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Old May 12th, 2004, 07:56 PM   #1
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What's the origin of the nickname 'momo'?

Is this something her english-speaking fans adopted or it is derived from French?

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Old May 12th, 2004, 08:01 PM   #2
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One of the french-speaking posters on one of the unofficial fanpage either pasted/transcribed an article or reported that s/he'd read in an article that Amelie had been nicknamed "Momo" by her friends/tennis aquaintances at the time (it was back in 99/00, so my memory is fuzzy)

It caught on with a bunch of us who started using it on multiple boards - and it has so many fun derivations (Momosapien - thank you Brian Stewart! - Momosexual....) I don't know taht I'd be able to stop using it if we found out the original poster was wrong
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From what I know, it's from her last name - pronounced MO-res-MO, hence Momo
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Momosexual? Lol...that´s a really interesting word...
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What exatly would a Momo sexual be????
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One of the french-speaking posters on one of the unofficial fanpage either pasted/transcribed an article or reported that s/he'd read in an article that Amelie had been nicknamed "Momo" by her friends/tennis aquaintances at the time (it was back in 99/00, so my memory is fuzzy)

It caught on with a bunch of us who started using it on multiple boards - and it has so many fun derivations (Momosapien - thank you Brian Stewart! - Momosexual....) I don't know taht I'd be able to stop using it if we found out the original poster was wrong
he he. 'momosexual'. that's funny.

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From what I know, it's from her last name - pronounced MO-res-MO, hence Momo

aah, ok. that makes sense.
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Old May 12th, 2004, 08:23 PM   #8
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What exatly would a Momo sexual be????
Saddened that she no longer plays in shorts
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It´s just a fun word, coming from Homosexual, in this case it´s Momosexual...that´s really funny. I have a lot of gay friends, maybe I will come up with some new names for them
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Actually momos are Tibetan dumplings, ie. Dim Sum.


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did she used to play without shorts? her babysuit?
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Actually momos are Tibetan dumplings, ie. Dim Sum.


Mmmmmmm yes, she is a dumpling alright
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Mmmmmmm yes, she is a dumpling alright
I'm not kidding..lol they really ARE dumplings.. I've been to this place:

http://www.themenupage.com/cafetibetfood.html
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