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Topic: what’s in a name?
Posted By: Studioman
Subject: what’s in a name?
Date Posted: 16 Apr 07 at 22:04
Not disclosing any info if you don't want but after some time posting on here just wondered how we all chose our forum names? I work in a film studio quite a bit so that where mine came from. But what about 50p, Hedgehog ... etc!



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Posted By: Ex-car bloke
Date Posted: 16 Apr 07 at 22:19

Mine is an easy one.  After years of car-ownership (25 to be precise!) I finally saw the light and got a van.  I'll never go back!



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Posted By: Mr Hedgehog
Date Posted: 16 Apr 07 at 22:26

I chose Mr Hedgehog as my garden seems to be blighted with Hedgehogs ever since I found one “hoagie Carmichael” run over in the road with broken legs and brought him home got the Wilts wildlife trust to repair him and he has never left

And ever since then people have been dropping off injured Hedgehogs Mrs HH loves the little fellas and made me make the garden Hedgehog friendly

But I have lost count of the number of times I have fallen over one while walking up the garden path, its like tripping over a brick when they have been fatten up for release

 

Here is one of the little guys tonight having his dinner they use the cat flap  

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Posted By: Scareysurfer
Date Posted: 16 Apr 07 at 22:33
My name is S Carey and I surf!


Posted By: orangina
Date Posted: 16 Apr 07 at 22:41
My T3 is VW Brilliant Orange - Orangina 

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Posted By: The Windowsmith
Date Posted: 16 Apr 07 at 22:46
My company name, double glazing repairs!


Posted By: orangina
Date Posted: 16 Apr 07 at 22:51
Originally posted by The Windowsmith The Windowsmith wrote:

My company name, double glazing repairs!


  When I left the RAF I spent nine weeks selling Everest double glazing - there! I've got that off my chest!


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Posted By: Mr Hedgehog
Date Posted: 16 Apr 07 at 23:01

Originally posted by orangina orangina wrote:

Originally posted by The Windowsmith The Windowsmith wrote:

My company name, double glazing repairs!


  When I left the RAF I spent nine weeks selling Everest double glazing - there! I've got that off my chest!

 

Was it you on the advert dropping the feather behind the pub window with a helicopter outside. Quote “you only fit double glazing once so fit the best - fit Everest”

I can never understand why I can remember crap like that but after a night down the pub I can’t remember the way homeEmbarrassed

 



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Posted By: The Transporter
Date Posted: 17 Apr 07 at 00:11
Because I drive an LDV Convoy....

Also I do like the film of the same name with Jason Statham... A good fun film


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2004 174bhp AXE engine..... Belligerence has been confirmed.


Posted By: gregozedobe
Date Posted: 17 Apr 07 at 00:24

My first name is Greg, I live in Australia (oze) and I have a Doberman (dobe) - the first Web forum I joined was for dog agility enthusiasts.

I couldn't be bothered making up a new Id for any subsequent forums, so I stuck with the first one (I can remember it most of the time).



Posted By: landyspeed
Date Posted: 17 Apr 07 at 07:37
I have a Landrover (landy) that goes really slow as its done 178K so its gone into retirement. I know have the T5 aswell hence Landyspeed,

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all the gear no idea!!!!


Posted By: CLONKY
Date Posted: 17 Apr 07 at 07:46
Because of the Clonk...


Posted By: zedzedeleven
Date Posted: 17 Apr 07 at 09:03
Because of the bike, although I have got a ZZR1200 now, but can`t be bothered to change the name.

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1.9 85ps swb 2004 in friesan green.

bring me sunshine.


Posted By: orangina
Date Posted: 17 Apr 07 at 11:12
Originally posted by Mr Hedgehog Mr Hedgehog wrote:

Originally posted by orangina orangina wrote:

Originally posted by The Windowsmith The Windowsmith wrote:

My company name, double glazing repairs!


  When I left the RAF I spent nine weeks selling Everest double glazing - there! I've got that off my chest!

