How'd you choose your username?

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thermalben started the topic in Friday, 31 Jul 2015 at 3:02pm

Jeez it's great to see the inventiveness on the Swellnet forums, with regards to usernames. I'd love to hear how people came up with their monikers (or had it made for 'em!).

Mine's pretty boring. After I started looking at weather charts online back in '98, I eventually found the weather forums on ski.com.au, and then the Weatherzone's forums, both of which I ended up spending a lot of time.

I initially registered with a boring username ('br', which was the acronym for an old nickname), so I quickly changed it to thermalben. At the time I'd been reading an article on thermodynamics, so I cobbled the username together and it's stuck ever since.

Anyone else?

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thermalben commented Friday, 31 Jul 2015 at 3:07pm

BTW, there are some classic usernames on the Ski.com.au and Weatherzone forums. Off the top of my head, two of my favourites were Foehn Correspondent and Bob the Buildup (for those that don't know, a foehn is a warm, dry downslope wind, while 'Buildup' refers to pre-monsoon weather activity in the NT).

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goofyfoot commented Friday, 31 Jul 2015 at 3:29pm

Ummm well...

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atticus commented Friday, 31 Jul 2015 at 3:43pm

Yes I'm a lawyer. No I don't like the jokes.

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udo commented Friday, 31 Jul 2015 at 3:52pm

Grandfathers name.
Wonder if Bum acid will explain his ?

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thermalben commented Friday, 31 Jul 2015 at 4:00pm

Your Grandpa is called Udo?

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udo commented Friday, 31 Jul 2015 at 4:02pm

Yep

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stunet commented Friday, 31 Jul 2015 at 4:07pm

Doesn't take an Enigma code cracker to figure mine out.

Wish I went for something better.

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abc-od commented Friday, 31 Jul 2015 at 4:14pm

One of my mates loved the Paul Keating quote about "swallowing a dictionary" and somewhow turned it turned into overdosing on the alphabet. It became a running joke with us and must've been on my mind when choosing a name.

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indo-dreaming commented Friday, 31 Jul 2015 at 4:45pm

I think mine is pretty self explanatory.

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tim foilat commented Friday, 31 Jul 2015 at 4:49pm

Anything conspiracy :)

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wesley commented Friday, 31 Jul 2015 at 5:15pm

It's my real name!

✌️

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goofyfoot commented Friday, 31 Jul 2015 at 5:17pm

What about fartpaddler?

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Friday, 31 Jul 2015 at 5:59pm

any excuse to introduce and/or share the genius of Chris Morris and Brasseye.

A more scientific explanation (with NSFW pictures):

http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004943.html

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Friday, 31 Jul 2015 at 5:52pm

atticus wrote: Yes I'm a lawyer. No I don't like the jokes.

The new book musta been a bugger

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barley commented Friday, 31 Jul 2015 at 6:12pm

To do with my job and love for the amber liquid!

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norchock commented Friday, 31 Jul 2015 at 6:27pm

First heard norchock at lakey's years ago...local word for wanking.

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wellymon commented Friday, 31 Jul 2015 at 6:38pm

norchock wrote: First heard norchock at lakey's years ago...local word for wanking.

Thought so;)

Is it spelt right tho.!

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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indo-dreaming commented Friday, 31 Jul 2015 at 6:58pm

ha ha

No it would be spelt Norcok

C in Bahasa Indonesia is always a Ch sound and a ck sound just a straight K even in their local dialect it would be this.

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norchock commented Friday, 31 Jul 2015 at 9:22pm

Fuckn no cock...fuckn stupid cunt ;)

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southey commented Friday, 31 Jul 2015 at 9:50pm

Southpaw .
Being from the land of majority " Naturals " . Sick of the inference that they bestow upon us right fist forwards , as Goofy's .
When boxing your respected .
That and my love of the Sth of this Continent & Hemisphere .
I too like Ben have a name that's similar which derived out of Weatherzone .

My favourite of everyone's is Anton Chigurh . It took me along time to work out its origin . And became an instant favourite when I worked it out . At first I thought it was a mate of a mate ( first name ) .
He doesn't post anymore , this place is no place for old men .
What about avatar image favourites . : Mike H , Tow man , 50 Cal , top deck , mibs , kiwi , shorris

" SA's Reserve Capacity "

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wingnut2443 commented Saturday, 1 Aug 2015 at 5:53am

Hahahahaaa ...

