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On TSR, I always thought this. Like, if someone has things that aren't letters in their name, they tend to be morons, and if they even have characters that aren't on the keyboard (copyright symbols, etc), it's a certainty. But what of real people?

Why do I ask? I got one of those chain emails today, which as always ended with a command to put your name if you agree with it ("murder is bad", "drink-driving isn't good", etc). The people who sign these aren't usually the brightest either. Looking at the sorts who did:
1. Adam Ross Kalesperis
2. Deanne Perozzi
3. Raphal Nash
4. Courtney Easter
5. James Chandler.
6. Tracy Lamont
7. Traci Arbisi
8. Faye Hollenbeck
9. Devin E. Davis
10. Starla Shaver
11. Theresa Brehm
12. Lisa Brehm
13. Courtney Barnett
14. Erika Hurst
15. Kym Moschgat
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And so on for about another 500.

Kym? Erika? Deanne? I have to say that personally, I have never met anyone intelligent with "Traci" as a name. So are these people idiots, or just American?

Not that anyone should ever be judged by names, or anything.
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rofl.

maybe "tanya" could sign there too
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Well, Starla doesn't sound like the most intelligent name in the world. Although, to be fair, it is quite American, so I guess we're not used to it...?
Maybe it's just both.

(And yes, some names do make the person sound pretty stupid. But it's only about 60% chance that they actually are.)
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[I]So are these people idiots, or just American?
Both? The two are certainly not mutually exclusive.

Or fictional names of people to make you feel better about signing whatever petition happens to be being peddled at any particular moment.
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You can tell how stupid the parents were. If stupidity is passed on somehow in genes, then maybe...
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The people who write in a mixture of upper and lower case drive me insane! And, on the whole, they don't seem to be of the highest intelligence ever! Why does it have to be MeLiSsA and not just Melissa for example?

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Things that aren't letters in names? By names do you mean.. screen names, 2+2=5?
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LOL I know what u mean 2+2. Whenever the name 'Tracey' or 'Sharon' is mentioned I imagine a completely thick, common Vicky Pollard type. It's really unfair because you can't help the name you get! But American names often sound that way; probably, as Mockel said, because we aren't used to them? I don't know, but your post made me laugh
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(Original post by loralala)
Things that aren't letters in names? By names do you mean.. screen names, 2+2=5?
Hah, I was just about to say that.
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(Original post by loralala)
Things that aren't letters in names? By names do you mean.. screen names, 2+2=5?

The same thing came into my head
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(Original post by loralala)
Things that aren't letters in names? By names do you mean.. screen names, 2+2=5?
Yes.
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On TSR, I always thought this. Like, if someone has things that aren't letters in their name, they tend to be morons, and if they even have characters that aren't on the keyboard (copyright symbols, etc), it's a certainty. But what of real people?

Why do I ask? I got one of those chain emails today, which as always ended with a command to put your name if you agree with it ("murder is bad", "drink-driving isn't good", etc). The people who sign these aren't usually the brightest either. Looking at the sorts who did:


And so on for about another 500.

Kym? Erika? Deanne? I have to say that personally, I have never met anyone intelligent with "Traci" as a name. So are these people idiots, or just American?

Not that anyone should ever be judged by names, or anything.
american names...but i resent the implication :rolleyes:
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My friend was called Traci. She put a pencil so far into her ear in primary school that she had to go to the local hospital.
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not sure about the people themselves, but you can tell a lot about their parents
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(Original post by loralala)
My friend was called Traci. She put a pencil so far into her ear in primary school that she had to go to the local hospital.
Dammit, I should use my reputation points for good. I would've saved them and put them on that post.
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american names...but i resent the implication :rolleyes:
oi

get back to revision
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(Original post by xBeLLax)
american names...but i resent the implication :rolleyes:
I thought you were gone... to revise :confused:
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oi

get back to revision
easy exams tommorrow, thanks though .



I hate it when parents try to make their child's name unique by using a ridiculous spelling. I used to know a Christopfir :rolleyes:
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The girl behind the reception desk the other day was called "Chervaun."
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The girl behind the reception desk the other day was called "Chervaun."
maybe it's an ethnic name?
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