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Robert Francis O’Rourke’s nickname

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:03 am
by Windy Wilson
I want to know more about the fabulist presidential candidate Beto’s nickname and how he truly acquired it.
If he was named by his parents’ housekeeper, why wasn’t he nicknamed, “Tito”, or “Little Bit”, as a friend of my brother was called by practically everyone, into college.
If it was his own housekeeper who gave him the nickname, what does his wife think about their housekeeper giving him a nickname? What does it really mean? Has the housekeeper had any children who have an uncanny resemblance to him like Schwarzenegger’s housekeeper did?

Re: Robert Francis O’Rourke’s nickname

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:24 am
by BDK
Beto is a common nickname for someone named Robert in S. TX

Re: Robert Francis O’Rourke’s nickname

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:55 am
by Langenator
His father was a judge (which is, allegedly, how he got off from a DWI Causes Accident and attempting to leave the scene with barely a slap on the wrist) and had political ambitions for his son. Story is, the senior O'Rourke gave his son the nickname (instead of, you know, Bob/Bobb or Rob/Robby) in order to appeal more to El Paso large number of Hispanic voters.

Re: Robert Francis O’Rourke’s nickname

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:37 pm
by HTRN
BDK wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:24 am
Beto is a common nickname for someone named Robert in S. TX
Somehow, "Shithead" seems more appropriate. ;)

Re: Robert Francis O’Rourke’s nickname

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:13 pm
by Vonz90
HTRN wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:37 pm
BDK wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:24 am
Beto is a common nickname for someone named Robert in S. TX
Somehow, "Shithead" seems more appropriate. ;)
...looking for the like button

Re: Robert Francis O’Rourke’s nickname

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:47 pm
by MarkD
HTRN wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:37 pm
BDK wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:24 am
Beto is a common nickname for someone named Robert in S. TX
Somehow, "Shithead" seems more appropriate. ;)

But if you're talking about politicians and say "Shithead" the question arises "Which one?"

Re: Robert Francis O’Rourke’s nickname

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:55 am
by HTRN
MarkD wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:47 pm
HTRN wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:37 pm
BDK wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:24 am
Beto is a common nickname for someone named Robert in S. TX
Somehow, "Shithead" seems more appropriate. ;)

But if you're talking about politicians and say "Shithead" the question arises "Which one?"
All of them. :ugeek: :evil:

Re: Robert Francis O’Rourke’s nickname

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:29 pm
by BDK
Oh, I'm sure he had all manner of nicknames, which were not going to be used by mass media...

Re: Robert Francis O’Rourke’s nickname

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:09 pm
by blackeagle603
I keep hearing "Beta".

I know he's saying Beto but is comes across as Beta everytime.

Re: Robert Francis O’Rourke’s nickname

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:54 am
by Langenator
The correct pronunciation is Beh-to, not Bay-to.

I live in Texas, and was seeing signs for months and months before the last election, and pronouncing it Bay-to in my head, until I happened to have the local news on one day about October.

I have seen internet bloggers refer to him as "Beta O'Dork."