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Re: etymology of your user name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 08:55
Not much of an explanation. Ride a bike - suzuki SV650 & this was the nick I used on some motorcycle forums.

dosa - I thought you held some kinda record in your school days (then mine would've been puri_don) :)
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Re: etymology of your user name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 09:16
On the car boards, I have always used this nickname. Until recently, I drove a red Audi S4...hence my name red_s4! :)
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Re: etymology of your user name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 09:22
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On the car boards, I have always used this nickname. Until recently, I drove a red Audi S4...hence my name red_s4! :)


I wanted a black/black S4 pretty badly when I was at the end of undergrad. Never could get myself to spend the money for one though. I test drove one when he was looking at audis (he ended up buying a 2.8 A4). The S4 was really fast, and I could just imagine what it would be like after a nice ECU chip.
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Re: etymology of your user name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 09:26
Mine is a sandwich of two words gregarious and highly spirited hence gregspirited. Seems geeky. But it is just my personality. I always feel life is to njoy (even without a interview call yet :roll: )
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Re: etymology of your user name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 10:33
Terry's a nickname of sorts (this is what happens when you're the only "ethnic" guy around in a white-bread suburb, and no one can pronounce your actual name).

I'm also a fervent Steeler fan. So, terry12 combines my nickname with Terry Bradshaw's uniform number. Yeah, I need help :)

p.s. Dosa, everytime I see your name pop up I get a craving for a good rava masala dosa. Mmm, dosa.
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Re: etymology of your user name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 10:56
I havent had a RAVA dosa in ages...:(


terry12 wrote:
Terry's a nickname of sorts (this is what happens when you're the only "ethnic" guy around in a white-bread suburb, and no one can pronounce your actual name).

I'm also a fervent Steeler fan. So, terry12 combines my nickname with Terry Bradshaw's uniform number. Yeah, I need help :)

p.s. Dosa, everytime I see your name pop up I get a craving for a good rava masala dosa. Mmm, dosa.
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Re: etymology of your user name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 10:59
terry and dosa: You guys are making me hungry. Need to call my wife about making masala dosa tonight. :yes
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Re: etymology of your user name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 11:07
I guess all the wives/moms are going to hate me now. But I am not at fault if my subliminal marketing strategy is generating revenue for the Indian Dosa industry :)


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terry and dosa: You guys are making me hungry. Need to call my wife about making masala dosa tonight. :yes
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Re: etymology of your user name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 13:18
toga = slang term for football where i am from and foot = half of football ;)

In other places i use my DJ name as my alias, but its a bit too distinctive and i`m the only one who uses that DJ name, so a google hit on it usually produces a lot of my activity.

I think riverripper has a similar issue when you `google` his alias :lol:
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Re: etymology of your user name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 14:05
I have always been a huge fan of turbochargers and my name comes from turbochargers "forcefeed"-ing engines with compress air. I currently have a project '98 Eclipse GS-T to finally fulfill that desire, it was one of my first loves during the whole import car craze (and I got into it before the Fast & Furious, not a ricer :lol:).
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Re: etymology of your user name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 14:15
msday = my super day ... for the day I get into b-school!! :-D
and i was born in '86
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Re: etymology of your user name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 14:21
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I wanted a black/black S4 pretty badly when I was at the end of undergrad. Never could get myself to spend the money for one though. I test drove one when he was looking at audis (he ended up buying a 2.8 A4). The S4 was really fast, and I could just imagine what it would be like after a nice ECU chip.


Actually, talking to some S4 drivers at the Audi track event, the ECU chip doesn't help S4's that much because it's a normally aspirated engine. It's more useful for the turbochargers like the A4 2.0T.

S4's are really really nice, but I can't justify driving a car that only gives me 15 mpg again (I used to drive an SUV). I'll wait till the Diesel S4's come out...
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Re: etymology of your user name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 14:31
Travel09: To travel a lot before I start B'school in 09.
But this thread has got me thinking about whats on my mind MBA or travel before MBA? I should get my priorities right :)
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Re: etymology of your user name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 14:59
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bherronp wrote:
I wanted a black/black S4 pretty badly when I was at the end of undergrad. Never could get myself to spend the money for one though. I test drove one when he was looking at audis (he ended up buying a 2.8 A4). The S4 was really fast, and I could just imagine what it would be like after a nice ECU chip.


Actually, talking to some S4 drivers at the Audi track event, the ECU chip doesn't help S4's that much because it's a normally aspirated engine. It's more useful for the turbochargers like the A4 2.0T.

S4's are really really nice, but I can't justify driving a car that only gives me 15 mpg again (I used to drive an SUV). I'll wait till the Diesel S4's come out...


I was referring to the older generation B5 S4 (I didn't make that clear). It had a twin turbo V6. The ECU chip took em from about 260hp to 320+
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Re: etymology of your user name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 15:13
wow ! you guys put so much thought into this !

Makes me feel like I wasn't very creative at all...just used one of my old lan-ids at work.
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Re: etymology of your user name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 15:50
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I was referring to the older generation B5 S4 (I didn't make that clear). It had a twin turbo V6. The ECU chip took em from about 260hp to 320+


Oh wow.. why did the Audi get rid of the twin turbo engine??? that must be awesome!
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Re: etymology of your user name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 18:34
Talking about Audi, it was the first import car brand I was aware of. Primarily because Ravi Shastri was presented an Audi 100 in Champions trophy. I was waay too young then but wanted one
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Re: etymology of your user name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 18:44
Wow, that's quite a blast from the past! 1985!

Travel09 wrote:
Talking about Audi, it was the first import car brand I was aware of. Primarily because Ravi Shastri was presented an Audi 100 in Champions trophy. I was waay too young then but wanted one


Btw, my handle is simply Latin for sun. I've simply used that username for years for no particular reason.
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Re: etymology of your user name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 19:03
Mine means just my nationality and b stands for the first letter of my name...
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mine's a bit random. some initials that stuck together (adc). I've had the _away since 2001 i think... back on irc when there was another adc..
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