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What's in a (Mudcat) name

Jack the Sailor 20 Aug 01 - 04:32 PM
Gareth 20 Aug 01 - 04:20 PM
Gareth 20 Aug 01 - 04:18 PM
Rowana (at work) 20 Aug 01 - 04:12 PM
vindelis 20 Aug 01 - 03:34 PM
Lin in Kansas 20 Aug 01 - 04:03 AM
khandu 19 Aug 01 - 09:35 PM
RangerSteve 19 Aug 01 - 07:58 PM
fat B****rd 19 Aug 01 - 06:53 AM
Lee Shore 19 Aug 01 - 03:10 AM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 19 Aug 01 - 02:29 AM
kendall 17 Feb 01 - 05:15 PM
MarkS 17 Feb 01 - 04:21 PM
Monashee 17 Feb 01 - 03:59 PM
GUEST,fortunato 17 Feb 01 - 03:57 AM
Spud Murphy 17 Feb 01 - 03:35 AM
Spud Murphy 17 Feb 01 - 03:22 AM
Amergin 17 Feb 01 - 12:17 AM
Helen 16 Feb 01 - 11:13 PM
kendall 16 Feb 01 - 08:36 PM
granny 16 Feb 01 - 01:40 PM
DougR 16 Feb 01 - 01:33 PM
Firecat 16 Feb 01 - 10:26 AM
The Walrus at work 16 Feb 01 - 08:54 AM
Stewie 16 Feb 01 - 08:49 AM
Les from Hull 16 Feb 01 - 05:52 AM
rangeroger 16 Feb 01 - 01:53 AM
GUEST,Pi Eyed 16 Feb 01 - 01:46 AM
Matt_R 15 Feb 01 - 11:15 PM
GUEST 15 Feb 01 - 10:50 PM
wdyat12 15 Feb 01 - 10:48 PM
Amos 15 Feb 01 - 10:34 PM
Dave Wynn 15 Feb 01 - 09:30 PM
Burke 15 Feb 01 - 06:54 PM
Hawker 15 Feb 01 - 06:44 PM
Linda Kelly 15 Feb 01 - 06:34 PM
Morticia 15 Feb 01 - 06:24 PM
Jock Morris 15 Feb 01 - 02:41 PM
catspaw49 15 Feb 01 - 02:21 PM
Homeless 15 Feb 01 - 02:02 PM
CarolC 15 Feb 01 - 01:48 PM
Amergin 15 Feb 01 - 01:33 PM
Bardford 15 Feb 01 - 01:22 PM
RichM 15 Feb 01 - 12:57 PM
Lepus Rex 15 Feb 01 - 12:51 PM
Amergin 15 Feb 01 - 12:47 PM
CarolC 15 Feb 01 - 12:45 PM
Mr Red 15 Feb 01 - 12:34 PM
mkebenn 15 Feb 01 - 12:31 PM
MMario 15 Feb 01 - 12:31 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 20 Aug 01 - 04:32 PM

When the Hoser tavern was started by CarolC I wanted a nickname for it which would be larger than life, Newfoundland centric and kind of nautical. Who better to name myself after than the character in the song below?

I was using RobDale at the time and tried to make a whole new identity, bout some how my existing name was changed throughout Mudcat.

Rob Dale

Jack was Every Inch a Sailor

Now 'twas twenty-five or thirty years
Since Jack first saw the light
He came into this world of woe one dark and stormy night
He was born on board his father's ship
As she was lying 'bout
Twenty-five or thirty miles south of Bacalieu

Jack was every inch a sailor
Five and twenty years a whaler
Jack was every inch a sailor

He was born upon the bright blue sea
When Jack grew up to be a man
He went to Labrador
He fished in Indian Harbour where his father fished before
On his returning in the fog, he met a heavy gale
And Jack was swept into the sea, and swallowed by a whale

The whale went straight for Baffin Bay, about ninty knots an hour
And every time he'd blow a spray
He'd send it in a shower
"Oh now" says Jack unto himself
I must see what he's about
He caught the whale by the tail, and turned him inside out


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: Gareth
Date: 20 Aug 01 - 04:20 PM

Well what do you know ! - a click wot worked.

Gruff


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: Gareth
Date: 20 Aug 01 - 04:18 PM

Its my real name, and the fun and confusion wot I get from switching between the Saxon, Cymric, Gaelic, and Sarf Lundon spelling.

Garrett / Garydd / Gruff

Or try this for the real flavour


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: Rowana (at work)
Date: 20 Aug 01 - 04:12 PM

I wanted a name that began with an R and I was listening to the song Rowan Tree. It was a serendipitous moment. Sheer genius.


