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Sparky: Nickname Woes

Do you have a nickname? I do (duh), I have been called Sparky off and on for a couple of decades by old friends who should be old enough to forget something once in a while. I use to grumble about being called Sparky. Once, I was having lunch with an old, old, old friend. She called me Sparky in front of a waitress then proceeded to go into this long story how I got the name and why it is perfect for me in so many ways. I was annoyed and felt embarrassed. The sad tale follows and you can let me know if you think I was aptly marked/Sparky, Sparky’s Notes. More here.

Question: Do you have a nickname that has stuck with you since youth?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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