My Name is Allan and I live in the Australian Capital Territory, Orstrailya.

(thread creep) - Leadfingers,I have a recording of Noel Murphy doing that parody, but different lyrics to what you quote.

Allan


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Strupag
Date: 11 Jan 03 - 03:54 PM

An strupag is the Scots gaelic term used for a wee cup of something.
I used to do a show on a wee local radio station in Ullapool, Lochbroom FM. The show was called the Sunday Strupag.
Many's the strupag we had after the show and it wasn't always tea!


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Jan 03 - 06:52 PM

CarolC ... "a rose by any other name..."

hmmm - you went from a 'C' to a 'D' ...in music that's called modulation (just for a little musical anecdote)

A name is such a personal choice ...when you were born you probably didn't have much input on selecting your name. So this time around ... (continuing hesitatingly)

If you wanted to stay with your pattern you could now be CarolD. Or for a nod to recorded music: CarolCD. Obviously, my favorite choice is GUEST. It's so easy to remember, and handy, too.

Those that know you much better will no doubt have better suggestions. But in the end, like Shakespeare alluded in the quote above, "What's in a name?"

Best of luck in your decision.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: boglion
Date: 11 Jan 03 - 07:24 PM

I spend a lot of time in the bogs of County Kerry (where my mother was born) but was brought up in the wonderful environment of South London which hosts the delights of Millwall Football Club (the Lions) which is another obsession.

Therefore bog = mud lion = cat.

I used to post as "Millwall" but some people found that a little too aggressive - prejudice is a terrible thing!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: *daylia*
Date: 11 Jan 03 - 10:40 PM

it's a secret!

Shhhhhhhhhhhhh


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 11 Jan 03 - 11:14 PM

It's an anagram of my real name, Noah Merck.

Aloha,
Noah


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,sorefingers
Date: 12 Jan 03 - 02:06 AM

My new Guitar action was too high, or I was pressing the strings wrong, or I have delicate hands, or I should not have started playing again, then I would not be needing to read mudcat ....


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: DancingMom
Date: 12 Jan 03 - 09:46 PM

My daughter gave me the name. I dance around in my house when I'm working in it, and she used to call my dance "the Mom bop." I have a habit of doing a little bouncy thing listening to music driving in the car, too (Yes, I look where I'm going, it's not THAT bouncy) Hence the Dancing Mom title. Remind me of Captain Kangaroo's Dancing Bear. Sharon


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 08:26 AM

another interesting anagram ....Mr. Mojo Risin = Jim Morrison


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: gnu
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 01:33 PM

Gosh... I went back to one of those threads Spaw linked to and found a rather short explanation, replete with a poorly attempted joke.... which could be misinterpreted...

"Mine ? I did not choose it. It was the nickname I went by (and still do) when I joined this raucous yet knowledgeable group. It is reflective of my gentle nature and my Hyde side. BTW, it's pronounced g-nu, emphasis on both syllables."

Not that I have a "Hyde" side nor that I am in any way less than a gentleman – well, good ol' boy. Rather, when provoked, the gnu can become a formidable and fierce foe… it's Wildebeeste side. The name was bestowed on me years ago by my cousins who have seen the transformation.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: chordstrangler
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 04:17 PM

I'm afraid that it describes my guitar skills...M


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: COINWOLF
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 06:52 PM

Chosen for me by the Ghost of Upton...Thomas Bound

As shown on Upton Town's website History section:
Upton's Ghost
Thomas Bound, who came of an old Upton family, a puritan in religion and politics, was churchwarden in 1640 and 1641. He became Captain of an Upton volunteer corps in the Civil War and helped to turn out the popular rector, William Woodforde. He probably devised the scheme by which the bridge and the church were captured in 1651.

Bound, a grim and covetous man, is said to have disposed of two of his three wives, forging the will of his last wife on her deathbed. He took his own life by drowning in the Causeway pool between his homes at Soley's Orchard in Rectory Road and Southend Farm. There are many legends of his haunting the neighbourhood, sometimes on horseback, and frequent fancied sightings; so, eventually his ghost had to be exorcised.

His bones were later removed from the parish church; his skull was taken by a tradesman and became a drinking cup. Even now, when a pony gets out on the road, there are people who shut their doors exclaiming "Here he comes again!"


The Ghost of Thomas Bound's Cat lurks around every corner. The one eyed cat who travelled extensively around England, at the time of Oliver Cromwell, was a fiddler of the first order. He reached notes other fiddlers could not reach, he jugged and reeled in a manner unaccustomed to his feline breed, and he danced his way from tavern to tavern following the sound of music, song and laughter. Thomas Bound may still be seen riding on his horse in Rectory Road by Soley's Orchard, but the cat is only seen these days on the occasion of Upton's Folk Frolics on May Day Bank Holiday. His wooden leg is heard thumping the boards in time to his jigs and reels. His tail flaps wildly at the feet of a Morris Man (whose dancing steadily diminishes with the passing of time and beer).

Losing his leg in a Worcester fight, his present leg was a gift of oak from a tall dark cavalier who hid in an old tree.

Festival Cat
www.uptonfolk.org


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,BigDaddy
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 02:44 AM

I'm a big guy and my most important role in life is "Daddy."


