What is the MEANING behind your USERNAME here at The Tree House?

Knotorious

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Salutations fellow Treehousers! It's your friendly neighborhood splice enthusiast and hitch connoisseur, @Knotorious, with another gem of a thread (at least that's what I'm telling myself).

All of us have usernames! However, as I gander at some of the usernames on here, I often wonder what inspired them or what the meaning is behind them. Nobody picks a username at random; they are entirely purposeful and thoughtfully created!

Some of you who prefer a more direct approach have chosen to simply use your name. This thread would not be for you. Many of you have usernames that most of us can easily understand, despite being creative in nature. However, even if the meaning is somewhat obvious, I'd be interested to know if there exists any history behind that username, such as it being a self-designated nickname or a name given to you by your friends, family, etc.

Other usernames (and these are the ones I'm mostly targeting) are rather obscure in nature and nobody can derive any accurate meanings for them without enquiry and they require an explanation from the user themselves in order for the rest of us to fully appreciate the meaning.

Let's consider this sort of a bonding experience. Surely I'm not the first person to feel inquisitive about the nature or origin of the usernames for many of my fellow Treehousers! Let's all take the moment to express ourselves further and understand one another more succinctly!

I'll go first!

My username (obviously) is @Knotorious. For those of you who have a keen eye for observation, you will remember that, when I first joined this forum, I posted under the username @Bioassay. A "bioassay" is a scientific experiment which tests the effects of a substance on a living organism. I am somewhat (understatement) of a chemistry nerd and that has been my go-to username for many, many years. Not only does it allow for self-expression, but it is basically never taken by anyone else when I go to use it on any website because I'm probably the only person who thinks such a term is worthy of being my username (again, I'm a giga nerd).

Shortly after creating my hitch tying thread here at The Tree House, and after getting such great help and input from many of the people on this forum, I decided that I would start a YouTube channel which would serve as a complete library of videos showing how to tie currently known and used friction hitches. I decided that I would name the channel "Knotorious" because I thought it was a) representative of me, as a total knot enthusiast and b) it was a a very (in my opinion) clever play on words. Eventually, I ran out of mainstream hitches and began creating my own, completely original friction hitches and knots. I wanted to create continuity between my thread and my channel so that I could cross post efficiently. As a result, I asked the moderator here if I could change my username to @Knotorious, and without any hassle whatsoever, he changed it for me! And now here I am!

The origin story for your username might not be as verbally dense as mine, but that's no worry! Sharing is caring! Let's learn more about one another! =-D
 
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Homeowner: This branch always hits my head when I'm mowing the lawn. Can you get rid of that for me?

flushcut: Not a problem!

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Oh, and my name is just a name I used gaming UT2003. It's my online identity, and I use it everywhere. I like it cause it's unique, and confusing to type due to font peculiarities.
 
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Flushcut is an old Indian (feathers not dots) name: he who cuts stumps low.
That's really special! I love that! Thanks for participating! Feathers not dot bahaha I think we're supposed to call them Native Americans now, but you ain't hurting my feelings lmao

Homeowner: This branch always hits my head when I'm mowing the lawn. Can you get rid of that for me?

flushcut: Not a problem!

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Oh, and my name is just a name I used gaming UT2003. It's my online identity, and I use it everywhere. I like it cause it's unique, and confusing to type due to font peculiarities.
I have always read your screenname as "lexus killer," so I thought you were some kind of capo of dirty deeds against Lexus brand automobiles haha Or maybe that you destroyed a Lexus back in the day.

See? This is fun! Keep going! =-D
 
mine is because I cut wood

also, I had to make sure it is different that my other usernames on the other big forums for privacy/anonymity reasons
 
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I’m Indian (dots not feathers) Native Americans own me reparations for appropriating my name sake. :D

"So, where do the words American Indian fit in with the development of history on the North American continent? The term Indian is an import from European languages, originating in North America in the 15th century. It is commonly understood that when Christopher Columbus set off west from Europe, he was attempting to land in India, on the Asian continent. Consequently, when Columbus landed in the Caribbean, he assumed it was “…Islands of India beyond the Ganges”. Hence, Columbus and the Portuguese colonists called the indigenous inhabitants “indeos” – the Portuguese for what we call in English “Indians.” It was the term that was to remain in use in western culture to the present."

Why we use the term American Indian - https://www.colonialwilliamsburg.org/learn/living-history/why-we-use-the-term-american-indian/#:~:text=The%20term%20Indian%20is%20an,India%2C%20on%20the%20Asian%20continent.

Sorry, @flushcut, you'll have to first win a lawsuit in court against the long dead, and complete asshole, Christopher Columbus. The feather Indians are not at fault haha

I realize you were just joking around. I often see everything as a learning experience.
 
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wyby is parts of the rest of my name stuck together.

