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How did you come up with your username?

This is a discussion on How did you come up with your username? within the The Outback Terrace Bar forums, part of the Land Plants category; Originally Posted by Alplily NH I have family in Estes Park, Colorado and have spent ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alplily NH View Post
    I have family in Estes Park, Colorado and have spent a great deal of time on the alpine tundra, both there and here in the Northeast. I love flowers of all kinds, but particularly love alpine flowers, which demonstrate incredible tenacity, resilience, and strength in a very challenging environment (as do many orchids -- ahh the wonders of evolution). The alplily is one of my favorites. It is not one of the showiest, but reveals graceful beauty to those that take time to look closely (I guess I can identify with that!). As the saying goes, bloom where you are planted...
    She's so dainty and beautiful. I can see why you like her so much .

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    In the mob we can't use our real names, I am ssalled Sox for the Chicago team. Just kidding about the mob stuff, Just a nickname Iwas given years agobecause of my undying love and support for the Chicago White Sox, and I think it has a ring to it

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    My nickname comes from the computer animated tv programme called Beast Wars circa 1995. It was about two group of alien robots call the Autobots and Decepticons that crash landed on a planet and in order to survive some sort of electromagnetic radiation, had to take on the forms of the indigenous life forms. One of the characters took on the form of a giant scorpion and was called Scorponok.

    The nickname began in I think 1995 in my father's office when I wanted to create an email address. Unfortunately I wanted Blackarachnia because I like spiders but I was struggling to spell arachnid. So I settled on a scorpion and made up scopinox, which I found out only today ironicaly is also an incorrect spelling. I don't know how or where the r disappeared in word either. Boy does my spelling suck!

    The characters of the programme went on to make new programmes and their own movie. It's a rarely known gem called Transformers.

    Here's the Wiki page on the show Beast Wars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by scopinox View Post
    My nickname comes from the computer animated tv programme called Beast Wars circa 1995. It was about two group of alien robots call the Autobots and Decepticons that crash landed on a planet and in order to survive some sort of electromagnetic radiation, had to take on the forms of the indigenous life forms.
    Oh. My. God. That brings me to my childhood...I haven't heard anyone uttered the words Beast Wars in forever!

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    Nothing exciting as to the origins of mine. My mom usually calls me 'Pavel' -- a combined result of being Carpatho-Russian on her side of the family and her having taken Russian language as a class several years back. My sis in contrast, more often in her high school years (when she was taking Spanish) than now calls me 'Pablo'

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    Very interesting thread! My screen name is simply a misspelling of my own name - something I often do when shooting quick emails to friends. My fingers seem to prefer to type the 'm' before the 'a'. I'm kind of mixed up anyway so it fits I guess. "No mystery here!"
    Tami

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