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Title: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: KZ on August 31, 2010, 05:08:21 AM
Well, we've been here and done that, as I'm sure most of you will remember. Now it's time to post some theories about Ertxiem's name origins! (I guess the same rules apply and he'll kindly let us know by page 10, unless we guess beforehand?)

Let's start things off quickly:

A quick search tells me that he's the owner of "ERT online", and this is his way to do some subliminal advertising. And in order not to get caught, as he's present on virtually all the major forums, he changes his username and adds on extra prefixes, roots,etc. Obviously, here he decided to go for "xiem"!
Oh, and he's Greek, I tell ye- you can clearly see that by the fact that the said website is written in Greek and has .gr at the end of it.

Mystery solved, thank you!
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: Ertxiem on August 31, 2010, 05:37:43 AM
Nice start. :)
But, although I know (more or less) the sound of the Greek letters, I can't understand most of what I'm saying.
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: KZ on August 31, 2010, 06:10:58 AM
Cheers!
Though now I have a better theory- you're still Greek, but!
But ERT actually stands for Earth-received time (aparently, wikipedia says that it is "a measurement used when dealing with interplanetary spacecraft"). Why? Well, because you admitted that you want to visit Europa, and knowlede of said object is not obvious to many, and you want to visit it- so either you're a rocket scientist, or work for NASA (they have no reason not to employ Greeks), or, in any case, are highly interested in space travel. Thus, this is what you desire the most and made an acronym for it!
Oh, and you like Vietnamese cuisine! Which is obvious, since "xiem" is, apparently, a food ingerdient!

Or (actually "and" would be more appropriate), you're so cunning, that you put in a lot of information into your username, not only do you like space travel, you also told us what your job is: you're an Emergency Room Technician!

Now, you've admitted that you know the "sound" of Greek letters- and you can read them, given that you can "say" them- hence you lived in Greece, but have no knolwedge of the local language because you don't care about things that are closer than Europa!

Voila: you're a technician in a hospital in Greece, and you like Vietnamese food!
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: Ertxiem on August 31, 2010, 05:01:57 PM
Ah! Your line of thought missed one crucial point: which Greek hospital would hire me if I can't understand Greek?
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: MikeW781 on August 31, 2010, 06:13:36 PM
Many jobs don't require an understanding of the native language. In america, people often are hired for jobs without an understanding of English. I don't believe it is a problem.
Also, we have to consider that "Ert" is merely a nickname, and not the name 'he chose for himself. That fact that 'he chose Ertxiem means that is what's important, not the involuntary nickname. I'm sure 'he is pleased with the distraction from his full name.
Now then, a google of Ertxiem reveals only 'his Kongregate profile, and 'his accounts on both the new and old sinister design.net forums. 'He has been clever.
But I have found the truth. Ertxiem stands for: Eurpoean Robot Terminator Xenophobically Inoxerably Exterminating Mankind
(Xenophobic means fear of other species/foriegners)
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: Ertxiem on August 31, 2010, 06:52:48 PM
I never googled Ertxiem! I'm glad my true identity is safely hidden from Google! :P
About the acronym, I would never choose one with a semi-repetition (Terminator and Exterminating).
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: KZ on September 01, 2010, 09:20:23 AM
Ah, but Ert, you may work in a special hospital with a special unit for treating international citizens! You never know ;)

I still suspect that Ertxiem is just an ad for your business, thus,judging by your high quality English, you're actually from UK! Thus, you belong to ERT (Scotland) Ltd! Thus, you're Marine Environmental Consultant! That explains why in your very first posts on the forums, you started off with talking about interesting plants and such- you're highly interested in the environment!
And you name your favourite plants/fruits which in part of their name in Vietnamese is "xiem". Gotcha!
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: Ertxiem on September 01, 2010, 02:14:19 PM
So, you're saying that I work in a "special" hospital in a "special" unit. What are you implying? lol Well, at least I have access to the internet. :P

Actually, it seems that my first post was about the Gelf sidequest (http://sinisterdesign.freepowerboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=1400&p=17259#p17259). Although I did talked about plants and spores in my second post. But, I talked about plants that live on land, not marine plants. Hence, me being a marine consultant is inconsistent with my posts.

