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CHAT: Middle Initials

From:Dan Jones <feuchard@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 13, 2001, 16:45
I've noticed something. Loads of American names have an initial in the
middle, like Raymond E Feist, Kathlyn S Starbuck and even our own David E
Bell. Whereas over here we don't do this. Generally we just ignore our
middle names, and consequently a random letter in the middle of the name
looks weird to me. To me Daniel B Jones looks slightly pretentious. So, a
question for you over on the other side of the pond, why do you do it?

Daniel B Jones

Ka yokonáu iti báyan: "cas'alyá abhiyo".

Ka tso iti mantabayan: "yama zaláyá
alánekayam la s'alika, cas'alika; ka yama
yavarryekayan arannáam la vácika, labekayam
vácika, ka ali cas'alyeko vanotira."
Dan Jones


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