March 24, 2014 at 10:45 pm #105993DirtyWhiteBoyProHonolulu,, Hi.
USERNAMES The Straight Dope where it come from, how’d you pick it? I see some funky usernames. Lets hear it!
Who the heck is this DirtyWhiteBoy guy? DWB! (I’m diein’ to ask you about the name, but I’ll digress! )
OK here it comes— Out on the ewa plane on Oahu I- DWB and my parnter Tim were the new guys back in 2003 on the Gentry homes after about one month there they gave me two men and sent me down the road stacking trusses
,. The company was pumping out 2.5 houses a day, well Tim and I were the like the only white guys out there and this little guy 5’2″ or 3″ Hal you know the funny guy always had something funny to say but not to bright
and he was like black but not African type
he was Filipino some of them get very black in the sun
anyway he coined us the Dirty White Boys and it has stuck Our little friend Hal had a hard time and took a shot of hot lead
and is in a state of eternal rest RIP Hal I can here his voice every time I hit my nail puller, he always had something to shout out from the next or 2 over roof……….Well now you know.March 25, 2014 at 12:27 am #106026MrToolJunkiePro
Mine is just what it says…I am a Tool Junkie and since I am a dude, thought I would add the Mr to it. Nothing fancy about it. You have a story to go with yours and it is cool to honor your friend’s memory.
Orange County, CAMarch 25, 2014 at 7:26 am #106072svensshuttersProColorado Springs, CO
I didn’t pick a nick, I just used my business name when I signed up here. Only place I’ve ever used it as a nic. Guess I didn’t think it though enough when I signed up, otherwise I would have used Trailsnail. I normally go by the nic Trailsnail. Was big into anything outdoors and off the beaten path. It always seemed to fit, even if I wasn’t the snail.March 25, 2014 at 7:34 am #106079cranbrook2ProBelgrave, Ontario , Canada
The last place I lived was called Cranbrook , that name was taken along with cranbrook 1 so I went with Cranbrook 2 🙂March 25, 2014 at 7:52 am #106100AnonymousInactive
When did this happen? I got on this morning and the first one I saw was JohnL’s avatar with a weird name, I thought we got a new member and he stole JohnL avatar. Wow, This will take some getting used to but I like it..March 25, 2014 at 7:58 am #106107MRenesProVienna, Missouri
I just use my name. Weird, I knowMarch 25, 2014 at 8:59 am #106166supimeisterPro
When did this happen? I got on this morning and the first one I saw was JohnL’s avatar with a weird name, I thought we got a new member and he stole JohnL avatar. Wow, This will take some getting used to but I like it..
I was secretly hoping your Dabbs was somehow related to the Dobby from Lord of the Rings, but I knew it was a bit of a stretch… 🙂
Mine is simply a play on my last name with “meister” added to it… It was something other guys gave me in high school/college – probably just because it sounded cool. Though it is pretty neat what meister actually means if they intended that at all with regards to my nickname:
Meister means master in German (as in master craftsman, or as an honorific title such as Meister Eckhart). The word is akin to maestro. In sports, Meister is used for the current national, European or world champion.
John SMarch 25, 2014 at 9:42 am #106196thedude306ModeratorFoam Lake, SKMarch 25, 2014 at 9:56 am #106198mattryycProCalgary, Alberta
Unfortunately my nicknames all break the forum rules, so I had to go by Matt 🙂March 25, 2014 at 10:21 am #106211IT_WoodGuyPro
I work in Information Technology by day and wood by night and weekends. Thus the IT_Woodguy was bornMarch 25, 2014 at 10:31 am #106216MKE_VoltageModeratorSaint Francis, WI
Well, I live in Milwaukee (MKE) and I spend some time working in electrical (Voltage). If I had known it would become my name on here I would have been more creative.March 25, 2014 at 1:13 pm #106242ChadMModeratorRogers, OhioMarch 25, 2014 at 1:30 pm #106251cranbrook2ProBelgrave, Ontario , Canada
Well, I live in Milwaukee (MKE) and I spend some time working in electrical (Voltage). If I had known it would become my name on here I would have been more creative.
Mke Voltage sounds pretty cool 🙂March 25, 2014 at 6:36 pm #106328KentWhittenPro
Well, many of you remember me as framerman. I had a guy on my crew one day, he was just horsing around saying “Kent-man” like “bat man” and it just morphed into framerman. That was a long time ago.
One of the builders I work for, we were working on a project and he had the class clown of the construction industry working for him. It would be like Jim Carey on the job, 24/7. He never stopped. Somehow he got onto calling me K-Dawg and ever since, my builder friend, that is how he addresses me.March 25, 2014 at 7:17 pm #106351jim_hunt17ProMilwaukee, WI
I like jason, would have been more creative if I had know it was going to show up here…wonder if I can change it?
Milwaukee, WIMarch 25, 2014 at 8:03 pm #106378SamMProHalifax, NS
My first name is sam….and my last name starts with m….
I don’t know where these bursts of creativity come fromMarch 25, 2014 at 8:19 pm #106388MKE_VoltageModeratorSaint Francis, WIMarch 25, 2014 at 8:34 pm #106395NJBuilderProBrick, NJ, 500,000 HAM
Well it’s simple. I live in NJ and build homes do other things. It just makes sense.March 25, 2014 at 9:17 pm #106445DesertDeucesProIndio, CA
I chose my user name because I live in the desert and I LOVE to play poker. I chose to use ‘deuces’ rather than the typical ‘aces’ because I’m just a plain ole person. Just plain Pat is just plain deuces regarding poker playing, LOL.
PatMarch 25, 2014 at 9:18 pm #106447
Pat, I thought Deuces were often wild. 🙂
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