It's weird. In my mind, my first posts were in Nov/2008 and were related to the physics behind the elemental attacks, but searching my posts the oldest ones are from Dec/2008 and aren't about the elemental attacks (those start shortly after, though)!
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: KZ on September 01, 2010, 04:27:32 PM
Well, you could work on VIPs who want to have a friendly face around in a very special hospital, you never know :P

Ah, you make it too easy, Ert! Thank you for refreshing my memory- your first post gave you away. Y'see, the first battle there is in a SWAMP, so you thought that Tigs are marine plants (plus, you like envirnonment in any way, and you like Gelves, so it doesn't matter too much, as long as it's environment related), and in your error, you decided to contribute and share your passion with all things aqueous! You realized your error to late to do anything about it!

Nope, your posts came later about that ;)  But hey, given that you like Feynman and Einstein, and the fact that you like scientific explanations for all things in the Telepath universe, mabye you simply incoded all the scientists you respect in your username- thus we have ERTxieM  with Richard feynMan and albert Einstein. Now we just have to figure out the rest of them and voila- that will be the orgins.   Hm, maybe you like nIEls bohr, hence the "ie" part. Now we just have to find someone special with the letter "x" and we're sorted!
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: Ertxiem on September 01, 2010, 05:45:32 PM
"Special" hospital. Humpf.  >:( lol It seems like in no time you'll start talking about my alleged problems with focus pills.

If I was really a Marine Environmental Consultant, how could I not know that Tigs are land plants? It would be a big knowledge failure on my account. So, it's an impossible theory. (Oh! My big ego!)

Funny, when I mentioned Einstein I also though about Bohr! So, that doesn't disprove your theory. However, I also mentioned Carl Sagan: how do you fit him in that theory? But the final blow to that theory is that I'm too polite to use a different number of letters for each Scientist. If that was true, I would have used only one letter for each and always the same position (for example, the first letter of everyone's first name).
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: KZ on September 01, 2010, 05:54:31 PM
Ah yes, there it is, coming out, the Focus Pills- you now what they say- many a doctor is tempted to do better, and Focus Pills are such an easily solution to the problem. :P
This clearly backs my original idea of you working in a "special" (maybe VIP, and nothing else :P) hospital!

Well, you saw plants near a swamp, you were confused, too tired from taking too many focus pills, you weren't thinking clearly. Excuses are numerous! :P

Yep- I admit that I was stretching it a bit- it would make sense to have things in order and all. But who knows, maybe you felt *adventurous* and *daring*, so you mixed up the letters!!
Carl Sagan- easy, I mention specifically that in your username you went for the scientists,and he isn't one!


Ah, got a new theroy, and I really have you there- your real name is Petr Uchytil, and you gave yourself away by using both your real name, and the shortened version of your username ('cause you like it so much- Ert) in your twitter account! You are, in fact, a sexologist, some sort of ecologist (marine stuff coming up here!) and an amateur philosopher!
Now, 'cause you're Polish, you'll be familiar with Cyrillic and through them, Greek letters- that's 'cause you're a smart individual interested in expanding your horizons. Thus, you know how to pronounce Greek letters, but you have no idea what they mean!
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: Cypher on September 02, 2010, 01:26:48 AM
There you go playing the mentalist again... I'm sure most of what you said is wrong (no offense)...
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: KZ on September 02, 2010, 04:42:42 AM
What a condescending/dissaproving tone, yet you are completely missing the point here: I am positive that most of what I said is wrong. Purposefully so.
Like with Ert's theories in the thread about my username, I return the favour here. (And then there is the personal amusement factor as well.)

