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Regarding Nicknames

Postby OldMongooseFordy » Mon Feb 04, 2008 1:22 pm

After reading Ian Barstow's introduction to S&P Wargamer 53, I thought I might set one thing straight: Barstow has never, nor will ever, be known as Old Bear in the office. This is a name he has given himself to build up an affectionate and loving persona on the forums. In the office, to my memory at least, he has only ever been named using expletives, although most of them did start with 'Old', and often included a slur regarding his Ukrainian heritage (not that there's anything wrong with the Ukraine I might add). 'You Old Ukrainian Git' was a personal favourite of mine, to which the traditional reply was 'up yours you bald northern pie eater'.

The Greek, ever imaginative, has the same nickname for almost everyone (particularly if you've made a jape about his enormous glasses). Unfortunately I can't reveal it here, only to say that if you've ever watched The Fast Show, he sounds a lot like Unlucky Alf's parrot.

Finally, in true dictatorial style, Matthew Sprange once tried to get us all to call him the Duke! We all pretended we hadn't heard!
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Postby Old Bear » Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:24 pm

Even my mum calls me Old Bear...
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Re: Regarding Nicknames

Postby MongooseMatt » Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:08 pm

Fordy wrote:
Finally, in true dictatorial style, Matthew Sprange once tried to get us all to call him the Duke! We all pretended we hadn't heard!
I would have been happy with Ace. . .
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Postby The Greek » Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:28 pm

Mongoose Old Bear wrote:Even my mum calls me Old Bear...
The closest you ever got to a nickname in the office was 'Doormat'
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Postby Old Bear » Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:51 pm

That's actually sadly true. :cry:
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Re: Regarding Nicknames

Postby Shadow Queen » Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:45 pm

msprange wrote:
Fordy wrote:
Finally, in true dictatorial style, Matthew Sprange once tried to get us all to call him the Duke! We all pretended we hadn't heard!
I would have been happy with Ace. . .
Red Dwarf Ace or Ace from Dr Who??? :twisted:
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Re: Regarding Nicknames

Postby lastbesthope » Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:33 pm

Lt.Derina wrote:
msprange wrote:
Fordy wrote:
Finally, in true dictatorial style, Matthew Sprange once tried to get us all to call him the Duke! We all pretended we hadn't heard!
I would have been happy with Ace. . .
Red Dwarf Ace or Ace from Dr Who??? :twisted:
Nah, Ace as in Bill 'Ace' Clay :lol:

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Postby Neo » Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:30 pm

Mongoose Old Bear wrote:Even my mum calls me Old Bear...
Are you sure you heard her right mate? lol :lol:
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Re: Regarding Nicknames

Postby Reborn » Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:16 am

Fordy wrote:After reading Ian Barstow's introduction to S&P Wargamer 53, I thought I might set one thing straight: Barstow has never, nor will ever, be known as Old Bear in the office.
You're obviously trying very hard to forget my work experience stint. I must have called him Old Bear once or twice at least!
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Postby OldMongooseFordy » Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:00 am

You're obviously trying very hard to forget my work experience stint.
Believe me, everyone is trying hard to forget that!!
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Postby Reborn » Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:43 pm

Heh, I thought you'd say that.

I didn't think it was that bad..
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Postby OldMongooseFordy » Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:17 pm

I didn't think it was that bad..
Don't make me hurt you again, Laurie! :twisted:
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Postby lastbesthope » Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:46 pm

Fordy wrote:
I didn't think it was that bad..
Don't make me hurt you again, Laurie! :twisted:
No need to dirty your own hands Fordy, I'm sure Ted would be more than happy to oblige on your behalf.

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