You Know You’re Greek When… Your Name Is Too Long for Twitter

9 Sep

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You know you’re Greek when your name is too long for Twitter.

I’m several years late to the game, but I finally signed up for Twitter.  I’ve been Tweeting for other companies for a while, so I figured it was about time I bit the bullet and created my own personal account, as in “These Tweets are my own opinions and do not represent anyone but myself.”   I mean, I was already on Google+ for crying out loud.  Why not join Twitter too?

Okay, but here’s the rub: my multisyllabic Greek last name is too long for Twitter!  And I don’t just mean too long for the Twitter handle; I mean too long for my profile name.

That means, you can now follow me as @StephanieNiko on Twitter.

It’s probably better in the long run.  I bet you can’t spell my last name correctly anyway.

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6 Responses to “You Know You’re Greek When… Your Name Is Too Long for Twitter”

  1. JHaeske September 10, 2011 at 8:08 am #

    Thanks Stephanie, I just did, although I myself am not a heavy (sorry can’t spell out the word, hate it) t…..
    Have a good weekend!
    J

  2. Linda Kriegsmann September 11, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    Yes I do hear you …. As a half-Greek American I was 12 years old before I learned the proper pronunciation of our name when my Greek grandfather taught me the right way to say it. It wasn’t so much the length of my name (9 letters) that caused all my teachers to stop at Linda C—— before helplessly scanning around the classroom for me to identify myself. Sometimes I did and sometimes I didn’t.

    • Stephanie Nikolopoulos September 11, 2011 at 10:21 pm #

      I know exactly what you mean! Why should they get off the hook without even trying? Is it so hard to make an effort to pronounce someone’s name and learn how to say it correctly?

  3. Linda Kriegsmann September 11, 2011 at 1:42 pm #

    I can’t spell your name but I can say it with the proper Greek voice inflection!!

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