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This is a complete rip from B3ta, since I have to go to a lecture in two minutes:
"There was a lad at my school who went by the name of Jesus, not because he had long hair, but because he had once come back from the dead. Apparently his mother had killed herself, and he was having a bit of a tough time psychologically. One morning he woke and didn't fancy school much, so without giving it too much thought, he called in, pretended to be his own father, and told the school that he had died suddenly in the night. He then proceeded to have a cup of tea and watch the telly, like you do when skiving.
At school, however, it was all kicking off. His mates were mostly the hard biker/mettaller types, and many of them were in tears (he hadn't told anyone he was going to do this). There was a special memorial assembly very hastily arranged, to help the kids deal with it all, and the school was in uproar. This continued until the headmistress and two other teachers went to his house with flowers to offer their condolences........and he answered the door.
His friends were torn between being as angry as hell at him, and having the hugest respect, and from that day forward, he was known as Jesus!"
"It fits like clothes made out of wasps!"
I can't beat that. That is both the utmost in bluffs and one of the stupidest things I've ever heard. Brilliant.
But in my junior school I was know alternatively as Gizmo (a vague similarity to the gremlin) and Grizzly. Hmmm.
One of my friends was called Ghandi because of his appearance.
And another was called Rash. Name R. Ash. Rash.
Cervantes: In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
Yeah, I knew a guy nicknamed Ghandi.
I have the nicknames of Quequeeg, for waking up next to a girl that my unkind friends thought was chubby (Quequeeg is the cannibal whaler in Moby Dick), and Kangaroo to a few people here at uni due to my wearing my aussie hat.
"It fits like clothes made out of wasps!"
A friend from high school often times went by his last name, Stoker. If you weren't careful, you might end up saying "Stroker".
Another, while having no meaning in the US, but a significant one in the UK, maybe, was a kid with a last name of Bogart. Everyone called him "Bogey"
Worst nicknames? I've heard lots of nasty nicks over the years, but no demeaning or nasty ones have stuck to anyone that I've personally known. At least, not that I've noticed. 'Course, I wasn't terribly popular in school, so what would I know?
Myself, I had a whole string of them from elementary school through freshman year of college. See if you can spot the theme: Kermit, Gonzo, Fozzie, Scooter, Muppet ... and Sparkplug. :rolleyes:
One of my first professional acting gigs was 13 years ago, David Ives's All In The Timing. I was compared both in the press reviews and by my friends to Martin Short. That lasted for a while, but it's been at least a decade since I'd heard that. Then, just last week, hanging out in a bar with castmates and friends after a performance of the show I'm currently in, one of the women said after some joke I told, "You know who he reminds me of? A much more attractive Martin Short." And there was much agreement among the rest of them. :rolleyes:
ninjabackhand: point and click, again, really? even after i give you an military term "shock tactic" you still call it point and click.
RIP Warhammer 40,000: 21 Sep 1998 - 24 May 2014
I've got one nickname with three meanings. Mount Obrecht.
1.) We had four aarons on the Football team. I was mount because you couldn't go through me but it was easy as hell to go around.
2.) I worked on a farm and earned the name after I climbed on an idiot horse with no fear.
3.) Same a Phobos up there. "I'd mount anything"
Three Companies of the 26th Vinancium
143rd Airborne Badgers (99.9% done)
159th Corsair Rifles (35% done))
69th Armored Wall Busters (95% done)
Total 197 men, 12 tanks, 4 Heavy Artillery Pieces
The only nickname I seem to have is "uhhhh, that guy"
apparently I have such a generic presence that I'm almost invisible, and some of the people I've gamed with for 6 months cannot so much as recall my name... seriously. Even after I've co-taught a painting clinic for some of them.
We've two brothers in our group that come to game, one is nicknamed "waffle-cone" the other "lunch-meat", neither has the cojones to tell us what the other one's means, for fear that their's will be revealed in retaliation. :rolleyes:
Baby, when I'm the voice of reason, we've got problems!~artificerSomeone should stop
Jervis "let's make it easy enough for a 3 year old to play" Johnson
before he turns 40k into checkers~anon
I have had a grand total of 50-something nicknames, the major themes being variations of my surname (Moar) and my huguenot genetic heritage (resulting in, ironically enough, a huge nose). I think possibly the strangest out of those was Moargenheniken Exports (I have no idea what the guy was thinking) and Pelican (don't you just love snotty little kids with no grasp of zoology?).
My group has had many.
One guy, last name forsyth was called "Forskin" and commonley "Skinner." :rolleyes: Good fun though.
Another guy, my good friend Sam McNair was called Leroy (pretty cool acutally), but it was derivied from the My Family episode where Ben calls a Car Jasmine, but Nick wants it to be called Leroy. Somehow, that resulted in Sam being called Leroy.
Myself, I've been called:
Homless (in reference to my last name "Holmes")
Nader ( in reference to ralph nader, and for my happyness at throwing 'nades at LAN parties)
Method (I was called that by a Teacher once)
Among others... 0_o
One of my friends has an amusing nickname.
Backstory: We were sitting in one of the campus food places and I was four seats to his right. So I called his name... no answer. Again, called his name... no answer. So, getting kinda pissed that he can't hear me, in desperation I call out "DONUT!" and lo and behold his head turns and he says "What?" :lol: Everyone around who heard the exchange burst out laughing. And it's a good nickname too, cause he likes his food :w00t: So now, we just call him Donut instead of his name :yes:
Oh and I tried it again a half hour later and he responded to Donut instead of his name again ^_^