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Niblet Dec 18, 2006 06:12 PM

I was just thinking how much I love some of the names on this board. I especially like the literary references behind the names Clarissa and Babette Feasts; wish I’d thought of something so clever!

  1. babette feasts Dec 18, 2006 08:34 PM

    Thanks! It is one of my favorite movies and if I won the lottery, chances are I would blow the wad on delicacies, just like Babette. Also, when I worked in a French retaurant, some of us jokingly chose French names, and since I couldn't think of a Frenchified variation of my own name, I went with Babette. Or femme du patisserie, or there was the line cook who called me Private Pate a Choux. Gotta keep yourself entertained!

    1. Candy Dec 18, 2006 09:49 PM

      MAybe Wanda Fuca is just busy. There is a lot of that going around. I find G.M. Ford a pretty amusing name too.

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        yayadave Dec 19, 2006 12:17 AM

        Nah. She (I'm assuming) asked to be removed from the rolls.

        If you think the name is funny, his hero has a bunch of alcoholic derelicts as his "team." They can go anywhere and see everything because who notices a drunk in a doorway?

        1. re: yayadave
          beetlebug Dec 19, 2006 12:19 PM

          I've really enjoyed those books too. Maybe G.M. Ford is the real G.M. Ford? Although his books don't talk about food the way other mystery writers have (i.e. Donna Leon, Robert Parker, etc.)

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          Seattle Rose Dec 19, 2006 09:51 PM

          Wanda Fuca is a play on the name Strait of Juan de Fuca, which is an important waterway here in the Pacific Northwest. Wish I had thought of it!

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            lbs Dec 20, 2006 01:10 PM

            I was watching PBS yesterday about the "Wave that Shook the World" and they mentioned the Srait of Juan de Fuca and my mind immediately turned it to Wanda Fuca. It made me laugh so hard for some odd reason (maybe because I was dosed on cold meds).

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              Babette Jan 5, 2007 12:22 AM

              I had that name 30 years ago as my pen name for my drawings in the original (Seattle)Weekly.

          2. Chowpatty Dec 19, 2006 01:59 AM

            I like "Alimentary My Dear Watson."

            And not that mine is particularly clever, since my name is Patty, but it also references a beach in India that is particularly known for its street snacks, so I liked the double meaning.

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              Steve Dec 20, 2006 08:19 AM

              Someone who is a Firesign Theatre fan, no doubt.

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                rameniac Jan 6, 2007 01:16 PM

                AMDW is probably my favorite handle here. kudos to you, whomever you are!

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                  ChowFun_derek Jan 6, 2007 03:02 PM

                  Okay....THAT one needs to be translated for me!

                  1. re: ChowFun_derek
                    yayadave Jan 6, 2007 03:53 PM

                    Glad you said that so I didn't have to.

                    1. re: yayadave
                      TongoRad Jan 6, 2007 04:26 PM

                      Alimentary My Dear Watson, from 4 posts up.

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                        yayadave Jan 6, 2007 04:45 PM

                        DAH!

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                        rameniac Jan 6, 2007 08:10 PM

                        hehe sorry... been spending far too much time on chat programs and um, online video games, where everything is acronymized!

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                          Kelli2006 Jan 11, 2007 07:43 PM

                          Dave and Derek, I spend more time on the net that I will admit, but I had to look that up as well.

                          'net slang dictionary. http://www.gaarde.org/acronyms/?lookup=L

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                        AMDG Jan 12, 2007 01:27 AM

                        Not to be confused with AMDG...

                    2. toodie jane Dec 20, 2006 01:25 AM

                      Carb Lover-- a classic, and unabashedly proud

                      feelinpeckish--something my Mom would say about 4 p.m. as she fixed a cuppa

                      notmartha--another classic

                      procrastibaker--it just rolls off the tongue

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                        Katie Nell Dec 20, 2006 12:53 PM

                        Yeah, I was going to say Carb Lover too- I came on the Home Cooking board when the low carb diet was at its peak, and I was so tired of low carb everything- I was so excited to find another 'carb lover'!! I like procrastibaker too- wish I would have thought of that one!