In any case, I'll let of usupring the thread for now, as I'd like to see other folks venture forth their opinions (serious or not) on what Ertxiem stands for. ;)

Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: Cypher on September 02, 2010, 05:16:44 AM
It's very amusing, though. :D
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: KZ on September 02, 2010, 05:25:42 AM
Cheers- that's the whole point, really ;)
Would you like to venture forth a couple of ideas yourself?
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: bugfartboy on September 02, 2010, 05:29:09 AM
ExtraTerrestRialsInsideErtsMouth.
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: KZ on September 02, 2010, 05:39:53 AM
I've got only one question then: who or what is "Ert"? :P
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: Ertxiem on September 02, 2010, 04:42:39 PM
Ah yes, there it is, coming out, the Focus Pills- you now what they say- many a doctor is tempted to do better, and Focus Pills are such an easily solution to the problem. :P
This clearly backs my original idea of you working in a "special" (maybe VIP, and nothing else :P) hospital!
What can I say: It has focus pills... at least it's VIP (thank you for that).

Well, you saw plants near a swamp, you were confused, too tired from taking too many focus pills, you weren't thinking clearly. Excuses are numerous! :P
I guess you meant I was too tired for not taking enough focus pills.
I have no problem with focus pills
I said that I have no problem with focus pills.
DO YOU HEAR ME? I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH FOCUS PILLS.
* Nurse comes in with my medicine. *
Sorry for shouting. I'm better now.
Please, remember, I have no problem with the focus pills.
lol


Yep- I admit that I was stretching it a bit- it would make sense to have things in order and all. But who knows, maybe you felt *adventurous* and *daring*, so you mixed up the letters!!
Carl Sagan- easy, I mention specifically that in your username you went for the scientists,and he isn't one!
Ouch!

Ah, got a new theroy, and I really have you there- your real name is Petr Uchytil, and you gave yourself away by using both your real name, and the shortened version of your username ('cause you like it so much- Ert) in your twitter account! You are, in fact, a sexologist, some sort of ecologist (marine stuff coming up here!) and an amateur philosopher!
Now, 'cause you're Polish, you'll be familiar with Cyrillic and through them, Greek letters- that's 'cause you're a smart individual interested in expanding your horizons. Thus, you know how to pronounce Greek letters, but you have no idea what they mean!
I have no argument against that theory, other than: what does "ert" mean in Polish?
Thinking about things that I don't know what they mean, I remembered the traffic lights (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbPovgCP5BU). Perhaps you may need to read the lyrics since the song is fast paced and it's really worth feeling the poetry within.


ExtraTerrestRialsInsideErtsMouth.
You tried to present a nice recurring acronym, but not elegant, since there isn't a pattern in the letter selection.
Furthermore, KZ almost got it right: who is ETRIEM?
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: bugfartboy on September 02, 2010, 05:20:42 PM
Sorry. Typo. I need to think some more.
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: KZ on September 03, 2010, 03:08:21 PM
Ok, so focus pills first- yep, it's high class VIP, and (coupled with second point), maybe it's a "special","anonymous" place, if you get the drift :)
There you can share with your fellow,err, dead cows, how it feels like to, err, not have a problem related to focus pills!

Ouch indeed- the poor Carl, he feels so left out, you know! Better send him your focus pills to atone for such behaviour on your behalf!

Unfortunately, I have no idea what "ert" means in Polish- to a first approximation, it's not even a word! Maybe it's what they call an amateur philosopher, who also happens to be a sexologist and an ecologist.


Hey Ert- in that acronym expansion the subject of the expansion was a certain "Ert". Thus, not only do we have a typo, we also don't know who ert is!
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: Ertxiem on September 03, 2010, 04:20:00 PM
It's a nice place indeed.

We, the dead, aren't as hypersensitive as you, living beings. And, by the way, I think you are the one who should meet him and apologize for being impolite.

I took a look at a Polish dictionary and, unfortunately, "ert" isn't there... :( So it seems that I'm not Polish. (Does that mean I'm rude? Just kidding. I know I'm rude.)

I noticed the "Ert" (or Ert's, without the apostrophe, to be precise) in bugfartboy's suggestion. But since I met him briefly in the other side of the mirror, I know more or less who he is.