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: vindelis
Date: 20 Aug 01 - 03:34 PM

I think I've mentioned this before, it's the Latin name for Portland (UK).


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 20 Aug 01 - 04:03 AM

Lin because I never liked Linda.

Kansas 'cause that's where I am (sigh).

Not very imaginative, but easy to remember!

Lin


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: khandu
Date: 19 Aug 01 - 09:35 PM

In remembrance of my Dad,to whom I owe everything! When I was learning to play the guitar, I would show him my progress. He would say to Mom "Come hear what Ken can do." So,I started calling myself "Kenkandu". On the 'Cat,I have shortened it to khandu. Lower case "k" and an added "h" because I like it that way!

Ken (khandu)


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: RangerSteve
Date: 19 Aug 01 - 07:58 PM

My first name is Steve and I'm a park ranger. Not too clever, but I like the way it sounds.


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: fat B****rd
Date: 19 Aug 01 - 06:53 AM

Because...


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: Lee Shore
Date: 19 Aug 01 - 03:10 AM

Lee Shore comes from my 30 years as a mariner, which refers to the downwind shoals that will undo an inattentive sailor. I took the name from my father's constant warnings in my youth that I was fast bearing down on one. I've noticed several other nautical handles here, like Charlie Noble and Catspaw and a couple others that I disremember at the moment. I'm curious as to their connection to the sea.


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 19 Aug 01 - 02:29 AM

It's my real name, though I am not related to Les fom Hull or Paul in Hull.


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: kendall
Date: 17 Feb 01 - 05:15 PM

I was told that my given name is Gaelic, meaning, Chief of the river glen. Well, anyway, if you see Cretinous Yahoo posting, it is I.


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: MarkS
Date: 17 Feb 01 - 04:21 PM

Mark for my first name and S for the first letter of my last name. Pretty dull, no? Maybe I will change screen name to Polonius, after my favorite Shakespere character. Middle aged fellow, slightly potty, worried about his kid in college and his daughter. "So, Ophelia, just what's with you and this Hamlet guy anyway???"
MarkS


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: Monashee
Date: 17 Feb 01 - 03:59 PM

Gaelic for Mountain of Peace~


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: GUEST,fortunato
Date: 17 Feb 01 - 03:57 AM

spelling, like clothing, is optional here. fortunato is my mudcat name. it approximates my nickname. i borrowed it from an edgar allan poe story. although i am less obnoxious, i hope, than the character, who gets himself walled up in a wine cellar. some folks would say i'll die drunk. could be, but i'll be among friends i hope.

cheers


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: Spud Murphy
Date: 17 Feb 01 - 03:35 AM

*%^!%~[#/! Macclanahan ain't the only thing I can't spell.

Spid


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: Spud Murphy
Date: 17 Feb 01 - 03:22 AM

Spud is short for 'potato head' and the Murphy part comes from my family not wantin' anyone to know that I belonged to them. That's OK, I never could have lernt to spell Macclanahan, anyway.

Now if you really give a hoot, and want to know, you can go look in the thread titled "Anonimity" (I don't do the clickity thing, thank you.)

Spud


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: Amergin
Date: 17 Feb 01 - 12:17 AM

Yeah, Kendall, CRETINOUS YAHOO would be more appropriate for you.....


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: Helen
Date: 16 Feb 01 - 11:13 PM

Good call, Stewie!


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: kendall
Date: 16 Feb 01 - 08:36 PM

Naemanson, you may as well come out. I know who you are. I know where you live. I know what you look like.hehehe

I use my real name because I like it.It makes sense to me, but, lately I have been wanting to be called Loretta.Oh, no, thats not me. That was Eric Idle in The Life of Brian. No, I think I'd like to be CRETINOUS YAHOO.


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: granny
Date: 16 Feb 01 - 01:40 PM

Granny -- as my name -- is mostly due to the Ancient Chinese puzzle, the tangram. (Got that?) I put it into crochet, using elements of granny squares...thus, Granny Tangrams. Also, I like the older identity sometimes, and I am in fact a granny, sort of.

I'm 40, and I don't always want to act 18 again, like some people try to recycle you through....of course, when they're not lookin', I act about 12.

Sorry if the HTML comes out weird.


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: DougR
Date: 16 Feb 01 - 01:33 PM

Matt, I'd be proud to be your third cousin. :>) DougR


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: Firecat
Date: 16 Feb 01 - 10:26 AM

Well, I did put this in the last thread but here goes again. My real name is Kathryn, which can be shortened to Kat, and I was in a folk group at school called Fireboots. I took the Fire from Fireboots, changed the spelling of my first name to Cat, partly for convenience and partly because cats are my favourite animals (I am currently owned by 12) put it together, and ended up with Firecat.