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                          Carb Lover Dec 22, 2006 03:53 AM

                          Thanks, guys. My handle isn't really that clever but perfectly describes me. I can't go a whole day (sometimes a meal) w/o some sort of substantial carbs, otherwise I have serious withdrawal and will eat twice the amount of carbs the next day! I'm trying to be better about getting more complex carbs, but it's the "bad for you" simple carbs that I truly love...

                          The beauty of my handle is if you mistype and interchange the two middle letters, then Crab Lover also describes me perfectly!

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                          cooknKate Dec 21, 2006 09:46 PM

                          i love procrastibaker!

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                            Kelli2006 Dec 22, 2006 11:14 PM

                            I bake professionally, but I wish i would have thought of the name Flourchild.

                            (I have no imagination :-( )

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                          silence9 Dec 20, 2006 04:00 PM

                          From the L.A. boards, I like the chowhound name Ipse Dixit (latin, for a self-made assertion). Sounds like an unknown TeleTubbie...

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                          1. re: silence9
                            ipsedixit Dec 20, 2006 05:20 PM

                            "Sounds like an unknown TeleTubbie..."

                            _________________________________________________

                            I'll take that as a compliment ...

                            :-)

                          2. Katie Nell Dec 20, 2006 09:14 PM

                            A new one I just noticed- "thinks too much"- it describes me to a T, wish I would have thought of that one too!

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                              thinks too much Jan 5, 2007 12:29 AM

                              hey, thanks *blush*
                              Every guy I have ever been with has said it to me.

                              1. re: thinks too much
                                PseudoNerd Mar 5, 2007 07:26 PM

                                we understand.

                            2. prunefeet Dec 20, 2006 09:16 PM

                              I like babar ganesh the best, as I have repeatedly said.

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                                mrnelso Mar 23, 2007 03:47 PM

                                A great one, indeed (he trumpeted).

                              2. clim212 Dec 20, 2006 09:17 PM

                                i like yours prunefeet!

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                                1. re: clim212
                                  prunefeet Dec 21, 2006 01:45 PM

                                  Thanks! So do I! Lol. It's from a Grimm's fairy tale.

                                2. Aromatherapy Dec 21, 2006 11:46 AM

                                  can't talk... eating
                                  pastrytroll
                                  ipsofatso

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                                  1. re: Aromatherapy
                                    prunefeet Dec 21, 2006 01:46 PM

                                    I never even saw these two, hilarious!

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                                      julesrules Dec 21, 2006 03:15 PM

                                      Love ipsofatso too. And I have to give props to barefootandpregnant cause it always gives me a little pause then I "get it" (or I think I do - maybe you are barefoot, and pregnant, AND in the kitchen, and there's nothing wrong with that!)

                                    2. re: Aromatherapy
                                      Alcachofa Dec 30, 2006 11:05 PM

                                      I like ipsofatso as well. Also, catspercapita, though not particularly literary or food-related, cracks me up. Love to hear the story behind that one.

                                      Niblet is great because of the "Wayne's World" reference. Perhaps "Wayne's World" is not quite so literary, but it is beloved by more people than, say, John Donne.

                                      PhoShizzle, just disovered that one below. Classic.

                                    3. Davwud Dec 21, 2006 12:13 PM

                                      Wanda Fuca is one of my favourites.

                                      Being a huge Simpson's fan, Super Nintendo Chalmers cracks me up every time I see it. As I am right now.

                                      DT

                                      1. MC Slim JB Dec 21, 2006 06:38 PM

                                        Personal favorites, mainly Boston board habitues, include:

                                        BarmyFotheringayPhipps -- not too many Wodehouse allusions in these parts.

                                        tatamagouche -- just because it sounds great.

                                        Genericusername -- the inimitable.

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                                          Aromatherapy Dec 21, 2006 09:51 PM

                                          Well there's Psmith.

                                          1. re: Aromatherapy
                                            MC Slim JB Dec 22, 2006 03:31 PM

                                            Upon my Sam, you're right! Two is still "not too many" though, right?

