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#29639 - 10/11/01 06:27 PM  
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#29640 - 10/11/01 07:07 PM Re: Redundantly tautological pleonastic names  
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keiva, haven't you figured it out yet? you always end up interacting with the women on the board! the glue to gender are sometimes subtle... but you always miss them!

actually it kind of nice.. it not only doesn't mattter if you are a dog on the internet, it also doesn't matter if you are a bitch!


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#29643 - 10/12/01 01:09 AM Re: Redundantly tautological pleonastic names  
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Query: how is the name Beryl actually pronounced? I've never met anyone with that name, and the only ref. I've ever seen to pronouncing it involved the characters' gales of laughter at the pronunciation "barrel". The only alternative I can think of is something like buh-RILL.
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#29645 - 10/12/01 02:17 AM Re: Redundantly tautological pleonastic names  
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#29646 - 10/12/01 05:57 AM Re: Redundantly tautological pleonastic names  
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Query: how is the name Beryl actually pronounced? I've never met anyone with that name, and the only ref. I've ever seen to pronouncing it involved the characters' gales of laughter at the pronunciation "barrel". The only alternative I can think of is something like buh-RILL.


It was only at this point in the thread that I had the faintest idea what you were all going on about. To me the first syllable in beryl is nothing like the first syllable in barrel. Don't the rest of you make any difference between, for example, bet and bat? The difference between beryl and barrel is exactly the same.


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#29647 - 10/12/01 10:57 AM Re: Redundantly tautological pleonastic names  
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I remember a girl from my school days whose name fits:

Fiona White

I recall from the book I looked up at the time that "Fiona" came from the Scottish (Gaelic?) and meant white.

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#29648 - 10/12/01 11:00 AM Re: Redundantly tautological pleonastic names  
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There's some Greek island where the people whose names, when Anglicised, come out as repititious.

eg Peter Peters (former sports commentator in Sydney(?))

Mick Michaels (the Lord Mayor of Perth, WA)

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