Yiddishe Tam (Screen Names)

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    HIE
    Participant

    i’ve been blogging in the cr for close to 1 and a half years (through several different screenames over time and i’ve noticed a change in the type of screen names. this is a totally frum cr. why can’t people use jewish screen names?? when i came to the cr almost all the screenames were frum names or jewish sounding, why has it changed??

    #1218170

    Jewess
    Member

    A. What does “tam” mean?

    B. Don’t lose sleep over screen names.

    #1218171

    NY Mom
    Member

    Jewess: A. “Tam” or more correctly “taam” means flavor or taste.

    B. I agree with you about that.

    #1218173

    Jothar
    Member

    Because Yiddishe tam names are like wearing a black hat, white shirt and black pants- it doesn’t identify who you are, since you look like everyone else. “Kama yosi ika beshuka”.

    #1218174

    bpt
    Participant

    A while ago, there was a thread (see below) asking how each of us chose our screen names. Very telling and very interesting, in my opinion.

    And on the topic of names, I remember hearing a great vort RE: Yaakov vs.the Sar Shel Aisov, where Yaakov asks him, “what’s your name?” and the Sar refuses to answer.

    Why? Because Yaackov knew, if he can learn the essence of who his opponenet is, he can learn how to defeat him. A person’s name is his (or her) essence.

    The vort continued to say, that the Sar’s answer “I don’t have a permanent name” IS THE KEY to defeating the power of Aisov, which is all smoke and mirrors, an illusion. Once we understand that, we got him nailed!

    But back to the inital question, what does your screen name say about you? Jothar could be anything from an abreviation to a conjuntion of two names / people. Any hints?

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/screen-names

    #1218175

    oomis
    Participant

    Oomis is a pet name given to me by my son when he got married. It is a form of “Ema,” which is really what I am called by my children. The “oomis” was a joke that stuck. When I needed a Screen Name and couldn’t think of anything in the moment that had not already been taken by someone else, Oomis seemed like one that no one else had claimed as yet.

    #1218176

    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    Yiddeshe Taam? I don’t think that the old names are any more Yiddish than the new ones. Let’s look at some old names:

    Feivel – definitely yiddise taam

    Prince Charming – all bnei yisroel are like princes so you can call it yiddish

    anonymisss – sound English to me

    xoxo – Chinese?

    WolfishMusings – shouldn’t he have called himself Velvel?

    shkoyach – Yiddishe taam

    whatshaiches – yiddeshe taam

    Doc – What’s up?

    bugnot – speaking of bugs…

    bugyes – again

    mamashtakah – yiddeshe taam

    rabbiofberlin – ah, the Rabbi of the yidden in Berlin where they speak Yiddish

    illini07 – American

    charlie brown – Good Grief! Not Yiddish

    Curious – Englsih

    beacon – English

    Just Smile – English

    Brooklyn19 – I guess Yiddish is spoken in Brooklyn

    cokenotpepsi – English

    ames – agent emes?

    jphone – sounds Jewish

    Mayan_Dvash – Hebrew

    Bowzer – isn’t he the guy from Mario Bros? The guy with the nickname Bowzer is Jewish too according to Mr. Sandler’s Hannuka song but his nickname doesn’t sound too Yiddish

    chofetzchaim – sounds Jewish

    lgbg – could stand for something in Yiddish but who knows

    NeveAliza – I guess that has Yiddishe taam

    Shadow – English

    Just Me – English

    Feif Un – Yiddish

    Areivimzehlazeh – Yiddishe taam

    Jax – nickname for Yankev?

    mepal – sounds like it could be a Hebrew word but who knows

    kapusta – cabbage has a yiddishe taam

    Goldieloxx – Yiddish version of an English story

    JayMatt19 – Enlish version of a Jewish name?

    mdlevine – A doctor and a Levy, definitly Jewish

    Joseph – the yiddishe taam way to say this name is Yosef, Yossi, Yussele… Though he claims that ROB gave him this spelling and that the “J” is pronounced “Y”

    Will Hill – Go Gators!

    Hill of Beans – we call that cholent in Yiddish

    THE BIG ONE – Jews are supposed to be anovim and not call themselves by such a name

    Mezonos Maven – a yiddishe taam!

    squeak – this reminds us that we are all small like mice, the opposite of the big one

    noitallmr – anovim?

    #1218177

    smartcookie
    Member

    Mod 42- you’re funny! I like your interpretation for Hill of Beans..

    #1218178

    oomis
    Participant

    42, heheheheh

    #1218179

    Jothar
    Member

    xoxo is txt, not Chinese.

    #1218180

    NY Mom
    Member

    Mod 42: LOL! Very cute

    But you’re right. Only about 1/3 to 1/2 had anything Jewish about it, depending on the interpretation ;).

    Maybe I should consider changing my SN to NYiddishe Momma?

    #1218181

    bpt
    Participant

    If you’re a Mom in NY, there’s a 60-70% chance that your’re a jewish one

    #1218182

    cherrybim
    Participant

    YW Moderator-42: leave anyone out?…hmmm..

    #1218183

    noitallmr
    Participant

    Mod 42- noitallmr – anovim?

    Please explain…

    #1218184

    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    sorry cherrybim, I couldn’t think of anything for you.

    noitallmr – Yidden are supposed to be anovim, humble, naming yourself noitallmr goes against that, hence, not Yiddish

    #1218185

    mazal77
    Participant

    How mod 42- what am i, chopped liver??

    #1218186

    goody613
    Member

    hey what about me???

    #1218187

    smh1
    Member

    Regarding appropriate screen names, no offence, but I am disturbed by the choice of “bombmaniac”. Perhaps it has a different meaning than the obvious?

