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BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?

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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,Boab
Date: 17 Jan 06 - 05:12 PM

Ah'm kenn't as "Boab" a' ower Bonnie Scotland!


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Bob the Postman
Date: 16 Jan 06 - 10:09 PM

My banjo teacher started calling me Bob the Postman to distinguish me from another of her students, John the Fireman.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: black walnut
Date: 16 Jan 06 - 08:28 PM

I'm living a lie. I used to play a black walnut harp but my new harp is cherry.

~b.w.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Tootler
Date: 16 Jan 06 - 06:47 PM

My wife describes my recorder playing as "tootling"


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Jan 06 - 09:35 AM

my most recent two names are descriptions of my attitude and my fantasy life...


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 16 Jan 06 - 04:21 AM

you had me looking for a minute!


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 07:44 PM

I looked down and there it was on the keyboard. I had to rearrange the letters a little, though.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Beer
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 07:16 PM

WAs surfing the net one evening and came upon this site. Had a bottle of beer on the desk and thought "Why Not!!"
BEER


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: David C. Carter
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 06:57 PM

My mother quit the old man when I was 2years old.Never did see him since.I took her maiden name,Carter that is.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Mo the caller
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 06:40 PM

Well said lefty


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: autolycus
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 06:39 PM

Been buying 2ndhand books for 40+years,2ndhand records ditto, will look nearly anywhere, like doing serendipity in libraries(reference section) a,d among my own volumes, collect quotes and quotation books, the former into my own self-indexing notebooks. My lady-friend cut out a quotation about Shakespeare's Autolycos, where he's described as a "snapper-up of unconsidered trifles". That's what she thought I was doing, the trifles bit being her considered opinion. I offer Offer trifles, so it looked (w)right.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: leftydee
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 06:33 PM

It has nothing to do with which hand I use. It's my politics. I consider myself to be quite a bit to the left of today's political parties in the USA. I believe it's the true patriotic path. I believe in America, and I believe in the family of man. I think we have an obligation to each other and if we, in our zeal for each other, occasional pay a welfare fraud then so be it. I also think we have the obligation to protect each other from those that would do us harm, those that abuse us or take advantage. I think America is a teriffic idea that still offers promise after all these years. Greed and bigotry are the only things that stand in the way of that promise.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 06:03 PM

200!!!

Whoo hooo!!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Severn
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 05:44 PM

My real first name. Named after a Great Grandfather. I just happen to have lived in Maryland all my life, and if I had a nickel for all the times people asked me if I was "named after the river", I'd be a rich man today. My last name is Savage which, like Severn, is both a town and a river in Maryland. I have no middle name, fortunately. Questions about two rivers are quite enough, thanks. Three, actually with all my Yook Mudcat friends asking their own questions.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Bentley
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 05:12 PM

I'm a petrolhead.A the time,I had two cats,Bentley and Star.Both car companys. Daft isn't it.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: kendall
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 05:04 PM

I chose my real name because it is easy to remember.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Mo the caller
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 04:58 PM

I used to be quiet, shy Maureen. When I started calling Barn dances for I neede a new personality so I left Maureen at home and took Mo to gigs. Seems there is another Mo on Mudcat.
Didn't realise that I was changing my sex as well, till Mudcatters started calling me "man"
Come to think, my Dad was "Mo" in the army (he was called "Alfred Morris Brown" after a preacher) and I was Mo once in my life before. The news that he had a daughter was bawled out be an NCO "Mo. Little Mo's arrived" I've never won Wimbledon though.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,Sidewinder
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 08:09 AM

Like A Bird On A Wire, Or A Drunk In A Choir, I Have Strived All My Life To Be Free.

Respect to "ThickAsShit" I think quite a lot of us were angling for that one - but you got there first!

Oh!Brother Where Art Thou.

Regards.

