CONTEST - A rose by any other name


I couldn’t think of anything clever, so I used an abbreviation of my job title at the time I registered… Broadband Specialist IV. (AKA system technician for a cable company)


Its a middle English term- Ninnyhammer A person who is a fool or a simpleton- I thought it apt as a gambling classification because sometimes I’m the Ninny loser, and sometimes I’m THE HAMMER raking in those sweet, sweet free chips.


I chose my name to honour my culture - Acadian. Google it sometime, interesting reading. Basically, the Acadians were the first French settlers to come to the new world or Acadia - an area of eastern Canada that is comprised of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, part of the province of Quebec and the state of Maine. They were a peaceful people who fished,farmed and traded with the natives and other villages. Problem was, they were French settles in a land sought after by the English crown. The English and French fought many wars over the new land and in the end, the English prevailed. Forced to sign an allegiance to the English crown many of the Acadians refused, fearing they’d have to take up arms against their French brothers in the event of war. In 1755, English troops began seizing land and deporting the Acadians. Many returned to France, some to England. Many more were re-settled in the southern U.S. and are known as the Cajuns. Still, more returned to their farms once the hostilities had died down and returned to their simple lives. To this day, the language, culture and traditions are alive and well in this area of the world. The songs, stories and names of many families such as Cyr, Thibeau, Boudreau, Landry, LeBlanc remain to carry on proudly. I am proud of my heritage, of my people and of my land. That is why I chose the name Acadian for my I.D. Thanks, or should I say Mercy Beaucoup, and happy pokering.

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My wife and I are Full Time (FT) RVers (RV) with my first name being Rick so FTRVRICK

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Back in the old CB radio days my handle on the radio was Silverfox . When I applied to get a vanity plate for my car I tried to use that also ,but it was already used so I had to use DJ da Fox because some also had DJ THE Fox , so when I got into the computer scene I just used DJdaFox for my player name in an online golf game and on different poker sites .

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It tells my life style.

What’s in a nickname...?

I’m married to a South American. It was NOT love at first sight. We didn’t like each other at first and fought a lot.
I often called him “Pendejo” (Spanish - asshole). Once I also wrote it to him, but wrongly. Namely: Pendecho
Since then, when he writes me at whatsapp, he calls me “Pendecha.”

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My name was inspired by a goat character from a horror movie. By the way, you guys know what GOAT stands for.


I live in the great state of Montana (MT) among the most majestic animals on the planet i.e. Elk (wapiti).


My user name came about as a result of my football team. (North Melbourne). Their mascot is the kangaroo (shortened to roo) As I could not set up Go Roos - I simply took out the space and made it 1 word.


a couple of years ago I keep a friend from making a mistake of buying into an infomercial, and spent 75 American. we made BBQ sauce. as time passes………………. we parted and now my family produce and sell 1733 sauce. please visit our web site, by the way 1733 is the year savannah Georgia was founded and that is where down home …… we don’t need a napkin, until I lick my fingers …but good. y’ all know

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There’s a comic book series called Mage, a trilogy beginning with “The Hero Discovered” in 1984, “The Hero Defined” in 1997, and “The Hero Denied” in 2017. I read the first series in high school and now the final issues are being published and I’m almost 50 years old.

The protagonist of the story is named Kevin Matchstick, who always wears a black t-shirt with a white Shazam lightning bolt on the chest. The first story shows Kevin (an aloof, doubting cynic) accept that he’s capable of heroism, of making the world a better place, which was very inspirational to me.

So, I adopted the character’s name and symbol for my account here.


becouse i love rabbits thats wy i like this name


Moppie is the name off my dog and it means in Dutch lovely She has blue eyes like me lol


My husband was in the Old Guard in 1964. was barely 17 I think. Was the right height, right weight, and taking the test or the application process got him out of KP or some 5 mile run. Volunteered for Vietnam in 65. Changed him forever.


when i first started playing cards… My girlfriend told me she could tell when i was bluffing because i would lick my lip… I dont do that anymore… however the name just stuck and she gets a kick telling the story whenever she has a chance to…


was playing poker, and one of the players said i was winning big time 1/26 hands- which is also 1/2 the deck


I call myself “SD4FRWARM” I was born and raised in Vermont and lived there for 50 years except for a couple of years in Vietnam. At age 50 I moved to San Diego and figured I would never be cold ever again. Winters in Vermont can get as cold as 20 degrees BELOW zero. So, if you know the backstory, my screen name reads “San Diego forever warm”

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Makes sense, 22train pronounced in an Elmer Fudd way becomes 22twain.