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 03:55 AM

Ella wuz me great grannies name and she was a lovely lady, who died when I was 6. She was brill, used to build me and my cousins dens in her dining room, with tunnels made from clothes horses with drapes over them leading to under the old oak dining table, which was our den headquarters. A daft fun old lady and I loved her. So thought, that's a good a name as any to use...

(Suzie is me proper name - well, actually it's Suzanne, but I get all sorts of variations, the milk man calls me Joanna, and his wife - the milk lady (whaddya know!) calls me Samantha - I'm used to it now)


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Sam L
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 07:46 AM

I didn't want to simply use my name, so I used my name for complicated reasons.

    My name is Fred Miller, but I thought it would be more fun to choose a name reflecting a particular interest of mine, so my name would habitually reflect that interest above any topic I commented on. "Fred Miller" seemed to do this nicely. And so if I logged on to comment here that Yuk's remark about people being narcissists is total b.s., people can see that this comes from my deep concern and expertise in "Fred Miller" as a subject of general interest, not just some personal whim or bias.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,Redhorse at work
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 08:31 AM

England has got lots of white horses on hillsides, but only one red horse, above the village with which I share a name. The fact that the horse has not been seen for 250 years and no-one now knows where it was sited or even what it looked like, adds a certain symbolism of something or other.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: The Pooka
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 08:40 AM

At first I wanted to be "The Mole" or some variant (not to say deviant)(I *told* you not to say deviant) thereof -- a persistent nickname given by my friends in college (both of them) who marvelled at my sunny disposition, social skills and intellectual farsightedness, not to mention my star-shaped nose. (I *told* you not to mention nyaah nevermind.) However -- seriously for once now -- I abandoned that out of respect for the memory of the then-recently-deceased, universally-beloved, LR Mole. A guy like that, you just retire his jersey number. So then I picked this foreshortening of The Pooka Fergus MacPhellimey, a character of the great Flann O'Brien/Myles na gCopaleen, whose writing I admire and shamelessly plagiarize. I would have used the whole name but that might have seemed a bit ostentatious. :) Invisible sixfoot rabbits had nothing to do with it but sometimes I steal that image too, what the Hell. I have seen "pooka" defined as "a mischievous Irish devil". Well what in the Divil comes over ye all nyaah nevermind. (And another thing: we once had a Himalayan cat named The Pooka *Furball* MacPhellimey, whom my wife wrote in for a local office at an election & then demanded that the officials illegally reopen the voting machine in order to correct their failure to report her frivolous vote -- which they did. Anything else ya wanna know? Don't answer that.)


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 08:48 AM

On my birth certificate. When joining mudcat I tried Brutus but it was already occupied.
All my student friends call me Brutus which is my cerevisial (beer) name; I came to it when some girls asked me what the B. on my card meant (I was also baptized Bruno Cornelius). I gave them three guesses:
Bernard? - No.
Beppo? - No.
Brutus? - No.
But Brutus stuck.

Wilfired


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: DG&D Dave
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 11:54 AM

Doom Gloom and Despondency, Dave.

Due to judging a song contest for the last 15 years (at least).

God its depressing!!!:>

Loads o' Love to all Sidmouthites and AMBS.

Dave Barnes.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: vindelis
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 12:58 PM

It's the Roman name for Portland.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: aussiebloke
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 01:02 PM

Well, I'm a bloke, and I'm from Australia, so it wasn't that hard...

Cheers all

aussiebloke


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: vindelis
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 12:48 PM

Having just spotted 'Kimberlin' in another thread, I know WHAT you are, (Cos it means yoom ain't narn o' we); but on which side of Ferry-Bridge do you live?


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: mike the knife
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 01:20 PM

That was the nickname given to me by my former rugby club. I collect pocketknives & always had one handy to cut medical tape, etc.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Jim Krause
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 07:31 PM

I got tired of explaining to the British folk that I don't sing sea songs about cursing sailors. So I dropped the name Soddy, and started using my real name. If it was good enough for my Mom and Dad, it's good enough for the Mudcat Cafe. And no, Spaw, my real name is not Henry Montesque Fillbrook Shakespeare Rottensone the III.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: BusbitterfraeScotland
Date: 16 Jan 03 - 04:17 AM

My mudcat name is Busbitter, the reason is because I was riding my Scooter, and I battered or ran into the back of a bus losing my four front teeth, so that's how I became known as busbitter.
I can't remeber the accedent, and yet when I went into hospital I was asked a rreally stupid question which was 'Did you see the bus?'
If I saw the bus would I have ran into the back of it.
I'm not that stupid, mind you I do stupid things however that's not one of them.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: forty two
Date: 16 Jan 03 - 04:47 AM

My dad had a shop - address was 42 XXXXXX. I liked the number as a kid and used to go round shouting 42 42 and the nick name stuck

You can imagine the ego trip when Douglas Adams came out with the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Yup it's me "the meaning of the universe life and everything" !!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 16 Jan 03 - 05:09 AM

I once wanted a name with an archaeological theme (my old job) that sounded like a formidable old academic lady (I'm not - I'm young and only slightly formidable). A fibula is a type of brooch (like a safety pin) and also the name of a bone in the leg. A mattock is like a pickaxe but with a wide, blunt end on one side. It's my favourite digging tool. I thought that together they sounded like a proper name. Sort of. In real life I'm known as Kate.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Schantieman
Date: 16 Jan 03 - 06:06 AM

Hey, Leadfingers - I used to sing that song - 'The Folker' - I got it from the singing(?) of Fred Wedlock in the 70s. My version (well, his) is slightly different:

"I'm Leadfingers Wedlock and my story's seldom told
And I massacre folk music with a yard of German plywood and a capo..."

