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Old 11.04.2012, 15:42
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It can also be a regional thing. In Zürich I didn't see it so much, but here.... well you're all welcome to Innerschwyz to find out what i mean.
Schnugi, I have no idea what you're talking about and I've lived in the Innerschwyz many years. In the deepest jungles of it. Among the natives and their strange dances and cooking pots.
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Well, well, well. If i would really be a guy called Jeffrey Lebowski you bet surely I wouldn't introduce myself as Jeff Lebowski or the Dude if I would go to introduce myself in the job-interview. I would be Jeffrey. In this lovely Forum among friends i dare to introduce myself as Jeff, it's up to you if you want to use it or not. Is up to the others to give me a diminutive or a nickname.

My point is: (What most of you have obviously missed)
Nickname, or Diminutive must be earned,
It doesn't make you Hansueli unless you are not called one, Hans-Ulrich.

People who give themselves diminutives and nicknames and uses those in official formalities are either: A) Deeply unhappy with their real name, or
B) Someone who doesn't want to give out their real first name, maybe got something to hide?

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C) So full of themselves.

It can also be a regional thing. In Zürich I didn't see it so much, but here.... well you're all welcome to Innerschwyz to find out what i mean.

-His Dudeness
I must be missing the point.

You would officially address yourself as Jeffrey (if that were your real name) but here you use the nickname Jeff with a bunch of internet personas whom you have never met. How have you earned your right to use a nickname here? Based on you own qualifications on how one is allowed to be addressed by nickname.....weren't we supposed to be showering together or something to get this personal?
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Old 11.04.2012, 15:49
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Well, well, well. If i would really be a guy called Jeffrey Lebowski you bet surely I wouldn't introduce myself as Jeff Lebowski or the Dude if I would go to introduce myself in the job-interview. I would be Jeffrey. In this lovely Forum among friends i dare to introduce myself as Jeff, it's up to you if you want to use it or not. Is up to the others to give me a diminutive or a nickname.

My point is: (What most of you have obviously missed)
Nickname, or Diminutive must be earned,
It doesn't make you Hansueli unless you are not called one, Hans-Ulrich.

People who give themselves diminutives and nicknames and uses those in official formalities are either: A) Deeply unhappy with their real name, or
B) Someone who doesn't want to give out their real first name, maybe got something to hide?

or

C) So full of themselves.

It can also be a regional thing. In Zürich I didn't see it so much, but here.... well you're all welcome to Innerschwyz to find out what i mean.

-His Dudeness
What just D) too complicated, long or difficult to pronounce?
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Old 11.04.2012, 15:50
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what if your boss said his nickname was 'big boy'. would you still call him by his nickname out of politeness?
Sure, as long as he called me sex kitten.
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Sure, as long as he called me sex kitten.
Can I call you Pussy instead? shorter and faster. But I think you need a certificat to earn it.

We know each other long enough, right?
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Can I call you Pussy instead? shorter and faster. But I think you need a certificat to earn it.

We know each other long enough, right?

And I thought we were friends

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pussy
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How about Fanny? Or are we back at the American or British English thread again?
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Well, well, well. If i would really be a guy called Jeffrey Lebowski you bet surely I wouldn't introduce myself as Jeff Lebowski or the Dude if I would go to introduce myself in the job-interview. I would be Jeffrey. In this lovely Forum among friends i dare to introduce myself as Jeff, it's up to you if you want to use it or not. Is up to the others to give me a diminutive or a nickname.

My point is: (What most of you have obviously missed)
Nickname, or Diminutive must be earned,
It doesn't make you Hansueli unless you are not called one, Hans-Ulrich.

People who give themselves diminutives and nicknames and uses those in official formalities are either: A) Deeply unhappy with their real name, or
B) Someone who doesn't want to give out their real first name, maybe got something to hide?

or

C) So full of themselves.

