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What's Behind Your PPRuNe Name?

Old 24th Feb 2009, 19:36
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What's Behind Your PPRuNe Name?

I'm sure this question has been asked before, but for the benefit of the newer members like myself, I thought I would post another thread.
(BTW, before I'm jumped on for not doing a search, I did, and could not find a/the thread.)

I am fascinated by some of the names people choose as their PPRuNe handle. What a clever bunch! I think my favourite handle (so far) is "Arm out the window." I'm sure we can all relate to stickin' our arm out the car window as kids, playing "wing." It was probably our first experiment with the angle of attack, lift, drag and propulsion/thrust.

I actually made a boo-boo with my handle. lol! I got my "Vs" mixed up. I thought that point of no return during take-off would be a good metaphor, and the "OMG!" (Oh My Gawd!) was meant to be a comedic follow-up, but mistakingly chose "V2" instead of "V1."

Oh well. I'm only an armchair pilot at this point in my life - Oh My Gawd!......or thank gawd! lol!

Anyway, I am curious as to why you chose your handle, and what do the cryptic ones really mean.

Let 'em roll.......

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Old 24th Feb 2009, 19:47
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I also think "Loose Rivets" is a great handle!
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Old 24th Feb 2009, 19:58
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Old 24th Feb 2009, 20:06
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When I created my PPRuNe name, I was a boy (still am!), and a bit 'special', hence 'halfbaked'
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Old 24th Feb 2009, 20:17
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Old 24th Feb 2009, 20:19
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Yes, it's been asked before but if the JB population is OK to answer the question again I will also do such
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Old 24th Feb 2009, 20:21
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Old 24th Feb 2009, 20:25
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I got nuthin'....

It's my first name (nickname) and my main interest.

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Old 24th Feb 2009, 20:26
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I bent a wing once
Old 24th Feb 2009, 20:39
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Thank's, and totally apposite I can assure you.

Whatever folks think, it really comes from flying some of Britain's more erm, ‘classical' type of aircraft. After a take-off at Southend sometimes, I would recommend the runway being swept for mechanical debris.
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Old 24th Feb 2009, 20:41
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Old 24th Feb 2009, 20:43
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So Mr History, what do you find so fascinating about bricks?

Miserlou is the theme tune to Pulp Fiction (by Dick Dale and the Deltones, in this case) and is a traditional greek or slavik dance. And a cool tune!

I love surfing and instrumental (and sung) surf music.
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Old 24th Feb 2009, 20:49
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well, I fly a piper cub, which is conventional gear, or in french train classique, and I live in france hence piper.classique
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Old 24th Feb 2009, 20:50
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Well, since you asked:

Matari is short for bulamatari, which is an African phrase for "breaker of rocks." It was given to one of my all-time favorite 19th century heroes, and I use it because of an interest I have in African history. Here are a few hints:

1. He was Welsh, and American, and later in life served as a British MP.
2. At age 15 and abandoned by his prostitute mother, he escaped from a Welsh poorhouse and stowed away on a ship to the U.S.
2. He fought for both the South and the North in the United States civil war.
3. Originally named John Rowlands, he took his legal name from a wealthy New Orleans businessman.
4. Was a "penny a liner" journalist, covering wars in Turkey, Ethiopia and the American west.
5. Went on the discover the true source of the Nile, map the Congo River, and cross the continent of Africa several times.
6. Became one of the most famous men in the world for uttering the words "Dr. Livingstone, I presume."

Yep, Henry Morton Stanley.
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Old 24th Feb 2009, 20:51
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Old 24th Feb 2009, 20:56
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I .. ehm .. get around.
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Old 24th Feb 2009, 20:58
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I normally use my real name on internet fora, but when I joined PPRuNe nobody but nobody used their real name, and I would have looked seriously out of place. So I reckoned I had to think up a silly non-real name.

Plus I wasn't entirely sober at the time.
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Old 24th Feb 2009, 21:02
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I used to serve in a little known regiment formerly called the Artists' Rifles. It's now an airborne regiment.

Like me, really quite simple
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Old 24th Feb 2009, 21:07
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My family were made homeless during my last year at school, so my (oh so sympathetic) friends started calling me Gypsy. I fly, so hence Gypsy Air.
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Old 24th Feb 2009, 21:07
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I Pistol shoot very well.My friends say I have the HAWKs eye....soon led to being called HAWKEYE & then HAWK.I was 21 then hence the name HAWK21M
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