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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:I feel like there are two types of people: Those that name inanimate objects and those that don't.

I'm a not but my girlie's a yes. I just found out my cousin who I wouldn't have thought would be was, and my cousin who I thought would be wasn't.

Do you name stuff? What is it about the people namers that make them name? What is it about people that don't name that don't?


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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ben-ja-men
GOLD Member since Jun 2003

ben-ja-men

just lost .... evil init
Location: Adelaide

Total posts: 2474
Posted:i dont name objects because i have no major attachment to them, if i lost my staff id be a little miffed (hehe been wanting to use that word for to long) but i have lots more on the plus side itd be one less stick id have to carry home, if my computer got stolen id be upset cos id lose everything up to my last backup but be happy cos id get a brand new one off insurance. to me its just replacable stuff. the only thing ive named is my phd project title cos there was a box that had to be filled in.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourself, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous and talented? Who are you NOT to be?

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duballstar
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

duballstar

slack rating - 9.5
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay

Total posts: 2216
Posted:ubblol am i allowed to sit on the fence? i don't name things intentionally but they do sometimes pick up nicknames somehow...

It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett

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ben-ja-men
GOLD Member since Jun 2003

ben-ja-men

just lost .... evil init
Location: Adelaide

Total posts: 2474
Posted:no mr fence doesnt like it tongue

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourself, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous and talented? Who are you NOT to be?

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Dr_Molly


Dr_Molly

Pooh-Bah
Location: Away from home

Total posts: 2354
Posted:maybe I wouldn't give so many things names if I didn't have so many names myself smile
and I only name stuff I may need to converse with:

"Flash, please don't break down. We need to get to the airport."
"Holly, I'm wiggling as much as I can, could you just work with me here?"
"Tulip! For the last time - stop trying to hug me!"
"Damn you Poot, and your pesky technology too."

see?


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pounce
SILVER Member since Jan 2003

pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...

Total posts: 9831
Posted:i'm a namer, but that's cause i think everything has a personality, everything has some life to it. i'm one of those who like to believe even inaminate objects think and feel at times. my car always seemed to work better when it had a name. my stuffed animals seemed to smile when i named them. smile

I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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alien_oddity


alien_oddity

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: in the trees

Total posts: 7193
Posted:er....... i dont intentionaly name stuff


except my pint!!! it's called........




MINE!!!!


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Flapjacks
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

part of the lonely trio
Location: Hastings, England

Total posts: 137
Posted:I name stuff occasionally. My house is actually called Pete.

"Shall we go to Pete?"
"Yea sure.."


smells like burning teenagers..

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Flynt
SILVER Member since May 2002

Flynt

Intrepid Penguin


Total posts: 5635
Posted:hahaha I love this thread!

I name things, our house is Leaning House. I name other peoples things too, usually their cars, accidentally. I find it utterly bizzarre that other people havent named their cars and spend the next half hour with them trying to figure out what their car should be called. Falloutboys car is named Bernard Brown Car because of this ridiculous habit of mine.. but both Fallout and Bernie seem to like it now...

I think also, the habit of naming things may be slightly contagious? I think if you hang out with someoen who has a neat name for their car/house/whatever, it somehow inspires you to name your own? possumly...


Currently on the right side up of the world.

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Valura
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 6391
Posted:Im a namer... My last car was called Faithy... because when you got into her you needed to have faith that you were going to get there...

the Kombi is called Mogwai

all of my stuffed animals have names.. *tiny teddy, tumbalina teddy and twinkle teddy (thats a family) funshine, Mukluk, baby pooh, deefa, etc etc*

the computer is called Bob.

all my fire gear has names... smile


TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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Pigeon_Wigeon
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

Pigeon_Wigeon

Say what?
Location: Surrey/Portsmouth

Total posts: 4760
Posted:I name lots of things... my computer is called Poota.. my punch bag is called Harry.. my car is called Rufus...

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Ade
SILVER Member since Mar 2001

Are we there yet?
Location: australia

Total posts: 1897
Posted:i've never been a naming type person, a car is a car is a car, a computer is a plastic box with electricity inside it...inanimate objects don't scream out to me to be named...

however redface

in the last few weeks I have been known to call something by it's full and proper title confused biggrin

e.g., if I'm having a drink, it might be from the water bottle of refreshment, or a sit on the couch of softness, or a look in the fridge of plenty... ubbrollsmile ubblol


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greyedge
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

greyedge

Member
Location: San Diego, CA

Total posts: 38
Posted:I was told that I had to name my guitars, it's like a tradition or something. I tried naming them, but I could never remember the names. They were girl names. I tried naming my truck, but it didn't work. The only name that has stuck is the name of my skunk pelt on my dumbek strap... his name is Stinky...

