Ive gotten some fun nicknames from people on the internet.
You all have heard the ‘PZs pitbull’ one.
But my favorite nickname EVER I got on the SciBlogs back-channel: ‘PZs epigone‘
It was meant as an insult, but I really like ‘epigone’. I pronounce it ‘eh-pee-go-nay’ in my head, like I pronounce ‘paradigm’ ‘pair-uh-dig-um’ or ‘autophagy’ ‘auto-fay-gee’. So I read these words and laugh really hard. I also laugh really hard when I hear these words used in real life, because no matter how someone pronounces it, my brain screams ‘PAIR-UH-DIG-UM-AAAAHAHAHAHAHA!’ I barely made it though a journal club where the presenter kept pronouncing ‘autophagy’ ‘auto-fay-gee’. Im weird, you know this, dont act surprised.
I like the meaning of the word, too. Im happy being an ehpeegonay. I dont want to be the gonay. Im so glad PZ is okay and isnt forcing me into gonayness, like Obi-Wan dying on Luke Skywalker. That would have really been a dick move. Plus, I dont think the US government would let me be PZs replacement. They think my mutant army of viruses is ‘cute’ because Im using it to figure out an HIV-1 vaccine. It would be harder for me to justify a mutant army of octopi 🙁
Thank you for not dying, PZ, and thank you so much for your undying support, too.
On a more humorous note: Hey, you guys remember this post? PZ Myers = Death hehehehehehehehe!