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23111Ignac to Jim

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  • nilo3rak
    Aug 6, 2009
      Working in the mines of western Pennsylvania, my grandfather became Jim. I always supposed it was easier and quicker for some of the managers to say, "Jim" instead of Ignac.

      I found other instances of the Jim to Ignac transition. Renaming in this case seems to be an American cultural response in favor of a one-syllable name. On the other hand, perhaps grandfather felt more American with his new name.
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