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What is the story behind your username?

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Nineko
Japan

Re: What is the story behind your username?

Post by Nineko »

I think it's okay to have various names. It's fun to know the name of the world.

N 🇯🇵  L 🇺🇲 🇬🇧 🇻🇳 🇨🇳etc
世界が平和である事は良い事です。It is good that the world is peaceful.

paulbottle

Re: What is the story behind your username?

Post by paulbottle »

My first name is Paul. I used to live in a place with the suffix bottle. So paulbottle. A friend pointed out that I also drank a lot of Pils out of bottles, so serindipity. I can't spell, I drank a lot of Pils!

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zerogrqvity
United States of America

Re: What is the story behind your username?

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paulbottle wrote: Wed Jul 06, 2022 8:52 am

. A friend pointed out that I also drank a lot of Pils out of bottles, so serindipity. I can't spell, I drank a lot of Pils!

Oh, uhm are you okay now? You drank a lot of pills?

👤♠ ㄥєт 𝓪𝕝Ⓛ ʸᗝᑌ 𝒹ᗝ в𝕖 𝐝Øⓝᗴ ⒾⓃ ⓒό𝓝ᖴι𝔡ⓔ𝓝𝐜𝓔 🎈🍫

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panyamnyenyekevu
Ukraine

Re: What is the story behind your username?

Post by panyamnyenyekevu »

zerogrqvity wrote: Wed Jul 06, 2022 4:47 pm
paulbottle wrote: Wed Jul 06, 2022 8:52 am

. A friend pointed out that I also drank a lot of Pils out of bottles, so serindipity. I can't spell, I drank a lot of Pils!

Oh, uhm are you okay now? You drank a lot of pills?

Pils short for Pilsner and meant a lot of beer back in the day. Just don’t want anyone to feel alarmed.

🇺🇦

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SweNedGuy
Belgium

Re: What is the story behind your username?

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My username consists of three parts each with a capital letter.
Swe for Swedish, the first language I started learning on DuoLingo
Ned for Nederlands, which is how we call our language 'Dutch'.
Guy actually is my name, but this sounds odd in the US... not in the UK because a guy is more often called a bloke or a lad.

SweNedGuy is also my Duolingo user name. In the 'leagues' I tuned Guy to its Spanish equivalent 'Guillermo'.

My owl avatar comes from a late 1970's comic for children.

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MoniqueMaRie
Germany

Re: What is the story behind your username?

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SweNedGuy wrote: Sun Jul 10, 2022 7:18 am

.. In the 'leagues' I tuned Guy to its Spanish equivalent 'Guillermo'.

So Guy is short for William (as Guillermo is the Spanish form of William)?

Native :de: / using :uk: / learning :fr: :cn: :it: / trying to understand at least a bit :poland:

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SweNedGuy
Belgium

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MoniqueMaRie wrote: Sun Jul 10, 2022 7:59 am
SweNedGuy wrote: Sun Jul 10, 2022 7:18 am

.. In the 'leagues' I tuned Guy to its Spanish equivalent 'Guillermo'.

So Guy is short for William (as Guillermo is the Spanish form of William)?

That's correct. Guy is shorthand in French for Guillaume, which even remotely sounds like William.

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panyamnyenyekevu
Ukraine

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SweNedGuy wrote: Sun Jul 10, 2022 8:08 am
MoniqueMaRie wrote: Sun Jul 10, 2022 7:59 am
SweNedGuy wrote: Sun Jul 10, 2022 7:18 am

.. In the 'leagues' I tuned Guy to its Spanish equivalent 'Guillermo'.

So Guy is short for William (as Guillermo is the Spanish form of William)?

That's correct. Guy is shorthand in French for Guillaume, which even remotely sounds like William.

Pronounced how if you please?

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Upbeat 88
Mexico

Re: What is the story behind your username?

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upbeat is for piano music and 88 i dont remember my C.B handle is Upbeat 88 heres alink

https://www.bing.com/search?q=cb for du ... PC=EDGEDSE

this is just a welcome from Upbeat 88 formerly (BrianEngst1)

native 🇺🇸 learning 🇮🇹 i love listening to people speak 🇫🇷

paulbottle

Re: What is the story behind your username?

