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will - bill dilemma

 
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why do they call "William" as Bill, would'nt it be intuitive to call "William" as "Will".
why do they call "Robert" as "Bob", would'nt it be easier to call "Rob".
Any clue folks :-)
 
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and Richard -> "Dick",
and James -> "Jim"
and James -> "Jamie"
Just us crazy and lazy english speaking folk!
 
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Yeah, and isn't it amazing how William has so many diff. nicknames?
William: Will, Willy, Wilbur, Bill, Billy, Bilbo
What name has the most?
 
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John -> Jack
Henry -> Hank
 
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Ivan -> John :roll:
Margarita -> Map (JR folk talk)
Thomas -> Paul (oh, that one I just made up...)
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[ August 20, 2002: Message edited by: Shura Balaganov ]
 
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I didn't know Richard and Dick are the same until I read Feynman's book
 
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