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Nicknames

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    Nicknames

    Did you have a nickname growing up? I mean a different one that didn't end in -hole or -er or -head. Do you still use it? Or has a new one replaced it?
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    I had a nickname when I was a kid....it was actually longer than my real name, so it wasn't for shortening my original name.

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    Yes but none I care to repeat.

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    Got it in the seventies.

    I can still hear the music and see the front yard full of junk (on the t.v., not in our yard ).

    Had one earlier growing up, but it was of a certain long-earred animal that was reputed to be slow and stubborn.

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    I didn't but a friend had a doosey. Back in Jr. High we were in a health class and he couldn't help but let one rip. The teacher looked at him and started calling him "Stinky". It took him a couple of years to live that one down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grady View Post
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    Got it in the seventies.

    I can still hear the music and see the front yard full of junk (on the t.v., not in our yard :smile
    Good Lord, Grady was a geezer in the 70's, you can't be that old.

    I had to make my 17 year old watch Nick at Night, he never understood why I call him Lamont. (Big Dummy)

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    Until I was about 12, I thought my name was Jesus Christ.
    I remember dad saying "Jesus Christ, what have you done now ?"
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    When I was in college I went by cowboy, kinda happens when you go to college out east and refused to give up wearing my Stetson
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    Yes

    In the Army I was often called Chewbacca, or Wookie for all of the hair. Ihad to shave my neck line to pass inspection.




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    Rabbit. Comes from my first inital and last name.
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    Please remember forum rule #4 if you reply to this thread. Two posts have already been deleted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTsnub View Post
    Good Lord, Grady was a geezer in the 70's, you can't be that old.
    No, I'm not that old. But there must have been a resemblance even then because my friends just started called me 'grady'.

    Quote Originally Posted by ICTsnub View Post
    I had to make my 17 year old watch Nick at Night, he never understood why I call him Lamont. (Big Dummy)

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    Yep, I had a couple, one was Stan. It is a shortening of my last name. That one has stuck with me for most of my life, even if I was to move to a new place where I don't know anyone, eventually someone would figure it out.
    Variations of it are also pretty common with the one being used where we live now being Stanz.
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    I have a unique last name that ends in 'dorf' with a couple of silent letters in the mix. There are a number of odd pronunciations which many "humorists" end with 'dork.' Obviously I dislike those.

    I received a nickname that resurfaced time and again throughout my career. Whenever I encountered members from my first unit, they used it and it caught on. As it didn't really mean anything, I'm quite pleased it was the one that stuck.

    Sgt Byers was the guy in the unit with the self-appointed duty to nickname everyone. The Sgt was short; only about 5'5" - 5'7"tops. As he looked up at his 6'4" LCpl, he said, "You're too big to be a 'dorf', you're gonna be Duff." I was called Duff or Duffer (no, I don't golf) from then on. I was even listed as Cpl Duff on the flight roster for my first deployment! That discovery and how it was sorted out is something to share another time.

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    Yes, as a matter of fact I did, I bet you can't guess what it is.

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