Mine was handed to me as a pre pubescent grommet 'back in the day' by the older local crew, and it stuck. Up until then, the most creative kids could get was 'dumbo' ... so, yes, I have prominent features.

The numbers ... GPS co-ordinates were too long.

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*FFW - Few Fun Waves ... that's what it's all about for me.

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surfstarved commented Saturday, 1 Aug 2015 at 12:43pm

I don't get in the water nearly as much as I'd like to.

Don't let the bastards grind you down

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seal commented Saturday, 1 Aug 2015 at 12:59pm

Because seals live on rocks and i surf over rocks at my local.

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Balance commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015 at 9:34pm

bit of a long story...but balance, or my lack of it, has had a pretty significant impact on my life

I lost most of it...melted the balance function in my brain through a series of overheating bouts that left me hospitalised for most of my tenth year

so I cant stand on one foot for more than five seconds...nor stand still on 2...i actually got kicked out of the army because of it...couldnt stand at attention...hahaha it was pretty funny!

but I surfed from an early age...and still try to do my best...but its a bit more challenging for me than for most

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rooftop commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015 at 11:22pm

My workplace.

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50young commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 at 8:00am

At the time I was 50 but still say I feel 18 hence the young the body often reminds me I'm not!

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simba commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 at 8:11am

Had a dog i called Simba,named after the movie the Lion King and its out of total respect for that amazing creature who used to be a huge part of my surfing life .

simba

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fartpaddler commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 at 9:12am

strategically squeezed out a fart while paddling past a mate and fartpaddler was born...

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Sheepdog commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 at 9:53am

From High school...... That old cartoon with the sheepdog and the coyote.... Long surfy hair covering my sunburnt salt encrusted bloodshot eyes.... Was also a fairly laid back chap, but if my friends or family were in trouble...... Well....... A bit like the sheepdog in the cartoon... But I think a picture paints a thousand words lol...

Sheepdog

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yocal commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 at 12:27pm

I joined when i was moving away from the coast so I figured i'll never again be identified as a 'local'. I figured the name Yocal was a good juxtaposition seeing as it gives the impression of a rambling slack-jawed Westy.

As for the avatar, i was trying to find a pic of a nice wave to put up, but saw the seagull trotting along the shoreline in the corner of a photo and figured that was much more suitable for squarking my opinions on a forum...

Go deeper Taylor, go deeper!

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vascectomy-blot... commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 at 1:20pm

vascectomy-blottmouth...mocking someone who thrives on stating the obvious while thinking he's the only one who worked it out.

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stray-gator_2 commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 at 3:11pm

stray-gator_2 ... lovingly in thrall of someone who thrives on stating the mystifyingly weird while thinking he's the only one in this world with all of the answers.

Plus I love Neil Young's backing bands.

I aim to give you something that you can keep for life. A bit like herpes. My techniques are not available in any book or course; what would scientists know? I have played with model trains for 40 plus years.

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wellymon commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 at 3:20pm

"mocking someone who thrives on stating the obvious while thinking he's the only one who worked it out."

" lovingly in thrall of someone who thrives on stating the mystifyingly weird while thinking he's the only one in this world with all of the answers."

Uuuummm similar but I like the mystifyingly weird way better than mocking...!
thrall is a great word;)

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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ACB__ commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 at 3:38pm

Initials

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redsands commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 at 5:31pm

So it gets even more overcrowded.

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rule303 commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2015 at 7:04pm

Breaker Morant . "As to rules and regulations, we had no Red Book, and knew nothing about them. We were out fighting the Boers, not sitting comfortably behind barb-wire entanglements; we got them and shot them under Rule 303,"

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wellymon commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2015 at 7:46pm

Intense stuff rule303.

I thought it was do to with the old rifle.!

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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Blowin commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2015 at 7:49pm

I'm pretty sure they are one and the same Welly.

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braudulio commented Monday, 10 Aug 2015 at 9:56am

Went with mine 'cause all the funny ones were taken.

‘IF YOU UNDERSTAND, things are just as they are;
if you do not understand, THINGS ARE JUST AS THEY ARE.’

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Sheepdog commented Monday, 10 Aug 2015 at 11:44am

braudulio wrote: Went with mine 'cause all the funny ones were taken.

