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Dec 18, 2006 06:12 PM

Great Chowhound Handles

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!

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  1. 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!

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

        1. re: Candy

          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

            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.)

          2. re: Candy

            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!

            1. re: Seattle Rose

              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).

              1. re: Seattle Rose

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

          3. 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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            1. re: Chowpatty

              Someone who is a Firesign Theatre fan, no doubt.

              1. re: Chowpatty

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

                1. re: rameniac

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

                  1. re: ChowFun_derek

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

                    1. re: yayadave

                      Alimentary My Dear Watson, from 4 posts up.

                      1. re: yayadave

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

                        1. re: yayadave

                          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.

                      2. re: rameniac

                        Not to be confused with AMDG...

                    2. 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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                      1. re: toodie jane

                        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!

                        1. re: Katie Nell

                          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!

                          1. re: cooknKate

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

                            (I have no imagination :-( )

                        2. 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

                            "Sounds like an unknown TeleTubbie..."


                            I'll take that as a compliment ...