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                                              Aromatherapy Dec 22, 2006 04:50 PM

                                              Never! Speaking of great comic creations, widmerpool has joined the party.

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                                          PhoShizzle Dec 21, 2006 09:42 PM

                                          Mine!!

                                          1. finlero Dec 23, 2006 04:46 AM

                                            Must doff my cap to rworange's succinct homage.

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                                              yayadave Dec 23, 2006 05:02 AM

                                              Must have been really great. It disappeared.

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                                                Aromatherapy Dec 23, 2006 01:15 PM

                                                Swap apple for orange. Can't believe I never got the joke before!

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                                                  Davwud Dec 24, 2006 01:54 AM

                                                  I still don't get it.
                                                  Can someone enlighten me??

                                                  DT

                                                  1. re: Davwud
                                                    finlero Dec 24, 2006 01:59 AM

                                                    R.W. Apple is the famous New York Times reporter and editor. He was at least as good at finding and reporting on great chow as he was at analyzing politics. He died this past October.

                                                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R.W._Apple

                                                    1. re: finlero
                                                      Ed Dibble Dec 26, 2006 05:48 PM

                                                      I always thought rworange was short for "rhymes with orange." But then I don't recall having read RW Apple's stuff.

                                                      ed

                                                      1. re: Ed Dibble
                                                        Bob W Jan 4, 2007 07:49 PM

                                                        RW was widely known as Johnny. RW Appleseed would be another nice tribute.

                                                        1. re: Ed Dibble
                                                          rworange Feb 28, 2007 04:25 PM

                                                          Even if I never post again, I want to clear this up.

                                                          You are right ... I chose it because I saw an M & M comericial which said 'nothing rhymes with orange'.

                                                          Well, 'rworange' ... roar-ange does ... Rhymes With orange"

                                                          I didn't know about R.W. Apple until after I chose my handle. When I read some of his writing, I was humiliated. My apologies to anyone who might have conected this as a homage to that great writer. I recieved a number of emails from people after his death thinking I was a big fan.

                                                          Yes, I was ... but only after the fact.

                                                          1. re: rworange
                                                            Sam Fujisaka Feb 28, 2007 05:24 PM

                                                            Before you added thaat orange, I thought you were R Worange from Kenya or Tanzania.

                                                2. re: finlero
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                                                  lvecch Jan 31, 2007 11:33 AM

                                                  My fave too.

                                                3. free sample addict aka Tracy L Dec 23, 2006 05:06 AM

                                                  wowimadog
                                                  extramsg
                                                  Das Ubergeek
                                                  Torta Basilica
                                                  thedairyqueen

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                                                    torta basilica Dec 25, 2006 07:47 PM

                                                    Why, thank you - I like your's too! And I love Christmas, as it's the only time I can find torta basilica cheese here in Orange County, Calif. I like 'Semmel,' even though I think we totally disagreed on something ages ago. And das Übergeek is a classic.

                                                    1. re: free sample addict aka Tracy L
                                                      Das Ubergeek Jan 7, 2007 03:37 PM

                                                      *blush* Why thanks! I like yours too -- I think of you every time I go to Trader Joe's. :)

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                                                        torta basilica Jan 8, 2007 02:04 PM

                                                        Actually, their torta is not as good & very different from the real stuff from Peck's in Milan - it has many layers of a harder but mild white cheese, mascarpone, pesto & pine nuts... yumm!!! Totally decdent, but delicious. There's a local brand I find in Gelson's the holidays & the Beverly Hills Cheese Shop carries it year-round.

                                                        1. re: torta basilica
                                                          Das Ubergeek Jan 10, 2007 05:05 AM

                                                          Oh, I don't actually go for the torta basilica, I was thinking of the free samples at Trader Joe's :) I make my own torta basilica.

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                                                            torta basilica Jan 11, 2007 02:01 PM

                                                            Funny, thought I was replying to free sample addict, but this is even better - what's your recipe? I'll check on Home Cooking if you let me know you're posting it....