Mind you, I was thinking of calling myself Athena after the Greek goddess but I decided against that.

The story's also in my profile. I can't do blue clickies but just go to Mudcat Profiles in the Resources bit and find the name Firecat!

Love and butterflies Kat


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: The Walrus at work
Date: 16 Feb 01 - 08:54 AM

O.K, I'll shove my head above the parapet, I'm 6'3", fat and I have a moustache which I put into points on occasion, when I don't, it turns into what used to be called a "gravy dipper".
One morning, at a re-enactment muster, as I surfaced from my "flea-bag", one of the lads exclaimed "You look like a bloody walrus" so, when I needed a neme for mudcat.....
As I've said before, it's not a name, it's a description.

Good Luck.

Tom May


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: Stewie
Date: 16 Feb 01 - 08:49 AM

'Wot's in a name?' she sez, an' then she sighs
An' clasps 'er little 'ands an' rolls 'er eyes
'A rose', she sez, 'be any other name would smell the same
'Oh, w'erefore art you Romeo, young sir?
Chuck yer ole pot, an' change yer moniker!

C.J. Dennis.


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: Les from Hull
Date: 16 Feb 01 - 05:52 AM

If I used my full name it would not identify me so well to people who know me. We don't go much on surnames so Les Ward would be less informative than

Les from Hull


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: rangeroger
Date: 16 Feb 01 - 01:53 AM

My name is Roger and I was a Park Ranger for 10 years.

rr


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: GUEST,Pi Eyed
Date: 16 Feb 01 - 01:46 AM

No this has nothing to do with drinking too much. This one is from my daughter's pony. She has a rather long name, and we call her Pi for short. She can really give you the eye sometimes, usually if she isn't sure about things or people, and she is a great judge of character. We call it the 'ol Pi eye. Works for me- even got the plates on the horse trailer to match. :)

Pi Eyed


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: Matt_R
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 11:15 PM

Well come on Doug, would you really want to be related to ME??


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 10:50 PM

Hmmmm Matt. I sense in your announcement that we share the same name but are not related, a sense of relief. Oh well. Sometimes I guess one just lucks out.

DougR


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: wdyat12
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 10:48 PM

I think I did this thread once before. I seem to remember disclosing the origin of my screen name yesterday or the day before on the Welcome wdyat12 thread. Sorry I can't get you there with blue clicky things yet.

wdyat12


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: Amos
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 10:34 PM

Amos born, Amos lived all my life to date, ande it's short enough and uncommon enough to keep me entertained as handles go, and seeing as it was who I AM, why, I just went right ahead put it in when signing on, cuz, well, I figgered that way if someone was talking to me or about me I would be able to plainly understand that it had to with me. That's not difficult to see, I am sure... is it?

Regards,

A


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: Dave Wynn
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 09:30 PM

Thanks all...I enjoyed the reading as I thought...

Spot


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: Burke
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 06:54 PM

When I decided to join I knew I wanted a handle & tried a couple of ideas as Guest, whatever. Then I read some of the earlier threads on names to get more ideas. My last name is very unusual so I knew if I used it I may as well use my whole name. As a single woman I did not even really want my gender to be evident from my nickname. Burke is the name of the building I work in, but without noticing I picked a name that has my 1st initial. (Something subconscious going on there) Sometimes I'll sign with a B. which in a sense is closer to my real name, Barbara.

I went for something nondescript, was successful & now am not sure I'm happy with my decision.


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: Hawker
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 06:44 PM

Hi, Well after yesterday's sprawls about openness and honesty in hiding behind pseudonyms (or however you speel ittttt) I was well impressed with this thread! I chose Hawker for 2 reasons: 1) The Rev Robert Stephen Hawker wrote some great songs & poetry & was a little outrageous for his time, and 2) It is the name of my dog so it's easy to remember.... and on a doggy theme, on paltalk, I couldn't use hawker 'cos it had gone so I stuck to the doggy theme and became Bendigo - the dog in dead dog cider! Lucy


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 06:34 PM

I was originally Little Dorritt after my favorite book, which sustained me during a long period abroad. Had cookie trouble and renamed myself Ickle. Les from Hull has now named my grandchild Ickle Ickle Dorritt which is rather sweet. My real surname is Kelly, which is rather dull although my maiden name was Fairfax Baker, which is rather posh- although unfortunately I am not!


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: Morticia
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 06:24 PM

Well, can't hurt to go through it again....I joined as TerriM ( not very imaginative) but pined for something dark and mysterious to combat the fact that I am actually short and frivolous...put it up as a suggestions please thread and Mrrzy, I think, came up with Morticia.At the time I was working exclusively with the terminally ill so it tickled my, admittedly macabre, sense of humour......when my cookie got 'et in a frenzied clearing of hard disks by SO, changed it to Morticia....still awake? Good because I shall be asking questions later!


