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    Sucks.

    Obviously I'm kidding, but what does your user name mean?

    Mine is a family of bats, or specifically referring to a member within (as per not having the ae ending). In essence, and totally not on purpose, I'm BATMAN. So please read all my posts with that hideous batman voice from the second movie so that you can all feel and think that I'm tougher than I am. By the way, that's a fucking stretch cause I'm P. Tough.

    Anyways, returning from my digression: Mormoopids have HILARIOUS skull anatomy.



    and now some science with comedy:



    okay and their name is hilarious too. Plus bat evolutionary history is kind of enigmatic and fun, so...yeah. Okay screw it, I loved the name.

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    What is your avatar though; Platyhelminthes?

    Mine is just a variation on my real name and my avatar is not a self portrait.


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    Mine is a cestoid, or tapeworm. The signature is because cestoids make something called a hydatid cyst, thereby 'encysting', in their lifecycle. I very often, sometimes in a very obscure way, link my signatue and avatar.
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    Phylum: Platyhelminthes though, right? It was my favourite animal in high school biology, because they used it as an example of early cephalisation, though that is actually inaccurate AFAIK. Also because of its means of propagation that you have outlined. When I grew up we were urged to fully cook our pork for a while because of those buggers. But I digress.
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    It expressed how I felt many years ago in a grade 8 comp class, and I have kept using it ever since in different forms.
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    i own organic chem basically
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    I'm just an imaginary friend seen through the Prism of English literature.
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    If you have to ask, you have to watch more quality cartoons. And kiss my shiny metal *** 8)

    I don't know why I picked it so many years ago, since it's the exact opposite of my character. Maybe that's why...
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    I write Novels and Fenix is my pen name. MH stands for a few things, Firstly, My surname is double-barrelled with the initials M and H but I often find in Online games that 'fenix' is already taken, So it also stands for 'Modern_Hero'
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    I'm just an imaginary friend seen through the Prism of English literature.
    'The Importance of being Earnest', right? Excellent choice!

    Mine is a brilliantly disguised adaptation of Kevin :wink:
    Dramatisation; may not have happened.
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    cetoids are in platyhelminthes, yes, but I suspect polyphyly as I do with a great many things.
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    I think my username is pretty obvious...
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    Mmmm, would it not be more fun to guess the reason for others picking the names they have?

    Mormoopid: Contracted name for Mormon operative ID

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    Ifeeltiredsleepy: Anagram for "Ye Fireside Pellet"

    Organic God: One of the pantheon

    Bunbury: Enjoys a fascinating habit of planting baked goods in the garden

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    MHFenix: Alternate spelling/contraction for Multi-hued pheonix

    Kevvy: A brilliantly disguised adaptation of Kevin

    Obviously: Now this one eludes me.
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    Free Radical: Hippie who embodies the counter culture- upon invasion of his country, still opposes war and 'fights back' from his peaceful tambourine circle protest
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    "Dishmaster" is the nickname of the head of the Parkes radio telescope in the movie "The Dish". I grew some affinity to that, because I have worked at a radio telescope for more than two years myself. It's the avatar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mormoopid
    Free Radical: Hippie who embodies the counter culture- upon invasion of his country, still opposes war and 'fights back' from his peaceful tambourine circle protest
    Spot on, especially the tambourine bit! Well done.
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    I came up with paleoichneum a number of years ago from the fact that the fossil site where I work has a large number of wasp taxa, and have used it ever since.

    Its a bad contraction/hybrid of "Paleo" and "Ichneumon" (parasitic wasps).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunbury
    I'm just an imaginary friend seen through the Prism of English literature.
    So do you enjoy going bunburying in the country?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleoichneum

    Its a bad contraction/hybrid of "Paleo" and "Ichneumon" (parasitic wasps).

    Not really, some names are so much worse than that.

    Also, what site was this at?
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    The Stonerose Interpretive Center Working 49.5 million year old fossils from the Tom Thumb Tuff member of the Klondike Mountain Formation
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    where is that? Edit: nevermind, it's in Republic, Washington. Cool.

    Heh, I was totally going to guess Paleocene or Eocene for insect deposits, that's where alot of them tend to pop up.
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    Mine means 'No One' in the language of Deverry out of the novels by Katherine Kerr, I thought it was a good internet alias :wink:
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    Posting what I imagine paralith should say

    Quote Originally Posted by paralith
    Lith is pretty obvious it means rock, but the para doesn't mean abnormal like you'd all assume. Infact, it comes from my one idea that I have yet to make work: A parasail of rock. I just have to adjust it a few more times, next time I'm gonna try pumace or something since granite and basalt really haven't worked.
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    Despite what mormoopid has been telling us:

    Instead of dressing up in woman's clothing or something, at night he likes to put on his silver 60's humanoid alien suit and search out costume parties, where he calls himself Dipo Omrom and describe his alien phallus to the ladies as looking something like his avatar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER
    describe his alien phallus to the ladies as looking something like his avatar.
    No the one I describe is actually tripartite but it still has the hooks
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    Quote Originally Posted by mormoopid
    Posting what I imagine paralith should say

    Quote Originally Posted by paralith
    Lith is pretty obvious it means rock, but the para doesn't mean abnormal like you'd all assume. Infact, it comes from my one idea that I have yet to make work: A parasail of rock. I just have to adjust it a few more times, next time I'm gonna try pumace or something since granite and basalt really haven't worked.
    lol. It's nothing nearly so thought-out as that. I was transitioning out of my emo teenager phase, was in the working world and would soon start grad school, so I wanted something different than my usual MO of using fantasy character names. After perusing a variety of linnaean species names, the name Paralith more or less coalesced on its own, and I liked the sound of it.

