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By the way, tell us about that user name. Isophorone is the name of a chemical used as a solvent. It is highly objectionably environmentally, as I recall and has a particularly obnoxious odor.

So how does one get to be isophorone?

Isophorone is also known as 3,5,5,-trimethyl-2-cyclohexen-1-one. This name was too long for a Fool name, but, fortunately, "isophorone" was still available! I am sure the Fool will start a "Chemical Nomenclature" Message Board soon. :-)

In real life, I am an environmental engineer. I was working on this project having to do with various solvents, one of which is isophorone. We found that many of them, including isophorone, are rather obscure in their uses as a solvent. Unfortunately, an environmentalist group sued. I thought this was so silly that I adopted the name "isophorone" as my nom de plume.

If you are having a particularly sleepless night, you can look up the following decision from the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit:

If you don't want to read this, I'll spoil the ending by letting you know that the plaintiffs by a vote of 3-0, came out second best in the litigation.

OK, now back to retirement planning!
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