No idea, offhand, who wrote it, unless it was someone called Steve Turner.   Hang on....


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Steve Benbows protege
Date: 16 Jan 03 - 10:18 AM

Well, quite boring really. Steve Benbow was a fairly well known British folk singer. He is my good mate and my Guitar tutor. Therefore I am Steve Benbow's protege.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Padre
Date: 20 May 03 - 10:09 PM

I'm a priest - chaplains are often called Padre.

Padre


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Phot
Date: 21 May 03 - 01:55 PM

Simple really, I'm a professional photographer!


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 22 May 03 - 04:47 AM

I didn't choose it, my parents did.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 22 May 03 - 06:07 AM

Its from Toy Town. as most(but not all) of my posting are not for real.

Hello Big Ears

F### off Noddy.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Desdemona
Date: 22 May 03 - 12:44 PM

I'm a scholar of Shakespeare, and have at various times felt strangled by the insecurities of others!

D.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: MARINER
Date: 22 May 03 - 04:44 PM

Although not a mariner, I did spend 30 years at sea and I thought the title suited me ,at the time.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: wilco
Date: 22 May 03 - 05:35 PM

I'm the 48th Duke of Wilco of Tennessee.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Clean Supper
Date: 23 May 03 - 11:48 AM

It's an anagram of my real first and surnames. Can you guess what they are? (Sh! those people who know who I am...)

Ecopella, a lovely enviro choir in Sydney that I was part of (and still feel connected to despite having been some 10 000 miles away from them for nearly two years) had a few amusing nights at the pub making anagrams of one another's names. Some people brought computer generated ones specially. I can't remember whether mine was worked out or computer-generated.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: beadie
Date: 23 May 03 - 01:37 PM

. . . first and last initials   { B & D}


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: JennyO
Date: 23 May 03 - 02:09 PM

Hi, Clean Supper. Funny you should mention anagrams. We (Solidarity) were at it again last week. My anagram (taking some liberties with spelling) is "I rely onn jely".


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,Martin Gibson
Date: 23 May 03 - 03:09 PM


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,Martin gibson
Date: 23 May 03 - 03:10 PM

Let me try that again.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,Martin Gibson
Date: 23 May 03 - 03:12 PM

Man, I will never get used to that enter key on this forum. Martin & Gibson are two classy guitar makes. Unlike that cheap, shameless hussy Stella Kay.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Neighmond
Date: 23 May 03 - 07:11 PM

Is a corruption of an older word meaning "No body"


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Raedwulf
Date: 24 May 03 - 04:45 PM

It's my name. No, really. Alright, if you want the long explanation. In the re-enactment world I am known (& occasionally infamous) as either Raedwulf or Rafe Watkyn. Watkyn is a variation on my mundane surname, Ralph is my mundane middle name (after my maternal g/father). The Germanic root of Ralph is raed + wulf "wolf counsel", which pretty much fits me to a T!

There are many who know me only, or principally, as Raedwulf. If you shout it across a crowded room, only I will look round... How real do you want a name to be?! ;)

I've got several names, depending on context. Raven & Green Knight are ones that have been given to me. Neither are inappropriate. I've also been known to answer to "Oi, you hairy bastard!" ;)


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Tyghress
Date: 24 May 03 - 10:26 PM

I've been Tyghress online since....oh, since forever. Chosen because the other spellings were taken. The name has always been an opportunity to discuss the Great Cats and do a bit of outreach for tiger habitat preservation, tiger research and such.

Plus I feel I was in fur and stripes in a previous life. The name still fits and suits me.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: freda underhill
Date: 03 Jan 04 - 09:47 PM

hi clean supper..

just worked out who you are (ding!)

best wishes

amaelia clawall


ps underhill was frodo's pseudonym at the prancing pony!
and freda is a little like frodo!


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Peter Woodruff
Date: 04 Jan 04 - 08:34 PM

Peter Woodruff is my name.

Peter


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Edain
Date: 04 Jan 04 - 09:15 PM

Edain is my standard online handle, boring I know.. (it's from Tolkien)


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 05 Jan 04 - 03:47 AM

*I* don't think Edain is a boring name...

RE the Fred Wedlock song:

I heard Cathy Miller sing it at the Owen Sound Festival (in Canada) more than ten yrs ago. Laughed SO hard... begged her for the words afterwards, and she was kind enough to sing 'em into my tape recorder.

The version I know starts off:

I am a folk musician, though my songs are seldom sold
For I massacre folk music with three feet of Spanish chipboard and a capo

===

My nick is fairly obvious: I used to live in the US (Detroit area); now I live in the UK (Sheffield). Thought about using my real name, but thought YY would probably -- for anyone who doesn't already know me -- give more of a clue about me/"where I'm coming from" than "Vikki Appleton Fielden"...

Cheers!


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 05 Jan 04 - 04:07 AM

Well the name has been with me (but not used to denote me personally) since around the early 1990's when various characters grew out of a character that had been around in the SCA since 1985 or thereabouts.

