Sunday, January 10, 2010

1/10/10 Nicknames


There is a river in China, the Yellow River, it is nicknamed China's Sorrow. Do you know why?

When I was really young I acquired a nickname, it was Cass. Short for Cathi. When you are young sometimes it is difficult to pronounce the 'th' sound in words, so I called myself Cass. I don't think anyone outside of my family ever called me Cass because we moved so much and I never had the same friends for very long.

Do you have a nickname? How did you earn it?
Try to answer the question: why do the Chinese call the Yellow River, China's Sorrow?

65 comments:

  1. No, I don't have a nickname and never did. But usually people when they first try to say my name they say say "collin". It's might be called China's sorrow because there was some war there?

    - Cullan

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  2. yes i do,i have two. one is j-dog but mostly they call me just ice.i got the name by they just saying it but they thought it was cool so they started calling me it.i think they call it that cause probrally many people died there.


    by justice

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  3. i once had a nickname. it was super natural disaster because i was so messy.

    by joe period 5

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  4. Madison Flicker per. 6January 11, 2010 at 12:36 PM

    Ya, ever sice i was born everyone always called me Maddy.I love it that people call me that. its shorts for Madison or Madeline. my mom calls me it as a force of habbit but she doesnt like it as much as Madison. she was not happy when in 4th grade they put Maddy in the year book instead of madison!!

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  5. My cousins and sisters have always called me megs.
    But, i have no desire for anyone else to call me that. haha
    -Megan P6

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  6. Abbie Tougas per. 6January 11, 2010 at 12:44 PM

    Yes. i have always just been Abbie. It is short for my full name Abigail. Not even my parents call me by my full name! So just Abbie. i think they called the Yellow river that because they might of had a war there.

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  7. I have never really had a solid nickname. I think that the Chinese call the Yellow River 'China's Sorrow' because it has flooded and has killed a lot of people.

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  8. um well i dont really have a nickname but sometimes people call my rosh for short, i huess since my name is kinda hard to pronounce. i think they call the yellow river that because lots of people died there from the floods

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  9. Ok well most people don't call me any nicknames but my best friends refer to me by "Tay", "Darlin", "Pumpkin", and "Little Chef" Haha! :) And I thought the Yellow River was called "China's Sorrow" because of all the deaths caused by floods.

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  10. Well teachers call me Mr. Jesse and it makes me mad. I think the yellow river is called "China's sorrow" because there have been floods that caused destruction and killed innocent people!

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  11. My nickname has always been Kris. It is just short for Kristin. The yellow river got its nickname "China's sorrow" because it has flooded and killed innocent people.

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  12. When I was little my Uncle would call me carrot, because my name sort of sounds like it, but it was really just him joking around, no one actually called me carrot. Sometimes my friends call me care or Care bear when they're joking around, but really I just go by Carys.
    The yellow river is called "China's sorrow" beacause when it flooded it killed lots of people and ruined land, costing China money and lives. -Carys, Period 6

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  13. I dont really have a nickname but my friends dad used to call me butta cause i dropped a bunch of passes in football and my dad's friend calls me omario but I'm not sure why. The Yellow river is called that because it floods and kills people.

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  14. My best friend Haley, that doesn't go to Eagleview calls me JJ. No one else calls me that. I got that nickname because when we were having a conversation she accidentaly called me that! I think that the Chinese call the Yellow River 'China's Sorrow' because floods killed lots of people.
    - Jamie period 5

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  15. My friends and call me Ash becuase it is short for ashley. My parents call me fred becuase right when they first saw me they thought that that name just clicked.

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  16. My nickname is Ra-Mart. Mr.O gave me that nickname when I played softball then carried on through volleyball and is still with me. I think the Chinese call it the Yellow river because it is 'China's Sorrow' because many people died from the floods.

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  17. My nickname is "Ash". It is short for Ashley. My friends and family have always called me this ever since I was little, and they still do!

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  18. I have never really had a nickname until now. My nickname is chica or Jordash. i honestly dont know why but it works for me. The Yellow river is probably named " Chinas Sorrow" because it has over flooded many times.

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  19. My nickname is Ellie. It is short for Elizabeth. Most everybody calls me Ellie, but sometimes thay call me EP. The yellow river is called "China's sorrow" because the first Chinese civilization originated there. It is referred to as a blessing, but also a curse.

