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Posted by Smokey Stover on November 17, 2004

In Reply to: Re: erm... posted by Shae on November 17, 2004

: : : : : : : Some time ago ESC suggested bracketing our country name against our nom de plumes, in order to give others a better idea of our origins. I thought it was a good idea and did it for a while, then got lazy.

: : : : : : : But another good idea that I notice some people such as Smokey, David G and SR do, is place their initials at the end of their comments.

: : : : : : : I know I'm a slow learner and it's taken me a while to register this. But when replying to a long thread, sometimes I reply to comments further up the chain but can't remember who made them. So I have to go keep clicking back to find out. However, when people place their initials at the end of the comments - I can see instantly who made them.

: : : : : : : So maybe this is a good habit for us to get into???

: : : : : : I tried it once, but I spelled Pennsylvania wrong so I gave up. But Pennsylvania is too long to type, so I won't try it again, but I will try signing my posts. Hmmm. BfS? Nah. Brian. Yeah.

: : : : : : --Brian.

: : : : : Isn't the plural of nom de plume noms de plume?

: : : : : TF (obstreperous)

: : : : I think it discrimnates against nomads.

: : : : Camel
: : : : a.k.a SOTD

: : : Haha, didn't mean to discriminate - and thanks for the tip obstreperous. And my apologies - after making this suggestion, I forgot to do it myself. Sheesh - you just can't get good help these days. As for Brian's problem, isn't there state abbreviation for Pennsylvania?

: : : Oh and Word Camel what's an SOTD? ...Goddess

: : Soup of the day?

: Ship of the desert? Do I win a huggle?

I think using a country code or some such is a BAD idea. I like to guess at the nationality of the players. Brits and Mickeys use different spelling from those of the yanks, and have different slang and different jokes. They have mostly the same TV shows, more's the pity. As for Brian, who could not know that he's a yank? And Americans from the northeast ought to recognize Shawnee as Pennsylvanian, certainly from the U.S. (It's an American Indian word if I'm not mistaken.) Anyway, he once gave it away by admitting to knowledge of the Poconos, preceded by altogether too much knowledge of the New Jersey Turnpike, a little knowledge of which goes a long way. SS