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Why the formality?
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steve19438    Posted 09-22-2004 at 09:16:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
when i started coaching little league baseball about 10 years i was suprised that so many kids did NOT call themselves by the shortened version of their name. eg, david not dave, alexnander not alex, stewart not stew, harold not harry, steven not steve, michael not mike, etc.
none of my neices or nephews call their kids by the shortened version of a name. what gives with this formality when it seems like our society in general is slipping into the gutter.


Jim(MO)    Posted 09-22-2004 at 12:01:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Some young friends of ours have a darling little girl, about 10 months old now. Names Madeline,I made the mistake of calling her Maddie one day. Still haven't heard the last of it.


Grove r    Posted 09-22-2004 at 10:29:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Perhaps a resurgence into the old Victorian attitude....there was a time when people of my age were chastized for our Victorian behavior, ie; correct table manners were paramount, and still are, be it to a lesser degree....personal hygiene, appropriate dress, for the occasion... neat and tidy as will allow, proper protocal in mixed company....and the list goes on...usualy the poo pooer type of people have no moral standard to live by....at least we do have some code of moral conduct to follow. My Mother would never call us boys by anything other than the complete and full name we were given, my name, to her, was "Ronald", and nothing less, it was only after I started high school that the name was shortened to Ron. and not by myself, but, by a teacher, English no less. I added my middle initial after I entered into the labour force, due to two others in the too near area that had the same name....so the "E" is just a "specific" part of my name. Friends call me "Ron.", or "Ron.E.".....[Ronnie], any of these is acceptable....even "Ronald" if you so choose....I say "hale" to the little boogers.... let them have their day in the sun! have a gooder R.E.L.


Jet9N    Posted 09-22-2004 at 11:06:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mother called you Ronald? How often was "Ronald"
followed by your middle name? That's usually not
good news. LOL

Jet


Grove r    Posted 09-22-2004 at 13:53:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Always, without fail...middle name in combo was reserved for more severe situations.....seem to remember putting the lights out for a gander for a few minutes with the slingshot, that got the full verbal barage.....amoungst other situations that would make todays society tremble.....have a gooder, R.E.L.


JAMES LEWIS !!!!!    Posted 09-22-2004 at 11:59:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's usually Jim but mom had a way of saying that along with her "look". Never laid a hand on me, didn't have to with that combo.


steve19438    Posted 09-22-2004 at 11:12:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i hear that one!!!


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