Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Carper Former Known as McTage

So what is up with the McTage thing anyways?   Who in the flock of seagulls is McTage?  And who do you think you are, Prince?  I agree - it is weird.  It is confusing.  It is a little odd.  It is, however, me.

My full name is Trevor McTage Tanner because my father is a bit of a duck.  Odd duck that is.  Before I was born he was pondering names and invented McTage (pronounced McTegg) out of the hippy nether.  His favorite politician was named McSomethingOrOther and he wanted to put a tag on me.  Thus McTage.

He intended McTage as my first name.  Wiser heads prevailed at birth but weirder heads won out over time and I went exclusively by the nickname "Tage" (Pronounced like Tegg) for most of my life.  I stuck with it through thick and thin and baffled teachers and bullies and you name it.  I didn't switch to "Trevor" until I was 24 years old and figured out that both co-workers and women would always find it less confusing.

On the internet I have always been the one and only "McTage" though, and that is simply how I think of myself.  In my own head Trevor Tanner is almost just a nickname.  Tage or McTage is just who I am.

8 comments:

  1. I thought it was just common usage not to expose ones real moniker. Great story!

    Gregg

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  2. Whoa whoa whoaaah... what should your carping buddies call you?

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    1. Good question. You can call me "shot stealing scym". Or whatever you want really.

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  3. I'm still confused. I'm partial to Mc Snagger myself.

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    1. How's about McFly. Knick name of a knick name with a nice 80s pop-culture reference thrown in.

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    1. My name is..what, my name is...what, my name is..what

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