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Paging Doctor Invincible, Doctor Sweet Flow, Doctor Golden Mouth

"It was customary in the European Middle Ages, more precisely in the period of scholasticism which extended into early modern times, to designate the more celebrated among the doctors of theology and law by epithets or surnames which were supposed to express their characteristic excellence or dignity. The following list exhibits the principal surnames with the dates of death."
posted by Iridic on Sep 16, 2016 - 28 comments

Leatherman – his colleagues found him a complete tool

The Weird World Of Military Nicknames is a (mostly lighthearted) article from a site that focuses on the British armed forces: "Of course the fresh-faced recruit is too junior to protest, if s/he even understands the black humour behind their re-christening. The nickname may stick with them for the rest of their career, and will be used all the more if it particularly upsets the poor soldier / sailor / airman lumbered with it." [more inside]
posted by taz on Nov 30, 2015 - 65 comments

Waffle, meet Splasher. Splasher, this is Waffle.

"My name is a combination of 'take photo' and the letter 'C' for Charlie. How on earth do you pronounce that, you might ask. Well the answer is you don't. You sign it."
posted by The corpse in the library on Jul 7, 2008 - 45 comments

Chinese nicknames for NBA players

Chinese Nicknames for NBA Players. Find out who the Stone Buddha is and whether he can hold off the German Racecar, the Sweet Melon and the King of Dragons.
posted by srboisvert on Nov 2, 2007 - 27 comments

Nothing beats Pootie-Poot

The complete list of George W. Bush's nicknames for people.
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Sep 29, 2005 - 56 comments

Go, Nads!

Interesting list of college athletic teams' nicknames. [More inside.]
posted by Vidiot on Aug 4, 2003 - 40 comments

Baseball is a good game. The nicknames, however, absolutely kill me.
Ridiculous, almost pornographic nicknames like Cannonball Titcomb, Dick Tettleback, Cy Slapnicka, Rusty Kuntz, Pete LaCock and Dizzy Nutter.
Anyone else have any favorite sports nicknames?
posted by norm on Jun 28, 2001 - 18 comments

"Freddo." "Pancho." "41." "Superstretch." "The Cobra."

"Freddo." "Pancho." "41." "Superstretch." "The Cobra." The Bush nicknames are revealed...
posted by owillis on May 25, 2001 - 7 comments

Loudon Cty needs an AOL detective (via WP.com)

Loudon Cty needs an AOL detective (via WP.com)
Confirming my suspicions that AOL users are all criminals. It seems that the only thing about AOl I hear nowadays is this-or-that criminal, or this-or-that victim, a.k.a. "sexiecxique129" or "discostude09" in the AOL chatrooms, was brutally defrauded of identity by someone calling themselves "When_This_Story_Breaks_Everyone_will_Judge_me_by_my_ridiculous_AOL_Handle56171:)"
posted by rschram on Aug 28, 2000 - 3 comments

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