[LMB] Sasha OT:
howard at brazee.net
Mon Nov 1 15:23:13 GMT 2010
On 11/1/2010 8:24 AM, Katherine Collett wrote:
>> Bill for William, Dick for Richard, Peg for Margaret... Anglophones
>> > have no business whatsoever considering shortened names in other
>> > languages weird.;)
> Also, in the even weirder department, Daisy for Margaret, Polly for Mary
> ... are there others?
I've read that some of these were designed to fit old names into a
requirement to be "Christian". But I've seen a lot of British and
Aussie abbreviated words that made no sense to me.
In Spanish, Jaime (Jimmy) is short for Diego.
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