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    Speaking of usernames...

    What does yours mean? There are some pretty arcane ones out there, including my own, which I came up with by typing my name in an anagram generator on the web.

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    My cat's name + random gibberish.
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    Is a quote combined from Red Dwarf.

    Cat, fequently spoke to Rimmer with the phrase: "Say What Goalpost Head"? Hence where I got mine from
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    Well if you take my name and scramble it, you'd get something like "irate hulks jolt", so clearly I needed something better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by medievalelks View Post
    What does yours mean? There are some pretty arcane ones out there, including my own, which I came up with by typing my name in an anagram generator on the web.
    I'm a brewer (of beer), thus "brewbuck" -- I don't really have an explanation for the "buck" part.

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    I'm a brewer (of beer), thus "brewbuck" -- I don't really have an explanation for the "buck" part.
    You get money ("bucks") for brewing beer?
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    Mine's an orientation of my surname.

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    Daved was formed from "Devil's advocate" when I added a second username to another forum so I could argue the opposing side of a discussion when the others arguing that side were doing it really poorly.

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    Mine is from way back, when I was playing counter strike. Everyone wanted a really cool name all the time, so I started calling me h3ro as a joke when I was playing. H3ro was the worst name I could come up with, but for some reason I got stuck with it.

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    If "Daved" stands for "Devil's advocate" it should be "Devad"
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    Quote Originally Posted by brewbuck View Post
    I'm a brewer (of beer), thus "brewbuck" -- I don't really have an explanation for the "buck" part.
    I was going to guess you graduated from Ohio State...

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    >> If "Daved" stands for "Devil's advocate" it should be "Devad"
    Yeah, but I didn't want it to be obvious that's what was happening.

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    Given to me back in, I believe, 2001 by a clan in Star Wars Jedi Knight 2. Everyone in the clan had an equally lame name regarding how unstoppable of a force they were. "Sly" was relating to my personal character and "Maelstrom" was relating to how awesome I was. They picked "Sly," I picked "Maelstrom" because I liked the word ever since I had heard it in the song Chimera by Bad Religion.

    A few years later I found that someone else was also using the name and is apparently really into porn (as if to say that I'm not). I spoke with him once two years back and to my dismay, he makes me look like a fool when it comes to programming... so not only am I not the only "SlyMaelstrom" on the internet... I'm not even the best programmer with the name "SlyMaelstrom" on the internet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daved View Post
    >> If "Daved" stands for "Devil's advocate" it should be "Devad"
    Yeah, but I didn't want it to be obvious that's what was happening.
    Call me blunt, but I don't think I would have came to the conclusion that Devad was shorthand for Devil's Advocate if you had used it in the discussion.
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    Shouldn't be replying here since my screen name is obviously my real name. But it is indeed a mystery even to me why I chose it.

    Even since the BBS days, my screename was always either marfig or Krugar. The first is obvious, Krugar was my first D&D character when I was introduced to this pen & paper RPG. This is the only place I wasn't either.
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