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Now that trade month is dusted and we need to wait us a few more weeks for some further hope cookies, I thought it might be the opportune time to start a new thread on something that has occupied my mind for the past six or so minutes. Usernames.

Q1: have you misinterpreted other posters' usernames without reflection?

(Follow up Q2: where and why and what and who did you derive your username from?)

I’ll get the ball gently rolling. (First easy question though: do any of the many ‘Dr.s’ on Demonland hold a PhD. or practice medicine?)

More specifically, on reflection.

Nasher: always thought it was something to do with being an admin and gnashing teeth, but probably just someone having the surname Nash.

Cassiew: read it as someone who considers themselves a nut, as in cashew. But likewise probably just a person named Cassandra, whose surname starts with ‘w’.

Pennant St Dee: always read in my head as Pennant ‘Saint’ Dee. Pretty obviously refers to a street though, somewhere in Perth likely. Google says such a thing exists.

mo64: A dude named Moe or referring to modus operandi 1964’?

DubDee/Sydee/Edm. Is it music related? Always picture you all in the different rooms of a rave.

binman: still can’t help but connect with the strident support of Oscar McDonald, as in Oscar the Grouch = bin-man. Name probably came about well before OMac ever walked into our club.

Demonstone? Is this Demon-stone like something out of Game of Thrones, or Demon’s tone where he or she forgot the apostrophe?

DeeSpencer: just assume is a huge fan of Jake Spencer like me.

 

 

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I figured @DubDee with the Jim Stynes photo was a reference to Dublin.

@Skuit I think historically you have defined your name for someone who once asked? Skirt/Suit?

@A F - my head goes to . something "as [censored]."

Not sure of @WalkingCivilWarobscure reference... my head either goes to Guns N Roses song 'Civil Wa'r or Manic Street Preachers lyrics of "Divine Youth" - And I sing to myself, My civil wars within, The victories and failures, I daily lose and win..."

@binman - I just imagine he is a hipster with a beard... but in reality is clean shaven.

@WERRIDEE is stuck in Werribee.,,

I do like how people really really try really really hard to wedge in a Demons reference into their handle...

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Really want to know the origin of yours, @Engorged Onion…...aroused cooking or something springs to mind! Mine I’m sad to say is my surname, just seemed appropriate to the internet. Boring. 

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5 hours ago, Skuit said:

Now that trade month is dusted and we need to wait us a few more weeks for some further hope cookies, I thought it might be the opportune time to start a new thread on something that has occupied my mind for the past six or so minutes. Usernames.

Q1: have you misinterpreted other posters' usernames without reflection?

(Follow up Q2: where and why and what and who did you derive your username from?)

I’ll get the ball gently rolling. (First easy question though: do any of the many ‘Dr.s’ on Demonland hold a PhD. or practice medicine?)

More specifically, on reflection.

Nasher: always thought it was something to do with being an admin and gnashing teeth, but probably just someone having the surname Nash.

Cassiew: read it as someone who considers themselves a nut, as in cashew. But likewise probably just a person named Cassandra, whose surname starts with ‘w’.

Pennant St Dee: always read in my head as Pennant ‘Saint’ Dee. Pretty obviously refers to a street though, somewhere in Perth likely. Google says such a thing exists.

mo64: A dude named Moe or referring to modus operandi 1964’?

DubDee/Sydee/Edm. Is it music related? Always picture you all in the different rooms of a rave.

binman: still can’t help but connect with the strident support of Oscar McDonald, as in Oscar the Grouch = bin-man. Name probably came about well before OMac ever walked into our club.

Demonstone? Is this Demon-stone like something out of Game of Thrones, or Demon’s tone where he or she forgot the apostrophe?

DeeSpencer: just assume is a huge fan of Jake Spencer like me.

 

 

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@Salems Lot - what's yours a reference to?

@Webber - I do think of bbq's and cooking!!

Indeed - I do like my cooking. Not a naked chef though, but good food access the heart and souls of people. And when I was younger led to romantic encounters!

It is probably a bit of my latent cheeky side - most peoples head goes to a certain place when they hear the word 'engorged'...

The onion bit is a work reference... to peeling back the layers of the individual to appreciate their 'core'.

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Interesting! I thought your name might have been a reference to BBQ onions from Gus and Gawny, @Engorged Onion

@Skuit always makes me think of Scoot... and what's the reason for yours, @Dee Zephyr? Going back to Windy Hill or something?

@Sydee is like Sydney Dee... but I might have made this up!