I guess I need some focus pills. I'm not making any sense.
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: KZ on September 07, 2010, 05:55:22 PM
Good, everyone is happy in that special place then! :)

Muhu, and what if we show you that over some hedge there is a field of focus pills? That's right, focus pills...
....now see what you've done- can't mention them without dead cows trampling the place in search of them! Ah, must be shamed of yourself for that!
Nah, I am being specific in my guesses, that's all!

Guess you're right- that's foolproof logic there, but I think you haven't quite reached the ultimate conclusion there: if there is no word for you in a dictiornary, then you don't exist! O-O!
At least in Poland you don't! But "Ert" is a word in Vietnamese- so I guess that settles the question of your nationality!

Really? Did he say anything interesting? Was it anything like Alice in Wonderland?

Yep, more focus pills- that's always the way to go!

Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: bugfartboy on September 07, 2010, 05:58:42 PM
Care to share?
Spoiler
Ert stands for E R T X I E M.
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: Ertxiem on September 07, 2010, 06:18:36 PM
Now, now, let's not generalize. Not all dead cow have the same affinity as I have with focus pills.

And, since we're talking about it, does Moiraine knows that you got that many focus pills?

So, KZ, you found out that I don't exist in Poland. That's accurate.
About the Vietnamese, I think that you mentioned before that xiem is a food ingredient in Vietnamese. What does ert mean?

That person on the other side of the mirror didn't talked at all. I just saw him a few times, so I know his face, but not much more than that.

I can't deny that one. You got it right, Arch Preist of Craiginism!
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: bugfartboy on September 07, 2010, 06:20:49 PM
Yay me!!! Electronic Robots Take Xenographic Images En Masse
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: KZ on September 07, 2010, 06:27:21 PM
Well, that's just simply a well-kept secret! ;)

Moiraine is my friend, she understands that I am doing a highly important field study, y'see, and I am helping her develop a new generation of focus pills.

Ah, getting old, getting old, I meant to talk about  "xiem", not "ert"! At least part of you exists in Vietnamese!
When I tried to answer the almighty question of "what does ert" mean, the almighty google along with almighty babylon's free dictionary suggested estrogen replacement threapy... does this mean you are not a he, as is well speculated around??

Hm, that's unusual behaviour. I suggest you ask him some questions about it- if he continues that way, call in the cops and an ambulance, that mirror person might be hiding something!

Wow, BFB, or, these days, APoC got it spot on, the skill and daring there!
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: bugfartboy on March 23, 2011, 06:53:42 PM
Whether or not this was already known, Ert has his google in Portuguese!!! A step closer!!!
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: ArtDrake on March 24, 2011, 06:43:13 PM
Erdõs
Richard Feynman
Tesla
Xenocrates
Isaac Newton
Einstein
Maxwell

His favorite mathematicians, physicists, and scientists!
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: Ertxiem on March 26, 2011, 06:11:04 AM
Yay me!!! Electronic Robots Take Xenographic Images En Masse

Well, perhaps that wasn't exactly what I had in mind when I chose my nickname... :)
Nice try, though.


Well, that's just simply a well-kept secret! ;)

Moiraine is my friend, she understands that I am doing a highly important field study, y'see, and I am helping her develop a new generation of focus pills.

Ah, getting old, getting old, I meant to talk about  "xiem", not "ert"! At least part of you exists in Vietnamese!
When I tried to answer the almighty question of "what does ert" mean, the almighty google along with almighty babylon's free dictionary suggested estrogen replacement threapy... does this mean you are not a he, as is well speculated around??

Hm, that's unusual behaviour. I suggest you ask him some questions about it- if he continues that way, call in the cops and an ambulance, that mirror person might be hiding something!

Wow, BFB, or, these days, APoC got it spot on, the skill and daring there!


Shame on you, KZ, for generalizing. I'm the only one odd behaving dead cow.

