Often when I’m trawling through Twitter, I find myself considering the meaning of people’s user names. Some of the user names are pretty straight forward (e.g. Old Man Myke) but some are a little more cryptic. For example, is Doctor Loxley really a doctor, is Sassy Lady really sassy and/or a lady and is Nepalese Ninja really a ninja? Also, what in the blue hell does SSSK stand for?!
There are many theories about where my own user name comes from which range from being excessively hairy to a love of flinging poo. Although those are totally legit, sadly the true source is a bit less interesting. My secret shame is that I used to date a southerner (please don’t kick me out of Yorkshire!) who used to regularly call me a northern monkey and it just kind of stuck.
If you have an unusual twitter username, I’d love to hear what inspired it.