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#78308 08/20/02 11:38 PM
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re: My Granny is named Rose-Aimée

and my grand daughter is Beatrice Rose.. but some times i hear my son calling her Bea! I think she should be Beatrice Rose.. as a child I was Helen Mary.. except for my best friend grandmother who always insisted on Helen Mary Bernadette Patricia... now day i say "no middle name" and don't use any of them. i even changed my passport, since my first one, as a child, had me as Helen Mary.


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My daughter is named Zoe. While growing up in Mexico, many people would ask her to repeat her name. Finally, she solved that problem by standing with one hand on her hip and pointing and shaking her finger saying Zeta-Oh-Eh, Zoe, whenever anyone asked her name. Now there are several young women in their early twenties with the name Zoe running around Mexico. I think we started something. My son's name is Nicolás. There was a character on TV in Cd. Juárez, a clown much like Bozo, whose name was Nico Lico. That was my son's nickname for years. We also called him Nicolás Emiliano Zapata, Emiliano being his legitimate middle name. He used to introduce himself that way when he was young. In his senior year of high school, he took to signing his name that way. He has gone by "Nic" for about 10 years now.


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Xavierine - pronounced za-vyay-reene - as an example, has never had her name spelled correctly by anybody

So how is it spelled? Oh, I suppose you can't tell us though, can you?


#78311 08/21/02 12:49 AM
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Xavierine - pronounced za-vyay-reene - as an example, has never had her name spelled correctly by anybody

So how is it spelled? Oh, I suppose you can't tell us though, can you?


Certainement, notre cher ramasseur des poux de tête ist in muy goede form today.


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notre cher ramasseur des poux de tête ist in muy goede form today

Eu ne puedo pas resist.


#78313 08/22/02 09:53 PM
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>>Certainement, notre cher ramasseur des poux de tête ist in muy goede form today.

Wow, a trilingual zinger. Merci sjm and monsieur Faldage.



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Certainement, notre cher ramasseur des poux de tête ist in muy goede form today.

Français
Deutsch
Español
Nederlands
English

Would polylingual be a better term, or is there a word that expresses five languages used? Did I miss any?


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pentalingual?


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Français
Deutsch
Español
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English

And I added
Portuguesa or
Rätoromanisch (Vallader)


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Well, the whole thang is referred to as Europanto, much beloved by Faldage, Hyla, sjm and myself, among others (look out, Esperanto!!)

http://www.quinion.com/words/turnsofphrase/tp-eur2.htm


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