Mine simply refers to the kind of play I hope to see our players perform in every game 😊

 

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32 minutes ago, DeelightfulPlay said:

Interesting! I thought your name might have been a reference to BBQ onions from Gus and Gawny, @Engorged Onion

@Skuit always makes me think of Scoot... and what's the reason for yours, @Dee Zephyr? Going back to Windy Hill or something?

@Sydee is like Sydney Dee... but I might have made this up!

Mine simply refers to the kind of play I hope to see our players perform in every game 😊

 

Mine came about from horse racing DP. A mate’s horse was named Dan Zephyr and had a long run without success like the Dees, a few of us on here like to talk racing every now and then and it was one of them that suggested the name. Sounded apt at the time. 

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2 hours ago, Engorged Onion said:

Not sure of @WalkingCivilWarobscure reference... my head either goes to Guns N Roses song 'Civil Wa'r or Manic Street Preachers lyrics of "Divine Youth" - And I sing to myself, My civil wars within, The victories and failures, I daily lose and win..."

Neither of those, EO.

Lyrics from a band called Mercury Rev (their name belies their music; they produce the sweetest songs not unlike The Flaming Lips). Also because I have a problem with indecision and oftentimes feel like it’s me fighting me,  hence civil war. 😁

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8-year-old me laughs at @titan_uranus 🤭

Current-day me laughs at @wobbleguts😂

My fave avi belong to the poster formerly known as The Jackson Six, now known as @The Jackson FIXcoz funny af pic.  Also @deanoxcoz love lil Alex. And @Return to Glorycoz love Alan Partridge.

Big LOLZ that @Skuithas folks believing his name is a portmanteau of skirt/suit. Who on god’s green earth would love a hybrid garment of clothing enough to adopt it as a username??? And even then, you’d go skorts, surely!

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36 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Neither of those, EO.

Lyrics from a band called Mercury Rev (their name belies their music; they produce the sweetest songs not unlike The Flaming Lips). Also because I have a problem with indecision and oftentimes feel like it’s me fighting me,  hence civil war. 😁

Originally thought you were someone always looking for a fight 😜

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@deanox- deano-x or dean-ox?

@Clint Bizkitis still my favourite culture merger. There’d be a whole generation of Demonlanders who have no idea what either references are now. We’re getting old!

My surname isn’t Nash. Nasher was out of a game I used to play 25 years ago, and when I was an online gamer in my youth I started using it as an alias to my normal name when I wanted some anonymity, and for a brief period in the early 00s it became the alias I used everywhere. It has no relevance at all in my life now and this is the only presence where I still use it. 

End life story.
 

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21 minutes ago, DubDee said:

Yep that’s right. Nothing too imaginative, just a dubliner. Like me auld mates WCW and Pennant St Dee 🙂

Just a Dubliner?!
Proud to be a Dubliner! !!
 While I’m an Aussie through and through, my heart will forever belong to my birthplace, Coolock. Also Jimmy’s neck of the woods. ❤️💙

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1 minute ago, Nasher said:

 

@Clint Bizkitis still my favourite culture merger. There’d be a whole generation of Demonlanders who have no idea what either references are now. We’re getting old!
 

I get both references. But this username reminds me of this…

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9 minutes ago, loges said:

Originally thought you were someone always looking for a fight 😜

The exact opposite, Loges. A pacifist til the end. In fact I was gonna change my username on February 24th this year, the day Russia invaded Ukraine. I didn’t like having the word “war” in my name. 😢

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3 hours ago, Engorged Onion said:

I figured @DubDee with the Jim Stynes photo was a reference to Dublin.

Nice pick up

@Skuit I think historically you have defined your name for someone who once asked? Skirt/Suit?

It's a multiple-choice question

@A F - my head goes to . something "as [censored]."

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Not sure of @WalkingCivilWarobscure reference... my head either goes to Guns N Roses song 'Civil Wa'r or Manic Street Preachers lyrics of "Divine Youth" - And I sing to myself, My civil wars within, The victories and failures, I daily lose and win..."

Badge for effort

 

 

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4 minutes ago, premiers in my lifetime? said:

I am an avid reader but not much of a contributer so stuck with this msg, only 67 more to go now:

You are not allowed to change your display name right now as only members who have submitted 100 content items, etc. can change their username - you need to make 68 more.

We'll be patient if you just want to quickly churn out six dozen nonsense texts in order to change your handle. They would probably be as insightful as the rest of ours. . 

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It's possibly true of many, if not most, here, but it's particularly true in this case: you are a rich tapestry, @WalkingCivilWar 😊

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