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The Etymology of Handles

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  • pkadare
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    • Jun 2019
    • 859
    • Bobcaygeon, Ontario
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    The Etymology of Handles

    A lot of folks here have very interesting handles and I thought it might be kind of fun to start a thread where those who are so inclined could post a short note about how they chose their handle or what it means, or how it relates to them, that kind of thing. Unfortunately, as a starter, mine isn't very interesting as pkadare is simply my first and middle initials followed by my last name. I may have a good sense of humour, but my imagination can be somewhat lacking.

    Who's next?
  • DiverDriver
    Club Member
    • May 2019
    • 260
    • Fort Wayne Indiana

    Love driving my car on track... though been a while and scuba diving in tropical waters as often as possible.


    • ofelles
      ofelles commented
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      DiverDriver Open tracking. Love it! Too much fun.
  • texastweeter
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 2875
    • Republic of Texas

    Well, I know this may come as a shock to many of you, but I'm from Texas, I know, I know, most of you probably thought I came from NYC or Jersey, but it's true. Lived here all my life. And the second part, well it's a nickname I may have picked up back in the day that relates to a character in a movie about Texas high school football.


    • Troutman
      Troutman commented
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      New York City??? Git a rope......
  • JPGators17
    Charter Member
    • Jan 2015
    • 450
    • Orlando, FL

    Well, I was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida, so you know...Go Gators!


    • JPGators17
      JPGators17 commented
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      oh, and the JP is obviously my initials and 17 was my high school football number. That's everything.

    • DiverDriver
      DiverDriver commented
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      You mean Vols?

    • JPGators17
      JPGators17 commented
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      LOL, I'm actually starting to feel more pitty than hate for the poor vols, but it was great being up in rocky top last year.
  • klflowers
    Club Member
    • Sep 2015
    • 3037
    • Tennessee

    Initial and last name. I wish I had been a little more imaginative.


    • Texas Larry
      Club Member
      • May 2017
      • 1259
      • Wilson County, TX
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      Well, mine, which I don’t really like, stems from who and where I am, and a lack of imagination.


      • Thunder77
        Thunder77 commented
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        You can actually change your username. Just email or message one of the moderators.

      • Texas Larry
        Texas Larry commented
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        Yep, thanks. I was aware of that, but I would still have to solve the imagination problem🤣🙄. Guess I’ll keep it.
    • ComfortablyNumb
      Club Member
      • May 2017
      • 3122
      • Northeast Washington
      • KBQ C-60
        Thermoworks Smoke
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        Thermoworks Dot

      A bunch of them here: https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...ur-screen-name


      • ComfortablyNumb
        ComfortablyNumb commented
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        Murdy Well, I can honestly say I haven't seen it there either.

      • texastweeter
        texastweeter commented
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        I'm not sure, but I think that having a handle that is that affluen sounding would not cover up the ignorance portrayed by my vernacular or my selection of monosylibilastic verbiage...or my poor spelling.

      • JimLinebarger
        JimLinebarger commented
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        texastweeter You have subtitles to go with that verbage?
    • ofelles
      Club Member
      • Jun 2018
      • 1783
      • Brentwood CA
      • Yoder YS640 on Comp cart
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      I am a charter member of the creatively challenged club so initial and last name.


      • holehogg
        Club Member
        • Nov 2017
        • 2118
        • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

        My surname is Hogg and I usually go the whole hog when it comes to getting involved with anything. I then often find myself in a hole.
        HoleHogg is appropriate.


        • Troutman
          Troutman commented
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          The first native born governor of Texas was James Stephen Hogg. He went on to become a very wealthy businessman and is still regarded as an icon here in Houston. He had several sons and one daughter. He named her IMA. Of course that story carries with it so many connotations, but he had heard the name Imogene, liked it so much, he named her that. Ima was her nickname. Thus some Texas lore !!!

        • texastweeter
          texastweeter commented
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          Troutman been to Varner Hogg many times myself.
      • xaugievike
        Club Member
        • Jan 2017
        • 644
        • Chicagoland
        • Weber Genesis 300 series
          Weber Summit Charcoal With custom grill center
          Weber Performer w/SNS
          Blackstone 22" TableTop Griddle
          Ooni Pro Pizza oven

        "X" as in ex as in former

        "Augie" = Augustana College

        "Vike" = Viking

        It was a fun handle (nearly) 20 years ago when I graduated....Now im just too lazy and not creative enough to conjure up something different.


        • Sandpaper
          Club Member
          • Jun 2019
          • 62
          • Pasadena, CA

          Sandpaper is the handle I quickly came up with when I joined Badger and Blade (a shaving forum) a million years ago. Has to do with my beard growth. Now I'm just too lazy to come up with new handles.


          • Oak Smoke
            Club Member
            • Aug 2018
            • 333
            • Central Texas

            Most of our property is covered in huge old live oak trees. Before I can mow I have to go on stick patrol and end up with a pile that has to be burned at least twice a year, with plenty left over for the smoker. Thus oak smoke.


            • Troutman
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              • Aug 2017
              • 7190
              • Republic of Texallence

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              I feel like this is a 'been there, done this' moment, but hey I'll play. Been my nickname since the late 1990's, I love to bay fish here on the Texas coast and in the bay systems, the Speckled Sea Trout being synonymous with that activity. Been my handle ever since.


              • pkadare
                pkadare commented
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                Yeah, sorry about that Troutman I missed the original thread entirely.

              • Troutman
                Troutman commented
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                Oh don't worry about it pkadare, we've all had similar thoughts. I threw down a couple early on that I got lambasted for, but in a nice way !!! It's sometimes good to do these every now and again for new folks to intro themselves.
            • Jetski
              Club Member
              • Apr 2017
              • 140
              • St. Louis

              Back in high school I had a teacher that couldn't pronounce my last name so he called me Jetski all year. It kind of stuck.


              • FireMan
                Charter Member
                • Jul 2015
                • 7464
                • Bottom of Winnebago

                I bumped the old thread & with out the word etymology in it, yup.




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