Awww cmon maaaaate..... Heaps of funny ones out there.... Seaman Stains, Major downer, Not so squizzy, Dolmio grin, Thruster, Con' Cave, Swallows tail, or one for the Kiwis - Dick grup.......

Sheepdog

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braudulio commented Monday, 10 Aug 2015 at 12:04pm

Sheepdog wrote:
braudulio wrote: Went with mine 'cause all the funny ones were taken.

Awww cmon maaaaate..... Heaps of funny ones out there.... Seaman Stains, Major downer, Not so squizzy, Dolmio grin, Thruster, Con' Cave, Swallows tail, or one for the Kiwis - Dick grup.......

Yeah alright you busted me. I am just not a naturally funny guy!

The real story behind my username is that it is a homage to my favourite Cuban pitcher!

‘IF YOU UNDERSTAND, things are just as they are;
if you do not understand, THINGS ARE JUST AS THEY ARE.’

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braudulio commented Monday, 10 Aug 2015 at 12:28pm

Or it could actually be my real name, you choose.

‘IF YOU UNDERSTAND, things are just as they are;
if you do not understand, THINGS ARE JUST AS THEY ARE.’

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wellymon commented Monday, 10 Aug 2015 at 12:50pm

Yes B.

I understand 'Names' are just as they are;

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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wellymon commented Monday, 10 Aug 2015 at 12:51pm

Blowin wrote: I'm pretty sure they are one and the same Welly.

.

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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braudulio commented Monday, 10 Aug 2015 at 12:57pm

wellymon wrote: Yes B.

I understand 'Names' are just as they are;

Or not.

‘IF YOU UNDERSTAND, things are just as they are;
if you do not understand, THINGS ARE JUST AS THEY ARE.’

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Blowin commented Monday, 10 Aug 2015 at 1:36pm

wellymon wrote:
Blowin wrote: I'm pretty sure they are one and the same Welly.

.

Apologies if that sounded condescending Welly

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wellymon commented Monday, 10 Aug 2015 at 2:37pm

Not at all Blowin, I thought it was gold;)

I think U missed my sarcastic humour.
I read written literature on here, a lot different to others. Probably bad English

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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Blowin commented Monday, 10 Aug 2015 at 2:54pm

I'm that tool wearing the Mad Huey's shirt and the gold chain heckling people at the Snapper Rocks jump rock.

I'm the bloke in the torn Rip Curl Dawn Patrol steamer circa 1984 giving you stink eye if you even think of paddling around me on my 8' board at head high Mainbreak Marg's .

I'm telling the loudest stories about the biggest sharks whilst lasciviously staring at your missus from the other side of the campfire at Cactus.

I'm covered in tattoos and wearing a Parkway Dive hoody and sizing up your belongings and watching where you stow the key to your car as you get ready to surf the pass.

I'm standing drunk in the car park at Jakes telling you that it was bigger/ hollower/ less crowded and out of your league ten years ago.

I'm the fella with the slick haircut, the $800 wetsuit and the Geelong plates on my BMW that keeps burning you from the shoulder at Winkipop.

I moved there two weeks earlier.

You have met me many, many times.

I am the Blowin.....And I'm coming to your town.

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braudulio commented Monday, 10 Aug 2015 at 3:22pm

Blowin wrote: I'm that tool wearing the Mad Huey's shirt and the gold chain heckling people at the Snapper Rocks jump rock.

I'm the bloke in the torn Rip Curl Dawn Patrol steamer circa 1984 giving you stink eye if you even think of paddling around me on my 8' board at head high Mainbreak Marg's .

I'm telling the loudest stories about the biggest sharks whilst lasciviously staring at your missus from the other side of the campfire at Cactus.

I'm covered in tattoos and wearing a Parkway Dive hoody and sizing up your belongings and watching where you stow the key to your car as you get ready to surf the pass.

I'm standing drunk in the car park at Jakes telling you that it was bigger/ hollower/ less crowded and out of your league ten years ago.

I'm the fella with the slick haircut, the $800 wetsuit and the Geelong plates on my BMW that keeps burning you from the shoulder at Winkipop.

I moved there two weeks earlier.

You have met me many, many times.

I am the Blowin.....And I'm coming to your town.

I knew I'd seen you somewhere before!

‘IF YOU UNDERSTAND, things are just as they are;
if you do not understand, THINGS ARE JUST AS THEY ARE.’

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wellymon commented Monday, 10 Aug 2015 at 3:23pm

Thats fucking classic,you beat me too it B.

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .