What is behind your username?

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Rey
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Re: What is behind your username?

Postby Rey » Wed Mar 20, 2024 3:38 pm

Easy. 'Rey Skywalker' character from Star Wars Episodes VII to IX.
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Re: What is behind your username?

Postby PeterMollenburg » Wed Mar 20, 2024 10:40 pm

There's not much to my username. One of my names might be hidden within my username (oooh, so tricky, so secretive, so thoughtful and intellengent, PM!). However I cannot confirm nor deny this. Should I reveal all the secrets I might have to get out one of those zappy things from Men in Black and erase all your memories.

Just an alter-ego silly made up name really, that while is a very real name for someone out there in the world, just made me laugh when I first went through the painstakingly long inventive process of coming up with such a complicated name.

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Re: What is behind your username?

Postby Khayyam » Thu Mar 21, 2024 5:46 am

Not that anyone asked me, but if I were to choose my username today, I might go with Wordy Gilmore. Happy Gilmore could drive but not putt; I can read and listen but not speak or write (very well, yet).

*Yelling at a German word ending: ARE YOU TOO GOOD FOR YOUR HOME?*
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Re: What is behind your username?

Postby Tumlare » Fri Mar 22, 2024 10:42 am

Tumlare is the Swedish word for porpoise, which is the only cetacean that is regularly found in the Baltic Sea.
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Re: What is behind your username?

Postby Severine » Sun Mar 24, 2024 5:01 am

Khayyam wrote:*Yelling at a German word ending: ARE YOU TOO GOOD FOR YOUR HOME?*


Maybe it's simply because I was 15 in 1996 and thus have unreasonably fond memories of that movie, but this set me to laughing alone in my hotel room like a nutter. Thank you!
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Re: What is behind your username?

Postby jimmy » Sat Apr 20, 2024 5:19 pm

presumably, I was just wishing to think or consider myself like an English person or wanted to learn how it was if I was being called with an English name.
oh Gosh, it has been almost 7 years from being a member here.
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Re: What is behind your username?

Postby mick33 » Sun Apr 21, 2024 11:48 pm

My mother calls me Mick sometimes. I usually, but not always, use that name in online forums. When I joined HTLAL, I added 33 because there was another person using Mick on that forum and 33 was my age then.
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Re: What is behind your username?

Postby shesalearner » Thu May 09, 2024 5:42 am

It tells me that I am eager to learn different languages and cultures.
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