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What's in a User name ?

PostPost by: holywood3645 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:14 pm

What is the significance of your username, Whats your story?

I got the idea for this post from an assumption made on another post.

My user name is 'Holywood3645'

Im orginally from Holywood Co Down N. Ireland. My dad owned a Taxi company. Back then, it was standard to answer the phone by stateing your telephone number. It was all the answers to calls for Taxi's that burnt this into my brain .... Holywood3645

Funny the assumption on the other post appears to think my user name orginates Hollywood ( 2 LL's) California,

I now live near San Diego California.

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:13 pm

Mine is not too tricky to figure out!

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PostPost by: holywood3645 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:18 pm

Your a troll from Wales with an ?lan and a Mk1 escort :D
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:26 pm

That would be ElanInTheCave, and the Forest hasn't been in Wales since around 1390 when Owain Glynd?r got Henry IV chasing him westwards!

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PostPost by: UAB807F » Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:28 pm

holywood3645 wrote:Funny the assumption on the other post appears to think my user name orginates Hollywood ( 2 LL's) California,

I now live near San Diego California.

James


Hi James,

well, I'm another who thought you lived in Hollywood and hence the neat username :)

My username isn't so deep. I always struggle with these things when faced with a registration page, so this time I decided I'd pick something associated with the Elan that I'm not likely to forget.....

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:33 pm

I agree totally,my username comes in handy for those senior moments..

Errr :wink:
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PostPost by: 45bvtc » Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:45 pm

Interesting... I posted this self same 'question' several months ago on audi-sport.net in the RS3 forum, is this where you saw the 'thread'?

My own user name is 45bvtc, both here and on the audi-sport.net forum.

And of course 45bvtc refers to a Lotus Type 45 Elan with a Big Valve Twin Cam engine.

I recently sold my own Elan Sprint after 37-years of ownership, and it's a car that's remembered fondly.
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PostPost by: holywood3645 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:01 pm

No not from tha Audi form, but from here

lotus-parts-f33/elan-twin-box-silencer-for-sale-t30900.html#p206945

Elanfan1 (Bob) made a observation however i think he was suggesting a different place.... Hollywood, California. It was Bob that gave me the idea. and there are some Great Usernames here.

You know what the say about

"great minds think alike"

they also say

"Fools seldom differ"

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:02 pm

My user name reflects my appreciation of Spyder Cars Ltd and the fact that I realised you can have a space between Spyder and Fan.

Most user names miss this last fact... Elanintheforest could be ?lan in the forest, or Cortina in the woods or Jaguar in the woodpile :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: Chancer » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:20 pm

Mine is because a rather nasty troll on another forum (not car related) who has gone on to become a rather sinister cyber-stalker used to love referring to me as The Chancer in a pejorative manner, I actually found it quite flattering and thought, well if the cap fits....................... :lol:

When he was banned from that forum I adopted the name in his memory knowing that it would wind him up and have stuck with it ever since, makes me easy for him to find on Google so in time he will pop up here with the same agenda.

I have found that people sometimes over-react to some of my tongue in cheek remarks because of my username.
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PostPost by: Bud English » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:42 pm

john.p.clegg wrote:I agree totally,my username comes in handy for those senior moments..
Errr :wink:

IIRC that's how mine came about. Speaking of coming about, did you hear the one about the sailor and ...oh, what was I on about? Speaking of on about...
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:57 pm

Does that mean that you are English but sometimes forget the fact or that your name is Bud ?

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PostPost by: holywood3645 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:21 pm

Elanintheforest could also be Babyinthewoods! :P
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PostPost by: twincamman » Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:43 pm

mine came when I phoned Caterham to order some twincam parts we had a chat about how i could see the falls mist from my house and he could see the chunel entrance from his window at work ....when I called the second time the voice on the other end said ---" oh its the Twincamman '....ed :D :D
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PostPost by: Chancer » Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:14 am

Darford tunnel not the Chunnel (Channel tunnel) but close enough considering that you are the other side of the Atlantic ocean :D
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