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« on: January 19, 2009, 05:49:15 PM »

Some of us road guys have acquired nicknames over the years. When I was younger I was dubbed the "Human Road Map". Later on a boss of mine started calling me "Roaddog" because of my interest in roads/maps. What's yours?

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Re: Nicknames
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2009, 05:52:22 PM »

Some of us road guys have acquired nicknames over the years. When I was younger I was dubbed the "Human Road Map". Later on a boss of mine started calling me "Roaddog" because of my interest in roads/maps. What's yours?

I was often called Rand Effing McNally (Effing for short) in college...

Another nickname people call me is Bman.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2009, 06:12:31 PM by flaroadgeek »
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Re: Nicknames
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2009, 06:13:26 PM »

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Re: Nicknames
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2009, 07:08:02 PM »

I've always been dubbed the family's navigation system. Jokingly, Con-Con (instead of Tom-Tom; my name's Connor :-P) Not particularly creative, but meh.

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Re: Nicknames
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2009, 07:19:46 PM »

Hey that's the same source as mine...haha.
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Re: Nicknames
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2009, 07:30:22 PM »

When I was in seventh grade, I became "Mr. Geography," by defeating the previous "Mr. Geography," who was at the time a high school senior, at a geography quiz contest.
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Re: Nicknames
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2009, 07:37:47 PM »

In my youth, I was always the Human Roadmap, nowadays I'm known more as the Human GPS because of my knack for unfailingly finding not only the proper, but shortest route to anyplace no matter where I am.
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Re: Nicknames
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2009, 07:43:08 PM »

In my youth, I was always the Human Roadmap, nowadays I'm known more as the Human GPS because of my knack for unfailingly finding not only the proper, but shortest route to anyplace no matter where I am.

I'm going to bring you on my trip okay?  :nod:
 
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I forget what I was called when I was younger, I remember my parents stating I could read aps at the age of three, and by the age of four I was even telling my parents how to get to the grocery store.
I forget but I think I was known as "Map Maniac" by my uncle.   :-D Although, I still stick by my love for maps.  :spin:

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Re: Nicknames
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2009, 07:46:58 PM »

Hey, I won that title too in my district algoerhythms :-P Then went on to make it all the way to the state geography bee.

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Re: Nicknames
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2009, 10:53:33 PM »

''better than mapquest''
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Re: Nicknames
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2009, 03:00:42 AM »

Human GPS  :)

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Re: Nicknames
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2009, 12:26:30 PM »

My father called me "the walking map" sometimes when I was younger, although "the navigator" was my more common road-related nickname. I used to absolutely insist on sitting in the front seat. I'd refuse to get in the car if I couldn't.

This was of course back before all cars came standard with air bags, making having a young kid sitting in the front seat be considered "dangerous". Ah, the good old days.  :rolleyes:
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Re: Nicknames
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2009, 02:30:51 PM »

Some of us road guys have acquired nicknames over the years. When I was younger I was dubbed the "Human Road Map". Later on a boss of mine started calling me "Roaddog" because of my interest in roads/maps. What's yours?

Oddly enough, a friend of mine has called me the same thing -- "Human Road Map" (lol).

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Re: Nicknames
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2009, 02:44:20 PM »

I think most of us had similar nicknames.  :colorful:
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Re: Nicknames
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2009, 02:57:31 PM »

^^ Indeed.
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Re: Nicknames
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2009, 05:37:37 PM »

SimMoonXP... Sim = Sim City, The Sims, few other Sim Games. Moon = My last name. XP = My laptop Windows Operating System.
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Re: Nicknames
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2009, 06:58:42 PM »

Kev-Kev  :colorful:
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Re: Nicknames
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2009, 05:52:23 PM »

Let's see,

In High School I was "Mapboy", then "Mr Mapboy" when I became a senior.

Now just Dave-Dave, or occasionaly Map Man and the Walking Thomas Guide.
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Re: Nicknames
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2009, 06:01:36 PM »

I've become the "walking road atlas" to one person, but I'm not really called any nickname for being a roadgeek.  :spin:
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Re: Nicknames
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2009, 06:22:38 PM »

Once upon a time, I was the "human roadmap".

These days, it's Evil Trim Merchant or BSMS (long story)  :spin:
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Re: Nicknames
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2009, 08:18:49 PM »

The Human Calculator (I'm pretty good at math). Also Goose, which is a really long story.
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Re: Nicknames
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2009, 11:36:15 AM »

I used to be the Walking Road Map, now im the Walking GPS... I still get phone calls from people asking me how to get somewhere... wondering if I should charge for it...
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