I hope you include Moiraine's name when you publish your so called "scientific" study in the renown scientific Journal of the Telepathy and Psy Academia... if you meet their standards and pass through their demanding referees, of course. :P

I'm very offending with your suggestion that I'm not a male dead cow! How dare you! Of course I am. How could anyone think otherwise? If you continue that silly line of thought, you might as well claim that it's impossible for me to be a dead cow. Ridiculous!
Now, the estrogen replacement therapy is necessary due to a rare disease that I have. I won't go into detail.
disease?
Of course not!

I just called the cops and an ambulance. They arrested the person on the mirror after I sue him for stalking. The court process took ages and I had to be present, of course. That's the true reason for me to be away from the forums for so long.  But I won and that person has now a restraining order. Now, when I look in the mirror there is nobody there. Thankfully!


I just hope KZ returns someday to read my reply.


Whether or not this was already known, Ert has his google in Portuguese!!! A step closer!!!

Ah! I miscalculated move on my side! Nevertheless, it's still possible that I was visiting Portugal for a few days or using a friend's computer.


Erdõs
Richard Feynman
Tesla
Xenocrates
Isaac Newton
Einstein
Maxwell

His favorite mathematicians, physicists, and scientists!

That's actually a very good suggestion! I really enjoy those areas in science and the list is well populated. But, unfortunately, that's not the meaning of my nickname. Perhaps because I didn't thought about it when choosing it. Furthermore, there is the small point to be made that in that list sometimes it's the first name that determines the letter to be used and other times it's the family name. I would never do such a thing! :)

Richard Feynman's books are amazing (namely, Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!).
Einstein was amazing, and apparently he was quite a character. Erdős was eccentric, to say the least. Newton, Maxwell and Tesla are classics. Xenocrates is less well known in these areas, but is a good representative of the ancient Greek scientific heritage.


So, keep your suggestions coming. Perhaps somebody will get the right answer.
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: bugfartboy on March 26, 2011, 08:17:55 AM
"Ert" is Swedish for "Your" and, as said by KZ before, "xiem" is Vietnamese for "Siamese". Thus, Ertxiem actually is either a twin to someone or a Siamese cat. One of the two. He is also very fluent in Vietnamese, Swedish, Portugese, and apparently English!
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: Ertxiem on March 26, 2011, 09:54:30 AM
Oh! You found the truth! In fact Ertxiem is the nickname not of one person but of two persons. We're siamese twins! One born in Sweden and one born in Vietnam! Go figure!
Mmm... perhaps there is something wrong with this theory... I wonder what.

Anyway, that would explain why I'm fluent in (some of) those languages. The only problem left to explain is why would I be fluent in Portuguese.

And, to be honest, I'm afraid I'm fluent in only 2 of those 4 languages languages, with some occasional kicks in the grammar.
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: bugfartboy on March 26, 2011, 10:17:46 AM
Hmm... I see nothing wrong with my theory. But perhaps the Portugese was, as you said, just a fluke? Maybe you have twin children and your grandmother set up this and other accounts for your kids but you took it until they were mature enough. Thus, "YourTwins".
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: Ertxiem on March 27, 2011, 10:35:32 AM
Bugfartboy: How did you guess that my grandmother is an expert in all stuff related to the internet and that I have twins? Lol.


...
Ert, você realmente falam Português?

The question should be
Ert, você realmente fala Português?
(fala is 3rd person of the singular, while falam is 3rd person of the plural)

And my answer:
Sim, mas é difícil falar em Português ao mesmo tempo que escrevo em Inglês! :)
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: bugfartboy on March 29, 2011, 04:38:06 PM
It's common knowlege Ert. We all knew you had kids. I mean, just look at Corrupt a Wish! :-[ And the fact that your grandmother was an Internet expert was just a lovely piece of luck.
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: ArtDrake on March 29, 2011, 07:11:56 PM
Ah. Google translate fails me again. I also notice the grammatical discrepancy when translating from and to Spanish (which I'm halfway decent at, but sometimes if I translate whole phrases, the second person gets switched to the impersonal... ).

I digress.

