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Re: Nicknames

Postby mission » 19 Apr 2018, 00:31

I had a mate whose older brother was kickarse at football. His nickname at the Subiaco Lions Football Club was Flash.

A couple of years down the track, my mate (who we called Chirpy because he was six foot one hundred and sounded like the hounds of hell with laryngitis) got picked up by Subiaco and his new nickname became Notso.

We had another acquaintance who always managed to dodge his round at the pub and his nickname, inevitably, was Crime.

I have a cousin who as a baby in the late 60s cried a lot and his older siblings, in that unreconstructed time, said he looked like a Chingchong Chinaman. To this day he is called Ching. By everyone.

Another friend emerged from the Great Southern Ocean on a family trip to Esperance and declared, toothchatteringly, that he was frozen. He is now exclusively referred to as Frozen or Frozen David.
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Re: Nicknames

Postby fange » 19 Apr 2018, 01:28

When my mate Mike was 17, he persuaded a young female companion at a party to head into one of the bedrooms for some fun. After performing cunnilingus on said young woman until she was in a state of ecstasy, she decided that she no longer wanted to take part in an further physical tryst. Being young and inexperienced in matters of the heart, Mike made the grave mistake of informing us, his mates, of what happened, and from that day on he has always been known to us as "Juice" or "Juicer".
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Re: Nicknames

Postby souphound » 19 Apr 2018, 15:01

I was branded Souphound by my ex-wife's father because at the time, I displayed a tremendous appetite. Everybody in that family went by a nickname of some sort. Not all made sense (to me).
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Re: Nicknames

Postby CAN » 19 Apr 2018, 15:19

Schoolmates called me 'BEINS' for many years (a couple still do)
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Re: Nicknames

Postby Darkness_Fish » 19 Apr 2018, 15:48

*FRESH 'N' SEXY* wrote:Schoolmates called me 'BEINS' for many years (a couple still do)

How was that pronounced? "Beans"?

Only asking because in my school year there were twin brothers, I can't remember/never knew their real names, they were always called Beans and Spiller. No idea why.

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Re: Nicknames

Postby CAN » 19 Apr 2018, 15:54

Darkness_Fish wrote:
*FRESH 'N' SEXY* wrote:Schoolmates called me 'BEINS' for many years (a couple still do)

How was that pronounced? "Beans"?


no - rhymes with 'lines'

Bein is German for 'leg'
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Re: Nicknames

Postby Pansy Puff » 19 Apr 2018, 16:01

Bein is Scots slang for well off. You lived very up North so I wouldn't be surprised if some of the slang made it down to Cumbria, and you did live a comfortable middle class life so it makes sense.
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Re: Nicknames

Postby Rayge » 19 Apr 2018, 16:09

But then again, he does have legs, I've seen pictures. And they may well be German.
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Re: Nicknames

Postby Jimbo » 19 Apr 2018, 16:17

When we were kids we called each other by our father's first names. It was cheeky fun because to their faces we'd call our friends' fathers Mr. so and so.
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Re: Nicknames

Postby Pansy Puff » 19 Apr 2018, 16:21

Rayge wrote:But then again, he does have legs, I've seen pictures. And they may well be German.

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But wouldn't the plural be Beinen or something like that? The .. s points to a local dialect. I'm a word detective.
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Re: Nicknames

Postby the gorton gollum » 19 Apr 2018, 17:19

*FRESH 'N' SEXY* wrote:
Darkness_Fish wrote:
*FRESH 'N' SEXY* wrote:Schoolmates called me 'BEINS' for many years (a couple still do)

How was that pronounced? "Beans"?


no - rhymes with 'lines'

Bein is German for 'leg'


Middle leg eh Casanova?
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Re: Nicknames

Postby CAN » 19 Apr 2018, 17:47

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