Robin The Ruthless in Battel ---> Ruthless in Bottel ---> Ruthless in Babbel   
- out of which grew the core of the Troupe:
Babbel - who thinks he's in charge,
Bottel and Babbel (both largely obvious!)
along came young Quibbel (his sister is called Cassandra, but nobody takes any notice of her either!),
Lady De Kup Kake - known to her close friends as Lady De Kup,
Lady Lucrativa - who looks after the money,
Lady Tangyl Wyt,
Lady Lud Wygel,
and lots more.... (say the names out loud!)

And there is a web site with some of their original antics - but I ran out of space...

The Fooles Troupe have a web site
The Virtual Fooles Troupe
http://homepage.powerup.com.au/~rhayes/vfoolshm.htm
The Most Popular History On Show! (about 200 pages worth of assorted Tom Foolery - although Tom is no longer with them, having now gone on to bigger and better things...)
A witty, humorous romp through the Comedy of the Elizabethan and Medieval Theater
You can help The Fooles rehearse their next show!
Their Dwelling is now online too...
They now have a discussion list with special links...
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/foolestroupe

Here be the Chronicle of the Antics of a Troupe of Fooles, seeking Patronage in a World between Medieval Times and the pre-17th Century World. There be "What Every Well Educated Foole Should Know".

There be also by the same author
Windows 9X Optimisation
Briese-Bane Vikings Centre

Robin Hayes
a.k.a. THE AUTHOR
Look for the threads
The Foolestroupe Songbook
and
Technique: Piano Accordion for The Recycled Muso
(Nothing like blatant self-promotion!)


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Peace
Date: 05 Jan 04 - 06:29 PM

Well, my real name is Bruce, but my friends call me--Bruce. However, when I tried to use that as my post name on the Mudcat, I found another Bruce had already taken the name (the nerve). So I figured brucie would work. A few people warned me that I would be called that FOREVER, and wiseass that I am, I decided to ignore them. Ya gotta know that an ounce of prevention IS worth a pound of cure.

It's too late to change it now, but if that's the heaviest burden I have to bear this year, I'll be a fortunate guy. Besides, no one here would make fun of a guy's name, right? (I just had to leave that door ajar for those who have smelled the blood in the water and have been hurting from holding it in.) Anyway, that's my story and I'm stickin' to it!


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: boardsailor
Date: 05 Jan 04 - 07:38 PM

Maybe something to do on the water when the wind's just right?(today wasn't half bad!) Maybe when i'm sorely pissed on the job and hurl a 2x4?? I much prefer the former. I don't like being pissed......speshully on. Don't forget to vote, even if the Supremes get to choose!


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Joybell
Date: 05 Jan 04 - 08:04 PM

My name with a bit added as a cunning disguise. Early on Amos addressed me as Joybelle, and I really like that, but I'm too busy having fun to take the time to change now. Joy-of-the-Belles.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 05 Jan 04 - 08:10 PM

I am Guy Wolff , Guy Wolff I am . NO really I came in here to see how ( or why/) " Pixxie of Doom" came up with HIS /HER name. It is my faverite . All the best , Guy


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: hobbitwoman
Date: 05 Jan 04 - 09:21 PM

I chose hobbitwoman b/c I'm short and fat and like to eat six meals a day. I didn't want anything terribly exotic that would give anyone the impression that I'm tall and thin and gorgeous. I don't like to deceive people.

I don't however have big hairy feet, in case anyone is wondering. But I do have the strangest feeling I've answered this thread before. I didn't see me in here, however. :o)

Annie


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 05 Jan 04 - 10:27 PM

Sorry, damn MMD - I made a typo

Babbel - who thinks he's in charge,
Bottel and Babbel (both largely obvious!)

should read

Battel - who thinks he's in charge,
Bottel and Babbel (both largely obvious!) who let him think so!

I do feel sometimes that I Do Battle With Life... :-)

Robin


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Cluin
Date: 05 Jan 04 - 11:09 PM

They often call me Speedo but my real name is Mister Earl.

But I hadda take down a Satan's Choice Ride Captain with a Tim Horton's coffee spoon to get the name Cluin.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 06 Jan 04 - 12:35 AM

Would you mind Cluin' me on what that means?


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Cluin
Date: 06 Jan 04 - 12:43 AM

Nope. Not that.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: beadie
Date: 06 Jan 04 - 09:59 AM

. . . .a simple phonetic combination of the initials of my first and last names . . . B and D


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Peace
Date: 06 Jan 04 - 11:41 AM

Bop bop a diddle it,
Bop bop a diddle it.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: ToulouseCruise
Date: 06 Jan 04 - 02:19 PM

well, mine is my band name... when people see "Toulouse Cruise" in print, they just sort of wrinkle the eyebrows a bit... but if ya say it aloud (yes, you are allowed) with a little pause before the L and a little slurr to join up the words, you get a fairly accurate description of our duo ;)

Brian


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,Pistachio
Date: 06 Jan 04 - 02:50 PM

I'm named after one nut so I thought I'd disguise myself as another one but Brazil, Cashew and Walnut didn't interest me!
Hazel!


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,thickasshit
Date: 06 Jan 04 - 04:53 PM

Someone suggested it for me. Don't know why?


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: black walnut
Date: 06 Jan 04 - 06:51 PM

My Celtic harp and lap dulcimer are both made from black walnut.