I can't help but wonder if the fact the letters making up MIT are all present is at all significant...
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: Ertxiem on April 02, 2011, 07:47:34 AM
But my name was not chosen based on luck, Bugfartboy.

And do you have a theory about MIT, Duckling?
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: ArtDrake on April 02, 2011, 08:17:37 AM
Just the start of one... I may get back to you on that.

Ooh! I know! Looking at your name, I can see that "Ertxiem" is actually composed of two words, both backwards.

Ertxiem and

Ertxiem.

That is to say, you are a representative of Mitre Ex, also known as MITRE-X, or the Massechusetts Institute of Technology Real Estate Exchange, who, for ten years, recruited prospective MIT students from Brazil (who might then buy real estate...), where you subsequently learned Portuguese.

You can't tell me I'm wrong! :P
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: Ertxiem on April 02, 2011, 08:42:09 AM
I can't tell you that you're wrong. So, you're surely right! :)

However, there is a slight problem with Brazil: the time zone... Do you care to explain the discrepancy between the Brazilian time zone and the one in my profile?
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: ArtDrake on April 02, 2011, 09:11:41 AM
Hmmm... probably because you decided to make your own personal time zone to fit that of the college students you're recruiting; it's a bit awkward when you show up at nine, and they're still asleep. So instead, you just moved your whole clock ahead six (?) hours to match a college schedule.

On a side note: has your time zone reached summer time yet? That is to say, has Daylight Savings Time or the equivalent happened?
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: Ertxiem on April 02, 2011, 10:17:39 AM
So, are you asking if my personal time zone has a Daylight Savings Time or not... I guess the answer is simple: if the students I'm trying to recruit sleep more in the Summer when the Sun is up I guess I have to follow that trend! :P
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: bugfartboy on April 02, 2011, 02:53:44 PM
I've got it!!! Ert is actually one of many!!! He's a computer program bought from Programs-B-Us and downloaded onto Craigs computer. Then, Craig being the genius he is, rewrote Ert's initial programming so that Ert seemed to have a personality. Then he set him up on the old forums to secretly spy on all of us and then set him up as a mod here to keep things in line. And the reason Ert was "gone" so long was because Craig was forced to pull him offline for a while so he could be tweaked.

"Where is he going with this?", you might ask. Well, here it is. Ertxiem actually stands for

Electronic Record and Responding Transmitter for Xeoroxing Intimate Electronic Messages.

Therefore ERRTXIEM. However, it was shortened to ERTXIEM by Craig to divert suspicion.

And there you have it. Ert is no person. He is really just a program Craig uses to keep us in line!!! :) ;) :-[ So he should be called "it" now.

I finally ended the speculation!!! And don't even get me started on KZ. :P
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: ArtDrake on April 02, 2011, 03:10:17 PM
That's a bit dehumanizing...  :(
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: bugfartboy on April 02, 2011, 03:23:04 PM
It's called me coming up with an at lest somewhat reasonable idea that sucks up to Craig at the same time. :) And it's Ert's real identity.
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: Ertxiem on April 02, 2011, 06:42:45 PM
Oh. You fount the truth. You just forgot to mention the fazan game incident (http://sinisterdesign.net/forum/index.php?topic=5.msg34416#msg34416), a lead that gave away the truth.

I just would like to know what is the meaning of the "Xeoroxing Intimate" part of my name. I'm afraid the police will start banging on my door in no time.

I would like to see your ideas on KZ's thread! :D
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: bugfartboy on April 02, 2011, 06:49:14 PM
Alrighty then. To KZ's thread!! :D

What front door? Of your website home? Where is that, by the way? Did Craig buy you your own website to work out of? :D :P
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: Ertxiem on April 02, 2011, 07:40:38 PM
What front door? It's now smashed because of you writing those things! :P

By the way, Ert has a meaning of it's own that I found out only after I chose my nickname. You may look for it too.

