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Post Options Post Options   Quote der dickgg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 October 2014 at 14:08
Grüezegg wohl Miteinand,

My nickname is how the original inhabitants of the Bernese Oberland pronounce my name: der Dickgg. And as you all know I like to be there, high up in the Swiss mountains among my Swiss friends.

Last summerholidays (for the first time in many, many years) we didn't went to the Alps but to Scotland. I don't regret it at all, but when we made a stop at Starbuck's and they asked my name to write on the cup I was a bit embarrassed... I wasn't to pleased with the idea that they would call me if my order was ready: "Hey Dick, your coffee!!" Yet another reason why I use a nickname.

Edited by der dickgg - 30 October 2014 at 19:09
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Post Options Post Options   Quote owenn01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 October 2014 at 14:36
Originally posted by der dickgg der dickgg wrote:

Grüezegg wohl Miteinand,

My nickname is how the original inhabitants of the Bernese Oberland pronounce my name: der Dickgg. And as you all know I like to be there, high up in the Swiss mountains among my Swiss friends.

Last summerholidays (for the first time in many, many years) we didn't went to the Alps but to Scotland. I don't regret it at all, but when we made a stop at Starbuck's and the asked my name to write on the cup I was a bit embarrassed... I wasn't to pleased with the idea that they would call me if my order was ready: "Hey Dick, your coffee!!" Yet another reason why I use a nickname.


Great insight into the nickname and I'm sure the Starbuck's people wouldn't have been that cruel. Possibly...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote der dickgg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 October 2014 at 19:08
Wasn't to shure about that, Neil. It was at Gretna Green, you know...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote penndragonn2001 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 October 2014 at 20:06
It's a secret!   
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Aavo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 October 2014 at 20:36
I was lazy to think about nickname for Dyxum   
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Xamot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 August 2015 at 18:25
Okay, so back in 1985 my best friend in grammar school and I were inseparable. We were also both the only males of the family with plenty of females in the house. So we pretty much adopted each other as brothers. Funny thing is we actually looked like we could be related in some way. So being kids in the 80's our favorite toy and cartoon was G.I. Joe, and the enemy forces of Cobra had a set of twins named Tomax & Xamot. Since I have a fairly nasty scar on my jaw, I ended up the twin who also had one, Xamot.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote del23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 August 2015 at 21:45
Del23 is my univesal name on few forums and other sites. Del is short from my name and 23 presents age of my first registering on one online site, so nothng spectacular
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Brambuz is my shorter and revisited surname, and is my universal nickname
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Post Options Post Options   Quote penndragonn2001 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 September 2015 at 22:25
King Arthur Tales..


Uther Pendragon father of King Arthur

2001...Year I got Promoted to Sergeant

Added the double nn's for effect, and individuality.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dodge Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 September 2015 at 22:41
Nickname since school. First name is Roger so naturally got Roger The Dodger ALA The Beano character. Got shortened to Dodge and it just stayed with me. Wife and old friends still call me Dodge rather than Rog or Roger.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ifreedman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 September 2015 at 01:57
My nickname is my name. Technically it's my first initial plus my last name. Not terribly creative, I know, but I like to be open and honest about who I am online. Yeah, uh... that was probably boring for you all to read.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote deeslexia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 September 2015 at 22:04
it's tricky and comparatively recent -
With fairly severe gender issues , my initials PD tended to be misinterpreted , so it became 'dee ' which stuck in business , and deeslexia is a pun on a kind of dyslexia with an out of phase world.
Being behind a camera helps me to contain and edit the confusion and others don't ask m to join in .
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Miranda F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 April 2016 at 13:29
My father's first SLR was a Japanese Miranda, the model F, which he bought (new I think) some time in the 1960's. It looked a gorgeous camera, shiny chrome and so neatly arranged.


It was only much later, when I started collecting the various models they made, that I discovered how much less attractive and neatly designed the earlier models were!

For several decades I used another Miranda, the Sensorex, which had a built-in match-needle metering system and was a great camera to use, and like the F (which I have now after my father's death) it had a neat removable pentaprism allowing you to fit a waist-level finder like the Rolleis.

Using the camera was and still is a delight, with nice rigid controls, excellent lenses for their time, and a wonderful ground-glass focussing screen with a rangefinder slit in the middle to give you the best of both focussing methods. After fifty years, it still works well and looks as gorgeous as it di then, and every now and then, when I get bored with the auto functions on my Sony, I get it out and run a film through it. What a pity that my old Weston master III meter has died . . .

Edited by Miranda F - 19 April 2016 at 13:33
Miranda F & Sensorex, Sony A7Rii, A58, Nex-6, Dynax 4, 5, 60, 500si/600si/700si/800si, various Sony & Minolta lenses, several Tamrons, lots of MF primes and *far* too many old film cameras ...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote TheVDM Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 November 2016 at 13:07
Well... TheVDM is what I use for one of my personal web sites, I've been using this address for some years now, almost a decade!

Originally it stood for "The Valentine's Day Massacre" as Valentine is my last name, all these years later and I'm still using it, although only in the abbreviated form.

Oh how time flies, I feel old now that I realise that I've had that domain for almost 10 years!
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