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#102796 - 05/10/03 01:57 PM Re: (not so) endearing terms
Jackie Offline

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line o' type

1) I coined this I remembered, but didn't want to say. as a contraction of AnnaStrophic, which is too hard to type; A..S..p, see? Uh huh.
2) I think Faldage was kidding you for rendering it as "AsP".
Could be, doc. I used that as an example because everyone here has had a chance to see it.
3) you're entirely too sensitive
This, I know. Sometimes it's a help; sometimes it's a hindrance.

#102797 - 05/10/03 02:30 PM Well...
AnnaStrophic Offline
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Here's the thang: tsuwm coined ASp at a very appropriate moment, and to him I am indebted, because it fits every once in a little while. Yes, I wouldn't like it if someone not dear to me called me ASp. But as for those who do and know why, it's fine and good and it references and alludes and I don't know hwt-all!

#102798 - 05/10/03 10:19 PM Re: (not so) endearing terms
RubyRed Offline

Registered: 03/02/03
Posts: 104
>Helen doesn't readily lend its self to being shortened-Hell! is not a nick name(well not a desirable one!)<

I've always solved that problem, of troy, by *adding* to the name instead of shortening it, to show my fondness for the person. So, if I knew you in person, I would call you Helena or some variation of that: Helenas, Helenia, Helena-Lou, Helen Melon.....you get the general idea....

#102799 - 05/11/03 04:43 PM Re: (not so) endearing terms
Bean Offline
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Registered: 01/18/01
Posts: 1156
Yes. My husband's name is Dag - unshortenable - so I extend it instead by spelling it out, D-A-G, for a nickname.

#102800 - 05/11/03 07:33 PM Re: (not so) endearing terms
TheFallibleFiend Offline

Registered: 01/23/02
Posts: 1523
Loc: Virginia, USA

If it ameliorates the situation at all, Jackie, my kids are not allowed to call people stupid or idiots. (They're allowed to curse in their own home when we don't have younger visitors over, but they're not allowed to call anyone stupid.)

Also, the conversation has kinda gone over my head regarding the "asp" thing. I'm assuming that this has some meaning I'm not aware of.


#102801 - 05/11/03 07:52 PM Re: (not so) endearing terms
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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Registered: 06/24/02
Posts: 7210
Loc: Vermont
ah, Fal, you ol' snake-in-the-grass...

formerly known as etaoin...

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