- Care to explain your choice of username?
There are a lot of exotically named people on this forum.
I’m curious as to how / why people choose these names.
So, lets have an explanation….
I’ll go first. Near where I live there is a community nature park , in the middle of which is a pond, Perchy Pond. (maybe there’s a lot of Perch in it, I dunno.)
This is where I ride my bike if i’m out for a quick evening ride.
A few years back there were numerous sightings of a large black cat in the area which became known as the Perchy Panther.Posted 2 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I’ve been northwind or a variation on the internet forever tbh. Came originally from the battletech board game, when I was about 17. And I like it tbh 😆 Also gives me a convenient logo.
Posted 2 years ago
[url=https://flic.kr/p/nQisSu]IMG_2742[/url] by Northwindlowlander, on Flickr
(half covered here but this is the only one I’ve got, that’s weird)no_eyed_deerMember
I like weak puns, self-deprecation and fluffy cuteness. And I’m generally and happily haphazard, clueless and lackadaisical about many things… but I have a PhD and have been MTBing for over 26 years, so I might also be being a touch ironic..
Somehow I’ve written an entire allegory around it now. But probably put no thought into it whatsoever after The Great Hack re-boot, renaming event. I thought it was funny (at the time). It’s probably not though.
It seems to make people use ‘nominative determinism’ a lot on here, which I find amusing.Posted 2 years agobinnersSubscriber
I live in a bin
Our kid used to call me Bin Lid when we were at school. Then everyone just gradually started calling me Bin Lid. That sometimes became Bin Laden when he was a little known islamic troublemaker. That stopped quite abruptly on September 11th 2001. It was appropriated to Binners at some point. So everyone’s called me some derivative of Binners since I was at school. My little nieces call me Uncle Bin Lid, which is cool 😀Posted 2 years agosneakyg4Subscriber
I had a G3 Powermac, I wanted to upgrade to a new G4 but er’ indoors was dead set against it as it was a lot of money at the time. I bought one anyway leaving the old G3 on my desk for show and putting the new one in the cupboard next to my desk, hence I had a sneaky G4.
The name stuck ever since.Posted 2 years agosomafunkSubscriber
Soma from one of my fav record labels soma records and also from my fav book : Aldous Huxley – Brave New World where Soma is the state-sanctioned anaesthetising drug of choice to aid with everyday ills
“All the advantages of Christianity and alcohol; none of their defects….”Swallowing half an hour before closing time, that second dose of soma had raised a quite impenetrable wall between the actual universe and their minds.”
….and funk from how we used to describe that mid sunday afternoon feeling in the pub after clubbing all night at the sub club/arches/soundhaus then onto various after parties in Glasgow.
Put the two together and you get somafunk, as in :
I’m in a somafunk this afternoon
Simple really.Posted 2 years ago
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