Sidewinder.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: MuddleC
Date: 03 Feb 05 - 08:45 PM

Well, I am trying to muddle my way thru understanding music as she is writ, and it all hinges above and below middle C, which seems to be some sort of standard for all you control freaks, but to us luddites it's directly proportional to the amount of 'old Rosie' cider available and inversely proportional to the noise of the juke box.....

it has nothing to do with the state of my house, nor my time in the Royal Navy !!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: swingfiddle
Date: 26 Jan 05 - 03:36 AM

Played violin/fiddle for last 50 years...like Swing, Jazz and Blues...hence the name.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,Paranoid Andriod
Date: 25 Jan 05 - 07:48 PM

Brain the size of a planet and doing fuckall with it


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: CallyH
Date: 25 Jan 05 - 06:08 PM

It's the name of my narrowboat. I thought, if anyone sees the boat when she's out and about they will know it's me!

Rachel


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 25 Jan 05 - 04:42 PM

I'm the first sergeant of my American Civil War re-enacting unit. (12th US Infantry) and I am of Irish extraction. Kind of a no-brainer. Neil


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: DougR
Date: 24 Jan 05 - 05:51 PM

I didn't. My mother did.

DougR


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: The Beast of Farlington
Date: 24 Jan 05 - 12:11 PM

Oh, and I like being called 'Beast' when I go down the pub as I am about as unlike a beast as it is possible to be!


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: The Beast of Farlington
Date: 24 Jan 05 - 10:45 AM

I moved to Farlington, a tiny village in the wilds of North Yorkshire, UK. I used to joke that our local pub, The Blacksmith's Arms, (now immortalised in the Obit: Sam Smiths Bans Live Music thread) was a bit like The Slaughtered Lamb fictional pub featured in the opening scenes of An American Werewolf in London. You know, the scene where the two hitch hikers stumble in from the storm and the whole place goes quiet and the locals stare at them. They then start asking awkward questions about why there is a pentangle above the fireplace and are ultimately asked to leave. While stumbling across the moor at night there is an eerie howl and they are attacked by (at that point) an unidentified beast. It doesn't take a huge leap of imagination to get to 'The Beast of Farlington'. This was also a nickname I gave to my neighbours Spaniel until he had 'the op'!


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jan 05 - 01:30 AM

I wanted to be able to bash people and not have anyone know who I am. It isn't cowardice really. Not really. Just want to be anonymous is all, really and truly. That's all. Just anonymous.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,Harmoni
Date: 24 Jan 05 - 01:24 AM

Because that's what I truly love to hear.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Jan 05 - 05:24 PM

Mine's the only one for which there can be a duplicate-- how weird is that?


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: ranger1
Date: 23 Jan 05 - 05:04 PM

I'm a park ranger (yes, really) and I'm also a big fan of Babylon5.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Jan 05 - 01:42 PM

Gnu pm'ed me and asked about my MC name. I replied and was told to post my response. Okay, here.

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Rapparees are usually defined as brigands and highwaymen. In fact, they were Irish soldiers who continued fighting, more or less as guerillas, after the "Flight of Earls" following Cromwell.

Now Sassanach and Cromweller, take heed of what I say --
Keep down your black and angry looks that scorn us night and day;
For there's a just and wrathful Judge that every action sees,
And He'll make strong to right our wrong the faithfull Rapparees!
The men who rode by Sarsfield's side, the roving Rapparees!

True, a goodly proportion of them did become highwaymen and brigands.

My spurs are rusted, my coat is rent, my plume is damp with rain
And the thistledown and the barley-beards are thick on my horse's mane
But my rifle's as bright as my sweetheart's eye,
My arm is strong and free,
What care have I for your king or laws?
I'm an outlawed Rapparee, I'm an outlawed Rapparee!

So I thought, well, if the handle isn't taken, I'll take it. But I keep spelling "Rapparee" in various ways, all of them wrong -- hmmm...wonder what it is in Irish?

So lift your glasses, friends, with mine
And give you hand to me --
I'm the tyrant's foe, I'm freedom's friend
I'm an outlawed Rapparee, I'm an outlawed Rapparee!

(Granted, in the above I've changed "England" to "tyrant" and "Ireland" to "freedom" because the violence in Ireland makes me sick -- but a good song shouldn't be lost.)

Can you see clearly now?


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Jan 05 - 01:04 PM

I am Guest so i can come and go when i like without peeps knowing who i really am.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Scoville
Date: 23 Jan 05 - 12:24 AM

I used to be Ely, which would have been my nickname had I been named "Elizabeth" as my mother's boss suggested (unfortunately, I already had an Aunt Liz and my mother's family is full of Betties so it had to be something different).