    If I were to prescribe any meaning to it, I would prefer the rough translation of beside the stone; as a scientist I understand I am to have a heart of stone, and in most things science that is how I attempt to think, but I will never completely adopt that persona for all aspects of my life.

    And I have a lab mouse for my avatar because my first paying job in research involved my managing a transgenic mouse line. (PETA would have issues with me.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by paralith

    I was transitioning out of my emo teenager phase, was in the working world and would soon start grad school.
    A quick search of paralith reveals the opposite:


    my usual MO of using fantasy character names





    (PETA would have issues with me.)
    sweet I killed at least 6 chickens, 1 pig, 1 cow and 4 shrimp in one meal today at work we can be friends![/img][/quote]
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    My brand of emo was much more subtle than that. (Thank goodness.)
    Man can will nothing unless he has first understood that he must count on no one but himself; that he is alone, abandoned on earth in the midst of his infinite responsibilities, without help, with no other aim than the one he sets himself, with no other destiny than the one he forges for himself on this earth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by i_feel_tiredsleepy
    Quote Originally Posted by Bunbury
    I'm just an imaginary friend seen through the Prism of English literature.
    So do you enjoy going bunburying in the country?
    Unfortunately my lot is to be sick. It's the others who use me as an excuse, but they never actually show up to visit with grapes and sympathy. Sometimes I wonder who is really imaginary and who is real. I do find the burying of pastries to be therapeutic however, as free radical suggested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mormoopid
    Free Radical: Hippie who embodies the counter culture- upon invasion of his country, still opposes war and 'fights back' from his peaceful tambourine circle protest
    Funny, I had always misread free radical as free radial and envisaged a tire salesman with a buy three get one free promotion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunbury
    Quote Originally Posted by mormoopid
    Free Radical: Hippie who embodies the counter culture- upon invasion of his country, still opposes war and 'fights back' from his peaceful tambourine circle protest
    Funny, I had always misread free radical as free radial and envisaged a tire salesman with a buy three get one free promotion.
    The ultimate question is whether Wilde intended it as a sodomy pun or not
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    Quote Originally Posted by i_feel_tiredsleepy
    Quote Originally Posted by Bunbury
    Quote Originally Posted by mormoopid
    Free Radical: Hippie who embodies the counter culture- upon invasion of his country, still opposes war and 'fights back' from his peaceful tambourine circle protest
    Funny, I had always misread free radical as free radial and envisaged a tire salesman with a buy three get one free promotion.
    The ultimate question is whether Wilde intended it as a sodomy pun or not
    Far as I know young Oscar never wrote about tires or radicals. :wink:
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    I quoted the wrong post meant to quote the one before, didn't notice you double posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by i_feel_tiredsleepy
    I quoted the wrong post meant to quote the one before, didn't notice you double posted.
    Well now that you bring up this unsavory matter I feel duty bound to point out the play in question had a decidedly heterosexual theme. Perhaps you are suggesting that "what happens in the country stays in the country".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunbury
    Quote Originally Posted by i_feel_tiredsleepy
    I quoted the wrong post meant to quote the one before, didn't notice you double posted.
    Well now that you bring up this unsavory matter I feel duty bound to point out the play in question had a decidedly heterosexual theme. Perhaps you are suggesting that "what happens in the country stays in the country".
    Of course the play is heterosexual in nature, and the bunburying in said play involved no such thing. Howeover, within context of Wilde's orientation and his known wit, a pun could have been intended.

    I've read everything by Wilde, even the attributed pornographic novel Teleny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunbury
    Quote Originally Posted by mormoopid
    Free Radical: Hippie who embodies the counter culture- upon invasion of his country, still opposes war and 'fights back' from his peaceful tambourine circle protest
    Funny, I had always misread free radical as free radial and envisaged a tire salesman with a buy three get one free promotion.
    The fourth one is a tambourine, as explained earlier.
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    Ouch, where's the love, man?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunbury
    Ouch, where's the love, man?
    RE: Tambourine circle

    also see:
    -Feeding members of the Carnivora exclusively vegetarian diets using tofu instead of meat
    -dancing in circles with your arms out and trying your best to be 'existential' without ever looking up the term
    -Paleoichneum's last post (probably)
    -'organic' foods
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    Quote Originally Posted by mormoopid
    Quote Originally Posted by Bunbury
    Ouch, where's the love, man?
    RE: Tambourine circle

    also see:
    -Feeding members of the Carnivora exclusively vegetarian diets using tofu instead of meat
    -dancing in circles with your arms out and trying your best to be 'existential' without ever looking up the term
    -Paleoichneum's last post (probably)
    -'organic' foods
    My last post aye? :wink:

    Would that be on this tread-or anywere? 8)
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    gottspieler= "one who plays God" in German
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    Quote Originally Posted by gottspieler
    gottspieler= "one who plays God" in German
    Cool, I knew a guy who thought he could play hockey in germany but it didn't work out.
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    from my old grad school days: 'silylene' is a reactive type of divalent silyl species that I was photochemically exrtuding from some molecules I synthesized.
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    I'm sure we've had a thread on this subject before, but can't be bothered to look it up. My nick is just a loose translation (or interpretation) of my name in English...
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