Your Screenname: What inspired it?

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Re: Your Screenname: What inspired it?

Post by yclept » Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:18 am

Prodigy network.
Needed a screen name for chat purposes
Opened a dictionary - aiming for z...
Put finger down....
The word? I missed the Z’s and hit the Y’s, where “yclept” was the chosen one.

This is a 100% true story - I never intended to use it but decided what the heck - as it likely won’t be something anyone else would use anywhere ;)

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Re: Your Screenname: What inspired it?

Post by MollyQMurphy » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:57 am

I missed this thread when I first signed up. My name is for my 2 dogs of that time, and the Q in the middle is because I find it (sourly) amusing that, when picking up a prescription for a dog at a regular pharmacy, a veterinarian will insert a Q as a middle initial to identify the scrip is for a pet (so they will know to charge you full retail).

There's a good trivia question in there somewhere....
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Re: Your Screenname: What inspired it?

Post by jlgarfield » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:55 am

It's just my name, really.

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Re: Your Screenname: What inspired it?

Post by triviawayne » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:06 pm

MollyQMurphy wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:57 am
I missed this thread when I first signed up. My name is for my 2 dogs of that time, and the Q in the middle is because I find it (sourly) amusing that, when picking up a prescription for a dog at a regular pharmacy, a veterinarian will insert a Q as a middle initial to identify the scrip is for a pet (so they will know to charge you full retail).

There's a good trivia question in there somewhere....
probably not, that never happened at the pharmacy I used for my pets meds
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Re: Your Screenname: What inspired it?

Post by AFRET CMS » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:06 pm

I realize that it may not be as obvious as I thought, so please forgive the belated post. I retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Chief Master Sergeant (E-9) before embarking on a post-military career. This is the only place I use that nom de board; possibly because that section of my biography was omitted from my intro on Jeopardy. They introduced me as a "retired adjunct professor," even though that was only a portion of a varied civilian life. Maggie said it was because I was retired from active work and they preferred to use the most recent position, and I had been out of the military for "too long" -- even though that was the majority of my adult life at the time.

I had specifically requested that it be included in my intro -- military officers are non uncommon on Jeopardy, but enlisted personnel are pretty scarce. But it was not to be.
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Re: Your Screenname: What inspired it?

Post by Ironhorse » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:31 pm

It's the name of a golf course/street in Leawood, Kansas. I used to deliver mail in that neighborhood and loved the name.
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Re: Your Screenname: What inspired it?

Post by triviawayne » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:40 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:31 pm
It's the name of a golf course/street in Leawood, Kansas. I used to deliver mail in that neighborhood and loved the name.
was there railroad tracks there? Iron Horse was the name of a bar next to a set of tracks in my area.
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Re: Your Screenname: What inspired it?

Post by Ironhorse » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:51 pm

The railway runs about half a mile from there, though not by the actual course. I never made that connection before, but there may be something to it.

There certainly is a train theme in general though. This gorgeous piece of artwork (the wall is an engraving, the horse is a sculpture) is near the clubhouse.

(I can't figure out how to embed the image, but it's at the top of this page:) https://www.kcfountains.com/single-post ... ersistence
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Re: Your Screenname: What inspired it?

Post by opusthepenguin » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:57 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:51 pm
(I can't figure out how to embed the image, but it's at the top of this page:) https://www.kcfountains.com/single-post ... ersistence
Here you go:

Image

That is nice.

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Re: Your Screenname: What inspired it?

Post by Golf » Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:53 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:31 pm
It's the name of a golf course/street in Leawood, Kansas. I used to deliver mail in that neighborhood and loved the name.
https://www.ironhorsetx.com/

Railroad theme as well, decent track.

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Re: Your Screenname: What inspired it?

Post by Don't Think Twice » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:52 pm

My screenname is the title of what was my favorite Bob Dylan song at the time I joined back in 2014. I still love the song, but now my favorite Dylan song is "To Ramona." I don't think I'll be allowed to change it. :lol:

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Re: Your Screenname: What inspired it?

Post by pinkfreud » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:23 pm

I've used "pinkfreud" as a screen name ever since the days of dial-up computer bulletin boards. I used to be an aptitude testing specialist in a government office, and my co-workers called me "Doc Freud." When I was trying to think of an online nickname, I didn't want people to think I was male, so I exchanged "Doc" for "pink," which I hoped made the name more feminine (and which also resulted in a pun on the name of one of my favorite bands). I used "pinkfreud" as my screen name when I was a Google Answers Researcher, and many online friends know me better by this nickname than by my real name (Jean MacKay Jackson).
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Re: Your Screenname: What inspired it?

