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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:00 am    Post subject: Any meaning behind you forum name? Reply with quote

Is there anything behind your forum name? There are some interesting ones on the board, and also some very clever ones.

Mine, well I could say that mine stands for Justifiably Important Man, but alas it doesn't its just a shortening of my Christian name James. Plain old Jim, I do remember being surprised when I joined up that it hadn't already been taken.

So, is there a story behind your forum name that you'd like to share?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I blame my parents  
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lee wrote:
I blame my parents  


LOL!

When I went to school in the late '60s I was Jamie and I did blame my parents
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Originally my user name was semp6

'semp' was a name inspired by sempervivum or house leek which is a tough little succulent plant that is often seen growing in rocky outcrops, walls and roofs - hence 'house leek'. Like most plant names it is derived from Latin 'semper' meaning always and 'vivus' meaning living. 'Always living' due to the very tough nature of the plant. As it happens the plant is actually monocarpic which in Latin means 'mono' single 'carpic' -  flower. The plant dies after flowering but small offsets at usually take over.

I like the plant and I like its name but I think Lee is far easier to communicate with

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am called Henry (Генри) and I am an artist.  
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My forum name is not my real name

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just like steam toys and am a bit mad

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moose is my nickname, because I used to laugh like a drain at the opening sequence of Northern Exposure (for those of you who remember that series), and also because I'm big, tall and grumpy
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My name is James because, well, my name is James    
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As a scientist it just seemed logical to use the boiling of of water as the most apt name for a steam based pastime.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, nothing in the flywheel part of my ID (except it exists on almost all steam engines), but must admit, I was 61, when I joined the Forum - now more than 10 years later,        

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After 10 years I never actually knew where your name actually originated from, Chris! Often wondered but never knew  
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I was an Ivor the engine fan.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive been Synthpunk on the internet since it started. Dont see any reason to be anyone else now.
In my youth i played the synth and had a big spiky mohawk and silly tight trousers.

Now im middle aged i still play the synth, my mohawk is long gone and my trousers are not so tight.

I believe this is called 'growing up' but i havent found any proper grownups to ask...

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Synthpunk wrote:
Ive been Synthpunk on the internet since it started. Dont see any reason to be anyone else now.
In my youth i played the synth and had a big spiky mohawk and silly tight trousers.

Now im middle aged i still play the synth, my mohawk is long gone and my trousers are not so tight.

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I believe this is called 'growing up' but i havent found any proper grownups to ask...


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