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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737275
05/16/18 07:23 PM
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Mine is in reference to my two middle names which is also the name of a famous fictional character, that's all.


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737287
05/16/18 09:15 PM
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Mine is pretty simple.
My first name and the area code where I live.
No matter what, I can always get this username so it's easy to remember across different sites....


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737290
05/16/18 09:28 PM
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Lyricmudra : very interesting story! This is inspiring! smile


My piano journey from day 1
Started piano on February 2016.
Pieces I'm working on :
- Rameau, Les Sauvages
- Beethoven, sonata op. 49, no. 1, 1st mov
- Chopin, nocturne op. posth. in C# minor
- Debussy, Golliwog's cakewalk
Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737391
05/17/18 09:04 AM
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The "lazy" nickname is my nickname at motorcycle and cyclist forums in Greece.
It came up after a "small" daily motorcycle trip (it was 780km long), when my friends started call me lazy because i couldn't go any further.
I got used to it and at international forums i tried to reserve it, but usually it as taken, so i added the "gr" infront of it.

Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737407
05/17/18 10:05 AM
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Pat is the beginning of my first name, H is the beginning of my last name.
Sometimes in handwriting when referring to me I use a symbol that sort of combines a small p and a big H.
I once worked as a music critic for a newspaper and used pH as signature.
pH would have been my first choice for this forum, but display names have to be at least 4 letters long. So I used patH, with a small p.


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737590
05/18/18 03:19 AM
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Mine comes from 'goosewing' which is the source of feathers used for fletching traditional longbow arrows and deeply evocative of archery traditions. On some forums I frequent that name is already taken so I have shortened it to gwing.

Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737680
05/18/18 11:34 AM
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As per request,
Xenon is a noble gas, it glows a nice purple color when electrified, because it is a noble gas it should not form compounds, however the D suborbital ends up forming bonds with Fluorine, the most reactive element around. Fluorine can do some neat things like set glass on fire. So it is a cool chemistry example, and since I enjoy chemistry I started using it as a username.
Now I am studying EE, but chemistry is still interesting stuff.


I now have a signature.
Re: Username Significance [Re: sinophilia] #2737714
05/18/18 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by sinophilia
Originally Posted by cmb13
Question for the Europeans from areas in which English is not the primary language - casinitaly, swissms, and sinophilia in particular. Your English writing is so perfect - are you originally from the US or an English language country?


And now that you said it I will make some horrible grammar mistake eek

I'm Italian, but I've been studying English all my life, and it's become my job - I am a translator.
I used to be good at reading and writing but quite bad at speaking, then my wonderful American and British neighbours arrived and fixed that smile



I am a translator too. Have not studied English on university level though, I am an engineer.

As I am also a writer (SF/fantasy) I wanted to make a pun on the concepts of ghosts and ghost writer ... People in the fantasy communities, where I first made my Inernet entrance some 25 years ago, found it cool. I have sort of grown into it. grin

Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737718
05/18/18 02:15 PM
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For my part, I'm not European, but Quebec city is not a city where you hear English outside from tourists. Yes, we learn English in school since it is the other official language in Canada, but English classes in school are very... poor.

For my part, I've learn English mostly because of video games. That was my main incentive to learn English when I was younger. Later on, with the internet, I've started going on English speaking forums (duh), listening to TV shows, youtube channels, etc. So I'm good at understanding English, I can write it without too much problem, but my god that I have a dreadful accent when I have to speak!

Seemingly, it is something perfectly normal for someone who doesn't use it regularly. I've read that even a native English speaker will have an accent in English if he lives abroad and completely stops speaking English regularly. There are muscles needed to make different sounds and if you don't train those muscles, you lose partly the ability to make those sounds until you train that again.


So, to answer the question, my fluency in English comes mostly from exposure, throught different sources. At the age of the internet, this is easily done! It is clearly not exposure from my daily life in my city, but on the web.


My piano journey from day 1
Started piano on February 2016.
Pieces I'm working on :
- Rameau, Les Sauvages
- Beethoven, sonata op. 49, no. 1, 1st mov
- Chopin, nocturne op. posth. in C# minor
- Debussy, Golliwog's cakewalk
Re: Username Significance [Re: CadenzaVvi] #2737740
05/18/18 03:34 PM
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Correction:

Originally Posted by Jouishy
......but my god that I have a (most likely) really cool accent when I have to speak!


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737754
05/18/18 04:24 PM
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Well, you can judge by yourself. grin


My piano journey from day 1
Started piano on February 2016.
Pieces I'm working on :
- Rameau, Les Sauvages
- Beethoven, sonata op. 49, no. 1, 1st mov
- Chopin, nocturne op. posth. in C# minor
- Debussy, Golliwog's cakewalk
Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737758
05/18/18 04:56 PM
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@Jouishy to my English ears, your accent is very similar to a French person talking English, but with a touch of Dutch accent also.

Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737759
05/18/18 04:59 PM
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Oh, that's funny. Thanks for sharing your toughts. I wouldn't have guessed I had a little bit of Dutch accent in English. laugh


My piano journey from day 1
Started piano on February 2016.
Pieces I'm working on :
- Rameau, Les Sauvages
- Beethoven, sonata op. 49, no. 1, 1st mov
- Chopin, nocturne op. posth. in C# minor
- Debussy, Golliwog's cakewalk
Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737766
05/18/18 05:30 PM
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To my American ears, all British, French (incl French Canadian), South African and Australian accents sound sexy and exotic. I sometimes wonder what an American accent sounds to a British person though - I imagine vulgar and uneducated. akc?


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Chopin Nocturne 72.1
Bach Goldberg Aria
Bach WTC Prelude D min
Piazzolla Invierno Porteno
Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737779
05/18/18 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by cmb13
To my American ears, all British, French (incl French Canadian), South African and Australian accents sound sexy and exotic. I sometimes wonder what an American accent sounds to a British person though - I imagine vulgar and uneducated. akc?

I beg your pardon - you've just managed to insult probably half the users of this forum! eek

Last edited by Slothrop, Tyrone; 05/18/18 06:24 PM.

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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737782
05/18/18 06:32 PM
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Oh and yes, since I just made a cameo on this thread, which I had been avoiding until now... Who is Lt. Tyrone Slothrop?


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737787
05/18/18 07:05 PM
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USA
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There are always other Tom's on forums and also on the on-line program I still belong to. (Although I take private lessons now). That caused a bit of confusion. My surname is a common two word French name, so by adding the capital letters in my last name, I got TomLC.


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737788
05/18/18 07:06 PM
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LOL no offense meant Lieutenant - mind you I am one of those Americans - I've always been self conscious of our dialect as heard through the ears of the British. We don't speak the Queens English, you know!


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Bach Goldberg Aria
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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737790
05/18/18 07:15 PM
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Actually you just sound American - I can perhaps detect the difference between the deep south and other areas, but I am aware that you can detect differences at a much more localised level. Same in the UK, there are different accents in different regions. No Queens English for most of us.

Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737791
05/18/18 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by cmb13
To my American ears, all British, French (incl French Canadian), South African and Australian accents sound sexy and exotic. I sometimes wonder what an American accent sounds to a British person though - I imagine vulgar and uneducated. akc?


Au contraire. The American accent to my Scottish ears is wonderful, and I even went as far as to marry a Philadelphian, (although my attraction to her accent may only have played a minor role).


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