Post by opusthepenguin » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:33 pm

pinkfreud wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:23 pm
I've used "pinkfreud" as a screen name ever since the days of dial-up computer bulletin boards. I used to be an aptitude testing specialist in a government office, and my co-workers called me "Doc Freud." When I was trying to think of an online nickname, I didn't people to think I was male, so I exchanged "Doc" for "pink," which I hoped made the name more feminine (and which also resulted in a pun on the name of one of my favorite bands). I used "pinkfreud" as my screen name when I was a Google Answers Researcher, and many online friends know me better by this nickname than by my real name (Jean MacKay Jackson).
Dang it, I feel like I've learned you're female before and forgotten it. The pink angle didn't work for me because the Pink Floyd angle overwhelms it. It seems like people who are into Pink Floyd are almost all guys.

I was going to say your avatar doesn't help matters. But looking at it closer, I see that's a female off to the side. I always register it as just a car. :oops:

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Re: Your Screenname: What inspired it?

Post by clt013 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:03 pm

clt = my initials
013 = I like the number 13 and thought my handle would look better (and be more rhythmic to say :) ) with a leading 0 (or "oh")

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Re: Your Screenname: What inspired it?

Post by pinkfreud » Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:21 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:33 pm
pinkfreud wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:23 pm
I've used "pinkfreud" as a screen name ever since the days of dial-up computer bulletin boards. I used to be an aptitude testing specialist in a government office, and my co-workers called me "Doc Freud." When I was trying to think of an online nickname, I didn't want people to think I was male, so I exchanged "Doc" for "pink," which I hoped made the name more feminine (and which also resulted in a pun on the name of one of my favorite bands). I used "pinkfreud" as my screen name when I was a Google Answers Researcher, and many online friends know me better by this nickname than by my real name (Jean MacKay Jackson).
Dang it, I feel like I've learned you're female before and forgotten it. The pink angle didn't work for me because the Pink Floyd angle overwhelms it. It seems like people who are into Pink Floyd are almost all guys.

I was going to say your avatar doesn't help matters. But looking at it closer, I see that's a female off to the side. I always register it as just a car. :oops:
I would like to think that the magnificence of the car eclipses my pale and puny presence in the photo.
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Re: Your Screenname: What inspired it?

Post by CasualJeopardyFan19 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:50 am

Nothing much, really. I am just a casual viewer of the show, and so I made my username to reflect that.

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Re: Your Screenname: What inspired it?

Post by billiej » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:24 am

triviawayne wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:06 pm
MollyQMurphy wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:57 am
I missed this thread when I first signed up. My name is for my 2 dogs of that time, and the Q in the middle is because I find it (sourly) amusing that, when picking up a prescription for a dog at a regular pharmacy, a veterinarian will insert a Q as a middle initial to identify the scrip is for a pet (so they will know to charge you full retail).

There's a good trivia question in there somewhere....
probably not, that never happened at the pharmacy I used for my pets meds
No veterinarian I ever worked for did this, either. They would just put the pet's name and in parenthesis have canine, feline, whatever. And what would happen if someone actually had Q as a middle initial?

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Re: Your Screenname: What inspired it?

Post by Ironhorse » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:37 am

billiej wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:24 am


No veterinarian I ever worked for did this, either. They would just put the pet's name and in parenthesis have canine, feline, whatever. And what would happen if someone actually had Q as a middle initial?
It's a miracle that John Quincy Adams lived 80 years despite being prescribed pet meds his entire life.
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Re: Your Screenname: What inspired it?

Post by billiej » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:32 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:37 am
billiej wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:24 am


No veterinarian I ever worked for did this, either. They would just put the pet's name and in parenthesis have canine, feline, whatever. And what would happen if someone actually had Q as a middle initial?
It's a miracle that John Quincy Adams lived 80 years despite being prescribed pet meds his entire life.
Maybe that was his secret! :lol:

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Re: Your Screenname: What inspired it?

Post by alietr » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:40 pm

billiej wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:32 pm
Ironhorse wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:37 am
billiej wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:24 am


No veterinarian I ever worked for did this, either. They would just put the pet's name and in parenthesis have canine, feline, whatever. And what would happen if someone actually had Q as a middle initial?
It's a miracle that John Quincy Adams lived 80 years despite being prescribed pet meds his entire life.
Maybe that was his secret! :lol:
Probably safer than getting a few more leeches slapped on you.

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