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                                                      ZoeZ Dec 23, 2006 04:22 PM

                                                      I feel SO unimaginative - my handle is my dog's name! Her handle on the Board is "Missus, of Devil Chow and His Missus". Well she is demanding food wise - like "is it fresh" (broiled or baked or boiled chicken on kibble) and "is it Fiji" when she slops her water bowls (all eight of them around the house). Her consort Rufus whose handle is Devil Chow just assumes that everything he eats and drinks is A1 and then goes back to sleep (he is almost 12).

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                                                        RiJaAr Dec 23, 2006 11:01 PM

                                                        Skillet Licker seems like a good one to me...

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                                                          MobyRichard Dec 26, 2006 06:31 PM

                                                          Don't think he ever posted on CH but know a guy who used Harry Covert as an online nick...

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                                                            FAL Dec 27, 2006 12:40 PM

                                                            Pastafazol in a great handle.
                                                            BTW- FAL, is Foodie at Large

                                                            1. mcel215 Dec 27, 2006 12:50 PM

                                                              I saw on one of the boards (I think it's this one), Sal Manilla (sp?).. too cute.

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                                                                Davwud Jan 26, 2007 07:17 AM

                                                                Kinda like Hal LePino??

                                                                DT

                                                              2. Non Cognomina Jan 1, 2007 02:54 AM

                                                                "Cognomina" is the Latin plural of "cognomen," meaning "the name known by" in ancient Roman times. It is also rarely used in modern day as a synonym for nickname.

                                                                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognomen

                                                                "Non Cognomina" is not the name that I'm known by, but it is my nickname, which makes a lovely literary play on word and definition. I grin every time I type it.

                                                                1. Gary Soup Jan 1, 2007 03:29 AM

                                                                  Unfortunately not on this board, but on another one there's a poster with the handle "Squeat Mungry." It's Brooklynese for "Let's go eat, I'm hungry."

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                                                                  1. re: Gary Soup
                                                                    Das Ubergeek Jan 1, 2007 02:18 PM

                                                                    As I read that aloud, I thought, "Why did he have to transl... oh."

                                                                    1. re: Gary Soup
                                                                      SweetPea Jan 1, 2007 04:25 PM

                                                                      Twirley Tweet. Too early to eat.

                                                                      1. re: Gary Soup
                                                                        Squeat Mungry Jan 4, 2007 05:22 AM

                                                                        Hey, Gary, thanks for the shout! Long time no see.

                                                                        Let's go eat, sometime!

                                                                        Cheers

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                                                                          Frosty Melon Feb 2, 2007 03:31 PM

                                                                          That is absolutley fantastic.

                                                                          And don't you mean, "Squeat sometime!"

                                                                        2. SauceSupreme Jan 2, 2007 03:35 PM

                                                                          Pho Shizzle gets move vote. On top of the fact that few people would pronounce my handle correctly.

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                                                                            Amuse Bouches Mar 8, 2007 03:02 PM

                                                                            I always think Sose sooprem -- the French pronunciation. But I am obviously another Frenchie

                                                                          2. basicfoodgroupie Jan 3, 2007 10:06 PM

                                                                            I've only been on the board since yesterday, but the abnormal amount of time I have already spent reading through the posts, here are some of my favorites:

                                                                            YumTum
                                                                            Torta Basilica
                                                                            MookieCookie
                                                                            PruneFeet
                                                                            FrostyMelon
                                                                            Lobstah
                                                                            ElChevere
                                                                            IpseDixit

                                                                            ... and I know there are others, but I am at Starbuck's now and don't want my FF SF hazelnut latte to get cold.

                                                                            -----

                                                                            Patrick C=:-)
                                                                            ~Just your Basic Food Groupie

                                                                            1. kloomis Jan 3, 2007 11:35 PM

                                                                              As a Heathers fan- I loved the Marthadumptruck handle.

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                                                                                prunefeet Jan 4, 2007 02:57 PM

                                                                                Yeah really

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                                                                                  marthadumptruck Jan 4, 2007 02:58 PM

                                                                                  YES!

                                                                                  I made the list!