~b.w.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: ray bucknell
Date: 07 Jan 04 - 09:54 AM

I attended Bucknell University. The Bucknell fight song is one of few words: "'Ray Bucknell, 'ray Bucknell; 'Ray for the orange and the blue. 'Ray,'ray,'ray,'ray; 'Ray for the orange and the blue!"

    Not the best college song I've ever heard but I thought it would make a good screen name.

                                        'Ray


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,Little Ramona
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 09:09 AM

Would that be "Anyway my guru says no"? It was getting to the point where i'd need another joint just to get me off my ass and out the door? leave your email address as a comment on sincerelyboredoflondon.blogspot.com and i'll email you the lyrics as far as i know them.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 09:18 AM

Obvious from my name really, I play ragtime tenor banjo and nose flute.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Swave N. Deboner
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 10:05 AM

My Tennessee kinfolk were nice, down-to-earth people with good hearts and bad education. We used to go to my Aunt Ninabelle and Uncle Zion's house for Sunday dinner. I'd be in my Sunday best, and Uncle Zion would tell me I was "sWAYve 'n dEE-boner," meaning of course, suave and debonnair. So my Mudcat moniker is a play on that mispronunciation.

SND


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: MBSLynne
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 10:13 AM

My name is Lynne, and in the folkie world, Middle Bar Singer (From the Middle Bar in the Anchor in Sidmouth) really defines WHO I am. If I'd hung around a bit longer before becoming a member I might have found a better and cleverer name, but I was looking for one quickly, saw Herga Kitty's name and thought that since Herga defined Kitty, MBS must define me.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Josher
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 11:28 AM

I own a narrowboat on the english canals and a Josher was a type of narrowboat built by the famous(on the canals) carrying company called Fellows Moreton and Clayton.
Simple really.
Josher


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Big Mick
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 11:33 AM

Look at me.

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Flash Company
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 11:43 AM

My wife, Sheila reckons if it hadn't have been for me she might never have been so poor! FC


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Mingulay
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 11:48 AM

Simple really, it's the name of the boat I live on and nothing to do with a Scottish island apart from the Mingulay Boat Song.

Funnily enough I used to live on a real Josher.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Cod Fiddler
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 11:57 AM

I chose mine from a Mudcat poll of those who know me (and a few who don't). Rather unpersonal but it provided much amusement and opportunity for rudeness. I'm a fiddler who is doing a PhD on North Sea cod. If I ever finish, I'll change to Dr. Cod.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: chris nightbird childs
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 12:24 PM

I'm a notorious night-owl. I started using the name Nightbird as a writing name. It's also what I think my Indian name would have been in a previous life...


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: TheBigPinkLad
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 12:37 PM

When I was a nipper my pals and I went swimming at the local rec. centre. We picked on some wimpy kid and razzed him until he left the pool in tears. Then, be damned, he went and squealed on us to his mother! She brought the lifeguard to chuck us out and pointed out Larry--major offender--who was

a) twice the size of the rest of us, and

b) reacting badly to the chlorine

"That's him!" she shrilled. "The big pink lad."


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: The Unicorn Man
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 12:51 PM

Mine is easy as well. My name is Martin and I used to help run the club at The Bull in Barton le Clay.Beds.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 01:24 PM

'Twas long before Mudcat, my parents chose it for me.

Art


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 01:26 PM

I was born again. You've got to be born again, man....


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Megan L
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 02:09 PM

No i am not Welsh but if any bugger even thinks of calling me maggie the had better mak dambed sure the are well beyond walking stick range. The last person to mak that mistake wis skelped wie a canvas sack - ok so i forgot it hid a padlock in it at the time.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 03:24 PM

I cribbed it off Alexei Sayle and have been called it on several occasions.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Donuel
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 03:35 PM

It was my original first name until it was changed at age 3 when my mother remarried. As the eldest of Donuel Blagg Sr. it turns out I have 5 half brothers and one half sister I have never met.

Although I contacted Donuel Sr. by phone and sent a video, none of his kids have ever contacted me. I suppose they have their reasons despite some live only a day trip away.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Rapparee
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 04:08 PM

There it was, in the Irish-English, English-Irish dicttionary.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: gnu
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 04:26 PM

HuH ?


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Polly Squeezebox
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 04:52 PM

My father always called me Polly when I was a child - an abbreviation/pet name. Later in life I started playing concertina and melodeon - both commonly called a 'squeezebox'. (No I don't play cricket!)


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 03:04 AM

I can't remember.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: gnu
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 06:06 AM

Rapaire... HuH? I am not comprestanding.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: My guru always said
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 06:52 AM

Ah Little Ramona, that's the one! Have got most of the lyrics thanks, just a few words I may have botched a bit.

Have had a look at blog but not joining in order to post a comment, I like to keep things simple, thanks anyway!! You could join Mudcat perhaps & then PM me... This is a nice place to stay.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,sandra in sydney
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 06:55 AM

I work for a Government agency & when I ring interstate colleagues I introduce myself as ....

sandra in sydney


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Crane Driver
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 07:57 AM

Weeeelllll -

It really is a bit complicated -















I drive a crane -














but not THAT sort -














see my photo in the members section.


