Re: How have you gotten formatoptions+=n to work?
- A. J. Mechelynck wrote:
> Nikolai Weibull wrote:My grandparents on my mother’s side liked to call me Mikolai for some
> > How is your name Tony when you post as A. J. Mechelynck? Just curious.
> Short answer: Tony is short for Anthony.
> Long answer:
> My full identity, as registered in the French language shortly after I
> was born, is:
> Antoine Jean André Jacques Charles Henri, fils de André Louis Édouard
> Émile MECHELYNCK et de Marie Jeanne Hélène Andrée DE PAGE.
> where the part before the comma consists of my given names, and the rest
> tells who are my parents (family names in capitals). I know, I got much
> too many first names, but at that time none of my grandparents had any
> grandchildren yet, so the whole family came together to throw names at me.
> A.J. is short for Antoine Jean.
> Tony is an English familiar variant of Anthony = Antoine.
> Remarks: Many common English nicknames don't start with the same letter
> as what they stand for: for instance, Bill=William, Dick=Richard,
> Liz=Elizabeth, ... Neither is this peculiar to English; e.g. in Russian,
> Sasha=Alexander, Tonya=Anton or Anton'ya, Vanya=Ivan, Kolya=Nikolaï; in
> some Germanic languages, Hans=Johannes; etc.
reason :-) (they were Ukranian). I was having a hard time coming up
with a French or Flemish name beginning with A or J that could be
turned into Tony, but I see clearly now :-). Thanks for the
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