I've seen an old dude approach another old dude and call him "skipper". I thought it was kind of cringe-inducing...
What is the weirdest/cutest nickname you've heard a person use on another person?
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Perhaps they were Navy buddies and "skipper'" was the guy's rank, OP.
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|by Anonymous||reply 2||07/30/2013|
My nickname is goo-goo my grandpa came up with
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Stinky, an old, middle-class guy in town everybody knows
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My name is Geoseph, and instead of Joey its Geoey which looks like gooey which became my nickname shortened to goo-goo which around the fifth grade became Goo-Goo Cluster or cluster for short. People are perplexed when they hear my uncle call me Cluster.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||07/30/2013|
[quote]Perhaps they were Navy buddies and "skipper'" was the guy's rank, OP.
Skipper isn't a Navy rank. It's used as a nickname for the commanding officer. The "skipper" of a ship is the commanding officer or captain.
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An old colleague's endearing name for his wife was "Sugar Snatch."
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I went to an Ivy league school where I met several kids who had gone to prep schools who all had horrible nicknames. Among them:
"Wormy" (a guy named Jeffrey)
"Lizard" (a girl named Elizabeth)
"Bean" (a guy named Charles)
"Kakie," pronounced like "Cocky" (a girl named Katherine)
"Crispy" (I think her real first name was McLeod, but I can't remember for sure)
|by Anonymous||reply 8||07/30/2013|
That's what I call my roommate.
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About 20 years ago I used to work in an independant record shop and an older gentleman who came in a couple times a week to rifle throuh our used classical and jazz bins would call all of us who worked there "chicken". Whenever any of us run into each other these days we affectionately refer to one another as..."chicken".
|by Anonymous||reply 10||07/30/2013|
a 57 year old man called "Craiggers". (barf)
His name is Craig.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||07/30/2013|
Oh that is vomit inducing, R11, I agree.
A spoiled brat neighbor actually got away with calling her mother "Turd." I later learned she gets away with pretty much anything as she's a real sociopath who also happens to be cute, blonde and innocent looking.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||07/31/2013|
I call a couple of friends of mine "potato," apropos of nothing. It seems to work.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||07/31/2013|
Is that short for "couch potato" R13?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||07/31/2013|
I call my girlfriend any strange pet name I can think of. You can't call everyone babe all the time.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||07/31/2013|
R12, no it's not. It's just something that popped into my head one day. Neither of them are sedentary. (Would never kid too close to the truth if they were. Not my style.)
|by Anonymous||reply 16||07/31/2013|
Very cute R5. Nicknames have their own logic.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||07/31/2013|
My grandmother often called my grandfather "Peter," because she was very fond of his.
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|by Anonymous||reply 19||07/31/2013|
r12 "The Bad Seed" come to life?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||07/31/2013|
My bow tie and signet ring wearing closet case of a genereral manager at the TV station where I worked kept calling me "Sport."
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My cousin calls his wife Stretch. No idea why but she doesn't seem to mind and it's become used by all the family now.
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My brother called his wife Puff for 30 years, starting in high school. It was the last word he said to her, before he died of a massive stroke two years ago.
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When I was 15, my godmother dubbed me "Lurch", after trying to teach me how to drive a stick shift. She had an old VW Bug, which had a very stiff clutch.... and I bounced that thing all over the empty Farmer's Market parking lot, one Sunday morning, both of us laughing hysterically. (early 80s, pre-Grove). From that day forward, until her death several years ago, she called me Lurch.
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|by Anonymous||reply 25||07/31/2013|
My father calls my mother's (twin) sister "Slink." I call my old roommate "Rooms."
|by Anonymous||reply 26||07/31/2013|
[quote]a 57 year old man called "Craiggers". (barf) His name is Craig.
Seattle? Please, I must know.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||07/31/2013|
What's the deal with so many people (always young men) who call me "boss"? Is it a Latino thing? An age thing? I get it from waiters, store clerks, other service people. It seems to have started about 10-15 years ago. I also get "chief."
|by Anonymous||reply 28||07/31/2013|
At my father's wake, a neighbor came in and was greeted by another neighbor. My 10 year old nephew suddenly looked horrified. He said to my mother, "Grandma, did you hear what the man in the blue shirt called the man in the white shirt?"
"He called him a dick!"
My mother said, "Oh honey, that's the man's name. He's Dick Smith."
My nephew could not believe that someone would allow others to call him Dick. To this day, he thinks it's weird. I can see why. Dick hasn't been used as a nickname for Richard in younger generations.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||07/31/2013|
One of our heavier surgical interns, later an attending surgeon, was nicknamed Pugsley for years.
I had two nicknames that kids used when I was at my aunt's house, "Jezebel" and "Googie."
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I knew someone who called his sister "Egg" and I still can't remember her actual name.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||07/31/2013|
The one that makes me laugh is an old farmer I know who is about 300 pounds, moves very slowly with great dignity, and speaks in a voice that would make James Earl Jones proud.
His nickname is and always has been "Squeak."
|by Anonymous||reply 32||07/31/2013|
I thought it was because of his enormous feet. Then I saw him in the shower room.
It was rehab. I got better.
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