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firefly5 July 25th, 2015 5:36am

The best nicknames are the ones that people don't know they have.

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BarryB Was it something I said
07/26/15 8:23 am

Isn't that just making fun of someone behind their back?

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firefly5 the verse
07/27/15 10:35 am

I realized that connotation, too. See below.

willow
07/26/15 7:52 am

Found out after working at my job for two years my nickname among the guys is Mamacita, lol.

But really, I openly call people by their nicknames, mostly just to see their reactions. All in good fun, nothing derogatory.

CzarCastic
07/25/15 8:47 am

Insulting, funny and fitting are all proportionate to eachother. So yes.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
07/24/15 11:06 pm

But, you're working on it...

firefly5 the verse
07/24/15 10:38 pm

This comes up for me when teaching. I'm not great with names, and early in in a semester, I often have nicknames for students that I keep in my head. I later associate the real names.

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firefly5 the verse
07/24/15 10:44 pm

Example:
Sir Igotchou = helpful guy who always has an extra pen to lend out = Calvin

Praetorianus Fair enough.
07/24/15 10:53 pm

I had to change my vote to agree. At first glance, I thought it's bad because it means people make fun of you behind your back, but the way you explained it is okay.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
07/24/15 11:43 pm

I'm with Praet on this. (Not a sentence that I often say. 😂

My first thought was more negative "nicknames", but your example is cute.

GenghisKant Immanuel Khan
07/25/15 4:18 am

My friends and I did this to keep straight the 4 Nicks, 3 Matts, and 2 Blakes on our floor in the dorms in college.

firefly5 the verse
07/25/15 5:41 am

I realized it could have that connotation shortly after posting.

rons on top of the world MA
07/25/15 6:04 am

I learned associations years ago. Usually with a mental picture and a word.