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Post by Ausrose on 26th April 2015, 09:57

I have often wondered how certain pseudonyms that are used on this forum are arrived as I believe there could be some interesting stories behind them. I do remember David giving an explanation at one stage of how arrived at "The Lazy Gardener". To start the ball rolling I'll briefly give the story behind Ausrose and African Queen.

Ausrose is fairly simple back in about 1990 not long after becoming interested in roses I came across a list of Australian bred roses put out by Laurie Newman and immediately became interested which in time developed into a passion thus Aus for Australia and rose.

African Queen (Glynis) A radio station sports presenter needed some one to ring in with questions to open certain debates and it was suggested Glynis would be ideal as I was a sports commentator on the station. She couldn't use her real name as the listeners would realise it was a set up. It was suggested her pseudonym be African Queen as she was born in South Africa. The sports presenter felt the name was quite catchy and it was used for a couple of years and it stuck.

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Post by muscovyduckling on 26th April 2015, 15:40

Well, mine is boring.

My old email account got hacked, so I closed it down and decided to set up a new account. But all the user names that I could think of were already taken. After about 20 mins of typing in various re-arrangements of my name and nickname and whatnot, I got fed up with it. So I just thought of the most random thing I could, in that hope that, if it was weird enough, no-one else would have registered it as a user name already.

Ended up with Muscovy Duckling. And no, I don't have any Muscovy ducks!
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Post by Ausrose on 26th April 2015, 16:19

What I do find interesting your name is a duck but you have a greyhound as a signature photo.

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Post by muscovyduckling on 26th April 2015, 19:03

Haha, I guess that must seem weird! That pic is my first greyhound Ted, I miss him a lot.
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Post by neptune on 26th April 2015, 20:02

If it looks like a duck......... Laughing
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Post by Balinbear on 26th April 2015, 20:08

Mine was the name of a German Shepard we owned many years ago. We have had several dogs since but the name Balin sticks around.
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Post by Alya on 27th April 2015, 04:21

Mine is:

In 18th century my great... great ........great...great grandmother was married to my very very very rich great great.. great grandfather. When her husband died she found herself being pestered to become the wife of a notorious gang leader †as it was just the norm in those days. †She did not want to do so. So together with her 3 very young sons she abandoned everything she owned and run away, crossed †the mountains, and so on eventually came to an small village an settled there. She become to be known as the Alya's as this was her husband's dynasty name. As the time went by she began to rebuild her wealth and become land factory and farm owner and employed hundreds and hundreds of people. Since then for generations we are known as the Alya's. Till to this day as her great great..great grandchildren ,90% of us, are all known to be working for ourselves where ever we are in the world even if we run a small corner shop in no mans land or a small cleaning job it is a cleaning company employing one or two cleaners.

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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 27th April 2015, 08:58

What a lovely story Ayla. If I may ask which part of the world did this originally take place.
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Post by neptune on 27th April 2015, 10:54

Mine is derived by my service nickname and they put it to good use.......

all my life I have excelled where water is concerned

swimming and distance swimming
free diving/holding breath for a long time
diving-scuba
sailing
sniper course and a few other things

and of course , I like the Neptune rose
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Post by muscovyduckling on 27th April 2015, 14:29

John, what does the sniper course have to do with water? Am I missing something here?
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Post by neptune on 27th April 2015, 15:11

Zoe, I needed to be able to shoot from water while floating or swimming/treading water......specialist course....
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Post by Ninox on 27th April 2015, 19:15

Ninox because I have a fascination for all things Owl Smile
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Post by muscovyduckling on 27th April 2015, 21:21

Ahh I see John Smile†is that why you ended up in Perth, because of the beaches? Or have you always lived there?

I know that's why my dad came to WA from the UK. With the marine biology/Maroon Berets combo, there's really nowhere better to be!
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Post by muscovyduckling on 27th April 2015, 21:29

Ooh ooh Ninox, I was just thinking this evening about how many owls I've seen around in the last few weeks! Just driving home from my massage tonight I saw four.

Perhaps you can tell my why they suddenly seem to be out and about here? I usually only see them sleeping during the day, but they seem very active in the evenings of late.
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Post by neptune on 27th April 2015, 22:04

muscovyduckling wrote:Ahh I see John Smile†is that why you ended up in Perth, because of the beaches? Or have you always lived there?

I know that's why my dad came to WA from the UK. With the marine biology/Maroon Berets combo, there's really nowhere better to be!

I was born in Perth, Zoe and I have lived in every state
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Post by Ausrose on 28th April 2015, 23:03

A modern day lucky star.

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Post by Alya on 29th April 2015, 01:55

The Lazy Rosarian wrote:What a lovely story Ayla. If I may ask which part of the world did this originally take place.

In Italy.


I have got to admit that it is very relaxing to nip over to the Rose Talk Australia and chit chat about anything and everything..I have been so busy dealing with our boundary case with the next door neighbour after taking our case from the acting solicitors and teaming with a Barrister. Already saved ourselves £4000. Hopefully all will be all right. it is taking almost all of my time. I hope the roses won't suffer. The weahter is being kind and raining.

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Post by muscovyduckling on 29th April 2015, 09:41

Alya, that sounds like a nightmare Sad

I agree, it's lovely to talk nonsense with our internet friends!
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 29th April 2015, 10:09

I am not a "nonsense" I have feeling, I think† scratch Mushroom roflmao
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Post by muscovyduckling on 29th April 2015, 11:07

Hahahahah perhaps you do! I will check with Carole Smile

Not meant to offend though - it's just nice to shoot the breeze in off-topic convo's now and then.
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