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  •  Actually (6+ / 0-)

    it stems from frustration. I'm aware weird isn't spelled that way, but ages ago when I was signing up for an email account to use on sites such as this, everything kept being taken. Finally, in utter frustration I hammered out this handle and intentionally spelled it this way because dammit i was sick of trying to find a frigging name that didn't have five digits behind it.

    Nicht durch Zorn, sondern durch Lachen tödtet man. ~Nietzsche

    by somewierdguy on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 07:46:33 PM PST

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    •  that's as good a reason as any. n/t (4+ / 0-)

      Gondwana has always been at war with Laurasia.

      by AaronInSanDiego on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 07:49:07 PM PST

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    •  hey, wierdguy, I feel yr pain! (4+ / 0-)

      My screen name came from the same frustration: my real name is all too common, and I didn't want a bunch of numbers appended to it.

      AFAICT, I'm the only fucking Youff online. And I love it.

      English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment and education - sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street. E. B. White

      by Youffraita on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 07:58:37 PM PST

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    •  screen name (2+ / 0-)
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      Actually it stems from frustration. I'm aware weird isn't spelled that way, but ages ago when I was signing up for an email account to use on sites such as this, everything kept being taken. Finally, in utter frustration I hammered out this handle and intentionally spelled it this way because dammit i was sick of trying to find a frigging name that didn't have five digits behind it.
      And that's why my screen name is Greek, even though I'm (mostly) Irish.

      Anarchism is anti-capitalist, and advocates egalitarianism, mutual aid, and reciprocity, and goes back centuries. -- DailyKos User ZhenRen

      by thanatokephaloides on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 10:33:10 PM PST

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      •  My original alias (1+ / 0-)
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        Was usually Penthesilea, until a bunch of people at a running site I used to frequent told me it was too confusing and I was nicknamed "Pencils." Which happens to work for me as I'm an editor, so I kept it. I do miss being an Amazon sometimes though.

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