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: Jock Morris
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 02:41 PM

'cause I'm Scottish and dance Morris.

Real name, for those who don't already know, is Scott Davies. 33 years old, originally from Alloway, now living near Dunfermline, where I can be found at the folk club every Wednesday night.

Scott


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: catspaw49
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 02:21 PM

Okay....one more time, just for chuckles.........

Before running into a few problems which put things on hold, I was building dulcimers under the name, Catspaw Dulcimers. I sail, and a "catspaw" is a light frothing off the top of a wave in a fresh breeze and the lightness of them struck me as very apt in describing a Hammered Dulcimer's sound. I was using the name on the net some before arriving and taking up residence here.

When I found Mudcat, I noticed a mix of names and when I signed on it seemed more were using handles on that day, so I chose catspaw. I had to add a number on another website and used my birth year so I inadvertently added the 49 here. Since then, my entire life's story has been told around here and older members will recall that I think even pictures of my "innards" have been posted!!! That's why it always gets me when someone accuses me of hiding behind a nickname.....get real!!!! I'm willing to bet there is not another 'Catter about which so much is known or can be easily found on the threads.

Kat shortened it to Spaw almost two years ago and its been Spaw ever since. Talking to other 'Catters on the phone.......I'm still Spaw. After 10,000 posts here, its kinda' hard to think of me as Pat. If you're new, that's also me: Pat Patterson, 411 Purvis Avenue, Bremen, Ohio, 43107......born June 8, 1949 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Married to Karen (Karenspaw) with two kids, Tristan age 9, and Michael age 8. Run a filter search for two years on catspaw if you need more. If you're not afrid of crashing your browser, click on my name above and then have a nap while it loads!!!

Seriously, its always nice to run one of these every now and again for new folks. Back when I joined, we were pretty "closed-mouth" about everything personal. I remember the first time we ran an age and location thread, we logged in without a name and just gave our sex, age, and general location. What a riot when you consider what's going on now. This is a wonderfully open community and even with the problems we sometimes have, still the finest place on the net.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: Homeless
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 02:02 PM

Gee MMario, I always assumed that extra M meant that you stuttered ;)


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: CarolC
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 01:48 PM

Well Lepus Rex, we aim to please (and so does Louise). I'm so glad I didn't watch that show. Would probably have scarred me for life.

Carol CleverPiglet


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: Amergin
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 01:33 PM

and obviously a name that let's others know he's full of it...


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: Bardford
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 01:22 PM

I don't type accurately. A couple letters became transposed when early on I posted to a thread. I decided to stick with Bardford, as invariably that's the way the name shows up when I type it, and it has a lofty and pretentious quality that smacks of wisdom and ability. It is a name, I like to think, that evokes respect and admiration from males, and passionate wonder from females. A name whose bearer knows when to speak, and when to keep his council. A name that hearkens to the lyrical days of yore, yet acknowledges the challenges of the future, whilst keeping its feet firmly planted in the present. A name you can trust to take care of your children. A name that respects the elders of the community. A name that embraces, nay, cherishes each thing as sacred, even the highland pipes, but not the highland pipes played through the small speakers of an AM radio. A name, maybe, for a small town, a town that resonates with good will and opportunity; where the arts are integral, not incidental, to the school curricula, and the graffitti speaks of joy, not despair. Thank you.

Cheers, Bardford


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: RichM
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 12:57 PM

Because of a boring lack of imagination;
my name is Rich McCarthy, and worse than that, my email addy is richmccarthy@home.com.
Easy for me to remember! :)


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: Lepus Rex
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 12:51 PM

Aaaaagh, now I've got the 'Happy Days' song in my head. Thanks, you guys:P

---Lepus Rex


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: Amergin
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 12:47 PM

I think I got it...


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: CarolC
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 12:45 PM

Wow, Amergin, how did you guess? (Actually, my real last name is synonymous with "sly pig". Let me know if you figure it out...)

Carol


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: Mr Red
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 12:34 PM

Mr Red er.... it has something to do with the hats, shirts, trousers, shoes, car, latrines x2 (nothing Toulouse!), caravan, posey glasses and nothing political whatsoever - that colour is of pure water. The bodhran is chromatically consistent. Loud before I start! Eyes? Dependant on the cider! There was a Miss Red but she faded. Sure misread that one! my real domain name is cresby.com .... er because.... nargh you would never believe it.


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: mkebenn
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 12:31 PM

MiKE BENNett, pretty clever, huh? Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
From: MMario
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 12:31 PM

M'GAD amergin! you must be psychic! That's exactly it!


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