Nick nick

I do love a good nickname. I’ve posted already about Man City’s Kizito Musampa, universally known as Chris.

One of my favourite forums recently hosted a dedicated thread which threw up a few crackers:

“I have a friend whose surname is Lamb,  known to all as Legga.”

“I had a couple of uncles with nicknames; Uncle George was The Genie as he’d magically appear when a bottle was opened, and Uncle Neil was The Exorcist because when he left our house there were no spirits left.”

And, my favourite:

“We met the parents of one of our colleagues when they came down to visit. They were confused as to why everyone was calling their son “Tumble”

…… the surname was Dwyer”