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MurraysWorld  >  Andy Talk  >  "The Tradesman" nickname - keep or not
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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%)
Total Voters: 33

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"The Tradesman" nickname - keep or not

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Lol Caz  lol
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i prefer artisan, specialist or technician
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or ingenious or wizard
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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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Technician is a much more accurate nickname.
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ABF
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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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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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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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ABF
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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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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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dex
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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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Caz
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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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dex
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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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Caz
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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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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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