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                                                                                    shindiganna Jan 10, 2007 12:31 AM

                                                                                    oh yeah i loved MDT handle

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                                                                                  Sandy Eggo Jan 3, 2007 11:41 PM

                                                                                  Lobstah rules.

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                                                                                    torta basilica Jan 4, 2007 03:43 PM

                                                                                    I forgot about Fresser - speaking some German, I love that handle!

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                                                                                      ChowFun_derek Jan 4, 2007 06:05 PM

                                                                                      I like Chew Chew.

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                                                                                        prunefeet Jan 5, 2007 01:50 PM

                                                                                        What does it mean? I mean Fresser, not Chew Chew!

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                                                                                          torta basilica Jan 5, 2007 02:19 PM

                                                                                          Native German speakers, feel free to jump in, but if I recall correctly, 'Essen' is 'Eating' for people & 'Fressen' is eating for animals, & also used as slang for eating alot or pigging out, so 'Fresser' is a hearty eater.

                                                                                          1. re: torta basilica
                                                                                            SauceSupreme Jan 6, 2007 08:44 AM

                                                                                            Fressen has the connotation of "devouring" or "gluttonous eating". But yes, that is correct. In fact, a more correct translation perhaps is that fressen is eating, while essen is dining.

                                                                                            1. re: SauceSupreme
                                                                                              prunefeet Jan 6, 2007 01:15 PM

                                                                                              Thanks both of you. I guess that makes me a Fresser for sure.

                                                                                            2. re: torta basilica
                                                                                              Velma Jan 7, 2007 04:12 PM

                                                                                              That must be why my brother living in Germany is always telling me that he is going on an Essenfest! It makes sense now.

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                                                                                                rockycat Feb 1, 2007 06:04 AM

                                                                                                The handle would be more Yiddish than German and it would refer to someone who eats like an animal, ie pigs out.
                                                                                                Speaking of pigs, I see someone is using the handle Chazzer. Cute.

                                                                                          2. IndyGirl Jan 4, 2007 08:01 PM

                                                                                            I love PhoShizzle (hilarious) and Houndgirl, also babette feasts.

                                                                                            oh, and how couldI forget procrastibaker! that is so clever and catchy.

                                                                                            1. liu Jan 4, 2007 11:02 PM

                                                                                              I just saw "pleasedonttakemetobucadibepo" on the Los Angeles Area Message Board! To me, this pretty much screams the 'Hound spirit!

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                                                                                                IndyGirl Jan 5, 2007 12:00 AM

                                                                                                I love that!

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                                                                                                  prunefeet Jan 5, 2007 01:49 PM

                                                                                                  oh god, me too!!

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                                                                                                fara Jan 6, 2007 02:15 AM

                                                                                                Texas Toast, aka TT, for some reason it stands out to me.
                                                                                                Gary Soup
                                                                                                Robert Lauriston, and anyone who uses their real(?) name. it's appealingly honest. i don't,though.

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                                                                                                  vvv03 Feb 3, 2007 05:28 PM

                                                                                                  If we're talking about real names, I have to put a shout out to Jen Kalb. I look forward to her food advice as much as Jim Leff's. I find myself cyberstalking her on chowhound, wondering what her story is -- she has such a passion for food. Jen, don't worry if you're reading this, I'm just a dorky gal from Brooklyn in awe of your culinary prowess.

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                                                                                                  mshpook Jan 6, 2007 09:13 AM

                                                                                                  I like Ed Dibble, although I have to confess it took me a while to "get it." But I am also the same person who walked by a kosher chinese restaurant named "Cho-Sen Garden" for about three years before I got that one too! Sometimes I think I should change my name to "DUH."

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                                                                                                    Ed Dibble Jan 8, 2007 09:07 PM

                                                                                                    Thanks, but there are so many interesting and creative names. I've just noticed Sandy Eggo, for example. Another one that I used to love was 2chezMike. But virtually every good discussion on these boards will include several good names.

                                                                                                    ed

                                                                                                  2. Harp00n Jan 6, 2007 09:53 AM

                                                                                                    "Thegolferbitch" is my personal favorite. I just love that.

