I became smitten with the word spleen back in Anatomy & Physiology class. Something about it made me laugh. Plus, the spleen is a filtering organ, and I am constantly filtering life experiences into words. The "ess" part feminizes it (and was also available, since everyone else already took "spleen" as a username).
I'm not the only one with spleenophilia. There's a whole Usenet group, alt.spleen, including the infamously humorous spleen FAQ which I encourage you to read. It addresses pressing issues such as:
- What did Ricky say when Lucy came home with an extra spleen?
- Who has the most spleens?
- When I die, should I convert my spleen to binary?
- Continue to alt.spleen FAQ.