@Knotorious I think I mentioned it but I'm having a saw GTG here in Feb if you'd like to come over.
Thanks again for the invite! I'll have to see where I'm at in my life right around February, but trust in believe that if I can get over there, I will make the journey. Sounds like a fun opportunity to go on a road trip with the girlfriend and to experience California for the first time. You said it looks pretty much the same, though, so haha it might just be situational deja vu! Either way, I'd love to enjoy an educational experience surrounding tree work and network.
 
I think I told this in another thread: My best friend Jonathan, now long dead, made my first name into three syllables: He always called me Pat-Er-Rick, rather than Patrick.
One day he saw my initials: PGW on something and as he was always sounding things out and making funny quips and connections he started playing around like he was trying to sound out PGW; something like 'pig-wah", which became pig-what-is-here, and then shortened to pigwot...
I've used it on several forums (fora?) out of respect for the memory of a very fine friend.
 
Bro, it’s gas stations not casinos. Call centers were last decade.
7-11’s. 🤣🤣. I so with I could get Chana masala, dal, pakora, kormas, and samosa at 7-11 instead of that terribly unhealthy garbage they serve (I do eat it anyway knowing it’s trash- shame on me)

Don’t forget Dunkin Donuts! All of them around here are Indian owned.

It’s a shame, people come from a country which makes the tastiest food in the world only to prepare and serve the most unhealthy American foods.
 
I think I told this in another thread: My best friend Jonathan, now long dead, made my first name into three syllables: He always called me Pat-Er-Rick, rather than Patrick.
One day he saw my initials: PGW on something and as he was always sounding things out and making funny quips and connections he started playing around like he was trying to sound out PGW; something like 'pig-wah", which became pig-what-is-here, and then shortened to pigwot...
I've used it on several forums (fora?) out of respect for the memory of a very fine friend.
I always assumed it was one of your first grandchildren attempting to say pop pop or the likes. Don’t ask me why 🤷‍♂️
 
7-11’s. 🤣🤣. I so with I could get Chana masala, dal, pakora, kormas, and samosa at 7-11 instead of that terribly unhealthy garbage they serve (I do eat it anyway knowing it’s trash- shame on me)

Don’t forget Dunkin Donuts! All of them around here are Indian owned.

It’s a shame, people come from a country which makes the tastiest food in the world only to prepare and serve the most unhealthy American foods.
Don’t be deceived not all Indian food is healthy. A lot is fried, obscene amounts of sugar in their deserts. A proper chi tea is so sweet it hurts your teeth.
 
Don’t be deceived not all Indian food is healthy. A lot is fried, obscene amounts of sugar in their deserts. A proper chi tea is so sweet it hurts your teeth.
I understand. The fried foods are so tasty but I do now try to limit them. We have an Indian restaurant that serves a variety of about 30 to 40 fried dishes from all over India. You can even get the southern masala dosa. Just a small place with the owners family members in the kitchen. Real good people. It’s more homestyle vs gourmet. It’s hard to not add a fried snack to your order.
 
Thanks again for the invite! I'll have to see where I'm at in my life right around February, but trust in believe that if I can get over there, I will make the journey. Sounds like a fun opportunity to go on a road trip with the girlfriend and to experience California for the first time. You said it looks pretty much the same, though, so haha it might just be situational deja vu! Either way, I'd love to enjoy an educational experience surrounding tree work and network.
"Beach" CA is 2 hrs further west...through some nice mntns.
 
I understand. The fried foods are so tasty but I do now try to limit them. We have an Indian restaurant that serves a variety of about 30 to 40 fried dishes from all over India. You can even get the southern masala dosa. Just a small place with the owners family members in the kitchen. Real good people. It’s more homestyle vs gourmet. It’s hard to not add a fried snack to your order.
All proper Indian is served home style, meals are a point to gather around and share. Not some deconstructed one bite micro plate.
 
@flushcut Do you eat a lot of Indian cuisine or mostly American? What part of India were you / family from? Were you born in America or India? Not trying to be obtrusive but am interested in various cultures and ethnicities. I’ve enjoyed diversity before it was a woke movement. I’m far from work though.
 
I was born here. My dad was born in Lahore India and then Partition happened so that became Lahore Pakistan and his family settled in Agra and New Delhi. My mom is mostly Italian. My grandfathers family came for northern Italy about 1900 via Ellis Island and settled in what’s now Spanish Harlem. We will eat mostly American food and Indian when I cook it or go out for it, but I’m a foodie so food of any nationality is welcome.
 
Bermy is slang for someone who comes from Bermuda, or a nick name for Bermuda or, the Bermudian-ness in a Bermudian...aka 'she went all Bermy on them', which is code for 'duck for cover'.
Old slang for a Bermudian was an 'onion' (a nod to our one time main export of Bermuda onions) like English people are 'limeys' and Americans of the northern variety are 'yanks'
 
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