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Old 04-28-2019, 09:21 PM   #1
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What's the meaning of.....

Your login name. I have seen some pretty cool login names, most of which I can figure out even at my ripe old age. So how about sharing what your login name means? Does it have to do with your boat name, a nick name, etc?


I'll start. My "gfc" name comes from my email address that I've had for 20 some odd years, both on Hotmail and gmail.


See how easy that was. Now it is your turn.
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I'll start. My "gfc" name comes from my email address that I've had for 20 some odd years, both on Hotmail and gmail.


See how easy that was. Now it is your turn.

So, now you have to explain what the "gfc" stands for or did you just pick those letters because they are close together on the keyboard???


I would explain where my login came from, but I'll bet you can figure it out.
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So, now you have to explain what the "gfc" stands for or did you just pick those letters because they are close together on the keyboard???


I would explain where my login came from, but I'll bet you can figure it out.
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Old 04-29-2019, 11:56 AM   #11
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Old 04-29-2019, 01:45 PM   #12
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So, now you have to explain what the "gfc" stands for or did you just pick those letters because they are close together on the keyboard???
Nope, nothing to do with the placement of the letters on the QWERTY keyboard.

For many years I've had Gofirstclass as part of my email address. I usually use that long part on most forums but on this one I shortened it to GFC.

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It just so happened that I was reading a book called "C," a biography of the head of MI6 under Churchill. The guys name was Sir Stuart Menzies. Since I needed a secure screen name I thought what better. So I became Menzies and have been on all the forums ever since - coming up on thirty years!
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Nope, nothing to do with the placement of the letters on the QWERTY keyboard.

For many years I've had Gofirstclass as part of my email address. I usually use that long part on most forums but on this one I shortened it to GFC.
Wifey B: Yeah, your first answer sort of missed the point, because you use it as email. Glad you made it clear now because with my dirty mind I could have come up with a bazillion things those three letters stand for.

Now, ours is so beyond obvious. And it's not bed and breakfast, although we have beds and we had breakfast this morning. Since we share we had to have something to represent him and something to represent me and we put "and" in between. Of course it can get confusing. Is the first b for him or is it for me? Maybe we got screwed up and both are him or both are me? BandB a lot of different things that we're not, like theater chain, medical company, Brandy and Benedictine. Like most things there are other uses, I'm not about to mention here.
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It was was nickname in college. I've used it in forums since forums were invented. (Ironically, the internet wasn't really a 'thing' when I was in college. I was using a typewriter (albeit electric) when I was in college).

Many people mistakenly associate it with Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew", and almost immediately assume it denotes gender. This alone, I find hysterical.
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For many years I've had Gofirstclass as part of my email address. I usually use that long part on most forums but on this one I shortened it to GFC.

I like it!
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Huh -- this is an interesting thread after all these years on the forum wondering about handles. My own couldn't be more boring, first initial, last name. I've been using the first-initial-last-name convention since my first Netscape email address since 1995. Funny, I gave somebody my Netscape email address at the Palm Beach Boat Show a few weeks ago and the person was amazed Netscape addresses still work (under AOL now). He thought I was giving him a phony email address just to blow him off.
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