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Off-Topic Lounge Thread, How Did Your Screen Name Come To Be? in Numismatic Community; No story just a name But I liked yours....
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    Numismatic Duke Kavanaugh's Avatar
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    No story just a name

    But I liked yours.

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    What's in a name... Krispy

    Mine is a nickname based off my first name, Chris.

    It has absolutely nothing to do with Krispy Kreme brand doughnuts as many may first assume.

    As a child, a family member took to calling me 'Chrisper' but this never crossed over to usage with friends and others. Chrisper may have been a derivation of Christopher.

    I used to watch a lot cartoons growing up and I always liked the spoofs of Jimmy Durante that you might see in a Bugs Bunny cartoon. Durante also was a voice in the animated cartoon of Frosty the Snowman. Then in the 1980s Post Crispy Critters Cereal had this TV commercial running with a character that again spoofed Jimmy Durante, complete with a big nose. At that time a friend of mine remarked something about how I should call myself Crispy and do Durante impressions. We joked around about it for a bit as we both enjoyed humorous parodies.

    When I needed a screen name for use on internet coin forums, I decided to go with 'krispy', in part it's a derivation of my name, now with the C changed to a K it goes a bit further yet is connected to the above life long references. It also suggests the concept of 'crisp' notes as my avatar picture depicts a note and sums up one part of my numismatic collecting interest in which crisp notes are a very good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krispy View Post
    Mine is a nickname based off my first name, Chris.

    It has absolutely nothing to do with Krispy Kreme brand doughnuts as many may first assume.

    As a child, a family member took to calling me 'Chrisper' but this never crossed over to usage with friends and others. Chrisper may have been a derivation of Christopher.

    I used to watch a lot cartoons growing up and I always liked the spoofs of Jimmy Durante that you might see in a Bugs Bunny cartoon. Durante also was a voice in the animated cartoon of Frosty the Snowman. Then in the 1980s Post Crispy Critters Cereal had this TV commercial running with a character that again spoofed Jimmy Durante, complete with a big nose. At that time a friend of mine remarked something about how I should call myself Crispy and do Durante impressions. We joked around about it for a bit as we both enjoyed humorous parodies.

    When I needed a screen name for use on internet coin forums, I decided to go with 'krispy', in part it's a derivation of my name, now with the C changed to a K it goes a bit further yet is connected to the above life long references. It also suggests the concept of 'crisp' notes as my avatar picture depicts a note and sums up one part of my numismatic collecting interest in which crisp notes are a very good thing.
    Man what a story! LOL!! Funny

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    Junior Numismatic krispy's Avatar
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    I didn't mean to be a thread killer with my story, but we must have some more members who might like to chime in so I thought I'd bump this thread up.

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    lol you thread killer!!!

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    I don't really know, I just thought it was an adventurous, swashbuckling idea!
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    Mine is pretty simple;

    'BC' stands for 'British Commonwealth' & numismatics being our hobby = BCNumismatics.

    Aidan.

 

 
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