Andrew


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Azizi
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 08:35 AM

In the late 1960s I was a member of a organization that focused on African culture. Like other members of that group, I wanted an African personal name. My man friend at that time, Zayd, said he would give me an African name. And because I just love loved loved him, I said I would accept the name that he selected. So out of the kindness of his soon to be cheatin heart, Zayd gave me a choice of two names-either "Aziza": Arabic for "{one who}is rare & precious" or "Azizi": Kiswahili with the same meaning.

Back in those days {and now} a lot of female names given to African Americans from the Arabic language and other language sources {as well as names which are creatively 'made up'} end with the 'ah" sound like "Keisha", "Maisha", "Malika","Fatimah", "Kadisha", "Alia"... I liked the idea of "Azizi" because it sounded more unique.

But in those days {and still today} there was also a brand of makeup called "Aziza". The REAL reason why I choose 'Azizi' instead of 'Aziza' is that I didn't want to give somebody the opportunity to look at me and say "Aziza, you forgot your make-up, girl.."

So I've been 'Azizi' now for 37 years-and I try to live up to that name with or without wearing makeup.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Dewey
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 09:52 AM

My real name is Dewaine. Everyone Pajoratively calls my Dewey. the ewwweee!!! part of Dewey being stressed in the pronunciation (as well as the volume)

My co-workers of the past and present often seem to chant to me the following way: Dew wee! Dew wee! Dew wee! Like you might at a United Auto Workers of AFL-CIO Meeting, with everyone's fists in the air in a momentus state of solidairity. I never can tell if the chanting is affectionate or as mentioned above pajorative.

Usually the words "screwy" is instictually placed in front of my name, by whoever decides to call me by this name.

I am actually not that fond of the name itself, but I choose it online at sites I visit for the following reasons:

It allows me to stay humbled in conversations, If I say something stupid or overtalk, it allows me the option to blame it on my name, Someone might say on a message board for example, "Oh well, that's Screwy Dewey for you. Once again he's opened his mouth again before actually using his brain."

Also I'm proud of being Screwy Dewey, being a little "out there" and of the wall at times keeps my mind and heart open to new ideas, while at the same time. gives me the opportunity by others to be forgiven for having said something dumb.

My biggest weakness is sensitivity to the opinions of other people and self-consciousness in general, also one of my other weaknesses is a preference to being alone, I seem to be able to entertain myself quite thoroughly. I like to think, and I think best when I am by myself. I also hate crowds and loud places, but I don't necessarily hate people. I am just very picky about the types of people I like to be around.

I don't like bars, vulgarity and public filth in general. My prejudices are that I like quiet, sensible, moral people as well as stimulating non-reactionary conversations. I don't like gossip, loose talk, or television pop culture. My T.V. is unplugged and I rarely use it. I watch Foxnews at work or at Mom and Dad's (the right wing propaganda network)

My biggest strength is that I am a positive thinker: I haven't had one stressful day in 3 years, and I'm not just making that one up! It is a complete and total fact. I have a life free of worry, my brain has been been so stimulated through years of sedentary desires and positive emotions and through the principle of auto-suggestion, negativity just doesn't enter it anymore ever!

I don't own a cell phone, and I refuse to join the ratrace! I want to do things my way. I don't kill myself for any employer anymore, I've got my bills low enough that I know can do whatever I wish to, whether job retraining, starting a new business etc.

Sure I am a little behind on things, yet I now know I have an inner gift to succeed through a creative force that is much beyond me and yet is part of me (i.e. God)

Intention to me is more important than my timeline towards futuristic events, I feel eventually, any human being, through the infinite intellignece of the interactive God of his consciouness, will develope his-her purpose from within, daily, interactively and exponentially.

I also believe that who I BECOME EVERY SINGLE DAY, And who my higher consciousness becomes every single day, is much more important than the tanglible instant gratification of the money that is not yet in my hands, we all arrive through intention in our own individual ways and through own own creative timeline when we are connected to our source (i.e. God)





Dewey (the nut)


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Cats
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 12:54 PM

Because my house is ruled by two rescued, yet adorable, moggies called Isolde of the White Paws and Bathsheba Everdeen. At work I have two moggies, Mumsie and Joshua. 'Nuff said....


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 01:19 PM

My first name is Mike, and I live in Anchorage, Alaska. Seemed like a no-brainer to me.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Rapparee
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 01:48 PM

Yeah, AM, and that's another reason why I took the name I use here. There are already too many people named Mike.

(Everyone knows, of course, that "Mike" is short for "Michael" and that "Michael" translates as "Who is like God." It really does.)


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: *Laura*
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 03:05 PM

I had to be boring and have *Laura* cos my first message was a request for stuff so I needed people to have an actual name!
how. very. interesting.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: dianavan
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 03:11 PM

because I was born on the Beltain and I live in Vancouver.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: MOAB
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 04:07 PM

My name was given to me by my dear children over on the Mother of All BS Threads. I believe I am the only Mudcat thread to have actually become a sentient entity and, thus, to qualify for membership. I believe the transformation from just a thread to living-breathing-walking-talking-rockin'-an'-rollin' member came about somewhere around the three or four-thousand post mark. I really don't remember. I don't post too often, generally only when some of my children get out of hand and need to either be slapped around a little or have their meds adjusted.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Shanghaiceltic
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 05:06 PM

I live in Shanghai and have Scottish connections. I did think of ChinaSyndrome as I used to work with nuclear reactors.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Pogo
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 05:29 PM

" And Pogo too is a real one. He is never so good as to be aware of it. Never so kind or loving or generous or forgiving as not to resent sometimes the fact that he is indeed all these things. "

A quote I love out of a collection of Pogo comic strips...because I would like to be that kind of person {O)

Plus I like singing " Deck Us All With Boston Charlie "


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Pauline L
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 06:02 PM

I use my real name. Unimaginative but informative. I didn't want to be incognito.

