Some nicknames were nice, some were weird and some made you ask how the hell he got that nickname? :-)
Among all nicknames, which I could remember...
The one which is very hard to spell out belongs to Ahmad Rezany.. how to spell 'Je.. or is it Jze or Tse.. I give up!
Some were just short or simplified form
Then, we have animals... Kude, Unta (D7), Boye, Pacat, Kambing (D60 - pernah lah), Itik (D70), Boon..
Some were their hometown... Kechor
Some were famous characters associated with their personality or appearance... Mail Kerbau, Mat Sentul, Tok Mudin - tapi mamat ni Form One baru bersunat kan?, Mamak (betul ke kategori ni), Uncle David, PATA (famous character circa 1986), Judge Dredd (kat mata ke sama?), Tanggang (derhaka pada siapa mamat ni?)....
This is bit harsh... some nicknames were based on their physical appearance... Kenit, which evolved over time to Knick as he grow taller, Gumox
And there were some nicknames banned in their hometown... Poen hang laaa D97 and the made-famous Java name, Tommy...
Names I don't know how they came into the storybook, guys please help... Neno - was it because of his 'weng'ness, Spanar - no clue, Bob - sikit tak logik, BOB usually for the big sized people but when the name evolved to Bob Puyu, it does make sense, Hongue - ni lagi satu nick pakai taruh je ke sebab don't want to be left out and considered bell, Gobek (D98), Janda - pernah kah dia diceraikan oleh suaminya?
And some, as mentioned before, survived without any nickname. Maybe their names are simply unique - no alteration needed. Or are they just bell?! Offfff!!! But some may already have their scientific names or something they created in their final year
Or shall we start thinking of nicknames for... Hardy, Reza (was Regatta an official nickname?), Zaini, Sarimi, Zahlan, Najib (D42), Sudin, Hakim, Jamil, Aris, Sadat - dia ni bell ke, Rihan - may I suggest Rihanna, Qaiser, Ainan...
...or maybe those without nickname tu yang jambu-jambu like D55
But the most vulgar nickname has evolved into the most famous one... Kimak - macam mana boleh evolved into Norman Hakim?
* this entry is just for fun, and sesiapa yang terasa or terleft out tu, jangan ambil hati... dah 14 tahun, can't remember everyone's nickname