However, cookie issues brought that to an end so I had to pick something else. "Scoville" was chosen on a whim after an afternoon at the National Museum of Funeral History--Sayers & Scoville is a hearse company. I like antique cars and have always had a little bit of a morbid streak. (A friend of mine has a horse named Scoville for a similar reason--he's black and sometimes pulls a hearse at Civil War reenactments.) It also doesn't resemble any of my other online names.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: number 6
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 10:57 PM

I'm not a number ..... I'm a free man !


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Bonecruncher
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 08:40 PM

Mine's a professional connection - I'm an Osteopath
Colyn.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: freightdawg
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 08:33 PM

I am a pilot for a company that delivers freight throughout the state of New Mexico. By the nature of our work we have to fly really early in the day and late in the day, with a lot of lounging around the airport when everyone else is "working". Somebody, somewhere, came up with the pejorative name of "Freightdog" to describe or demean us - us as in all the other hundreds of pilots who are sleep deprived denizens of the less popular haunts of the airport. As with so many other things, however, the demeaning aspect of the name became a badge of honor. Now, to be refered to as a Freight Dog has a certain mystical charm about it. (Although I've run into a couple of freighters that got downright physical when referred to as such!) Young freighters are called package puppies.

I, however, consider myself a true freightdawg - a mangy, scraggly ol'cur that mothers shrink from and little children throw rocks at. However, we all consider ourselves darn good pilots and if you received a package this week, or sent one out, or had to depend on a medical specimen being delivered to a distant laboratory, or needed a legal document shipped overnight, chances are you had to depend on one of us to make it happen.

And besides, when I'm a mile or so above the earth, I've got the best office in the whole building.

grinning muzzle to muzzle,

Freightdawg


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: frogprince
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 07:00 PM

The good gal whom I like best to snuggle up to has an extensive collection of every sort of collectible frog imaginable.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Pauline L
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 06:02 PM

I use my real name. Unimaginative but informative. I didn't want to be incognito.

I like reading other people's stories about their names.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Pogo
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 05:29 PM

" And Pogo too is a real one. He is never so good as to be aware of it. Never so kind or loving or generous or forgiving as not to resent sometimes the fact that he is indeed all these things. "

A quote I love out of a collection of Pogo comic strips...because I would like to be that kind of person {O)

Plus I like singing " Deck Us All With Boston Charlie "


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Shanghaiceltic
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 05:06 PM

I live in Shanghai and have Scottish connections. I did think of ChinaSyndrome as I used to work with nuclear reactors.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: MOAB
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 04:07 PM

My name was given to me by my dear children over on the Mother of All BS Threads. I believe I am the only Mudcat thread to have actually become a sentient entity and, thus, to qualify for membership. I believe the transformation from just a thread to living-breathing-walking-talking-rockin'-an'-rollin' member came about somewhere around the three or four-thousand post mark. I really don't remember. I don't post too often, generally only when some of my children get out of hand and need to either be slapped around a little or have their meds adjusted.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: dianavan
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 03:11 PM

because I was born on the Beltain and I live in Vancouver.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: *Laura*
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 03:05 PM

I had to be boring and have *Laura* cos my first message was a request for stuff so I needed people to have an actual name!
how. very. interesting.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Rapparee
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 01:48 PM

Yeah, AM, and that's another reason why I took the name I use here. There are already too many people named Mike.

(Everyone knows, of course, that "Mike" is short for "Michael" and that "Michael" translates as "Who is like God." It really does.)


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 01:19 PM

My first name is Mike, and I live in Anchorage, Alaska. Seemed like a no-brainer to me.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Cats
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 12:54 PM

Because my house is ruled by two rescued, yet adorable, moggies called Isolde of the White Paws and Bathsheba Everdeen. At work I have two moggies, Mumsie and Joshua. 'Nuff said....


