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mr drinky

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Do you ever wonder why ThEoRy capitalizes every other letter? Or why Stefan has an old Roman cookery book in his name, Apicius?

As for me, my name comes from a liquor store in Zamalek in Cairo, Egypt. There was a bottle shop with the name Mister Drinkies, which had one of those all-too-common English usage errors you find in foreign countries. I thought the name was funny and wanted to start a bar named Mr. Drinkies. That never happened, so for now my username is Mr. Drinky.

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high school AP English, many years ago. it just stuck.
 

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Its a rough pun involving food and anonymity. I got tired of user names wearing out when my interests and bands, and associations changed, and my name was taken, even when gmail was invite-only. I use it for everything. If there is a johndoughy on the internet, odds are good its me.
 

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When I was a kid, 14 or 15, I signed up for a credit card offer and thought it was a bad idea to use my real name. For some reason the name I came up with was kalaeb kane. I have since just used the same username for pretty much everything....I was approved for the credit card.
 

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When I was born I was the largest baby in the hospital. When the nurses brought me in to my mother they said, "Here comes Spike, and boy is he hungry!"
The name stuck, and I have been Spike ever since.
 

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My last name is Edgerton coming from old english meaning "edge of town". My family usually uses The Edge to name some of the things we make, and seemed like a good fit for a kitchen knife forum.
 

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Had to come up with a username for an online social forum years ago - this was way, way pre-Facebook and all that. Scratched my head, wondered what the hell was I gonna use. At about that time, I was occasionally playing a cheesy text-based RPG and had to choose a character type. I chose to be a cherub, not because they are typically depicted as cute, chubby kid angels but because they *are* angels but not the top ones. Seemed good to me, so I slapped an e in front because it's the electronic realm, and I've been using this as my username ever since and everywhere.

Nobody seems to pronounce it right in-person, so I never use it to introduce myself to folks :) One guy in a totally different area of interest just ended up calling me "E Sharp". Nice guy, so I didn't mind at all :)
 

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When I was dating my wife, I used to tease her a lot, so she started calling me "ecchi guy". So I figured I stick an 'ef' on the back end to make it more cryptic. Most people see it as e.c. chef. A totally inside joke between me and my wife.
 

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Mine is pretty easy - I had latin in school for a long time (not that I remember much) and I love cook books. When I chose the name, my understanding was that Marcus Gavius Apicius was the author of the first still existing Roman cook book. Today it seems understood that this was more an old Roman recipe collection that now runs as Apicius, but MG Apicius still was a guy who knew about and appreciated the good things in life - sounded like me :) The '9' was suggested by some program because apicius was taken already (which really surprised me). I have carried the name around for a long time now, but if I had to do it again I would choose mgapicius. Or maybe Trimalchio if he hadn't been such a jerk. - those of you who read their Sallust will know... ;)

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I'm not very creative. When I got my first and so far only SUV, I searched around for forums for my truck. So when I registered for one of the Toyota 4Runner forums I took pieces of the name from my 1999 4Runner Limited 4x4 for my user name.
 

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From time to time my girlfriend will karate chop me and when does she will say "hattorichop" at the same time. So when I asked for her advice on picking a user name for this forum she immediately said "hattorichop" so hattorichop it is!
 

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This is actually the first and only time that I have actually ever used my name as my username. Just about everything else I am known as Nativeedge. when I was about fifteen I started making knives out of old files, antler or bones and sold them at pow wows and reenactments to mountain men. I thought I needed to be a little more professional so I had a bunch of business cards printed up with the business name of Native Edge, as I was half native and I made knives and weapons. Been with me ever since and every business endeavor has had the same name since.
 

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For about 5 years ago I was rocking a solid 40-41°C(104-105.8°F) fever for some days, a friend that lived in my apartment at the time persuaded me in to the world of warcraft addiction and when I named my toon the fever made me recall some old swedish comedy act with a character named "Albert Twistington Fykes" in it... and it stuck. :)
 

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Auburn Tigers fan living, where else, Pensacola. If I ever move, I'm in trouble.
 

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when i registered for my first forum, big green egg, i used 'bill' as my handle ,, cause i was born on the first of the month,, dad told me that is why they named me bill. the next morning there was a post directly above mine posted by BILL ,, it contained a link to real p0rn.. so to distinguish myself from the pornogropher i became 'lowercasebill'
 

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My name is Steven. My Xbox Live gamertag is stevenStefano because I wanted something relatively like my name but not the usual crap like "Myth1ca7Kill3RL0rd666" Funny when I play games how simple my name looks which is pretty much what I wanted
 

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When I first entered the world of the internet, I had to come up with a user name that was different. At that time I was selling for a national power tool manufacturer and I wanted to use ToolTime but I was afraid it I did I might run into trouble down the line since Tim Allen was so popular with his TV show. So I came up with TME4TLS, time for tools, as my user name and I have kept it ever since. Even my license tag has TME4TLS on it as a personalization.

However, when I started my business years ago, it seemed to be confusing to use TME4TLS for my user name so I use The BoardSMITH just about everywhere on the forums. I was on AOL and after I got off someone started using TME4TLS there and may still be to this day. I did try to go back to AOL once but had to lengthen the name to OriginalTME4TLS but dropped that when I finally left AOL for good.
 

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I collect vintage road bicycles. Since they are increasingly hard to find...I have to hunt for them.
 

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I collect vintage road bicycles. Since they are increasingly hard to find...I have to hunt for them.
I hear that! I'm still on the lookout for Merckx or De Rosa from the late 1980s-ish. Or a Fuso...3Rensho...haha whatever.
 

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My name is Jarrod and I push Cadillacs like woah. <-- sorry about that. Last ride was a last-gen 07 CTS, and current ride is an '09 CTS.

I look to continue this tradition going forward with the upcoming ATS, but there is an issue: I'm 29 and been with my girlfriend for +5 years--so financially I have a ring, wedding, house, etc. in the near horizon to worry about....so this is probably my last one for a while.

Great thread idea Sir Drinks-a-lot
 

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Mine is after a type of Hard Wood.. Had to come up with a internet ID, and I happened to pick up this item ( Avatar) by chance and its one of my favorite possession . Tree has been Almost extinct about 100 years ago. Takes abt 300 years to get old/ mature..
 

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I hear that! I'm still on the lookout for Merckx or De Rosa from the late 1980s-ish. Or a Fuso...3Rensho...haha whatever.
Nice! When I was working at a bike shop my coworker had a fuso that he commuted half way across l.a. on daily. Unfortunately it was stolen in downtown one morning, surely by someone who had no clue what they just stole.

My name is my attempt at Japanese slang. I was big in to the drift scene since 2000 when it hadn't really blown up yet. My best friend and I used to rent drift videos from little Tokyo in downtown (option and drift tengoku). Anyway, from the vids the dude who brought drifting to competitive racing in Japans name is Keich Tsuchiya otherwise known as Dori-Kin (drift king). I took kin and placed tamanegi (onion according to Google translator) in front of it. It is supposed to mean onion king. My coworkers started calling me this in Spanish after I had to haul ass through a sack of onions for pico during service. Anyway, its my attempt at combing two obsessions of mine, past and present LOL. Light hearted and not to be taken seriously :biggrin:
 

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Mine is from my favorite episode of my favorite show...Futurama.

Less than Hero, season 4 episode 5.

the day that show aired i changed my handle on counterstrike to this and it has been my handle from forums to video games and everything in between ever since.
 
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