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My nom de guerre should be pronounced [Nyo-mayde] in real-life, followed by a curtsy.

I insist on it.

I can't seem to find my original post where I explained my pseudonym's origins, but in brief:

I refrain from using my real name, as it is so rare and hence more easily traceable.

Although already travel geek, I was writing up my MSc thesis in 2005 and was running around through the department like a headless chicken, logging in at several computers per day. When queried for a user name at ET I opted for something simple and because "Computer Nomad" sounded too nerdy, I dropped the "Computer" and voila. This was immediately spoiled when I discovered that this pseudonym of course had already been taken at the Big Orange where I will spent the rest of my non-participation with "European Nomad" which now strikes me as funny as I'm now living in South Africa...

Sadly it seems ever since I chose that pseudonym, my life has taken its very semblance. Though it's not always a bad thing.

I'm sure I'm even more clumsier in my conversations in real life than I'm online.

Also, my online me looks way more handsome.

by Nomad on Mon Dec 31st, 2007 at 10:07:33 AM EST

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