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                                                                                                      Alcachofa Jan 7, 2007 07:42 PM

                                                                                                      Really? That connotes all the wrong things, IMO.

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                                                                                                        Harp00n Jan 10, 2007 01:42 AM

                                                                                                        Yes really, it connotates a self-assured, avocated woman who isn't afraid of a little self-parody, IMNSHO :-)

                                                                                                    2. Prav Jan 6, 2007 01:55 PM

                                                                                                      Though not handles, my two ..flabby.. cats had somewhat chowhoundish names - "Butters" and "I Can't Believe It's Not Butters". The latter was shortened down to 'Butters' as well, because I figure, there aren't too many situations where I need to call one cat over and not the other.

                                                                                                      And let's be honest, cats don't respond to anything anyway.

                                                                                                      :)

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                                                                                                        fara Jan 6, 2007 02:35 PM

                                                                                                        oh they do. my cat, and every cat we've ever had, responds to "ssspbsss - ssspbss." My cat's name was Hector, but eventually we figured out that he should be called "bis bis" which is Arabic for cat and where I think that call originated.

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                                                                                                          rameniac Jan 6, 2007 08:12 PM

                                                                                                          if you ever get a third cat, you have to name it "I Can't Believe It's Not Butters... Spray!" and call it in a thick Fabio-esque accent.

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                                                                                                            ZoeZ Jan 29, 2007 06:27 AM

                                                                                                            Devil Chow (and his Missus) recently went to their boarding kennel at LAX and met a Golden Retriever named Butter; DC told him that he (DC) wanted to be in a "Butter-free zone" and to 'butter-out'.

                                                                                                          2. optimal forager Jan 7, 2007 12:27 AM

                                                                                                            At Zingerman's in Ann Arbor, the menu categories are (if I remember correctly) noshes, for smaller plates, and fressers, for larger plates. (This was supposed to post as a reply to prunefoot above, but didn't, arghhh).

                                                                                                            1. MaspethMaven Jan 7, 2007 07:15 PM

                                                                                                              Al Bondigas is certainly amusing (Spanish for meatballs)

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                                                                                                                vsoy Jan 8, 2007 08:44 PM

                                                                                                                I just noticed a "Ms DiPesto" posting in the white bread thread. The name gave me a chuckle as it reminded me of the wacky, longwinded receptionist on that 80's sitcom, "Moonlighting"

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                                                                                                                  vvv03 Feb 3, 2007 05:31 PM

                                                                                                                  I loved that one, too! That actress now does the voice over for the Disney Channel and she'll always be Miss DiPesto to me. With her boyfriend, Booger.

                                                                                                                2. seattledebs Jan 10, 2007 12:50 AM

                                                                                                                  So, I'm debating changing my handle to womanchego. Should I? I do really like manchego. womanchego? woManchego? Womanchego?

                                                                                                                  I don't know if handles can be changed, though, or if I can do it and keep the same profile history I've had as Seattledebs.

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                                                                                                                  1. re: seattledebs
                                                                                                                    The Chowhound Team Jan 10, 2007 01:40 AM

                                                                                                                    You can't change your name and keep your posting history. If you'd still like to change your name, send an email to moderators@chowhound.com and we'll walk you through it.

                                                                                                                  2. HarryLloyd Jan 11, 2007 02:49 AM

                                                                                                                    I would like to nominate Vinnie Vidimangi. clever.

                                                                                                                    He came , He saw, He ate.

                                                                                                                    Chow!
                                                                                                                    HL.

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                                                                                                                      HarryLloyd Jan 11, 2007 06:28 PM

                                                                                                                      He's on the T-dot board fairly regularly and I'm guessing most don't even catch this one.

                                                                                                                      Quite impressed!

                                                                                                                      Chow!
                                                                                                                      HL.

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                                                                                                                        Davwud Jan 26, 2007 07:22 AM

                                                                                                                        Wow, that is a good one.

