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Marjo
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Hi guys, happy Friday and almost-weekend smiling

 

I see loads of different member names here on the community, sometimes funny ones or strange ones too which are fun to spot. Smiley Very Happy I wonder where they originate from so would like to ask you all:

 

Where does your username come from?

 

Is there a story behind it, or is it simply your first name (or part of it), like mine? I know some of your stories from over the years but it would be lovely to hear more.

 

Thanks! grin

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Wa10
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Mine's about as unimaginative as they come...it's the first part of my postcode. slight_smile

 

My personal email address for household stuff etc. is also my full postcode @gmail - I wasn't feeling very inspired when I set that up either, haha. When I closed down my business and came to work for O2, I was in the process of separating out personal emails from the business and decided I needed  a "dumping ground" account for things like utility providers, and the postcode was the first thing to hand - it's just kind of stuck since then. yahoo

 

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No idea where mine came from..... perhaps I need to change it for something obscure @Marjo

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@jonsie wrote:

No idea where mine came from..... perhaps I need to change it for something obscure @Marjo


Pffftttt......it's part of your surname...clown innocent

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Mine is the actual meaning of my real name. Can't remember why I added the '1'. I'm sure it made sense at the time.....Confused

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Mine is easy i have a Staffie dog called Poppy and i am her mum so Poppysmum simples dog

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Many years ago when I worked at..

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they used to to give all the newbies a cup with their nickname on it. At this point in my life I was a career focused young pup, wet behind behind the ears, concentrated on everything but never laughed or joked at work.

 

So they sent off the order for cups & this came back...

 

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because the the cup company couldn’t spell my nickname ‘Curmudgeon’ & it’s stuck ever since

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@AnonymousYou worked as an ATC?  That must have been a very stressful job. I have no idea how you coped with that. What a responsibility....Hero

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I thought that was his nickname..... 😂 

Any near misses to share @Anonymous?

Kudos to you for being able to do that job 😊

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@Cleoriff it’s only when planes start dropping out of the sky that it gets stressful!

@jonsie I once forgot that people were parachuting from 20,000 feet and let 4 Harriers fly through at 2000 feet

It was the 1st time and last time I made that mistake!

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@Anonymous wrote:

@Cleoriff it’s only when planes start dropping out of the sky that it gets stressful!

@jonsie I once forgot that people were parachuting from 20,000 feet and let 4 Harriers fly through at 2000 feet

It was the 1st time and last time I made that mistake!


Good grief....As a one time frequent flyer....that's all I can say Shocked

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