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The stories behind our usernames


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Merco_61

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What is the story behind the handles/usernames we use? Please tell.

 

Mine is from my days flying control line stunt models when I got known for using a 10cc Merco 61 engine. I have used it, or a version of it everywhere since the mid 90-s.

 

I still have one of the engines.

 

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My late father was an avid radio controlled model aircraft enthusiast too, who also flew control line models. He also built several engines too, and was in the RAF.

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Mine is my job and year of birth.

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Mine is.... um, ... :unsure:

 

--Ron



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I'm just as it says, a pro Nikon shooter that happens
to play guitar and hockey doing all with passion.

I could have used D28 or D41 or CCM as well.



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A friend once implied (on my birthday) that another year meant another herd of cattle because I enjoy a good steak from time to time.  Combining that with my first initial, I got the TBonz nickname...



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Mine is ... well I used the same logic than Ron ;)

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Mine is.... um, ... :unsure:
 
--Ron

you could always change it later ron

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Just my nickname, what my friends call me



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My Surname & year of birth

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you could always change it later ron

 

Nah, it's who I am.

 

"to thine own self be true."

William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act I, Scene III



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Good thread merco_61

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Not saying,

 

All the best Mike Wilkinson



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Not saying, 

All the best Mike Wilkinson


Shyt… I hate uncertainties, that's for sure! :P



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Bump!

Does anyone else want to chime in?



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Not obvious to non gun collectors.  Mine is simply the U.S Model 1896 Service Rifle, the Krag '96 that the ''Regulars'' used in the Spanish-American War.

 

One I have in my collection, file photo I had taken with my phone some years ago. 

 

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My user name came from my daughter. 

At the marsh, one day, a group of unrelated birders was already there.
My daughter and I took position and got ready. One of the guys noted
that I was not using Canon like the rest of them… with a smile on the
corner of his lips.

I didn't mind a bit but she was irritated, steaming. From the hight of her
sixteen years old at the time she said: "My dad would never set an ugly
white lens on a black body… he's a Nikon shooter!" … there it was. :P



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Not obvious…

 

I don't suppose that it makes you a "son of a gun" now… does it? :P



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I can't carry a tune or play any musical instrument but I enjoy listening to many musical genres - '40s big band, country, classic rock, opera, etc. If forced to pick just one type to the exclusion of the rest, though, I'd choose the blues.



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… I'd choose the blues.


Lucky you to find an answer to that, I couldn't.