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Old 07-30-2013, 07:19 PM   #11
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Re: 'Splain yer handle

Mom did not want a Lawrence so she dropped the y and added the ie to get Larrie.

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Old 07-30-2013, 07:21 PM   #12
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In Spanish the word is esplain - I don't have an esplanation.

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Old 07-30-2013, 07:23 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by SCBrian
Several forums and mostly the same:
scbrian=south carolina brian.
^^^ i always think "supercharger" when i see the sc part of your sn. apparently, ive been screwing with cars too long.

mines boring...first initial & last name combined, but its been available for every forum ive signed up on. it was a nickname i got in jr high that just stuck

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My concern is what happens if I get a different van to replace that one?
the exact reason i didnt want to figure out some witty car version sn when i first got them here internets and discovered forums. even though i keep vehicles for long periods of time, i was constantly aquiring new ones. i guess one of the few times i thought ahead, lol.

i do like the sn's like yours though. very self explanitory

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I figured the less usernames to remember the better...
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:54 PM   #14
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Pschitt is just my nickname since I'm about 12 years old...
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:22 PM   #15
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Um, I have two vans. The 2nd WAS going to be another SMB. Sadly, it ended up being a mini...van.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:09 PM   #16
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Fairly obvious, however, a few people don't know what a Yurt is. Someone asked if it was my last name. My wife wanted M.YURT for 'Mobile Yurt'. I figured the mobile part was also obvious.

Just in case you didn't know, a Yurt is a traditionally round, portable dwelling used by nomads from Central Asia. Today, most small, temporary shelters of just about any shape and size that you might find in campgrounds, alongside trails, on beaches, hiking and skiing areas are referred to as Yurts. There is also one located in my driveway in Idaho.

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Old 07-30-2013, 11:29 PM   #17
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After graduating college my brother spent a few months traveling around the country supporting/following a fully outfitted 18-wheeler that was a mobile computer demo rig, demo'ing Dells or HPs or something. It would go from big-box store parking lot to big-box store parking lot in the next big city. On the long stretches of road when the college goofballs in the van got bored they would annoy the big-rig driver by hailing him on CB with their made-up handle for him: fancypants; which he apparently didn't like very much.

I liked it so I appropriated it. We still get a chuckle out of it.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:22 AM   #18
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My van came with a name from po daughters
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:29 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by TwoVans
Um, I have two vans. The 2nd WAS going to be another SMB. Sadly, it ended up being a mini...van.
Glad I'm not the only one...

As for mine, it's where I live. I started life here as jackcheese, but it felt too cheezy, and Jage was good enough to change it.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:33 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by jage

Around the same time I was reading Book 3 in the Dragonriders of Pern and there was a character named Jayge, who had a deceptively fast steed named Fairex.
Ahhh.....the Dragon Riders of Pern.....Thats a series of books I haven't thought about for a while. I'm pretty sure I've read them all at least twice. It's time to read them again.

The name Gnarvan is not about the abilities of the van it's all about where the van takes me. The term Gnar is a white water rafting term that defines difficult water. I built the van to take me to the gnarly water. My previous van, a 86 Chevy G30 conversion van had the license plate RIVRRIG because I was always at the river with it. I thought about keeping RIVRRIG for the then new to me 92 E350 but a friend of mine in Idaho came up with the idea of GNARVAN and it stuck. GNARVAN as in out chasing the Gnar in a van.


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