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Aug 4, 2011 07:50 AM

What's In A Name?

I know we've had the fun thread about the best names on CH, but I was wondering if anyone is interested in divulging the meaning or inspiration behind some of their names. (Inaplasticcup, passadumkeg, i'm looking at YOU.) obviously, this doesn't apply to obvious handles like mine (like others, i wished i'd thought of something as clever as some of you did!) Is anyone interested in sharing with the rest of us? or is anyone interested in wild speculation as to what YOU think some inventive CHer names mean? Is anyone interested in this topic at all??

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  1. Have you looked at this discussion?

    Favorite CH user names -

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    1. re: nsxtasy

      yes, but favorite names isn't exactly what i was asking about - that post doesn't really tell people what their names mean or where they come from, does it?

      1. re: mariacarmen

        Well, mine was supposed to be winecountrygirl and somehow it ended up wincountry. I love the Napa Valley.....

        1. re: wincountrygirl

          too funny, because if you hadn't pointed that out, i wouldn't have noticed it! on first glance i thought it was winecountrygirl!

          1. re: mariacarmen

            I know, right? I read it as intended as well. :)

            1. re: mariacarmen

              So glad - I didn't even notice it until recently!!

            2. re: wincountrygirl

              i noticed right away and thought it was a play on words... you should have just said that- it works too you know :)

        2. There was a thread, MC:

          BUT not only is it kind of old, it's also getting up there in replies, which can make it a pita to open for some of us. And there are lots of newer posters (or people who missed the thread the first time around), so a part deux is a pretty good idea.

          1. mine kinda comes from the smokey and the bandit favorite movie when i was a kid.
            his plate on the trans am was BAN-ONE
            so thats where i get mine from...
            and yes back in the day i had a 1978 Trans Am with the screaming chicken and a 400 motor and T-tops
            except mine was gold..not black

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            1. re: srsone

              i love it! thanks for sharing.

              oadl, care to share?? and thanks for that link, it'll be fun to read through for some of the older, by-gone names.

              edit: ok, i'm already loving that thread. thanks again oadl.

              1. re: mariacarmen

                You're welcome! And I said it better for myself there then, than I could here today, but I was glad you brought this up. I was much in need to be reminded of my own philosophy. Jinx shminx. Pffft.

              2. re: srsone

                OMG (again), neighbor. If you knew someone down the street on Silver Lane who had a red '76 Trans Am with the screamin' phoenix, he used to ride a unicycle and he was my uncle...class of '77 EHHS. Were you a hornet?

                1. re: kattyeyes

                  nope..class of 87 at Cheney Tech...

                  used to work at the Meineke on Silver lane tho..
                  used to do 125-130 down 384 before they extended it..and even after...

                  1. re: srsone

                    LOL and I'm sure I'll vanish soon (apologies for going so OT), I'm on the phone with my uncle, reading your post to him. He says he used to do 140-145 down 384...and that Silver Lane was "fun"--used to do 100-115 there. I'm actually glad you don't know each other--you sound like you'd have gotten into some trouble together! You were a year behind me in school, young'un. HA HA!

                    ETA: If you remember the eponymous deli of Silver Lane, you knew my grandparents.

                    1. re: kattyeyes

                      i vaguely remember where i ate lunches back has been 20 years

              3. Aloha, mariacarmen:

                The caretaker's voice.


                1. MC, I *LOVE* that you started this thread as I was wondering about other people's screennames too!!!

                  Mine comes from a bit by one of my favorite comedians, Eddie Izzard. Here's the bit:


                  *in a plastic cup* @ 3:25


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                  1. re: inaplasticcup

                    Bruce. Jungleland.
                    "sitting on the hood of a Dodge. Drinking warm beer in the soft summer rain. "
                    Besides the fact that beer tastes better when it is not as cold as normally served in the US.

                    Still can't believe that we'll never get to hear Clarence do that Jungleland solo live again.

                    1. re: WarmBeer

                      Amen, WarmBeer, and RIP, Big Man.

                      My screen name has nothing to do with food. It's a combination of the translation of my mum's maiden name from Welsh and part of my dad's name. My dad used it to name an orchid he discovered and I stole it for my first consulting company name. Then it became my screen name. For some reason people tend to think I am a male fan of Lord of the Rings because of it (not male but deffo Tolkien lover). Also people often spell it wrong because it contains the less usual spelling of gray.

                      1. re: grayelf

                        i did think it had to do with LOFR but i love the orchard story.

                    2. re: inaplasticcup

                      brilliant. love the glam/gayness! thanks for sharing ina!!

                      1. re: mariacarmen

                        I thought Izzard ID'd as a straight "action transvestite" but glam - definitely.

                        1. re: inaplasticcup

                          thanks for that since i always wondered about your sn and I'm embarrassed to say that "inaplasticcup" has made me think of urine samples before; i totally get it now :)

                          1. re: crowmuncher

                            LOL. You wouldn't be the first, cm! :)

                              1. re: crowmuncher

                                oh yeah sometimes in reply I've used the contraction ina-p-cup (hey an honest mistake)

                                  1. re: hill food

                                    Ha! That's one of my faves. Cracks me up... :P

                                    1. re: inaplasticcup

                                      HA! yeah :P yerself (so to speak - I have once or twice)