What's in a name?

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  1. jocose

    jocose TPF Noob!

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    So, people have been asking me if Jo Cose is really my name, and that got me to thinking. Then I read the interview with JonMikal, and he was asked directly. So, here goes:

    Tell us what your username means and how you got it.

    I shall begin.

    As I said, Jo Cose is not really my name. The 'rents are clever, but I don't think that they are actually that witty. Here's the story:

    About a year and a half ago (geez, it may actually be longer), a friend of mine (who has since decided that he is better off not being my friend, but that's a different story) convinced me to start a blog. I didn't want to use my real name for a few reasons: 1) I like the mystique and anonimity (SP) of the internet, 2) I was thinking that I would be bad-mouthing my coworkers, 3) I just like the idea of being someone else on the internet (if that makes any sense). Anyway, I wanted something funny and witty and clever, so I went to the thesaurus and tried different words. I finally landed on jocose, which is perfect because it means funny and witty AND it could actually be a name: Joe Cose, or just Jo Cose. Here's the actual entry from www.m-w.com:

    Main Entry: jo·cose [​IMG]
    Pronunciation: jO-'kOs, j&-
    Function: adjective
    Etymology: Latin jocosus, from jocus joke
    1 : given to joking : [SIZE=-1]MERRY[/SIZE]
    2 : characterized by joking : [SIZE=-1]HUMOROUS[/SIZE]
    synonym see [SIZE=-1]WITTY[/SIZE]
    - jo·cose·ly adverb
    - jo·cose·ness noun
    - jo·cos·i·ty /jO-'kä-s&-tE, j&-/ noun


    Anyway, that's how I got my username. How about you?
     
  2. LittleMan

    LittleMan TPF Noob!

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    DISCLAIMER: I do not affiliate myself in any way with Supertones, I do not listen to them often, or even like them for that matter. The name "Littleman" has nothing to do with how big I am or how large any portion of my body happens to be. The name "Littleman" is used as an expression compared to God, not you.



    I got it off of a song by "SuperTones". They were playing it on the radio for some reason and I was trying to come up with a good name so I just typed it down and used it ever since.
    It does make people think... "what could it mean?". That's why I like it. :wink:



    :mrgreen:
     
  3. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I was as uncreative as ever when I joined, unwilling to reveal my real name at first, though, since I dived in here head first, without even a minute of lurking. So I thought I better be careful at the start. But what would be a good handle, I wondered? "The photo" is "la foto" in Spanish. Spanish is my second foreign language next to English, and I thought it might be a good name. It wasn't taken by anyone, either, so I started out as "The photo" in Spanish here - and still am "LaFoto". (I go by a different, but equally unimaginative, handle on the other internet forum that I frequent).
     
  4. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Boring real name here. Lame. :meh:
     
  5. jocose

    jocose TPF Noob!

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    Hmm, I think I wrote a limerick about a little man, but The LittleMan, so you're OK ;)
     
  6. bace

    bace TPF Noob!

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    I would tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.
     
  7. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Mine is basically just my name, mangled a bit. Oh, and I was 17 when I first started using it.
     
  8. Alison

    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

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    What she said :lol:
     
  9. JTHphoto

    JTHphoto TPF Noob!

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    JTHphoto -- hmmmm, any guesses? that's right sportsfans, my initials and i assume we all know what photo means... i'm a dork. actually i have about a bazillion usernames and passwords to remember, it got much easier to start naming them for what they were for JTHwork, JTHjeep, JTHgarbage, etc etc... and they are always available... can a username be changed, or do you have to sign up with a different email address and start over?
     
  10. JonMikal

    JonMikal TPF Noob!

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    you remind me of Joey from "friends"
     
  11. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    It can be changed. You'd have to ask Chase or Hobbes28.
     
  12. jocose

    jocose TPF Noob!

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    JTHphoto, I think JM just insulted you ;)
     

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