Monday, August 12, 2013
The VID Nickname System
Let me get this out of the way, forgive the #allaboutme scenario:
A guy once asked why I don't do all the nicknames with the -ies at the name. Basically the nickname scenario is a system. It all is predicated on how I would say it out loud, so it would have to roll off the tongue in actual conversation.
Thus, a fella like Gamble17 is just Gamble. Which is the first category of Vid nicknames: One Name Scenario.
There's a bunch in this category: Unclever, IDEAR, Mistress, etc. "Gambs" doesn't really click so I abandoned it.
Then there's the -s scenario. Checks, Ooms, Jabes, Beebs, etc. You add in an "s" in there somewhere.
Then there's a few where I take it a step further and do -sies. Capsies, Yotsies, Popesies. It's a feel thing w/ the Vid Nickname system.
Then there's that occasional fourth category of names that have nothing to do with the rules whatsoever: Scooter, Clueless (Dupp developed this one), Mortsies, P-Tone, and so on.