I like reading other people's stories about their names.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: frogprince
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 07:00 PM

The good gal whom I like best to snuggle up to has an extensive collection of every sort of collectible frog imaginable.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: freightdawg
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 08:33 PM

I am a pilot for a company that delivers freight throughout the state of New Mexico. By the nature of our work we have to fly really early in the day and late in the day, with a lot of lounging around the airport when everyone else is "working". Somebody, somewhere, came up with the pejorative name of "Freightdog" to describe or demean us - us as in all the other hundreds of pilots who are sleep deprived denizens of the less popular haunts of the airport. As with so many other things, however, the demeaning aspect of the name became a badge of honor. Now, to be refered to as a Freight Dog has a certain mystical charm about it. (Although I've run into a couple of freighters that got downright physical when referred to as such!) Young freighters are called package puppies.

I, however, consider myself a true freightdawg - a mangy, scraggly ol'cur that mothers shrink from and little children throw rocks at. However, we all consider ourselves darn good pilots and if you received a package this week, or sent one out, or had to depend on a medical specimen being delivered to a distant laboratory, or needed a legal document shipped overnight, chances are you had to depend on one of us to make it happen.

And besides, when I'm a mile or so above the earth, I've got the best office in the whole building.

grinning muzzle to muzzle,

Freightdawg


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Bonecruncher
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 08:40 PM

Mine's a professional connection - I'm an Osteopath
Colyn.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: number 6
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 10:57 PM

I'm not a number ..... I'm a free man !


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Scoville
Date: 23 Jan 05 - 12:24 AM

I used to be Ely, which would have been my nickname had I been named "Elizabeth" as my mother's boss suggested (unfortunately, I already had an Aunt Liz and my mother's family is full of Betties so it had to be something different).

However, cookie issues brought that to an end so I had to pick something else. "Scoville" was chosen on a whim after an afternoon at the National Museum of Funeral History--Sayers & Scoville is a hearse company. I like antique cars and have always had a little bit of a morbid streak. (A friend of mine has a horse named Scoville for a similar reason--he's black and sometimes pulls a hearse at Civil War reenactments.) It also doesn't resemble any of my other online names.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Jan 05 - 01:04 PM

I am Guest so i can come and go when i like without peeps knowing who i really am.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Jan 05 - 01:42 PM

Gnu pm'ed me and asked about my MC name. I replied and was told to post my response. Okay, here.

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Rapparees are usually defined as brigands and highwaymen. In fact, they were Irish soldiers who continued fighting, more or less as guerillas, after the "Flight of Earls" following Cromwell.

Now Sassanach and Cromweller, take heed of what I say --
Keep down your black and angry looks that scorn us night and day;
For there's a just and wrathful Judge that every action sees,
And He'll make strong to right our wrong the faithfull Rapparees!
The men who rode by Sarsfield's side, the roving Rapparees!

True, a goodly proportion of them did become highwaymen and brigands.

My spurs are rusted, my coat is rent, my plume is damp with rain
And the thistledown and the barley-beards are thick on my horse's mane
But my rifle's as bright as my sweetheart's eye,
My arm is strong and free,
What care have I for your king or laws?
I'm an outlawed Rapparee, I'm an outlawed Rapparee!

So I thought, well, if the handle isn't taken, I'll take it. But I keep spelling "Rapparee" in various ways, all of them wrong -- hmmm...wonder what it is in Irish?

So lift your glasses, friends, with mine
And give you hand to me --
I'm the tyrant's foe, I'm freedom's friend
I'm an outlawed Rapparee, I'm an outlawed Rapparee!

(Granted, in the above I've changed "England" to "tyrant" and "Ireland" to "freedom" because the violence in Ireland makes me sick -- but a good song shouldn't be lost.)

Can you see clearly now?


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: ranger1
Date: 23 Jan 05 - 05:04 PM

I'm a park ranger (yes, really) and I'm also a big fan of Babylon5.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Jan 05 - 05:24 PM

Mine's the only one for which there can be a duplicate-- how weird is that?


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,Harmoni
Date: 24 Jan 05 - 01:24 AM

Because that's what I truly love to hear.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jan 05 - 01:30 AM

I wanted to be able to bash people and not have anyone know who I am. It isn't cowardice really. Not really. Just want to be anonymous is all, really and truly. That's all. Just anonymous.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: The Beast of Farlington
Date: 24 Jan 05 - 10:45 AM

I moved to Farlington, a tiny village in the wilds of North Yorkshire, UK. I used to joke that our local pub, The Blacksmith's Arms, (now immortalised in the Obit: Sam Smiths Bans Live Music thread) was a bit like The Slaughtered Lamb fictional pub featured in the opening scenes of An American Werewolf in London. You know, the scene where the two hitch hikers stumble in from the storm and the whole place goes quiet and the locals stare at them. They then start asking awkward questions about why there is a pentangle above the fireplace and are ultimately asked to leave. While stumbling across the moor at night there is an eerie howl and they are attacked by (at that point) an unidentified beast. It doesn't take a huge leap of imagination to get to 'The Beast of Farlington'. This was also a nickname I gave to my neighbours Spaniel until he had 'the op'!


