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The Wizard of BC 
Posted: 16-Apr-2008, 02:43 PM
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When I used to fly Apache's I was given the call sign "Mr. Wizard" for the way I have of teaching anything so that a 5 yr old can understand. Just like the real Mr. Wizard, Don Herbert used to do on TV.

Since I moved up to Canada I had to change the name a little because there are thousands of permutations of Mr. Wizard already in use.

So The Wizard of BC I became. I use the same name everywhere on the web so people can find me.


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  Posted: 19-Apr-2008, 06:20 PM
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Gwynhwyvar 
Posted: 21-Apr-2008, 03:57 PM
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I love the Arthurian stories and of course I love the name my parents gave me - Jennifer Diana. So, I found out that the name Jennifer is equivalent to Guinivere. I did a little research and found the Welsh spelling of my name and have used it ever since. Thus - Gwynhwyvar.
I also have another nickname that my great-grandmother gave me as a baby - that is - White Owl. I use that name a lot too.


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Posted: 21-Apr-2008, 07:52 PM
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QUOTE (Gwynhwyvar @ 21-Apr-2008, 03:57 PM)
I love the Arthurian stories and of course I love the name my parents gave me - Jennifer Diana. So, I found out that the name Jennifer is equivalent to Guinivere. I did a little research and found the Welsh spelling of my name and have used it ever since. Thus - Gwynhwyvar.
I also have another nickname that my great-grandmother gave me as a baby - that is - White Owl. I use that name a lot too.

I remember the first time I read that spelling in the Mabinogion. I had to read it 3 times before I realized exactly what I was seeing and who they were talking about. I've loved it ever since smile.gif Perticularly the Welsh spelling. Now if I could just get the Welsh pronunciation right...


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Posted: 21-Apr-2008, 07:56 PM
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I know, Some Welsh and Gaelic Pronuciations just kill me.


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Posted: 22-Apr-2008, 08:47 PM
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QUOTE (The Wizard of BC @ 16-Apr-2008, 02:43 PM)
. . . I was given the call sign "Mr. Wizard" for the way I have of teaching anything so that a 5 yr old can understand.

A true gift, and a rare one. Never underestimate it. smile.gif

"Stoirmeil" (pronounced STUH-ruh-m'l, with a rolled r) is merely the scots gaidhlig for "Stormy." I actually wanted the gaidhlig for "seagull", some twisty thing beginning with an "f", but I couldn't remember it from my lessons, the week I joined CR -- but I did remember "stormy." I've grown into it, in the political forums. wink.gif
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Posted: 02-May-2008, 12:26 PM
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My name is the name of my Celtic gift shop. Bally Dun (according to the Irishman who suggested the name) means Village Castle or Fortress.

This is a great thread! Thanks Jimmy


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Posted: 02-May-2008, 03:02 PM
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Posted: 16-May-2008, 10:31 AM
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QUOTE (stoirmeil @ 22-Apr-2008, 08:47 PM)

"Stoirmeil" (pronounced STUH-ruh-m'l, with a rolled r) is merely the scots gaidhlig for "Stormy."  I actually wanted the gaidhlig for "seagull", some twisty thing beginning with an "f", but I couldn't remember it from my lessons, the week I joined CR -- but I did remember "stormy."

...faoileag

Mac-na-bracha is Gaelic for Son of the malt - Whisky in other words. I won't go into the reasons as to why that's an appropriate username however...draw your own conclusions laugh.gif beer_mug.gif


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My last name is Norwood & the 1026 you see on the end of it is the date my wife & I got married.


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Posted: 17-May-2008, 12:42 PM
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The tall gentleman with the hat, to the left, is my g-grandfather, Patrick Egan. He was born in Brackloon Shrule, Co. Mayo, Ireland. Hence, I am "A Shrule Egan".
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Posted: 24-May-2008, 09:01 AM
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mine comes from a name in my family tree in the 1500's
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Posted: 24-May-2008, 10:38 AM
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Very interesting stuff here.

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I'll be wielding it tonight, in fact.

Can't believe I haven't been here since Jan.

Can't believe how much I've missed this place.


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Posted: 25-May-2008, 03:49 PM
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MDF: My initials
3530: The numbers of two of my favorite White Sox players, Frank Thomas (35) & Magglio Ordoņez (30).


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Posted: 26-May-2008, 06:20 AM
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Ekvationx is simple becurse I am found of math an ekvation is a mathterm and x is used in it so ekvationx is a favorite mathterm. angel_not.gif
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