Meaning of usernames

Farjo

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Re: Meaning of usernames
« Reply #15, on November 8th, 2012, 10:59 AM »
I would have thought that the internet was the worst, most confusing place to learn English. So many people use bad grammar but you seem to have it sussed e.g. there their they're, where we're, its it's, who's whose, weather whether - these are all examples where I am starting to get it wrong because I read the internet too much! And I recall you read and write Japanese too?

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Re: Meaning of usernames
« Reply #16, on November 8th, 2012, 01:24 PM »
From back in the original BBS days, before the internet was made easily accessible to the public, I always used the name Wolf, Wolfman, or some variation there of, on every system I dialed into. In 1993 I saw the HBO original movie Full Eclipse, where the bad guy played by Bruce Payne was named Adam Garou. I really liked the last name and have been using it ever since.

Garou is the shortened form of loup garou, 'loup' is a French word that means wolf and 'garou' is an old Frankish word that means man who turns into animal or as it is translated into werewolf.

Most people think I stole it from either the role playing game Werewolf: The Apocalypse by White Wolf Games or the French singer.

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Re: Meaning of usernames
« Reply #17, on May 7th, 2013, 12:14 AM »
I don't think I've ever told anyone where my name came from, but here it is -

Toyota Xrunner


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Re: Meaning of usernames
« Reply #19, on May 7th, 2013, 05:54 AM »
Luis Paulo Wanchope

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Re: Meaning of usernames
« Reply #20, on May 7th, 2013, 09:27 AM »
Randomly made mine up years ago and I didn't find any matches in Google so I stuck with it.
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