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Dewey
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 09:52 AM

My real name is Dewaine. Everyone Pajoratively calls my Dewey. the ewwweee!!! part of Dewey being stressed in the pronunciation (as well as the volume)

My co-workers of the past and present often seem to chant to me the following way: Dew wee! Dew wee! Dew wee! Like you might at a United Auto Workers of AFL-CIO Meeting, with everyone's fists in the air in a momentus state of solidairity. I never can tell if the chanting is affectionate or as mentioned above pajorative.

Usually the words "screwy" is instictually placed in front of my name, by whoever decides to call me by this name.

I am actually not that fond of the name itself, but I choose it online at sites I visit for the following reasons:

It allows me to stay humbled in conversations, If I say something stupid or overtalk, it allows me the option to blame it on my name, Someone might say on a message board for example, "Oh well, that's Screwy Dewey for you. Once again he's opened his mouth again before actually using his brain."

Also I'm proud of being Screwy Dewey, being a little "out there" and of the wall at times keeps my mind and heart open to new ideas, while at the same time. gives me the opportunity by others to be forgiven for having said something dumb.

My biggest weakness is sensitivity to the opinions of other people and self-consciousness in general, also one of my other weaknesses is a preference to being alone, I seem to be able to entertain myself quite thoroughly. I like to think, and I think best when I am by myself. I also hate crowds and loud places, but I don't necessarily hate people. I am just very picky about the types of people I like to be around.

I don't like bars, vulgarity and public filth in general. My prejudices are that I like quiet, sensible, moral people as well as stimulating non-reactionary conversations. I don't like gossip, loose talk, or television pop culture. My T.V. is unplugged and I rarely use it. I watch Foxnews at work or at Mom and Dad's (the right wing propaganda network)

My biggest strength is that I am a positive thinker: I haven't had one stressful day in 3 years, and I'm not just making that one up! It is a complete and total fact. I have a life free of worry, my brain has been been so stimulated through years of sedentary desires and positive emotions and through the principle of auto-suggestion, negativity just doesn't enter it anymore ever!

I don't own a cell phone, and I refuse to join the ratrace! I want to do things my way. I don't kill myself for any employer anymore, I've got my bills low enough that I know can do whatever I wish to, whether job retraining, starting a new business etc.

Sure I am a little behind on things, yet I now know I have an inner gift to succeed through a creative force that is much beyond me and yet is part of me (i.e. God)

Intention to me is more important than my timeline towards futuristic events, I feel eventually, any human being, through the infinite intellignece of the interactive God of his consciouness, will develope his-her purpose from within, daily, interactively and exponentially.

I also believe that who I BECOME EVERY SINGLE DAY, And who my higher consciousness becomes every single day, is much more important than the tanglible instant gratification of the money that is not yet in my hands, we all arrive through intention in our own individual ways and through own own creative timeline when we are connected to our source (i.e. God)





Dewey (the nut)


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Azizi
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 08:35 AM

In the late 1960s I was a member of a organization that focused on African culture. Like other members of that group, I wanted an African personal name. My man friend at that time, Zayd, said he would give me an African name. And because I just love loved loved him, I said I would accept the name that he selected. So out of the kindness of his soon to be cheatin heart, Zayd gave me a choice of two names-either "Aziza": Arabic for "{one who}is rare & precious" or "Azizi": Kiswahili with the same meaning.

Back in those days {and now} a lot of female names given to African Americans from the Arabic language and other language sources {as well as names which are creatively 'made up'} end with the 'ah" sound like "Keisha", "Maisha", "Malika","Fatimah", "Kadisha", "Alia"... I liked the idea of "Azizi" because it sounded more unique.

But in those days {and still today} there was also a brand of makeup called "Aziza". The REAL reason why I choose 'Azizi' instead of 'Aziza' is that I didn't want to give somebody the opportunity to look at me and say "Aziza, you forgot your make-up, girl.."

So I've been 'Azizi' now for 37 years-and I try to live up to that name with or without wearing makeup.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Crane Driver
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 07:57 AM

Weeeelllll -

It really is a bit complicated -















I drive a crane -














but not THAT sort -














see my photo in the members section.


Andrew


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,sandra in sydney
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 06:55 AM

I work for a Government agency & when I ring interstate colleagues I introduce myself as ....

sandra in sydney


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