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  20. when i was little my brother and siser called me Bat Bat because that was they way they said Samantha. I think they called the yellow river the "Chinese sorrows" because of all the floods have have happend there whitch killed many people

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  21. My nickname when i was little was blondie because i use to have blond hair.My hair faded to a dark brown but my mom still calls me blondie. I think they called the yellow river the "China's Sorrow" because it would flood often and drowned many of people
    -Christina per.6

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  22. I have a ton of nicknames because of my last name. I have Steve-O because my middle name starts with an "O". I have Stevey,Toony,Itunes,El "T" VO, and Tuna. I have just reauired those names from friends, I really haven't done anything to earn them beside Tuna, I got that one from football, I was big fish of the sea. The the yellow river was called "China's Sorrow" because so many died from that rivers floods.
    Steven Owen Touney Period 6.

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  23. Daniel L. per 1

    my nickname is dandel because my baby cousin and my uncle and rudi calls me that. I think the yellow river was called china's sorrow because people was so sad becuase people died at that river.

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  24. I have a nickname and my nickname Rutabaga Jacuzzi!!! It just came to me while i was at school.

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  25. I have no nickname. Alot of people have nicknames. I'm just not one of those people that have nicknames. So many people have died from the yellow river's floods.


    (Kendra Period 6.)

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  26. Carina F
    I have a lot of nicknames but my most common one is Moca. My friends call me this because i am always with my bestfriend molly so they combined my name with molly's to get Moca.

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  27. i have no nickname

    the yellow river is called that because it fertilizes the soil for farming

    brice p5

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  28. My mom calls me her georgian peach. I got that nicknmae becuae i was born in georgia and that is ware peaches are made at

    Nik

    P.1

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  29. I have 6 nick names, the one from my best friends is Cherry because i love cherrys. My other one is Lou form my dad. LOO from my mom. Lj from some other friends and my bro. Vampier freak from my brother.Lindseyla from my other brother. Lindsey 5th .

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  30. My nickname is Percy. A couple of years ago, I was watching 'VeggieTales' on the phone with my friend. The french pea guy name Percy was cool. So then, my friend started calling me that, then everyone else did. So yeah. It just like, stuck. & I like it. (:
    & This is just a guess but;; maybe they call it "China's Sorrow" because people die in it.
    Percy // Period 5

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  31. my nick name is gumbo the happy elephant and i got that nick name cause i love elephants and gum and its my best friend name 4 me.
    the chinese called it that because i guess alot of thing happened thier.(sad things)
    cassie p 2

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  32. a nick name for me is nani.my parents called me that since i was 6 months old ,and they still do.i got that name from the movie lilo and stich because i one day i said it alot so my whole family calls me that.and aloos i think the chinese called i that because i guesss many people went to war and dided in the river?
    Rosie!!!!!!!

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  33. I never really had a nickname, but the only one that I can recall is that every now and then; my mom and or dad will call me Kel.

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  34. Hannah the giant bonanaJanuary 12, 2010 at 3:39 PM

    china calls the yellow river sorrow because it always floods so it was nicknamed. like that im nicknamed hannah bonana because it rymes with my name dad calls me munchkin cuz well....idk but hes called me that since i was a baby

    p5

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  35. My nickname is Toni... It comes from one of my middle names- Antonia and it just stuck. I think that the Yellow River was nicknamed China's sorrow because of all the damage caused by the floods.

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  36. I do not have a nickname that people call me because I like my name. I'm guessing that the river has the name chinas sorrow because of the constant floods kill a lot of people and cost a lot of money Daniel-P1

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  37. I got a nickname one Christmas of Sockmonkey. I got pajamas with sockmonkeys all over them so from then on my mom has called me that.

    I think that the Yellow River got its nicknam because it would flood and kill people and damage things.

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  38. My nickname is Nick short for Nicholas, it just always has been. And im guessing it's called the yellow river because of all tha deaths and sorrow it has brought.

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  39. My parents and my family have called me pickle ever since I was little.

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  40. I have always been called Katy, excxept for when i'm in trouble, then i get Kathryn. I think they call the yellow river "China's sorrow" because of all of the deaths caused by the floods.

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  41. When I was little I would call myself Cha Cha, because I couldn't pronounce Christina, so they would call me Cha Cha. My friends sometimes call me that when were joking around but thats it. I think they call the Yellow River "China's sorrow" because of all the floods and how many people have been killed by it.
    Christina G.
    Period 1

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  42. My nickname is tman, tanman, or tanc. I don't really know why.The yellow river is called that because it flooded and killed people.


    Tanner per.6

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  43. no I dont have nick name. the yellow river was nicknamed china's sorrow for it flooded often washing away houses, crops, and people.


