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Name Abbrevs ( was Re: North Wind and Sun in Obrenje)+

From:bnathyuw <bnathyuw@...>
Date:Sunday, August 18, 2002, 16:19
 --- Arthaey Angosii <arthaey@...> wrote: >
> -- > Arthaey, whose nickname could be "Arth" but never > "Art" :) >
very important, how you abbreviate names. mine gets variously abbreviated to Mat, Matt and Maff ( the latter being my preferred . . . was what my brother called me when he was little ) my brother has a friend called Richard whose name get shortened to Chard [tS@d], which is rather nice. my brother himself is Nicholas, Nick or Nish ( which is what we called him when he was little to take the piss out of his accend ) for good abbreviations tho, my aunt, who goes by the juggernaut name of Laetitia Brocklebank ( yes, really ), abbreviates to Laete, which is very nice as it's also a latin word ( the adverb 'happily' ). that said, MAFF was of course the uk ministry of agriculture fisheries and food ( and hence the source of the expression 'shut your ministry'='shut your maff' where /m&f/ is the london pronunciation of 'mouth' oops, been rabbiting on a bit. will shut up bn __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts


John Cowan <jcowan@...>