USAGE: James/Jack (was: Judajca)
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, August 27, 2002, 18:19|
Roberto Suarez Soto scripsit:
> - The christian apostol Santiago (James? Jack? I don't know how
> you call him there) is buried in Galicia, in the city that is
> named after him: Santiago de Compostela.
St. James. The fact that English "Jack" is phonetically similar to
French "Jacques" is an accident; "Jack" is a hypocoristic form of "John".
Thus my cousin John Cowan is called Jack, at least within the family,
whereas I am always John.
What is the sound of Perl? Is it not the John Cowan
sound of a [Ww]all that people have stopped firstname.lastname@example.org
banging their head against? --Larry http://www.ccil.org/~cowan