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Roadgeek nicknames you were given
« on: April 08, 2019, 10:32:43 AM »

Has anyone been given nicknames based on your love of roads / geography / maps?

I was (am) so in love with maps, and so good at finding my way around, that my dad on one vacation nicknamed me Rand McNally.

I'm glad he didn't nickname me "Check-chart!"
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Re: Roadgeek nicknames you were given
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2019, 11:04:50 AM »

“PatPat”, a variation on TomTom.
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Re: Roadgeek nicknames you were given
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2019, 12:44:08 PM »

Road Warrior.  Seemed a little cliche to use it on here so went for a Mad Max theme as my user name. 

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Re: Roadgeek nicknames you were given
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2019, 12:58:21 PM »

I, too, have been referred to by friends and family as Rand McNally.

When maps come up in conversation, I refer to myself as a "map geek".
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Re: Roadgeek nicknames you were given
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2019, 01:00:46 PM »

My dad calls me "the living GPS". My friends call me a dictionary
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Re: Roadgeek nicknames you were given
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2019, 01:22:32 PM »

My wife calls me "the human GPS." Some cousins have called me "human road map."
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Re: Roadgeek nicknames you were given
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2019, 03:20:27 PM »

When my fraternity brothers caught wind of my hobby, I was given the simple nickname of "Roads," which didn't last more than a year or so. Other than that, I've never actually been given any nicknames regarding my interests.
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Re: Roadgeek nicknames you were given
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2019, 03:35:42 PM »

Over the years, I've gotten called:

1. Human GPS

2. Walking Road Map

3. Mr. Maps

4. Map-man

5. The GPS before there was a GPS.
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Re: Roadgeek nicknames you were given
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2019, 04:24:39 PM »

Human road map and MichaelQuest.
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Re: Roadgeek nicknames you were given
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2019, 09:59:09 PM »

I've been called several variations of things already mentioned, but none of them ever stuck to the point that they were a regular nickname.
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Re: Roadgeek nicknames you were given
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2019, 10:21:39 PM »

Human road map

Same. I was the guy with directions when I worked for the c-store.  I'd joke with my co-workers that I loved telling people where to go  ;) :o  :hyper:
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Re: Roadgeek nicknames you were given
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2019, 10:41:03 PM »

When I was younger, my father wouldn't ever stop calling me "geography textbook", if that counts.


Maps have always been an extension of my interest in roads so I guess it kinda can count. I've been referred to by some friends as a human GPS.
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Re: Roadgeek nicknames you were given
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2019, 01:48:33 AM »

The Walking Rand McNally, and JPS.
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Re: Roadgeek nicknames you were given
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2019, 08:08:49 AM »

Depending on how obnoxious I am being, either "living GPS", or "Backseat driver".
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Re: Roadgeek nicknames you were given
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2019, 08:26:06 AM »

I'm sure we all have been called something-map or GPS at one point :sombrero:. I was the "GPS with legs".
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Re: Roadgeek nicknames you were given
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2019, 09:09:57 AM »

My son is even better with maps and directions than I am.  I think my wife calls him the Human GPS
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Re: Roadgeek nicknames you were given
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2019, 01:04:40 PM »

When I was sketching out my proposed highways in old atlases, I was called the Kid Cartographer, and later on, Hank McNally.
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Re: Roadgeek nicknames you were given
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2019, 01:13:36 PM »

My dad calls me "the living GPS".
My wife calls me "the human GPS."
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I've been referred to by some friends as a human GPS.
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I was the "GPS with legs".
I think my wife calls him the Human GPS

If there's a trend here, I'm missing it.  :sombrero:

I've been more frequently called the map man, or the directions man.
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Re: Roadgeek nicknames you were given
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2019, 01:24:31 PM »



I've been more frequently called the map man, or the directions man.

"Cuz I'm the MAP MAN!  YEAH I'M THE MAP MAN!"
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Re: Roadgeek nicknames you were given
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2019, 01:26:37 PM »



I've been more frequently called the map man, or the directions man.

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Re: Roadgeek nicknames you were given
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2019, 11:02:11 PM »

Benny Beltway.  My parents when I was about 20.  We lived a mile from the Capital Beltway and it was a frequent topic.
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Re: Roadgeek nicknames you were given
« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2019, 08:12:54 PM »

Has anyone been given nicknames based on your love of roads / geography / maps?

I was (am) so in love with maps, and so good at finding my way around, that my dad on one vacation nicknamed me Rand McNally.

I'm glad he didn't nickname me "Check-chart!"

I haven't been given a nickname, but this is only a small part of me.

Are there any Objectivists here? Ayn Rand McNally would make a good handle.
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Re: Roadgeek nicknames you were given
« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2019, 09:19:31 AM »

Has anyone been given nicknames based on your love of roads / geography / maps?

I was (am) so in love with maps, and so good at finding my way around, that my dad on one vacation nicknamed me Rand McNally.

I'm glad he didn't nickname me "Check-chart!"

I haven't been given a nickname, but this is only a small part of me.

Are there any Objectivists here? Ayn Rand McNally would make a good handle.

I'm a libertarian, well known for hating roads, doncha know.
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Re: Roadgeek nicknames you were given
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2019, 06:32:59 AM »

Did Rand prefer rail travel? There was one Reaganaut who was a huge railfan and wanted to increase AMTRAK funding when most Republicans didn't.
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Re: Roadgeek nicknames you were given
« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2019, 08:46:28 AM »

Did Rand prefer rail travel? There was one Reaganaut who was a huge railfan and wanted to increase AMTRAK funding when most Republicans didn't.

Wouldn't surprise me, as Atlas Shrugged was pretty much about rail travel.
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