The topic is usernames

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by B_Stronzo, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. B_Stronzo

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    I have a dreaded feeling this topic's been covered. If so mea culpa. But for those interested in divulging the genesis of the name you use here at LPSG I'd be interested to know how you came up with it.

    Mine, "Stronzo", is a terribly unsavory word in Italian that has several different meanings but basically refers to that last bit of turd which won't flush down the toilet. :eek::cool:

    Ecco uno stronzo (una foto di uno stronzo PERFETTO!) :cool:

    When I was first studying Italian my cultural liaison became a trusted friend. She was a Venetian girl to make it even better.. studying here in the States. When I asked her the worst possible thing one could call another she said "uno stronzo".

    The word has a very distinct ring to it. Of course I don't hear it like an Italian native but at the very least I get to call myself one before anyone else.

    Sooooooooooooooooo ... that's the story behind the username.

    What's yours?
     
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    Mine is the combination of two Dutch names.
     
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    Mine is describing what I am in secret...well not for the LPSG of course, but to the rest of the world ;)
     
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    Is "joke" a Dutch first name or a surname pieterjoke?

    I love your language. I have friends in Bennekom and I find your native tongue the most fascinating combination of languages. Some words sound perfectly English in derivation.

    I recall a nursery rhyme that begins counting on your fingers:

    (phonetic)

    "Dimme pot, licke pot, ..... (in there somewhere is "meedle feengah" yes?)

    I loved it when the children would try to teach me. What a terrific place The Netherlands.
     
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    My username is the main character from Douglas Adam's The Hitch-hiker's Guide To The Galaxy, of which I've been a huge fan for 30 years.
     
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    conchis is a character of the novel The magus by John Fowles
     
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    My username is derived from my real first name - but not so obviously as you'd be able to guess it, lol (I hope).

    Hasn't actually got anything to do with being jolly, lol - which is what people usually think. :D
     
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    Actually Joke is a female name and Pieter is a male name (obvious).

    And that rhyme, so funny, because now you are using a dialect of Flemish/Dutch. That rhyme is spoken is west-Flemish. I'm bad in west-Flemish, but my grandmother always did that with us children, quite funny.

    Btw, I'm from Belgium, also Dutch. But many things ar ethe same in Belgium as in The Netherlands.
     
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    Matthew is the first book of the New Testament,

    1877 is the year I was born.....:rolleyes:

    only one is true. PM for correct answer, Closing date 8.7.09
     
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    .. in which case Matthew you look smashing.


    HA! I knew you'd recall it. God what history. I didn't know the rhyme had a Flemish derivation. An old matriarch to the family and great favorite of the children "Beppe" would take the great grandchildren and line them up before her and say (in her accented English) <insert real name here> COME HERE! I'll teach you how to entertain the children". These are extremely fond memories.

    "Beppe" has been gone for fifteen years now.

    Thanks for a bit of history. In my mind's eye it's as if it were yesterday.

    I found (this is an aside) that the family in Bennekom I know quite well TO THIS DAY despise the Germans for the atrocities visited on them from WWII.

    Is that still pervasive pieterjoke?
     
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    I keep telling people this over & over again here; Mine is a combination of words one of my ex gf's mothers used one time. We were bringing some groceries in she asked us to get. And as it happened, one of those bags had a butcher's pack of beef cubes in there. Well sir, we took the beef out, and she said, "That's a massive package of chuck you got there, ****!" Both me & my gf were flabbergasted, I mean we knew the truth in some ways, but then she pointed to the beef, and we both laughed.

    Needless to say, after I busted up with my gf, and I ran over to get something from her house, she wasn't there, but her mother was. I found out her mother meant on that day a double entendre , since she almost walked in on me in the bathroom and got an eyeful. Well,40 minutes later, she found MY package very filling.
     
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    No, we get teached about the war and have alot of warmonuments so we keep in mind what they did. The city where I live was badly attacked too in WWII. but we aren't pervasive for the new generation of Germans.
     
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    Mine is pretty much explains it self...but I've picked a new one when I finally move into my house... OahuMahu still pretty much explains it self...but for all of you mainland peeps it means gay guy living in Ohau.
     
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    My initials + the fact that I'm a junior = jjsjr
     
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    ummmmmmm your first name's Mark and you last is "London"? Am I close?:cool:
     
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    Oh I had your screen name figured out the second you showed up on the radar here...What are you doing Friday night?
     
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    um... is your actual name JOEL???
     
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