Sven says:

Many kinds of thoughts coming up

Other names, other languages

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I thought about nicknames, that kind of nickname which is your first name in another form. In Swedish we prefer them to have two syllables. A guy named Bo becomes “Bosse” and a girl named Josephine is spoken of as “Jossan”. The English-speaking however,  most often they have only energy enough to speak ONE syllable: Ed for Edward, Meg for Margaret, and so on. How are the customs in German, French or Italian, I never really thought of it before?

Written by svensays

February 20, 2009 at 17:03

Posted in Germany, Italy, Stockholm

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