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What’s in a name

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chit Chat' started by Melis, Nov 24, 2018.

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  1. Pastel Tortie

    Pastel Tortie Well-Known Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Those were the two that came to my mind, as well. I'm curious about the stories behind those two!
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    My torts are " mo" and " bolt " as in mo farrow and in usain Bolt . The runners
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    Pastel Tortie Well-Known Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    @Melis I think @Moozillion is dealing with a family emergency, so those of us who are curious will have to wait for the story behind her username for at least a little while longer. Think good thoughts in her direction in the meantime. :)
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  4. Melis

    Melis Well-Known Member

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    Oh no :( hoping everything turns out okay
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    I did as well, @wellington .
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    Somewhere early on I learned that your name is Barb, so I knew you are a woman.

    As for Wellington, isn't there something called Wellington boots? Silly, but I thought it had something to do with that. Can't explain how our minds work sometimes.
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  7. wellington

    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator

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    Yep, there is Wellington boots and a bunch of other Wellington things too. Lol
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    Hhmmmmm - it’s a secret!
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    Wellington invariably originates from Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) who was a British respected soldier and politician - contemporary with Admiral Nelson - and whose most famous victories were against Napoleon's French armies.

    The Wellington Boot is named after him and much else, including the city of Wellington in New Zealand.
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    Wow! Thank you!
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    And then we also have Beef Wellington and, the famous Wellington Inn !

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    JoesMum Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    He is kind of famous over here in the UK so, while I had to look up his exact dates, the rest is just absorbed through general knowledge/school :D
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    I've been to Europe many years ago...we actually went to Waterloo. I should have remembered that name...I'm getting old, I think.
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    I’ve been waiting patiently for you to see this tag and that’s all we get?? That it’s a secret?? Lol
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    My Redfoot children are Danny and Danielle. They are named after a bartender and her helper at the Hitching Post in Watertown New York.I am Patrick hence PatrickDannyandDanielle. Around The hitching Post I am referred to as "the other Pat" with reference to another longtime bartender from The hitching Post - Pat, who in fact hired me to tend at the Hitch. I'll answer to "Pat" I will not answer to "hey". Growing up one of my seven sisters always call me "Pete". I never knew why. My first online experience was in a poetry chat room in 2000 at Hotmail. There I called myself "FirstTmer". My second day in that chat room I was informed I was no longer a first-timer and I in fact had to begin to participate in writing poetry. It was then I chose the name "OnceUponaTimer". Others began to call me "Once" others called me "OUT," and so , I wrote "I think that I might sail to Sea, and cast me out, for dead sailors, my siren and the sea. Not that you, are not deserving of me, but so are dead sailors, my siren and the sea".
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    You're right. :) I was going to say something of the sort. ;)
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    It's the sound my tort makes when he walks across my wooden floor. Clunk! Clunk! Clunk!
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