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GerryC
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well you can probably guess that my name is Gerry and my surname starts with a C right? But how did I get the nickname Gerry in the first place?

I was known as Gez throughout school (and now by the family as that's what my nieces know me as) but when I started work there was already a Jas in the office and it was getting confusing. Somehow, people started calling me Gerry as an alternative when shouting across the office and it just stuck.

The worst bit is that I've forgot the story behind "MaFt" even though you've told me it yourself. Embarassed

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not very interesting i'm afraid my first name is Paul, take that out of my username and you're left with my surname.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pcaouolte wrote:
Not very interesting i'm afraid my first name is Paul, take that out of my username and you're left with my surname.


ah, but it's clever how you merged the two Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I reckon it must be time for MaFt to show us his now! Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, my 'real' name is Matthew. at home i was always called 'Maff' but when i went to uni i decided that Maff sounded a bit too childish so i told everyone to call me Matt. it worked for a while until friends started coming home and heard me being called Maff.

the 2 got merged together to become MaFt. also, around that time it was 'fashionable' to use varying cases when writing things so the 'F' got capitalised.

since 2000 i have been known solely as MaFt.

there you have it!

at CeBIT in germany a couple of years ago someone from Nav N Go (hungary) asked where my parents were from and the origins of 'MaFt' as a name :D

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaFt wrote:
as for swapping plates, it cost me about £80 to transfer from my old car to the 'new' one... thing is, the 'new' car only cost £500 so to transfer it cost me an extra 16%!! gutted... but still, it meant the M4FT-mobile lived on :D
Does me too, but it cost me a lower % of the car price.

PS. Please delete the second of my duplicate posts Shocked on the previous page Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

M8TJT wrote:
Please delete the second of my duplicate posts Shocked on the previous page Embarassed

Done!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing fancy about mine either - number off the car (which I no longer have)

Or alternatively, 2+5+3 = 10.
1+0 = 1.
number 1, the Ace. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anita wrote:
M8TJT wrote:
Please delete the second of my duplicate posts Shocked on the previous page Embarassed

Done!
Why, thank you my dear Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome, kind sir. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting topic MaFt

I have been called wiz or wizzy for years, it goes back to my school days….

Its after my surname.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be really boring: My name is Richard and the first time I had to create an identity was for a very early on-line newsletter and you had to subscribe over the phone and the UserId required one that had 10 alpha numeric characters.

Try coming up with something smart in a split second on the phone!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

n. pl. mullet or mullets
Pronounced "MUHL LET"
A hairstyle in which the front is cut trim, but the back is long, left wild and often uncut. It is the sign of the red-neck.
Alternate names include: Ape Drape. Beaver Paddle. Business in the front, Party in the back. Canadian passport. Hockey hair. Kentucky waterfall. Mud flap. Neck warmer. Shlong (short + long). Soccer rocker. Squirrel pelt. Tennessee top hat.

Dedicated to that most noble of hair cuts.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaFt wrote:
it cost me an extra 16%!! gutted... but still, it meant the M4FT-mobile lived on :D

For my new van I got 33.95% discount and nuts to the old number plate!! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mullet wrote:
n. pl. mullet or mullets
Pronounced "MUHL LET"
A hairstyle in which the front is cut trim, but the back is long, left wild and often uncut. It is the sign of the red-neck.
Alternate names include: Ape Drape. Beaver Paddle. Business in the front, Party in the back. Canadian passport. Hockey hair. Kentucky waterfall. Mud flap. Neck warmer. Shlong (short + long). Soccer rocker. Squirrel pelt. Tennessee top hat.

Dedicated to that most noble of hair cuts.


The Vandals do a song about these:

Quote:
Make it like that famous country singer
Or that guy I saw last night on Jerry Springer
Clean me up but let me keep my edge,
In the day i like to keep it dignified
But at night you know I got another side
And I don't give a damn,
Cause I am what I am
Even if it's really really bad.

I've got an Ape Drape,
Yes I do
They're givin' them to anyone,
And that means you
You can drive to Riverside and get one too
Then you'll have an Ape Drape like I do.

Go ahead and buzz 'round the ears
I've been growing that one braid back there for years
I've had it since the first time I saw Queensryche
The front may conform to society
But the back says I have personality
Even if it's really really,
Even if it's really really bad.

I've got an Ape Drape,
Yes I do
They're givin' them to anyone,
And that means you
You can drive to Riverside and get one too
Then you'll have an Ape Drape like I do.

Make it short in front and long in back!

If the top's not short enough that it stands up
I could be thrown out of the Bad Boy Club
But don't you lay a finger on my pony tail
Now fix my kid up so he looks like me,
And then matching crazy pants are all we need
Some may call it child abuse
I just call it bonding with your Dad.

Nordic Neck Warmer......Norway
Hockey Hair.......Canada
Achey-Breaky Hair......Nashville
Mullet.......Hoboken
Forbidden Hair......Europe
Shom......Florida
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