Post by paulbottle »

zerogrqvity wrote: Wed Jul 06, 2022 4:47 pm
paulbottle wrote: Wed Jul 06, 2022 8:52 am

. A friend pointed out that I also drank a lot of Pils out of bottles, so serindipity. I can't spell, I drank a lot of Pils!

Oh, uhm are you okay now? You drank a lot of pills?

Pils is beer, not pills out of bottles!

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zerogrqvity
United States of America

Re: What is the story behind your username?

Post by zerogrqvity »

Ok, I saw that comment earlier, I had no idea! I'm sorry-

👤♠ ㄥєт 𝓪𝕝Ⓛ ʸᗝᑌ 𝒹ᗝ в𝕖 𝐝Øⓝᗴ ⒾⓃ ⓒό𝓝ᖴι𝔡ⓔ𝓝𝐜𝓔 🎈🍫

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panyamnyenyekevu
Ukraine

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zerogrqvity wrote: Sun Jul 10, 2022 6:29 pm

Ok, I saw that comment earlier, I had no idea! I'm sorry-

Don’t be sorry. It was a nice and caring comment.

🇺🇦

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zerogrqvity
United States of America

Re: What is the story behind your username?

Post by zerogrqvity »

:D

Good day now!

:heart:

Ooo! I'm almost at 100 posts! I remember when I needed 10 posts to be approved by mods.

Last edited by Stasia on Fri Jul 15, 2022 2:13 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: several one-liner posts have been merged into one

👤♠ ㄥєт 𝓪𝕝Ⓛ ʸᗝᑌ 𝒹ᗝ в𝕖 𝐝Øⓝᗴ ⒾⓃ ⓒό𝓝ᖴι𝔡ⓔ𝓝𝐜𝓔 🎈🍫

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cannonplug
Ireland

Re: What is the story behind your username?

Post by cannonplug »

zerogrqvity wrote: Mon Jul 11, 2022 6:42 pm

Ooo! I'm almost at 100 posts! I remember when I needed 10 posts to be approved by mods.

I'm still trying to get to my 10. Oh, look! This one makes 7! :)

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duome

Re: What is the story behind your username?

Post by duome »

@zerogrqvity , you do have an option to edit your posts, so if there's more to say AND there are no replies to your last post yet, feel free to edit instead of making a series of short posts like you just did, which is actually double posting and it's usually "strongly discouraged" on any forum. We aren't as strict and we don't have a rule for this, but still... let's make this forum a bit more readable together ;)

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Meli578588
Italy

Re: What is the story behind your username?

Post by Meli578588 »

Plus , “Edit “ button is so easy to use. I do it all the time. 😊

ElmerRamone
United States of America

Re: What is the story behind your username?

Post by ElmerRamone »

It's probably pretty typical. Elmer is my cat's name, and I thought he would make a good Ramone.

paulbottle

Re: What is the story behind your username?

Post by paulbottle »

panyamnyenyekevu wrote: Sun Jul 10, 2022 7:25 pm
zerogrqvity wrote: Sun Jul 10, 2022 6:29 pm

Ok, I saw that comment earlier, I had no idea! I'm sorry-

Don’t be sorry. It was a nice and caring comment.

Yes it was and it is nice to be considerate. Thank you, Paul. Sorry this took so long to respond but nothing to worry about!

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R05i2.71828
Wales

Re: What is the story behind your username?

Post by R05i2.71828 »

My username is just my name, Rosie, spelt with as many numbers as possible:

r - R - the set of real numbers
o - 0 - zero
s - 5 - five
i - i - the imaginary unit
e - 2.71828... - Euler's number

because I like maths :)

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zerogrqvity
United States of America

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Post by zerogrqvity »

I named one of my old hamsters Rosie! It's a cute name!

👤♠ ㄥєт 𝓪𝕝Ⓛ ʸᗝᑌ 𝒹ᗝ в𝕖 𝐝Øⓝᗴ ⒾⓃ ⓒό𝓝ᖴι𝔡ⓔ𝓝𝐜𝓔 🎈🍫

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Paul-LeBon
United States of America

Re: What is the story behind your username?

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I am Paul The Good.

jenneeeeefur
United States of America

Re: What is the story behind your username?