 

Was it you on the advert dropping the feather behind the pub window with a helicopter outside. Quote “you only fit double glazing once so fit the best - fit Everest”

I can never understand why I can remember crap like that but after a night down the pub I can’t remember the way homeEmbarrassed

 please I don't want to be reminded of this episode of my life!   That advert was on the telly years ago but, when I was with Everest in '98, they still used it as a promotional video...



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Posted By: The Windowsmith
Date Posted: 17 Apr 07 at 19:19
Got to say, i don't repair alot of Everest stuff! Maybe it is the best after all!!! Very brave of you to come clean Orangina, all the double glazing salesman i've met are a certain breed of people, if you know what i mean?


Posted By: kombi57
Date Posted: 17 Apr 07 at 20:30

Sorry to be boring but mines a kombi and I was born in 57. 



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Posted By: Fifty pence
Date Posted: 17 Apr 07 at 20:54

Cant remember exactly what i was thinking when i typed in my user name. ( pretty sure its because of the " gansta rappa " Fifty Cent )

Obviously if i was in a European country i could have kept the name the same, but being in the UK it had to be Fifty Pence !!.

You can really shorten it down though. ( 50 )( isn't that right HH !! )



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2002 Discovery TD5
2007 Vivaro 2.0 CTDI
2004 T5 front bumper


Posted By: gason
Date Posted: 17 Apr 07 at 21:18
called myself gason because i am a gas engineer


Posted By: T5 TDI
Date Posted: 17 Apr 07 at 21:36

Originally posted by kombi57 kombi57 wrote:


Sorry to be boring but mines a kombi and I was born in 57. 

Mine is even more boring Kombi (And I was born in 57 too!)

While we are a bit off topic here, how about us all adding where we live (and what we think of it) as part of our sig?



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2004 2.5 174


Posted By: Stumpy
Date Posted: 17 Apr 07 at 22:07

After a particularly good mountain bike, The Specialized Stumpjumper.

You all thought I has prothetic limbs didn't you? 



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Posted By: cjohnson_uk
Date Posted: 17 Apr 07 at 22:19
'cos I have no imagination and I live in the UK and because its what I use almost everywhere else too and I can't remember much as my brain is full of the same useless stuff that Orangina suffers from so my initial and my surname and country at least reminds me who and where I am.  I have stump jumper too but its been so long since I've been on it I can't recall which one,  I also worked in the forces for a short time and have a motorbike but have not sold windows or gas or been born in the 50s.
cjohnson_uk was easier than  stumpCompPro_XRN_CB500_nowindows_nogas_1970


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ChrisJ : S. Yorks

96-99:'93 T4 LWB 2.4
01-03:LHD T4 California 2.5TDi 102+>~130
05/07-09/09 : T5 174 'velle Silver
7/10 - 2/14 T5 130 Tip SWB SE Black
2/14 - ? ... To*£@&o Custom 155 Tit Silver


Posted By: Hulkiebear
Date Posted: 17 Apr 07 at 22:30

I'm not very good in the mornings, and my wife calls me Grizzly Bear(especially when I have a couple of days stubble), she then became Babber Bear(I'm Bristolian, what can I say my lover!) When we we're in Newquay on a week end several years ago, I won an Incrediable Hulk cuddle toy from one of those grabbing machines, he became the maskot of the T4 I had at the time and we called him Hulkiebear!

He got transferred to the T5 and so I go by the Name Hulkiebear on the internet.

Oh god, don't tell my wife I told you all that!



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Kombi 174. Good judgement comes from experience, experience comes from bad judgement.


