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Friday, January 06, 2006

On the Origins of Sockhead and Placenta

From BBC News, posted Jan. 6, 2006:

Your best nicknames

Earlier this week, many of you shared your experiences of growing up with an embarrassing, or amusing, nickname. Here's another slice of the best.

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4. I became Sockhead in sixth form, because it sounds like my surname and I have a huge sock collection, and I rather like it. It did, however, become so widespread that when teachers mentioned 'Catherine', some of my friends would ask 'Who? You mean Sockhead?'
Catherine M. Salkeld, Consett, UK

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7. I got called Placenta for a while because I once said I was named "after birth".
Martin, London, UK

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