Post by jenneeeeefur »

Mine is just a funny way that a friend in high school pronounced my name. I first made it my username on Snapchat in 2010 and it just stuck.

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Davey944676

Re: What is the story behind your username?

Post by Davey944676 »

Mine is just the variant of David which a lot of people do happen to call me in real life, although I did deliberately decide to use this "matey" variant online to maybe make things ever so slightly less easy for automated bots to track me and rob my identity....Yes, I know, but every little helps and all that! Anyway, I like it. :)

The numbers are just the autogenerated numbers Duolingo used to fill up the spaces when I signed up, and I kept them because they are somehow, by chance, really easy to remember. :)

🇬🇧 British Native....Learning Polish 🇵🇱, Russian 🇷🇺, Romanian 🇷🇴, Ukrainian 🇺🇦, French 🇫🇷, Welsh :wales:

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SweNedGuy
Belgium

Re: What is the story behind your username?

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SweNedGuy wrote: Sun Jul 10, 2022 8:08 am
MoniqueMaRie wrote: Sun Jul 10, 2022 7:59 am
SweNedGuy wrote: Sun Jul 10, 2022 7:18 am

.. In the 'leagues' I tuned Guy to its Spanish equivalent 'Guillermo'.

So Guy is short for William (as Guillermo is the Spanish form of William)?

That's correct. Guy is shorthand in French for Guillaume, which even remotely sounds like William.

I found this fantastic video explaining about how to change French words into English. Three tricks which often work (and why) :

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Meli578588
Italy

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Post by Meli578588 »

I got the name of the Country! I got Squirrel, too !

Thank you ,@SweNedGuy

French is my target ! :)

This is so interesting..

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zerogrqvity
United States of America

Re: What is the story behind your username?

Post by zerogrqvity »

@Davey944676 My dads name is David!

👤♠ ㄥєт 𝓪𝕝Ⓛ ʸᗝᑌ 𝒹ᗝ в𝕖 𝐝Øⓝᗴ ⒾⓃ ⓒό𝓝ᖴι𝔡ⓔ𝓝𝐜𝓔 🎈🍫

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SweNedGuy
Belgium

Re: What is the story behind your username?

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One single point of critic on the Video "How to translate French words into English":

In the W versus GU debate (with William being the logical equivalent of Guillaume), it has been suggested that this originates from the Normands having adopted this from Norse. There is no evidence for this, moreover the letter 'w' is never used in today's Norwegian nor in Swedish. Historically the Vikings used a Rune alphabet of which some leftovers have been used in medieval English.

French toponyms rarely start with 'w', but quite a few examples are near the Channel coast or in the North. This seems to confirm the extended historic use of the 'w' in old regional languages in the North-West and North of France. Walloon also used the 'w' ;-)

The 'w" consonant is often used in Dutch and German, though Germans consistently pronounce it 'v". In the north of the Netherlands this consonant shift is also predominant. The Flemish are about the only continental Germanic language speakers pronouncing the 'w' properly.

In Classical Latin the 'v' used to be pronounced 'w'. This has shifted to 'v' in medieval ecclesiastic Latin. The letter 'w' is itself relatively recent, hence its name 'double u' (E), 'double v'(F) and 'doble v' (Sp) in some languages.

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TammiP
United States of America

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Just my name. I'm not very creative when it comes to picking user names. Sometimes I'll hear/see something and think "oh, that would make a great user name the next time I need one! And of course, by the time I need it I've forgotten it and can't think of a thing!

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eaglefin31
United States of America

Re: What is the story behind your username?

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Oh boy, this is a story! My username at the time of writing this, eaglefin31, was a username that I didn't really make. It started when I was 6 and I started playing the game "Spirit Animals". I wasn't old enough to pay attention to the name suggestions, so I just clicked my way through it. I remembered the username when I began playing other games, and my username was always some variant, be it eaglefin or eaglefin31. If you've played a game like World of Tanks, PUBGM, or Roblox and seen that name, it was probably me! I've recently been phasing to a newer name though, Hadoshi Kurayami. Hadoshi is the main character in a manga I'm currently writing the script for, and he's kind of a badass, so I enjoy using his name as my new username. Plus, it just sounds really cool. Well, that's my story of how I have the usernames that I have today!

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