Posted By: Mr Hedgehog
Date Posted: 17 Apr 07 at 22:56
Originally posted by Fifty pence Fifty pence wrote:

You can really shorten it down though. ( 50 )( isn't that right HH !! )

But Fifty I like the word Fifty and I don’t want to be dissing you G-Stars as you might bang a cap in my assLOL

 

Now pence I can take or leave thatTongue

 



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Posted By: cjohnson_uk
Date Posted: 17 Apr 07 at 23:04
Mr H
I think it is "pop a cap in his ass"
banging in the ass is something different



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ChrisJ : S. Yorks

96-99:'93 T4 LWB 2.4
01-03:LHD T4 California 2.5TDi 102+>~130
05/07-09/09 : T5 174 'velle Silver
7/10 - 2/14 T5 130 Tip SWB SE Black
2/14 - ? ... To*£@&o Custom 155 Tit Silver


Posted By: Mr Hedgehog
Date Posted: 17 Apr 07 at 23:12

Originally posted by cjohnson_uk cjohnson_uk wrote:

Mr H
I think it is "pop a cap in his ass"
banging in the ass is something different

LOLLOLLOL

O dear, you see the problem is I live in Wiltshire and there aint a ghetto down here

 

We do get cider drinkers with shot guns though

 



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Posted By: orangina
Date Posted: 17 Apr 07 at 23:36
Originally posted by The Windowsmith The Windowsmith wrote:

Very brave of you to come clean Orangina, all the double glazing salesman i've met are a certain breed of people, if you know what i mean?

Yes I do know what you mean - and you're right. But I was a 'nice' honest person with integrity and not a pushy salesman who'd sell his disabled granny - that's why I only stuck it for 9 weeks... 

Originally posted by cjohnson_uk cjohnson_uk wrote:

...as my brain is full of the same useless stuff that Orangina suffers from...

Huh? Do you mean me?


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Posted By: Busman
Date Posted: 17 Apr 07 at 23:36
I'm a Project Mangler for CSC (The IT company with the really good bike team), though in the trade we're known as Cowboy Selling Computer... Yee-Harrrr!

As for the name, when not at work and doing work trips to the pub on a friday, I'm the taxi service for my children, their friends, their families etc...

They all bundle in with all the clobber and still there's room!

Biggest laugh was a group of teenagers singing "The wheels on the bus" on the way home from the school disco/ rave.


Posted By: cjohnson_uk
Date Posted: 18 Apr 07 at 00:06
Orangina
I was only referring to your ability to recall word perfect an advert from the late 80's and my ability to recognise it as such.
CJ



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ChrisJ : S. Yorks

96-99:'93 T4 LWB 2.4
01-03:LHD T4 California 2.5TDi 102+>~130
05/07-09/09 : T5 174 'velle Silver
7/10 - 2/14 T5 130 Tip SWB SE Black
2/14 - ? ... To*£@&o Custom 155 Tit Silver


Posted By: orangina
Date Posted: 18 Apr 07 at 00:21
Originally posted by cjohnson_uk cjohnson_uk wrote:

Orangina
I was only referring to your ability to recall word perfect an advert from the late 80's and my ability to recognise it as such.
CJ



  Oh yes, I remember those blooming adverts alright!
Ted blooming Moult
But I pleased to say that I think you'll find it was Mr Hedgehog who is the mastermind on naff TV adverts
I'm trying to erase such disturbing memories from my mind - roll on senility


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Posted By: zedzedeleven
Date Posted: 18 Apr 07 at 10:40
We all remember ted moult, but can anyone remember where the building in the advert was? I seem to think it was touted as the highest pub in england.

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1.9 85ps swb 2004 in friesan green.

bring me sunshine.


Posted By: CLONKY
Date Posted: 18 Apr 07 at 13:19
Yes, it was the Tan Hill Inn i believe, and the bloke who turned the big fan on for Ted in the adverts was called 'Reg'


Posted By: Happy Yellow
Date Posted: 18 Apr 07 at 13:30

I'm Happy Yellow because:

My yellow T5 looks so ridiculous people often smile when they see it!

Actually, I decided upon Happy Yellow before I saw the happy faces, but it seems to have worked out

I live in a country full of thugs and bandits driving around in black Mercs, BMWs, Audis and Jeeps - lots of Maffia, and even if you're not Maffia, it's fashionable to looks as if you are - so it's nice to be different.