"I always knew I was a pyro..."

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MissEgyptology
BRONZE Member since Feb 2005

MissEgyptology

officially expelled from BYU
Location: Southern California

Total posts: 195
Posted:It makes life so much more interesting to name things.

"Tim, stop sassing me!" Tim is my lappy
"Joey, where are you, time to go!" Joey is my unicycle
"Time to sweep, has anyone seen Chet?" Chet is the broom at work.

Not only does it provide for interesting conversation and funny looks, but it's so much better than saying "Boo, my computer doesn't work!" or "Where is my poi!" Of course, naming can be taken to an extreme. I live in college dorms and my neighbors named their breasts. That's really crossing the line of awkwardness....


"So Miss, I think you win the prize... A mormon egyptologist in a firespinning chat room... that's gotta be a record of some kind"
-NYC

Thanks, NYC,but I quit mormonism now XD

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vaperloc...the mighty


vaperloc...the mighty

look @my member
Location: Ft worth Texas

Total posts: 466
Posted:I name a few things, like my pipes name is wesley pipes ( like in half baked)my car is named sakuya (from tenchi)my mom is named bitch

There are no obstacles only challenges.
Very funny scotty now beam down my pants.
[colour."green"}What would willie do?

AHH theres too many wee leprechauns i cannae squash them all

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ScRuFfY - Fetish for flames


ScRuFfY - Fetish for flames

Member
Location: frankston

Total posts: 42
Posted:i name things.... my puta is called... i forgot....oh thats right nope lost it.... i always forget but all of my stuff have a name allocated to them... oh and i have a habbit of giving friends new names all the time too... my mums car is call matilda... she nevers stops talking about that one...my staff is call sticky...and my poi r name less...neone have ne ideas?

ScRuFfY- FeTiSh FoR FlAmEs:
live life, succeced, crash, burn then die


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JauntyJames
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA

Total posts: 3533
Posted:one set of poi named "sunny and cher" (sunny's on the right, cher's on the left)
annother set of poi named "batman and robin" (same deal)
a third set named "titania and oberon" (same deal)
a devil stick named "floyd"
a computer named "deep thought"
a foot named "gregory"


-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"

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ilsanya


ilsanya

manic over a fence
Location: Tas, Aus

Total posts: 798
Posted:gutiar called "larry"
drum kit called "ted"
flute called "carmen"
piano called "abraham"
violin called "elanor"
mum's car is "lucile"
dad's car is "trevor"
lawnmower called "gertrude" or "mother f***er" (depending on your mood)

also have names for clothes (yeah i know its wierd). my sister and i borrow each others clothes a lot and it is so much easier to ask for "stripy" or "badger" than say " can i please borrow the little jacket with the stripes down the sleves" or "do you still have my trench coat? no not that one, the one with the badges on it"


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Medusa
BRONZE Member since Nov 2003

Medusa

veteran
Location: 8 days at Cloudbreak, 6 in Per...

Total posts: 1433
Posted:I name things but usually very obvious names...like my car is a Toyota Sera so I call her Sarah.

My favourite stuffed toy who I sleep with at night is called Panda (and yes it is a panda stuffed toy) oh how original.


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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne

Total posts: 5125
Posted:today i named my new rope dart bruiser. i got a bruise from rope!? how can that happen. i also got more from the hard rubber dog toy on the end but thats to be expected.

cheers, pete biggrin


"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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Domino
SILVER Member since May 2004

UnNatural Scientist - Currently working on a Breville-legged monkey
Location: Bath Uni or Shrewsbury, UK

Total posts: 757
Posted:I swear at things a great deal, so I guess you could argue that all those words ending in -er were names.

Probably not though.

Actually I do then to talk to inanimate objects, just not address them by name : /


Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand and I can beat the world into submission.

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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings

Total posts: 4172
Posted:i seem to remember having a conversation with my friend last year, where we named our boobs. Hers were bill and bob, cant remember what mine were called, shall have to give them new names!