Edit: By the way, care to explain the "true" reason behind the dead cow joke?
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: bugfartboy on April 02, 2011, 07:44:20 PM
Estrogen Replacement Therapy?
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: Ertxiem on April 02, 2011, 07:45:52 PM
Nah. That may be related to "dead cow"! Ouch! But that wasn't what I had in mind.
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: bugfartboy on April 03, 2011, 08:45:10 PM
What dead cow joke?
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: Ertxiem on April 04, 2011, 04:40:50 AM
It was a bug in the spelling software. I already corrected it. Sorry about that.
I meant:
By the way, care to explain the "true" reason behind the dead cow bloke?
I.e., what is the "true" reason for me to be a dead cow?
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: bugfartboy on April 04, 2011, 05:03:46 AM
Based on my theory that you mods are just programs, it's quite simple. You weren't quite finished when Craig first put you online, so when you first wished to be a dead cow, or rather KZ granted your wish to be a dead cow, it simply ingrained itself into your personality codes. Or if you mean from what we know, you hadn't gotten enough sleep, wish to be a dead cow, and it's carried over from the old forums.
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: Ertxiem on April 04, 2011, 03:25:40 PM
No, I mean, why a dead cow?
You told me where I came from. Now I just want to know what I am!!! * A dramatic song plays in the background... * :P
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: bugfartboy on April 04, 2011, 05:40:21 PM
Personality glitch. When you were first programmed, Craig told you to pick an animal as your favorite. Then you connected to a game in which cows die. Viola! Dead cow.
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: ArtDrake on April 04, 2011, 06:36:04 PM
What is it with you and violas?

Moving on, it was probably a result of the bad pun sequence that results from someone calling a mod holy, leaving a user no choice but to suggest that they are actually "holey". Thus, dead cow.
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: bugfartboy on April 04, 2011, 06:38:41 PM
Viola's are my life. I mean, purple is one of my school colors!! GO ****** *******!!!!!

I still think it's a personality glitch.
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: bugfartboy on May 24, 2012, 12:37:25 AM
Once there was a dead cow.
Who loved to stand on the bow.
But there came a big wave,
and with his large seafood crave,
he lives under the ocean now.

Errors
Really
Tempt
Xebras
Into
Excessively
Moaning
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: ArtDrake on May 24, 2012, 02:42:18 PM
Meixtre is a Portuguese name, isn't it?
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: Ertxiem on May 24, 2012, 04:29:50 PM
Not really, but it's close enough to 'mestre' (if you say it with a funny accent).
So close that I'm thinking if I should disclosure now why I chose my name.
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: ArtDrake on May 24, 2012, 06:17:18 PM
Ah, well. You could do that. But where would the fun be?

(It's just that, every time I serched "Meixtre", I got only Portuguese results, and a couple of times it seemed to be used in the context of a name, usually as a nickname, and always for someone linked to sports. Eh, I don't know if that can be explained. Of course, the natural thing to do when confronted with a word so alien and strange as "Ertxiem" would be to write it backwards. I'm fairly sure that you use the Portuguese time zone, or at least I think I remember that from when you could look at that under people's profiles, so it makes sense that it would be in that language... but I guess my guess that it was your name was in error.)
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: Ertxiem on May 25, 2012, 10:56:06 AM
clues
Meixtre is indeed a nickname, but not related to sports. And I'm in the UK, Ireland and Portuguese timezone, just to mention the European countries.
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: ArtDrake on May 25, 2012, 01:59:05 PM
Well, on second examination, it appears to be used for masters of something, whether they be coaches or professors or persons of internet fame, and given your comment earlier, I think that's my final guess, however wrong it may be (that is, without further information, I cannot make a better guess):

Ertxiem is "Meixtre" backwards, which is a Portuguese-language nickname given to those who are masters of something (perhaps in your case, mathematics and physics?), as it sounds somewhat like "mestre".
Title: Re: What does Ertxiem stand for?
Post by: Ertxiem on May 25, 2012, 04:04:25 PM
the answer
Yup. That's about right. When I completed my MSc in Maths, my friends started to call me 'meixtre'. They said 'meixtre instead of 'mestre' because at that time there was a humor TV show where one of the characters used to say that.