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: The Beast of Farlington
Date: 24 Jan 05 - 12:11 PM

Oh, and I like being called 'Beast' when I go down the pub as I am about as unlike a beast as it is possible to be!


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: DougR
Date: 24 Jan 05 - 05:51 PM

I didn't. My mother did.

DougR


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 25 Jan 05 - 04:42 PM

I'm the first sergeant of my American Civil War re-enacting unit. (12th US Infantry) and I am of Irish extraction. Kind of a no-brainer. Neil


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: CallyH
Date: 25 Jan 05 - 06:08 PM

It's the name of my narrowboat. I thought, if anyone sees the boat when she's out and about they will know it's me!

Rachel


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,Paranoid Andriod
Date: 25 Jan 05 - 07:48 PM

Brain the size of a planet and doing fuckall with it


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: swingfiddle
Date: 26 Jan 05 - 03:36 AM

Played violin/fiddle for last 50 years...like Swing, Jazz and Blues...hence the name.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: MuddleC
Date: 03 Feb 05 - 08:45 PM

Well, I am trying to muddle my way thru understanding music as she is writ, and it all hinges above and below middle C, which seems to be some sort of standard for all you control freaks, but to us luddites it's directly proportional to the amount of 'old Rosie' cider available and inversely proportional to the noise of the juke box.....

it has nothing to do with the state of my house, nor my time in the Royal Navy !!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,Sidewinder
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 08:09 AM

Like A Bird On A Wire, Or A Drunk In A Choir, I Have Strived All My Life To Be Free.

Respect to "ThickAsShit" I think quite a lot of us were angling for that one - but you got there first!

Oh!Brother Where Art Thou.

Regards.

Sidewinder.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Mo the caller
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 04:58 PM

I used to be quiet, shy Maureen. When I started calling Barn dances for I neede a new personality so I left Maureen at home and took Mo to gigs. Seems there is another Mo on Mudcat.
Didn't realise that I was changing my sex as well, till Mudcatters started calling me "man"
Come to think, my Dad was "Mo" in the army (he was called "Alfred Morris Brown" after a preacher) and I was Mo once in my life before. The news that he had a daughter was bawled out be an NCO "Mo. Little Mo's arrived" I've never won Wimbledon though.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: kendall
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 05:04 PM

I chose my real name because it is easy to remember.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Bentley
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 05:12 PM

I'm a petrolhead.A the time,I had two cats,Bentley and Star.Both car companys. Daft isn't it.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Severn
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 05:44 PM

My real first name. Named after a Great Grandfather. I just happen to have lived in Maryland all my life, and if I had a nickel for all the times people asked me if I was "named after the river", I'd be a rich man today. My last name is Savage which, like Severn, is both a town and a river in Maryland. I have no middle name, fortunately. Questions about two rivers are quite enough, thanks. Three, actually with all my Yook Mudcat friends asking their own questions.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 06:03 PM

200!!!

Whoo hooo!!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: leftydee
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 06:33 PM

It has nothing to do with which hand I use. It's my politics. I consider myself to be quite a bit to the left of today's political parties in the USA. I believe it's the true patriotic path. I believe in America, and I believe in the family of man. I think we have an obligation to each other and if we, in our zeal for each other, occasional pay a welfare fraud then so be it. I also think we have the obligation to protect each other from those that would do us harm, those that abuse us or take advantage. I think America is a teriffic idea that still offers promise after all these years. Greed and bigotry are the only things that stand in the way of that promise.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: autolycus
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 06:39 PM

Been buying 2ndhand books for 40+years,2ndhand records ditto, will look nearly anywhere, like doing serendipity in libraries(reference section) a,d among my own volumes, collect quotes and quotation books, the former into my own self-indexing notebooks. My lady-friend cut out a quotation about Shakespeare's Autolycos, where he's described as a "snapper-up of unconsidered trifles". That's what she thought I was doing, the trifles bit being her considered opinion. I offer Offer trifles, so it looked (w)right.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Mo the caller
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 06:40 PM

Well said lefty


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: David C. Carter
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 06:57 PM

My mother quit the old man when I was 2years old.Never did see him since.I took her maiden name,Carter that is.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Beer
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 07:16 PM

WAs surfing the net one evening and came upon this site. Had a bottle of beer on the desk and thought "Why Not!!"
BEER


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 07:44 PM

I looked down and there it was on the keyboard. I had to rearrange the letters a little, though.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 16 Jan 06 - 04:21 AM

you had me looking for a minute!


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Jan 06 - 09:35 AM

my most recent two names are descriptions of my attitude and my fantasy life...


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Tootler
Date: 16 Jan 06 - 06:47 PM

My wife describes my recorder playing as "tootling"


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: black walnut
Date: 16 Jan 06 - 08:28 PM

I'm living a lie. I used to play a black walnut harp but my new harp is cherry.

~b.w.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Bob the Postman
Date: 16 Jan 06 - 10:09 PM

My banjo teacher started calling me Bob the Postman to distinguish me from another of her students, John the Fireman.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,Boab
Date: 17 Jan 06 - 05:12 PM

Ah'm kenn't as "Boab" a' ower Bonnie Scotland!


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