                                                                                                                        DT

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                                                                                                                        tomato Jan 11, 2007 06:52 PM

                                                                                                                        I have to cast my vote for one I just found today: Bob Dobolina, as in Mistadobolina by Del the Funky Homosapien. Unless of course, this poster is actually the real M. Dobolina, in which case, I'm not trying to sass anybody ;)

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                                                                                                                          yumyum Jan 31, 2007 11:13 AM

                                                                                                                          I laugh everytime I read Bob Dobalina's handle. I was once joke-paged at an airport under the name of "Mr. Dobalina, Mr. Bob Dobalina", despite the fact that I'm female and in today's post 9-11 world you probably can't joke page anyone under penalty of deportation. Ah, good times.

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                                                                                                                            yayadave Feb 1, 2007 06:12 AM

                                                                                                                            They don’t deport anymore, they just “disappear” you.

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                                                                                                                            SauceSupreme Feb 2, 2007 08:41 AM

                                                                                                                            Nice to see some old school rap fans on board. Mistadobalina was one my favorites. My brother and I always joked that if I had to change my name, I'd change it to Robert Dobalina.

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                                                                                                                              prunefeet Feb 2, 2007 12:48 PM

                                                                                                                              Hate to burst your bubble, but the whole Mr. Dobalina Mr. Bob Dobalina thing originated in a MONKEES song!!

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                                                                                                                            tomato Jan 11, 2007 07:07 PM

                                                                                                                            Correction! I just realized I spelled *Dobalina* incorrectly!

                                                                                                                            1. Brian S Jan 31, 2007 08:35 AM

                                                                                                                              I don't know where else to voice this, but the use of "handles" bewilders and distresses me. I have come to feel rather close to many of the posters here, and it is so strange to think I have feelings of friendship for someone whose name I will never know, whose face I will never see, about whom I know nothing except what I will glean from this board.

                                                                                                                              For me, saying something online is the same as saying it face to face. I meet lots of people in bars, strike up a casual conversation, and they tell me their names. If someone told me, "I'll never tell you my real name, but you can call me Zoltan13", I'd say "catch you later!" and move on.

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                                                                                                                                sivyaleah Jan 31, 2007 11:32 AM

                                                                                                                                Well, Brian, as a female who's been stalked online a few times - let me tell you that having a "handle" is far better than giving out your real name. I'd rather be known by my moniker, which nobody can tell what it even means, than have some weirdo calling me by my real name at every post I make.

                                                                                                                                Been there done that. It was Creepy - capital "C" meant to be there.

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                                                                                                                                  chaddict Feb 1, 2007 03:23 PM

                                                                                                                                  Using my real name-even just the first name-would severely inhibit my posting. I know a lot of people in the restaurant industry and it would be incredibly easy to figure out it was me dissing your dish or restaurant. As it is, one could probably guess if one read enough of my posts. I want the freedom to say what worked for me, what didn't. If I thought the chef or owner KNEW it was me, I wouldn't be so honest. I would be afraid of hurting or angering someone.

                                                                                                                                  1. re: Brian S
                                                                                                                                    rose water Feb 1, 2007 06:55 PM

                                                                                                                                    the thing is that many of us are here because we have two things in common 1) food obsession, and 2) a commitment to the informative thoughtful dialogue that goes on here. having such a focused (and yes, obsessively moderated) forum means that discussion sticks to where we have common ground. if you meet someone that you know only through the board and find that they are boring, politically reprehensible, or whatever, it colors the way you'll interact with them or read their chow tips. i think that could detract from the spirited chow talk.
                                                                                                                                    i also think that having avatars runs the same risk. seeing pictures that don't fit into our amorphous mental images of specific posters can potentially change the dynamics of the discussion. i guess it remains to be seen if/how it will.

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                                                                                                                                      SauceSupreme Feb 2, 2007 08:43 AM

                                                                                                                                      Well, if I don't find the posts to be thoughtful, informative or insightful, then it won't matter at all what the avatar looks like or what the handle says.

                                                                                                                                  2. ambrose Feb 28, 2007 06:18 PM

                                                                                                                                    I too love Wanda Fuca, partly because it reminds me of an amusing story from my past.

