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Question: Use this nickname?
Yes - it's OK - 3 (9.1%)
No - not on yer nellie.  Drop it! - 25 (75.8%)
Not really bothered. - 5 (15.2%)
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"The Tradesman" nickname - keep or not

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Re: "The Tradesman" nickname - keep or not « Reply #30 on: August 17, 2013, 10:21 AM »
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Lol Caz  lol
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Re: "The Tradesman" nickname - keep or not « Reply #31 on: August 17, 2013, 02:27 PM »
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i prefer artisan, specialist or technician
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Re: "The Tradesman" nickname - keep or not « Reply #32 on: August 17, 2013, 02:29 PM »
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or ingenious or wizard
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Re: "The Tradesman" nickname - keep or not « Reply #33 on: August 17, 2013, 03:18 PM »
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Andy, Murray or The Scot but not "The Tradesmen".  References to Dunblane are fine but please please not "The Dunblane destroyer" which has been suggested. This revives unhappy, memories of 17 years ago.
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Re: "The Tradesman" nickname - keep or not « Reply #34 on: August 17, 2013, 03:27 PM »
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Technician is a much more accurate nickname.
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Re: "The Tradesman" nickname - keep or not « Reply #35 on: August 18, 2013, 09:10 PM »
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Really?? ..... any more working class and underwhelming job titles we can give him? ...The groundsman....The Butler.... Fed's bag carrier....  Rafa's sandwich boy...

Jeez..... the guy is an elite sportsperson.
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Re: "The Tradesman" nickname - keep or not « Reply #36 on: August 18, 2013, 09:38 PM »
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tech·ni·cian  (tk-nshn)
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An expert in a technique, as:
a. One whose occupation requires training in a specific technical process: an electronics technician; an automotive technician.
b. One who is known for skill in an intellectual or artistic technique.

ABF there are more than one meaning for a technician, (b) i think desribes murray quite well
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Re: "The Tradesman" nickname - keep or not « Reply #37 on: August 18, 2013, 09:53 PM »
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I'm with ABF, this discussion is becoming ridiculous. When someone writes about the Joker, Frauderer or Birdman, the nickname is obvious or can be worked out but technician could, if it is appropriate at all, be any professional tennis player.
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Re: "The Tradesman" nickname - keep or not « Reply #38 on: August 19, 2013, 12:38 AM »
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tech·ni·cian  (tk-nshn)
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An expert in a technique, as:
a. One whose occupation requires training in a specific technical process: an electronics technician; an automotive technician.
b. One who is known for skill in an intellectual or artistic technique.

ABF there are more than one meaning for a technician, (b) i think desribes murray quite well

Thanks for the copy/ paste.... Im fully aware of what a technician is ... Ive been a professional engineer for 20 yrs.

A Technician whether in scientific or engineering terms is qualified to Associate Diploma level or less. A scientist or engineer is a undergraduate degree level  or higher ed qualified .... and so whilst there is dual meaning as per dict quote...most people associate a tech with the criteria ive stated. That is why i believe it is an underwhelming nickname for someone who has reached the pinnacle of his sport.

Anyhooo ...movin on
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Re: "The Tradesman" nickname - keep or not « Reply #39 on: August 19, 2013, 08:28 AM »
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It doesn't really make sense for routine use, plus it's longer than "Andy", so kind-of pointless.

I don't mind if it's occasional and used if the term makes sense for that context.  So if the user is trying to make the point that Andy is using the tools at his disposal for a routine job, but it's so un-inspiring when used on its own.
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Re: "The Tradesman" nickname - keep or not « Reply #40 on: August 19, 2013, 03:46 PM »
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Now that Andy Roddick has retired, lets call Andy Murray: "Andy". Nice and short (as Sparkle suggests) and we all know who is being referred too!
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Re: "The Tradesman" nickname - keep or not « Reply #41 on: August 19, 2013, 03:55 PM »
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Now that Andy Roddick has retired, lets call Andy Murray: "Andy". Nice and short (as Sparkle suggests) and we all know who is being referred too!
Well, most of us do anyway....most of the time!  yes
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Re: "The Tradesman" nickname - keep or not « Reply #42 on: August 19, 2013, 04:06 PM »
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Well, most of us do anyway....most of the time!  yes
Exactly, that’s my point. Why change it!
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Re: "The Tradesman" nickname - keep or not « Reply #43 on: August 19, 2013, 05:35 PM »
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Some people like to have their own nicknames for him! Live and let live is my view.......They're harming nobody!
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Re: "The Tradesman" nickname - keep or not « Reply #44 on: August 19, 2013, 05:56 PM »
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Some people have like to have their own nicknames for him! Live and let live is my view.......They're harming nobody!

Well said!! People can use what they like. Its a free world
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