Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Other bloggers have blogged on their blogs about boat names. Some are cute. Some are puzzling. Some are puns. Some are just plain weird.
Much could be said of the names chosen by players for themselves (or is it their boats) in the online virtual sailing community and racing simulator SailX.
Some of them such as Sailorski, MiamiSailing and MOTHSTER have fairly obvious inspirations.
But why BustedGristle? What does that mean?
And why did someone call himself whereiswaldo?
Of course you don't have to register and choose a name. You can sail as a guest and be temporarily allocated a name like Guest_54. It's best to keep out of the way of guests. It's usually someone who is totally clueless or some hotshot sailing anonymously to wreak havoc on his enemies. Either way they will cause you grief. But why did someone call himself UnwantedGuest?
And then there is HamB. No idea what it means. Someone took the piss out of him by creating an ID called EggsB. Strange people these sailxors.
Bluenose is a fine sailing name. Someone strange had fun at his expense by registering as Rednose. Very droll.
Some of the names are not very modest. We have SofaKingFast and BigTwingGuy for example. And the outrageously boastful SexOnThe Reach. I wonder what kind of boat he has? (I assume that 99% of players are male. Women have more sense.)
Some are a little rude... suckmywake, kissmystern and eatmybeno for example, although I'm not really sure what a "beno" is.
And others just puzzle me. Anyone know what 21minsmalone means?
And why would anyone call themselves VomitComet?
Me, I'm just tillerman. Same as here. Some of the other players even ask me about my blog (to distract me during a race usually.)
Yup. We SailX players are pretty strange dudes.
What name would you choose if you played SailX?