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How (or Why) Did You Choose Your User Name?
11 May 2013
9.27pm
AppleScruffJunior
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I’m a big Paul George fan and I always liked his song dedicated to the Apple Scruffs and somebody had already picked Apple Scruff as a username  ahdn_paul_01and as I’m quite a young fan (especially on this forum) I just took Junior after my name you see :) And thus AppleScruffJunior was born

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12 May 2013
9.02am
Linde
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unknown said
I couldn't think of a Beatles related name I liked, and I liked how that one member always comes up as a guest, so I went with unknown. It's also kind of a reference to a quote by Ronald Rumsfield my dad had on his fridge for the longest time, that always intrigued me as a kid.

"There are known knowns; there are things we know that we know.
There are known unknowns; that is to say, there are things that we now know we don't know.
But there are also unknown unknowns – there are things we do not know we don’t know."

Oh I love that quote! Certainly is intriguing.

13 May 2013
12.14am
Long John Silver
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"1960, John Lennon changed the name of his group to Long John Silver and the Silver Beetles, himself taking the stage name of Long John Silver. In August 1960, they changed it again to simply The Beatles."

 

And it kind of reminds of some really cheap porn actor nickname.

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13 May 2013
12.21am
TwoAfter908
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I made a list of a bunch of Beatles-related puns, and TwoAfter908 was the best. TwoAfter908 came about after I saw a bootleg album on the internet called "The One Before 911".

---------------------> 1. The Beatles 2. Led Zeppelin 3. Dream Theater 4. Rush 5. Green Day <-----------------------

---------------> Songs: For No One Kashmir / Octavarium Cygnus X-1 Book II Homecoming <----------------

------> Albums: Abbey Road Led Zeppelin IV Octavarium Hemispheres 21st Century Breakdown <-------

 

---------> Fav. Genres: Progressive Rock/Metal, Experimental Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Alternative Rock <----------

----------------> Least Fav. Genres: Dance-pop, Hip-Hop, House, The Beatles (Just kidding!) <---------------------

13 May 2013
3.17pm
Joe
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Linde – probably a daft question, but how do you pronounce your name? Linda? Lindee? (Sorry for ignorance)

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13 May 2013
4.17pm
Linde
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That's not a daft question at all and I'm glad you ask. I used to be on this other forum and when I met some of the members of it in real life one of them called me ''Lind'' because she thought the e was silent. LIND! *facepalm* So I rather have people ask me how to pronounce it, instead of calling me things like Linda, Lindy or Lind.

Anyway, no you don't pronounce it either way. That's why I said, ''as in Lindentree''. You just cut of the ''ntree'' and then that's how you pronounce my name, so you kinda get an ''uhh'' sound at the end.

 

13 May 2013
5.16pm
Spectre
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Linde said
That's not a daft question at all and I'm glad you ask. I used to be on this other forum and when I met some of the members of it in real life one of them called me ''Lind'' because she thought the e was silent. LIND! *facepalm* So I rather have people ask me how to pronounce it, instead of calling me things like Linda, Lindy or Lind.

Anyway, no you don't pronounce it either way. That's why I said, ''as in Lindentree''. You just cut of the ''ntree'' and then that's how you pronounce my name, so you kinda get an ''uhh'' sound at the end.

 

Great! then I pronounce it right in my mind, as if it was German.

14 May 2013
10.50am
Gerell
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That helps because Dutch is a Germanic language.

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14 May 2013
4.27pm
Joe
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Great – thanks for the explanation! My guess was "Linda", so I wasn't that far off (is there a difference in pronunciation between Linda and Linduh? I'd probably say them much the same way).

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14 May 2013
6.02pm
Linde
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Yeah it does sound kind of similar but there's a slight difference. Linda does have more of an ''ahh'' tone at the end, while my name is slightly more ''uhh''. It's not like LindUHHHHH or something, but there's just a slight difference.

14 May 2013
6.08pm
Sky999
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Thanks for the explanation I always guessed Lindy 

14 May 2013
6.15pm
Funny Paper
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Linde said
Yeah it does sound kind of similar but there's a slight difference. Linda does have more of an ''ahh'' tone at the end, while my name is slightly more ''uhh''. It's not like LindUHHHHH or something, but there's just a slight difference.

I assumed it was one syllable, like "Lind".  I bet it's like the "e" endings of the German names Rilke and Goethe.

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14 May 2013
6.19pm
Linde
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Oh god no. I actually had someone calling me ''Lind'' once. That's truly awful LOL.

Yeah it's like that indeed. That's actually way clearer than how I was trying to explain it xD

14 May 2013
6.28pm
HeyTrud
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I admit I thought it was pronounced "Lind" too.  Glad you cleared it up for us, Linde!! paul-mccartney

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15 May 2013
7.27pm
Linde
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It's pretty funny how my name is so normal in the Netherlands, but how I have it to explain to everyone who doesn't live here (well, I guess they understand how to pronounce it in Belgium and Germany too) ahdn_george_06

15 May 2013
8.00pm
fabfouremily
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^^ I've always pronounced it Linda, so I wasn't far off. It did cross my mind that maybe it's pronounced like French (Lind) though.

It's a nice name, did you know it means beautiful in Spanish?

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16 May 2013
12.03pm
Stone
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I chose my nick because… that's my name. Not a Stones fans, by the way.
Cheers.

16 May 2013
5.33pm
Linde
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fabfouremily said
^^ I've always pronounced it Linda, so I wasn't far off. It did cross my mind that maybe it's pronounced like French (Lind) though.

It's a nice name, did you know it means beautiful in Spanish?

Yep!

@Stone: So your real name is Stone? That's a bit unusual, but nonetheless very awesome!

16 May 2013
7.10pm
Funny Paper
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Looked up "linda" in my Spanish dictionary -- indeed, an adjective meaning "pretty" or "lovely" (Paul's song would be nicely redundant).

Seems that in Spanish it is spelled linda when denoting a feminine, and lindo when masculine.

Then I also found the word linde there, which in Spanish means "boundary".

(Also, lindón -- which means "frame for hanging asparagus").

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17 May 2013
1.15am
Von Bontee
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Earlier today on the "What are you listening to?" thread, I posted "Caesar LXXI" by Sir Lord Baltimore, from their 1971 self-titled album. The producer of the album?

John Linde!

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