    #1218188

    sunflower
    Member

    hey! did you forget about me too?

    #1218189

    noitallmr
    Participant

    YW Moderator-42- oh right I was thinking about anovim in the context of anovim anovim higiha zman geulaschem!!!

    I agree I like a bit like a squashed grape but was wondering how you knew!!

    #1218190

    Proud Jew
    Member

    Hey 42, Is there anything more yiddish the a PROUD JEW?

    #1218191

    Jothar
    Member

    Yiddish=German. How a about a kodesh tam?

    #1218192

    goody613
    Member

    are we gonna start that here too?!

    #1218193

    A600KiloBear
    Participant

    BS”D

    Ought I add thirteen kilos to my screen weight?

    #1218194

    HIE
    Participant

    before, half the names were jewish, now, maybe a fifth

    #1218195

    Jothar
    Member

    Klal yisroel have been using goyishe names in galus for years. Most yiddish names started life as german names. The sephardim have rabbeinu vidal and others. Our gemara has rabbi eliezer ben hyrkenos, nicanor who donated the copper doors, symmechos, etc.

    #1218196

    charliehall
    Participant

    I post under my real English name because I am less likely to post lashan hara when I have to publicly take responsibility for my comments.

    #1218197

    oldCRgang02
    Member

    Old= Jewish

    CR= hmmm, very Jewish sounding

    gang= ya, it’ll havta do 😉

    #1218198

    oldCRgang01
    Member

    well sure is easy to see why i chose my Sn!!

    #1218200

    bombmaniac
    Participant

    bomb = explosive incendiary device…

    maniac = lunatic: an insane person

    have you been reading my posts?

    #1218201

    John Doe
    Member

    No, it’s not easy to see why you chose your s/n.

    Why couldnt you keep your old one?

    #1218202

    annie
    Participant

    To have a little fun. But you guys dont seem to know how to, which is a bit of a problem.

    #1218203

    bombmaniac
    Participant

    ok…seeing as i have been getting a lot of guff about my controversial choice of usernames…ill explain.

    in sixth grade we used to have classwide IM chats after school…it was quite fun. well me…being who i am…decided to scare the (well…) dybbuk out of them…i used to come up with all kind of crazy screen names…then i would log on and freak them out. basically bombmaniac was the most successful one of these choices…so (in sixth grade) i decided to keep it.

    the reason why i dont change it is because since then i have been very active on various blogs…debate forums…and whatnot and people actually have recognized me from various sites 😀 so you see…i have a persona to maintain here…lol

    (btw most people who recognize me do so because i got kicked off the site they frequent…but lets see how long i last here :D)

    #1218204

    squeak
    Participant

    Speak for yourself 🙂

    #1218205

    anuran
    Participant

    Mine is the way it is because the goblins stole a small child years ago and left a large frog enchanted into human form in its place. Over time the spell has begun to wear off. So I’m just telling it like it is 🙂

    #1218206

    bombmaniac
    Participant

    so basically you are a mindless slimy amphibian…fascinating…lol

    #1218207

    happyOOTer
    Participant

    Bombmaniac… c’mon, you’re not in sixth grade anymore. Time to pick a grownup name to aspire to…

    THE BIG ONE – To be honest I assumed they’re from California… THE BIG ONE is the earthquake that will c’vs send California crashing into the Pacific…

    happyOOTer – a sort of commentary on how I feel about having moved to the greater NYC area… or, perhaps a name I should try to aspire to! C’mon, definitely Yiddishe Taam, to complain, anyhow.

    #1218208

    bombmaniac
    Participant

    you miss my point…its not about sixth grade nostalgia…ive just used this username for so long that its hard to part with for two reasons: first because i belong to lots of blogs under this name…but thats not the main reason.

    EDITED besides…jews need bombs as well…who will take out the iran nuclear plant when the rest of the world fails to do anything? im just sayin…

    i dont see why you people find this name offensive…a bit weird maybe…but not offensive…

    #1218209

    mamashtakah
    Member

    BTW, Mod42, NeveAliza is a neigborhood in Ginot Shomron/Karnei Shomron. Very little yiddish spoken there.

    #1218210

    kollelboy123
    Member

    I happen to agree with Hashem is Everywhere why dont we all just use the most Yiddishe thing in our life as our screen names

    #1218211

    oldCRgang08
    Member

    kollelboy—u shud be kollel yungermanchik.

    #1218212

    Jothar
    Member

    a tam is a type of cap worn by Irish, Scottish, and Rastafarian peoples. It is not yiddish.

    #1218213

    Real furry people were common in my native Monsey, more of a curiosity in the place I currently practice.

    #1218214

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    why dont we all just use the most Yiddishe thing in our life as our screen names

    Some of us do.

    The Wolf

    #1218215

    seeallsides
    Participant

    it’s usually a name you come up with on the spur of the moment and means very little – sorry- I don’t think this geulah is going to come because our blog names had yiddishe tam “???? ????? ?????

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    #1218216

    HIE
    Participant

    oldcrgang08, YOU ARE WRONG, this is a frum coffee room and a jewish taste is expected

    #1218217

    bombmaniac, I like your name. It suits you.

    #1218218

    bombmaniac
    Participant

    i think so too 🙂

    #1218220

    happyOOTer
    Participant

    I think Yeshivish might also be appropriate! 🙂

    #1218223

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    I would like it stated, just for the record, that my post above was NOT referring to my blog. There is something more fundamentally Jewish about me contained in the words “Wolfish Musings.”

    I can understand why the moderator thought it meant my blog…

    Please put this post up to set the record straight.

    The Wolf

    EDITED

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