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2005 Sari Yellow Caravelle 174/AXE 200k miles


Posted By: Freeley
Date Posted: 18 Apr 07 at 20:13

Freeley cos of the amount of people that mishear my surname when signing in etc when working in different places (it's BRAYLEY for chrissakes!). In particular one doddery old security guard who kept calling me it all day much to the amusement of my mate who i was working with.

You had to be there really.



Posted By: TwoFish
Date Posted: 19 Apr 07 at 11:08
after the shopping I had in a plastic bag, when looking for inspiration for a name on another forum.


Posted By: Horney
Date Posted: 19 Apr 07 at 11:24

My surname is Horne and Horney has been my nick name since I was about 5.

 

Nick



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Posted By: glass
Date Posted: 23 Apr 07 at 22:14
i fit glass

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Posted By: terryvanman
Date Posted: 23 Apr 07 at 22:28
I'v no idea where mine came from

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new heart...new van...new man


Posted By: North_Wind
Date Posted: 24 Apr 07 at 00:30

I first joined a couple of kitesurfing forums and "North Wind" seemed like a reasonable pick. Now I stick to it to keep my life easy.

North Wind

PS Conversion seems going well. Damplifier sound-proofing fitted and hot and cold water tanks going on tomorrow. Plenty of small problems coming up (today, the iPod integration cable turns out to be too short to fit between glove box and head unit) but it will all be worthwhile in the end. Can't wait.



Posted By: Veedurb
Date Posted: 24 Apr 07 at 14:34

What do I need to say about mine?

Remember the VW advert with the people from Alabama and the 'alien' sighting.  "It was like a vee, vee durbya".

To all those going on about birth years, mine was '82 (snigger snigger).



Posted By: Happy Yellow
Date Posted: 24 Apr 07 at 14:41

Originally posted by zedzedeleven zedzedeleven wrote:

Because of the bike, although I have got a ZZR1200 now, but can`t be bothered to change the name.

Lets see a photo of your bike then! 



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2005 Sari Yellow Caravelle 174/AXE 200k miles


Posted By: zedzedeleven
Date Posted: 24 Apr 07 at 19:34
poxy piccie, I`ll try again with a better camera.

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1.9 85ps swb 2004 in friesan green.

bring me sunshine.


Posted By: zedzedeleven
Date Posted: 24 Apr 07 at 19:35


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1.9 85ps swb 2004 in friesan green.

bring me sunshine.


Posted By: zedzedeleven
Date Posted: 24 Apr 07 at 19:37
Bugger, back to the drawing board.

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1.9 85ps swb 2004 in friesan green.

bring me sunshine.


Posted By: orangina
Date Posted: 24 Apr 07 at 19:39
Originally posted by Veedurb Veedurb wrote:

To all those going on about birth years, mine was '82 (snigger snigger).

   

 1954 (well, the penultimate day - so let's call it '55) 


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Posted By: zedzedeleven
Date Posted: 24 Apr 07 at 19:45
it`s a poxy piccie `cos I used a free camera.

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1.9 85ps swb 2004 in friesan green.

bring me sunshine.


Posted By: CLONKY
Date Posted: 24 Apr 07 at 20:06
Nice one ZZ- i had a ZZR 1100 C2 once, and with full power carb tops it would do 170 mph easily, bet yours will do nearer 200! I've had bikes since . but nothing with that effortless, seemingly never ending surge of power. Mine will live in my biking memory forever..


Posted By: zedzedeleven
Date Posted: 24 Apr 07 at 21:07
My zz11 had the power restriction carb tops, you just had to change them for deeper ones that were freely available in our local shipyard !
This zz12 is a magic carpet, you can restrict yourself to a quarter throttle and still break the national speed limit in first! It has to be the smoothest bike I have ever ridden. Might not be as nimble as the gixers and firegrates but I`m past all that ear`oling now. More interested in getting a respectable 6,000 miles out of a back tyre.


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1.9 85ps swb 2004 in friesan green.

bring me sunshine.



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