    Janelle period 2

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  44. my nick name is usually alynnie because my whole family has called me that ever since I was born. I dont mind if my family calls me that..but friends not so much!!..also I think the chinese nick named the yellow river because I am guessing that alot of bad things happened at the river?? =(
    Alynn!!!!!

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  45. I have not really had a nick name, my real name is short and easy to say so everyone just calls me that. But, my friend Grant calls me bla because I talk a lot. Isn't the Yellow River called the river of sorrow because of all the floods.

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  46. The Yellow River is called "China's Sorrow" because of the floods that destroyed nearby land.
    And yes, I've had my share of nicknames.
    Lee, Anne, Kat, etc., etc.
    -Lianne Per. 5

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  47. i had a nickname my nickname was mickey i really don't know how it start but leaned to deal with it.

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  48. My nickname has always been Ben.It is short for Benjamin. The Yellow River has killed my people though floods and has destroyed lost of land.

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  49. well in my basketball camps over the summer i was called tooty. dont ask me why. And now a lot of people call me blonde because i say some stupid stuff. the yellow river is caled that because many innoccent people died there.

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  50. i dont have a nickname other than random things people deside to call me.Nick R P.1

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  51. also i think that they call it that cause that was were they executed people. Nick R P.1

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  52. i have a few nicknames. one of them is "twig lady". i got it in 5th grade because i was so thin. my friends and i like to joke about me being so thin. it's really funny to hear their exaturated imitations of me! :> another nickname that i have is "kid #1". my dad has called me that for as long as i can remember. the reason he calls me that is that i am the oldest kid in my family (you know..."first born"). i have one human sister who is a year younger than i am and two puppies who are a year and a half old who i consider my little brother and sister.

    i think that the yellow river is nicknamed "china's sorrow" because when it flooded, many people drowned or had to relocate. :<

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  53. I have lots of nicknames! Some people call me Pringle, Pingelo, JP, Chip, and a lot of others that I don't remember. My last name is Pingel so that's where lots of the names came from. I think the Yellow River is called "China Sorrow" because the flood has killed so many people that live by it. Then more people build next to it for the farmland, then they get killed by he next flood.

    Jordan P2

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  54. Catherine per.1 S.S.January 14, 2010 at 5:10 PM

    Yes, I have many! My nicknames are Cate,Caty,Clatherine,C-Boo,Rockstar,Ruby,and the Evil Twin. I have earned these names by the things I do or just trying to shorten my name. The reason why the Chinese call the Yellow River "China's Sorrow" is because of the floods that kill many people that live by it.

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  55. yes i have one but i rly dont know how i got it. but i dont want to say it cuz its not a good one. they called the Yellow river the river of Sarrow becuz of all the deaths it caused
    by Cody Pugh

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  56. i have quite a few. i guess the reason people pick nicknames for me is because its too hard to spell my real name. About the yellow river... well sence it flooded every year it must have caused a lot of deaths

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  57. My nickname is willy or will. How I got is that nobody wanted to confuse me with someone else.

    Will S, P5

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  58. I don't have a nickname, and don't think I ever did. The Chinese call the Yellow River China's Sorrow because people were killed in it.
    Alex P. Period 6

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  59. Yes, most of my friends where I use to go to school, there were a lot named Christian, so they called me Chris so I would stand out. The Yellow River was called China's sorrow because it flooded a lot and it flooded crops and houses.

    Christian S. - period 5

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  60. My name is Douglas, but my friends and family all call me Doug. Sometimes my mom or my family call me Dougbug. The Yellow River got the name of China's Sorrow because it looks like a sad place.
    Doug C. period 6

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  61. I have a lot of nikenames I like momo the best but I think the sorrow river got its name because it made floods and it killed alot of
    people



    molly.c p6

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  62. I have several nicknames one is sugar because my grandma says I'm as sweeet as sugar. Another nicknames is kiraboo because it sounds like caraboo. I think the Yellow River got the nickname Sorrow because an import person die in the Yellow River.

    Kira P1

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  63. i only have one nick name and it is col and that is what my parents call me for short i think the yello river got its nickname because some one was wering a yell9 shirt when the found it.

    colby p6

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  64. yea snd my nickname is nikki!! when i was born i had two older sisters with the first names that started with a V. So to follow the pattern my parents named me what my dad wanted to name me which is Veronica. My mom wanted to name me nikki in the first place so from the day i was born i had the nickname of Nikki and i love it!!!

    -Nikki

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  65. well people call me Sophie and Soph and sometimes... Sopha but i have no intention on letting anyone call me sopha haha.

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