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Board names #322037
02/02/09 09:03 PM
02/02/09 09:03 PM
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pugwash Offline OP

pugwash  Offline OP
Board names?

I have been asked many times now about my board name, and I'm sure I'm not the only one this happens too.

What is your board name, and how did it come about? I'll start

In the summer of 2007, I had just sold my Chevrolet dealership and bought a boat with the intention of refurbishing it in my now “free time” and towing it down to Belize.

I picked it up from the Texas gulf coast and trailered it back 1500 miles to Utah, where I intended to use it for a while on lake Powell before heading down that spring to San Pedro.

The total length was almost 40 feet from trailer hitch to propellers and it was 10'8” wide with a special permit needed to travel on the interstate.

As I stood at the wheel with Jerry Jeff Walkers Gringo in Belize playing on the stereo, Mrs Pug who was merely Jane at the time told me I looked like Captain Pugwash, an incompetent cartoon pirate from English TV in the 60's.

Shortly afterwards, I logged on for the first time, and no longer wanting to be “Moabchevy” or “Redlodgehevy” I became Pugwash.

Needless to say the boat has long gone, as towing that through Mexico would have been way more trouble than it was worth, but the name has stuck

How about some of the rest of you?

It's rarely rocket science, it's usually just math: then again if you can't do the math.......
Re: Board names [Re: pugwash] #322039
02/02/09 09:12 PM
02/02/09 09:12 PM
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Leah-Ann Offline
Leah-Ann  Offline
Always fun to hear the stories:


I can never remember which is better . . . safe? . . . or sorry?
Re: Board names [Re: pugwash] #322040
02/02/09 09:13 PM
02/02/09 09:13 PM
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RMT Offline
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I feel SO boring now Pug thank you!!!

I started off reading this board 10 ? years ago ( watch it, it's addicting people!!!) I was then "Rhon" a short version of Rhonda which my dad always called me. I am now just using my inititals. <yawn> Sorry. Wish there were sex and drugs or some depravation involved but not the case.

Mostly I am a lurker but Pug I do enjoy your posts, so thank you! Rhonda

Re: Board names [Re: pugwash] #322041
02/02/09 09:15 PM
02/02/09 09:15 PM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 3,955
Frigin Cold Columbus, Ohio
Otteralum Offline
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Good thread topic pug. Until you explained it to me, I envisioned a small yip-yip dog that sorely needed a bath.

I used to be "cheeseloaf" on numerous sites until someone co-opted my name and used profanity profusely and destroyed it for me. Cheeseloaf was a pledge name my brother had in college and I adopted it when I was introduced as "cheeseloaf's bother" at parties and it actually came to be associated more with me than with him.

Otteralum = Otterbein alumnus

Otterbein is a small liberal arts school in suburban Columbus where I got my undergraduate degree and met the lovely Mrs. Otteralum -- also a grad. We met in the college chorus of all things. She sings in the Columbus Symphony and I just ride her coattails and do duets at weddings now-and-then.

Hint for all you February boarders -- When she's drunk you can get her to sing Ave Maria -- beautiful!

I will have a Belikin -- put it on klcman's tab.
Re: Board names [Re: Otteralum] #322042
02/02/09 09:24 PM
02/02/09 09:24 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 471
Maryville, IL
Dita Offline
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I had a friend who called me Sandito (real name Sandy). So I created that board name. However, one of the first times I came on and chatted, everyone thought I was a male because of the male ending of my name. With the help of Bill, Chloe, Nova and a few others, they decided I should change it to Sandita so I shortened it and became Dita. Not terribly exotic but I don't think anybody mistook me for a yip-yip dog that sorely needed a bath! grin

Re: Board names [Re: Leah-Ann] #322043
02/02/09 09:27 PM
02/02/09 09:27 PM
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Posts: 65
United States
AJ Bee Offline
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I feel really boring and inadequate now...

I go by AJ (no, I won't say what it stands for), and my mom calls me Bee.

We decided someone has to give us new names when we are down there and then I might change it... depending on what they decide, lol grin

What nourishes me destroys me
Re: Board names [Re: RMT] #322044
02/02/09 09:27 PM
02/02/09 09:27 PM
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Well, being that I reside in Texas and consider myself a cowgirl (horses, cows you get the picture) I'm also a scuba diver now add skydiver to the mix and you get me! I've also aquired a few other monikers in the likes of "Spurs" and "Tex"...

Take the road less traveled
Re: Board names [Re: divingcowgirl] #322045
02/02/09 09:35 PM
02/02/09 09:35 PM
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SP Daily Offline
SP Daily  Offline
But I'll always remember her as the girl with the diving cows...

Re: Board names [Re: divingcowgirl] #322046
02/02/09 09:37 PM
02/02/09 09:37 PM
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reaper Offline
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An old time salty fire captain named me "reaper" in 1984. No one on our 132 person dept. calls me by my first name, unless I'm in trouble with a chief.

Re: Board names [Re: SP Daily] #322047
02/02/09 09:37 PM
02/02/09 09:37 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
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United States
AJ Bee Offline
AJ Bee  Offline
Thats better than the girl who dives and looks like a cow doing it. Then it could be my name...

What nourishes me destroys me
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