Wednesday, April 19, 2006
This morning, Jack gave himself the nickname Beepers. I don't know why, but it made me laugh. It also reminded me of a guy in junior high who insisted we call him Groundhog. His last name was Grounds. I get it, but I didn't like the idea of someone giving himself a nickname. I think nicknames should be earned or based on a physical feature. Here are some examples. A person who is very fast could be nicknamed Speedy. A person who lisps could be nicknamed Sylvester. Those work for me.
Back to Groundhog. He had very pink skin and I wanted to call him Pinky. He really didn't like that. If I remember correctly, he threw me against a wall and told me to never call him that again. Looking back on it, I'm sure I knew he'd hate being called Pinky. It was my way of saying that you can't give yourself a nickname.
I think my kids might call me Stinky.
Do you have any funny nickname ideas?
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