                                                                                                                                    Over forty years ago I was attending Victoria College in Victoria, British Columbia. If you are geographically challenged, that's on the Strait of Juan de Fuca between Vancouver Island and the state of Washington.

                                                                                                                                    The college was in the process of becoming a four year, degree granting university and wanted a new name. The powers that be almost called the institution Juan de Fuca University until someone pointed out that students would soon start calling the new university Fuca U. True story.

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                                                                                                                                      Babette Feb 28, 2007 07:56 PM

                                                                                                                                      Great story--thanks for that!

                                                                                                                                    2. PommeDeGuerre Mar 7, 2007 06:33 PM

                                                                                                                                      Nicknames, pseudonyms, nyms. I don't understand what any of this has to do the OP's original subject line, "Great Chowhound Handles."

                                                                                                                                       
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                                                                                                                                        FlavoursGal Mar 8, 2007 03:25 PM

                                                                                                                                        Them's fightin' words, Guerre! ;-)

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                                                                                                                                          PommeDeGuerre Mar 8, 2007 07:03 PM

                                                                                                                                          I am not now, nor have I ever been, French. Prepare to be trounced.

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                                                                                                                                            FlavoursGal Mar 9, 2007 05:11 AM

                                                                                                                                            Careful...I'll make mash out of you! ;-)

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                                                                                                                                              PommeDeGuerre Mar 9, 2007 09:46 AM

                                                                                                                                              One more?

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                                                                                                                                                FlavoursGal Mar 9, 2007 09:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                Nope. I've had my fun. :-)

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                                                                                                                                                  PommeDeGuerre Mar 9, 2007 10:09 AM

                                                                                                                                                  Wow! That was easy.

                                                                                                                                      2. Paladar Mar 8, 2007 03:54 PM

                                                                                                                                        I love seeing everyone's handles. I spend most of my time on the Califonia and Home Cooking Boards -- here are my favorites that haven't already been mentioned:
                                                                                                                                        MrRiceGuy
                                                                                                                                        DiningDiva
                                                                                                                                        mise in place
                                                                                                                                        whatwedig
                                                                                                                                        melovechocolate
                                                                                                                                        kimchee

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                                                                                                                                          AnnaEA Mar 8, 2007 06:52 PM

                                                                                                                                          The nick I've seen and like is kare-raisu.

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                                                                                                                                            Ed Dibble Mar 9, 2007 11:50 AM

                                                                                                                                            I love that individual's posts, but I don't understand the name (but there's a lot I don't understand). Could someone explain?

                                                                                                                                            ed

                                                                                                                                            1. re: Ed Dibble
                                                                                                                                              PommeDeGuerre Mar 9, 2007 12:06 PM

                                                                                                                                              I believe that it's "Japanese" for curry rice, but I'm sure that Kare will eventually happen by and straighten this out either way.

                                                                                                                                              1. re: PommeDeGuerre
                                                                                                                                                Ed Dibble Mar 9, 2007 01:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                BTW - like your handle alot too.

                                                                                                                                                ed

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                                                                                                                                                  PommeDeGuerre Mar 9, 2007 01:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                  Thank you, sir. I would return the compliment, but I would be lying. I do respect your toro, though.

                                                                                                                                          2. janetofreno Mar 9, 2007 09:58 AM

                                                                                                                                            Did anyone else find themselves reading this thread to see if their handle was mentioned? (Mine isn't chow-related, but it is geographically specific, and it plays on the name of a certain former Attorney General who was at least part of what I perceive to be a houndish administration....)

                                                                                                                                            BTW, I totally agree with those who won't use their real names. Actually, my real first name IS part of my handle, and that's as far as I'll go......

                                                                                                                                            1. Sam Fujisaka Mar 9, 2007 10:27 AM

                                                                                                                                              I like "buckethead." But of course, I like the Three Stooges (no, its not a handle, the old TV show) as well.

                                                                                                                                              1. Cynsa Mar 9, 2007 04:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                I like this handle: cheTONGUEek (tongue in cheek) - it's a good application for a chowhound.

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