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Wertbag

How did you choose your nickname?

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I see a lot of unusual aliases in use here but even the more mundane often have a story as to how they came about. So how did you decide to use yours? 

 

My nickname Wertbag is from when I first learnt touch typing ~30 years ago (manual typewriter back then, but one skill that carried through to modern tech). The exercise asked for top row with the left hand then bottom with right. I slipped up and typed Wertba, but my brain read it complete. It amused me, was unique and i needed something for the bbs sites (like websites prior to the Internet) and have used it ever since. 

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6 hours ago, Margee said:

Well, as embarrassed as I am, I will admit how I got my board name.  I was still praying at the time when I joined Ex-c even though I continued to post questions every single day. And I was still very much into magical thinking. So, I imagined I had an angel to help me through my deconversion and I called her, ''Margee'', with 2 ee's. Lol

 

I have to admit, she's become part of who I am and I think sometimes she might even be my ''higher self''!! Lol 

 

Love and ((hugs)) to you

 

Interesting, especially given that you've been somewhat of an angel to a lot of people here. 😉

 

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16 hours ago, Citsonga said:

 

Interesting. I figured your name was Josh and you're a fan of the metal band Pantera. 

 

I was thinking he drives a mid 1970's sports car with a 351ci Cleveland under the...er..um..whatever a mid-engined car has in place of a hood. 

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15 hours ago, Citsonga said:

 

Interesting, especially given that you've been somewhat of an angel to a lot of people here. 😉

 

 

Thanks, sweetie. Please trust me when I tell you I ain't no angel!! I'm glad I fooled some people!! Lmao! :moon:

 

This is the 'real' Margee......:fdevil:

 

(hugs) to all! 

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1 hour ago, Margee said:

 

Thanks, sweetie. Please trust me when I tell you I ain't no angel!! I'm glad I fooled some people!! Lmao! :moon:

 

This is the 'real' Margee......:fdevil:

 

(hugs) to all! 

 

Hey, the Hell's Angels are still angels. 😁

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My parents have large lilac bushes outside their house and in June,their yard smells fabulous. 

I was born in June and I wanted members to think “woman” when they read my name (which I am). 

My avatar is a tattoo I would like to get someday.

A reference to getting free of religion and fear. Bird out of the cage. 

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32 minutes ago, PurpleLilac said:

My parents have large lilac bushes outside their house and in June,their yard smells fabulous. 

I was born in June and I wanted members to think “woman” when they read my name (which I am). 

My avatar is a tattoo I would like to get someday.

A reference to getting free of religion and fear. Bird out of the cage. 

Good choice. I've been thinking of getting a tattoo that references that as well, something with symbolic meaning. Part of me is still at the rebellious stage though and I'm going to wait it out before any decisions.

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'cuz it's what I do..

 

Everyday!

 

kevinL

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My older granddaughter used to put a very distinct “r” sound in the word “look.” “Lerk, Pops!” It was really, really cute 🙂 I needed a new online name at the time and thought to use her pronunciation. I googled it and discovered that there’s a mythical creature by that name, and figured if I used that for my icon it would be less likely for people I know me in person to associate my posts with me, should I happen to be careless. I’ve written some things that would definitely give me away, yet this creature would likely make them second guess themselves.

 

Of course, if they were to read this comment, I’d really be busted!

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On 11/17/2018 at 5:48 PM, SkipNChurch said:

'cuz it's what I do..

 

Everyday!

 

kevinL

For a long, long time I thought your board name was, 'SkipNCrunch'.....Lol :P

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My agnostic father (to the point where he would pray every night "just in case").  Gave me this solid piece of advice, past down to him from his father:

 

"Consider the source, and let it go".

 

It took me waaaaay too much time; but, eventually, I did just that.

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Mine is basically a wink at "True Believers" who embrace the paradox that "True Freedom" comes from slavery to their supposed savior.

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54 minutes ago, TrueFreedom said:

Mine is basically a wink at "True Believers" who embrace the paradox that "True Freedom" comes from slavery to their supposed savior.

 

I would call it a misnomer rather than a paradox. ;)

 

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It was aspirational, really.

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Basically what it says.. I’m questioning what I’m believing in

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My nickname "Lost" means that I'm kind of a person, that is completely lost in this world.

 

People seem to live quite easy lives and do casual stuff. They find someone to be in a relationship, have kids, parents, grandparents and work. Yes, they have problems, but not that complicated and complex as someone who lost their own identity after losing faith in God and who lost mother in childhood...and more different problems as well.

 

People around me and from my family are surprised that I am not like others and don't do things like others, but...ugh (they will never understand what I have in my head). I guess, I will start to tell them that I have problems that are not that famous in society and I was diagnosed with personality disorder, so sorry I can't grow that quickly to the standards of a normal world.

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I chose my name because everything in my life up to this point, including the desertion of religion is one reality check after another.

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Derek is my real name...apparently, I have a limited imagination...I envy the rest of you :(

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Ellinas is the anglicized spelling of the Greek word for a Greek male.

I'm not Greek, but it reflects my interests, and is less cumbersome than the equivalent word for Welshman

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12 hours ago, Derek said:

Derek is my real name...apparently, I have a limited imagination...I envy the rest of you :(

 

Nothing wrong with using your real name.  HA!  The rest of us are hiding our identity to lessen the chance of the FBI locating us!

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6 minutes ago, Weezer said:

lessen the chance of the FBI locating us

FBI = Facebook Investigations!

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1 hour ago, Wertbag said:

FBI = Facebook Investigations!

 

LOL, and the Federal Bureau of investigation!

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