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Re: CHAT: Shorter forms of names (was: Re: Russian names ...)

From:taliesin the storyteller <taliesin@...>
Date:Thursday, February 3, 2000, 11:53
* Christophe Grandsire ( [000203 12:15]:
> At 18:51 02/02/00 +0100, you wrote: > > > >There used to be a French sit-com on national tv... ooh can't > >remember the name, but there was a 'Cri-cri' there, is that short for > >Christophe or Christian? > > And don't tell me you had "Hélène et les garçons"! (it's the name of the > French sitcom you were looking for).
Oh yes... I was wondering about the original title. It was known as "Helene og gutta" here... there's another french one now but I only catch some glimpses from time to time so I have no idea what it's about. Believe it or not, we sometimes discussed "Hélène et les garçons" in the French-lessons (my fourth 'official' language, can't remember much tho') but that's simply because there is so little French in Norwegian media you have to suffice with what little there is...
> For the time it was famous in France, I began to be called "Cri-cri > d'amour" by everyone! It was so stupid a surname! (well, it was such > a stupid sitcom that it couldn't be otherwise)
I agree 100% on both.
> Anyway, it's a possible short form, but with a too heavy past to be > used nowadays :) .
Oh well :) so, <torture>Cri-Cri</torture>, you'll hafta keep looken'. ObLang: My real life name *is* a short-form, it can't be shortened further either. t.