What is the meaning behind your screen name?

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  1. Praying Colonel

    Praying Colonel DIS Veteran

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    I am not, and never have been, a Colonel.

    (Well, that's not exactly true. More below.*)

    My handle is in honor of my undergrad alma mater, Centre College. They were a national football power back in the leather-helmet era, defeating teams such as Indiana, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Louisville, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia Tech, TCU, Clemson, Auburn, Arizona and Ole Miss. Their 1921 win over Harvard, which had not lost a game in over 5 years, has been called the greatest upset of the first half-century.

    They were known back then as the "Praying Colonels," and even though it was later shortened to just the "Colonels," I (as do most alums) still like the old nickname better.




    *--Way back when, I was made a member of the Honorable Order Of Kentucky Colonels. It used to be a very prestigious society, but stopped being especially prestigious around the time I was inducted. ;)
     
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  3. iwrbnd

    iwrbnd DIS Veteran

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    Mine stands for I Would Rather Be iN Disney (iwrbnd). Which is the truth!
     
  4. cabanafrau

    cabanafrau DIS Veteran

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    Mine comes from lots of daydreaming about lounging on the beach in a cabana -- with cocktails, of course. Tacked on the frau to say woman.

    I realized from a few responses on the boards that most people take it to mean housewife. As long as it doesn't interfere w/ my beach bum daydreams, I just don't care.

    iwrbnd -- Have wondered about yours a long time. Never guessed though.
     
  5. iwrbnd

    iwrbnd DIS Veteran

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    I know, I wish I hadn't picked such a confusing one! I tried adding it in my signature to explain it but I don't think it helps. You can't change your username can you?
     
  6. mom of 3G's

    mom of 3G's DIS Veteran

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    I did catch the meaning of it from your signature when I came across something you had posted.:thumbsup2
     
  7. mom of 3G's

    mom of 3G's DIS Veteran

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    :rotfl2:
     
  8. a paper star

    a paper star Mouseketeer

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    Mine was an attempt to be both indie and cool, two things I am not. Then I later find out it's also the name of a movie (which I might add I've never seen or want to see).
     
  9. 2manyprincesses

    2manyprincesses Mouseketeer

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    mine is because DH and I have 4 DD's and the "estrofest" can get a little crazy around here some days.:laughing:
     
  10. WIDisneyFan

    WIDisneyFan DIS Veteran

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    WI = Wisconsin
    DisneyFan = needs no explanation here :earsboy:
     
  11. TinklednPants

    TinklednPants DIS Veteran

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    I was named after my great-great grandmother TinklednBritches
     
  12. denise5374

    denise5374 <font color=CC0066>Dares to say CRUISE out loud<br

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    Denise=my first name
    5374=the last four digits of my (then) cell phone number

    Creative???? Not me!!!!
     
  13. GRUMPY PIRATE

    GRUMPY PIRATE First rule, always!!

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    at least it wasn't 867-5309!
     
  14. MissFitt

    MissFitt DIS Veteran

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    How'd you get Jenny's number?
     
  15. DBL101

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    Favorite sports teams (Dodgers / Bruins / Lakers ) and I've always liked 101
     
  16. Cat0727

    Cat0727 DIS Veteran

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    Cat is my nickname and 7/27 is my birthday :)
     
  17. Lady Godiva

    Lady Godiva Mouseketeer

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  18. Sneezie

    Sneezie <font color=darkorchid>I don't like unfinished tri

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    Sneezie

    My married name was Sneeze, but now that I'm divorced, let's just say I suffer from allergies.
     
  19. Tinkerbelle's Mom

    Tinkerbelle's Mom <font color=purple>Will clean houses for tags!<br>

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    Well I am my dds mom so thats where mom comes from.

    My dd is a tiny little thing even and always has been - so that's the Tink reference. Even at 9 you would never guess her age just on her size - there are other clues but most people guess much younger than her age.

    Now - I did try Tinker Belle's mom but was rejected as that so I put Tinker and Bell together.

    All this makes my screen name Tinkerbelle's mom.
     
  20. Liberty Belle

    Liberty Belle <font color=green>I was going to reply, but I see

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    Centre holds a special place in my heart. I was in the 1984 group of Governor's Scholars at Centre. Such a wonderful time on a beautiful campus.
     
  21. Liberty Belle

    Liberty Belle <font color=green>I was going to reply, but I see

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    Whenever I see your name, I hear it in my head as "Mare-ih-dew".
     

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