It can also be a regional thing. In Zürich I didn't see it so much, but here.... well you're all welcome to Innerschwyz to find out what i mean.

-His Dudeness
And what is so wrong about this. I never, ever use my full name and I generally slap anyone (apart from my mother ) who does. I wouldn't say I am deeply unhappy with it, it is just not the name I choose to be known by.
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And I thought we were friends

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pussy
Pussy cat, silly!
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What pisses me off is people calling women
"Fräulein ...?"

The perfect response for that is: Ja, bitte, Herrli... or Dämli





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I must be missing the point.

You would officially address yourself as Jeffrey (if that were your real name) but here you use the nickname Jeff with a bunch of internet personas whom you have never met. How have you earned your right to use a nickname here? Based on you own qualifications on how one is allowed to be addressed by nickname.....weren't we supposed to be showering together or something to get this personal?
Well I tell you a secret: Jeff Lebowski is not my nickname. It is
my alias in Englishforum. That's something else and got nothing to
do with the subject in question.


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How about Fanny? Or are we back at the American or British English thread again?
Heh, when we were younger my Oma came to visit us from the US, and being in NZ, we thought of fanny in the English sense. She made a gift to all us kids of belt bags, which she then called "fanny-packs" and couldn't understand why we were all laughing our childish little heads off!
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Well I tell you a secret: Jeff Lebowski is not my nickname. It is
my alias in Englishforum. That's something else and got nothing to
do with the subject in question.


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This whole thread is becoming a dud.
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And what is so wrong about this. I never, ever use my full name and I generally slap anyone (apart from my mother ) who does. I wouldn't say I am deeply unhappy with it, it is just not the name I choose to be known by.
If you are so unsatisfied with your real first name why don't you
have it changed? Nowadays nobody have to suffer from that. It's a mistake
someone else made, but you can fix it.

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Old 11.04.2012, 16:06
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...It is sick and bothers me that culture which is build on everyone calling each other SIE, at the same time they introduce themselves with their nickname...
If someone introduces themselves with their nickname - i.e. Hi, I'm NotAllThereli - then surely you'd be dealing with du, not Sie? In fact, the only people I work with who insist on Sie, also insist on surname.
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I think you'll find mirfield wasn't the quickest off the starting line this time.









In fact the true nickname following his logic would be........ mi mi
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Heh, when we were younger my Oma came to visit us from the US, and being in NZ, we thought of fanny in the English sense. She made a gift to all us kids of belt bags, which she then called "fanny-packs" and couldn't understand why we were all laughing our childish little heads off!
The first time we went to stay with friends in Colorado to ski, I had a massive head over heels tumble going down bumps and our friend said 'Oh dear Odile's fallen on her fanny!' I was quite shocked. Mind you, I really shocked people in a bar in NY, on by 50th BD, when I exclaimed that I was 'dying for a fag'. You live and learn - great fun.
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Well I tell you a secret: Jeff Lebowski is not my nickname. It is
my alias in Englishforum. That's something else and got nothing to
do with the subject in question.


-Duder
Gosh. I'm glad you cleared that up. Maybe you didn't notice the part where I said "if that were your real name".

We all know your real name is Canadian Dude. Dude.

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I must be missing the point.

You would officially address yourself as Jeffrey (if that were your real name) but here you use the nickname Jeff with a bunch of internet personas whom you have never met. How have you earned your right to use a nickname here? Based on you own qualifications on how one is allowed to be addressed by nickname.....weren't we supposed to be showering together or something to get this personal?
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Old 11.04.2012, 16:15
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If you are so unsatisfied with your real first name why don't you
have it changed? Nowadays nobody have to suffer from that. It's a mistake
someone else made, but you can fix it.

-Mr Lebowski
Is that not, exactly what the Stadtspresident is trying to do

And I haven't changed my name because a) I don't want to as it is the name my parents chose for me, and b) it's not legally possible to do so. So I just choose to call myself by the shortened version.
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