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Old May 12 2009, 09:38 PM   #1605
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His wife got "the planet" in the divorce and his bones were all that she left him.
Which is a dumb way to get a nickname. Furthered by the fact that for decades the explanation was that it was derived from the military nick name for a doctor - Sawbones.
Oh come on, nicknames are inherently dumb, that is the nature of things.
Nicknames are usually rediculous names given by friends, rarely are they thought out.
I had a nickname as a kid, that I don't even know where it came from, I don't know what it means, and I was not called it for years, but still people occasionally, just out of no where, call me it. So calling someone Bones, because he says all he has left are his bones makes a lot more sense than a lot of nicknames.
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