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04-09-2010 02:14 PM

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Some of you (or most of you) have very strange and enigmatic nicknames.
How did you get your nickname?

-- Bert

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#1 posted 04-09-2010 02:33 PM

Well, in my case, my last name is Holladay, so I have often been called Doc by friends. It has just kind of stuck and I have always kind of liked it. Besides, I have always enjoyed the stories about Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#2 posted 04-09-2010 02:40 PM

I’ve actually wondered about yours, Bert …

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#3 posted 04-09-2010 02:41 PM

Mine references my trade and nimble talents hence JAGWAH!

But the truth is, the only moves I have left like a cat is the ability to use a litter box.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#4 posted 04-09-2010 02:55 PM


I’ve been called Hoss (by teammates), Scooter (by dad only), Scotty (by closest friends only). The best is Dad (by my two boys).

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#5 posted 04-09-2010 03:04 PM

I got here late.

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#6 posted 04-09-2010 03:07 PM

Peter O, you do not answer the question,( what is the “O” for?) never the less I shall answer yours.
I am French, my first name is Bertrand.
American people struggle with foreign names and especially when is more than one or two syllables in them. So to make is easier on them I shortened my name to Bert ( that they still cannot spell or pronounce, They spell it Burt. Nest time I shall choose Jack). Then later when I had to created a user name for my email and so on, I simply replaced the ‘e” in Bert by a “2”, the “ch” is simply the first two letters of my last name

-- Bert

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#7 posted 04-09-2010 03:27 PM

Mine refers to the unique mark a hammer face leaves on a piece of wood when you miss a nail. Years ago, almost all carpenters were in the union. Sooo, when you missed your mark, you left a UnionLabel on the wood.

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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#8 posted 04-09-2010 03:30 PM

“o” you still have issues with my nickname.
I see that I still have to make it easier just for you. LoL!

B2rtch, no “it ” in there.

-- Bert

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#9 posted 04-09-2010 03:31 PM

Snowy River is the name of my shop/business. Snowy River Woodworks. I chose this because we have lots of snow here and I have a creek/river in my backyard.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#10 posted 04-09-2010 03:32 PM

My initials are PW, which friends still use, some of the time. Others have since started calling me Pdub and it stuck.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#12 posted 04-09-2010 03:37 PM

based on my location and the fact that i’m a newbie

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs

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#13 posted 04-09-2010 03:46 PM

Well there was already a Tony which is my real nickname—Anthony is my middle name-and I am a huge Beatles fan so I chose that—should have been Beatles plural but I was in a hurry to join up and left off the “s”—

-- Tony --

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#14 posted 04-09-2010 03:48 PM

Because I have a lot of tools. :-) woodworking, wood carving, handyman etc.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#15 posted 04-09-2010 03:50 PM

’‘I got here late’’… LOL

thats funny – Burt ( ;o) ) I always read it as BIRCH which is one of my fav lumber.

mine is Peh-r-peh-l-le-v (Purple Lev). Lev is my last name, and in Hebrew translates to ‘heart’

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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