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ado-p
GOLD Member since May 2004

ado-p

Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland

Total posts: 3882
Posted:boobs should have girls names

or fluffy toys names

i've always though about it like thus

bits and bobs

girls have bits and boys and bobs

meet bob...

ubblol

sorry


Love is the law.

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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:ubblol ado-p stop being a hussy! ubblol

I don't name stuff very often unless its something I really love. My Staff from Mech is called Ouch, mainly becuase everytime I spin it I say ouch a lot (or words to that effect)


Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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Tao Star


Tao Star

Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol

Total posts: 1662
Posted:i name stuff. but not important stuff - it tends to go the other way - i get really attatched to stuff i've named.

i'm worryingly attatched to Boris the lighter (although he was a present from my liddle bro)and have an obscene number of things named Brian - it's my favourite name ever.

i think i'm in the 4th category not mentioned above of people who name things Brian. smile


I had a dream that my friend had a
strong-bad pop up book,
it was the book of my dreams.

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Stormy, Queen of Vodka


Stormy, Queen of Vodka

The HoP Industrial Rainbow Fairy
Location: Near Portsmouth, UK

Total posts: 385
Posted:Ipod called squish (cause I always manage to sit on it in my pocket and catch the corner on my bum frown )
Car called lego (cause apparently it looks like it's made of lego bricks)
Laptop is called poo (cause it is a pile of the aforementioned)
Teddies named Stitch, big headed dog, sniffles, mr fluffy puff and spandex froggle
and my slippers are called bacon and egg (they're lil doggies)
my grey wool dread falls are called sheepy1 and 2
and finally, my sexy bag is called spongebob (cause it actually IS a spongebob squarepants character bag)

I'm a namer, I name EVERYTHING!!! *deranged laugh* ubblol


.You've got invisible fangs and cherry nun bangs,
Your erotic cabaret is non stop
You're wearing too many belts
And I bet they leave welts
Shut up and dance cause I wanna pop.

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Spanner
BRONZE Member since Feb 2003

Spanner

remembers when it was all fields round here
Location: in the works... somewhere...

Total posts: 2790
Posted:I name some things.
But not all things.
And I only use one name for anything I name.
That name is:

Barry.


"I thought you are man, but
you are nice woman.

yay,

:R"

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Stormy, Queen of Vodka


Stormy, Queen of Vodka

The HoP Industrial Rainbow Fairy
Location: Near Portsmouth, UK

Total posts: 385
Posted:could get a bit confusing spanner biggrin but funny just the same

Barry don't stop now it's only a few miles to a petrol station!

Ergh barry just crashed whilst in the middle of posting on HoP

I was spinning barry and it hit me in the face

ubblol


.You've got invisible fangs and cherry nun bangs,
Your erotic cabaret is non stop
You're wearing too many belts
And I bet they leave welts
Shut up and dance cause I wanna pop.

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EpsilonKias


EpsilonKias

Note to self... Fur + Fire = Hurt.
Location: Bloomfield Indiana. USA

Total posts: 107
Posted:I name my sock poi and my fire poi... But thats it =/

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Faberg
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

veteran
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Total posts: 1459
Posted:i only name stuff that i talk to

i had a car called Billy-Bob but it was stolen frown

my double staffs are called Castor & Pollux, the heavenly twin stars from the constellation of Gemini. being a Gemini i thought the names were quite appropriate, but much to my delight i recently discovered that according to the Greek myth, Castor & Pollux were born from an egg!!! biggrin how's that for a happy little coincidence ubbrollsmile

i have a birthmark on my thigh that looks like a elephant from my angle. it's got a tiny little mole right where his eye should be and all. his name's Ned smile

there's a keyboard duster on my desk called Mr Snuffeluffegus

i have a lucky scarab that i picked up in Egypt about 15 years ago named 'Walter the dung beetle'

ubbrollsmile


My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely smile

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MissEgyptology
BRONZE Member since Feb 2005

MissEgyptology

officially expelled from BYU
Location: Southern California

Total posts: 195
Posted:As a follow up...
yesterday my friend was over and we were going through names of things, and we realized that I had a lot of unnamed objects. And it got really out of control...it was intense. My poi now have full names; first middle and last. it's intense.


"So Miss, I think you win the prize... A mormon egyptologist in a firespinning chat room... that's gotta be a record of some kind"
-NYC

Thanks, NYC,but I quit mormonism now XD

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