[DWJ] In which I satisfy the curious (I hope!)

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 21 03:36:00 EDT 2006



--- Minnow <minnow at belfry.org.uk> wrote:

> >On Wed, Sep 20, 2006 at 05:56:40PM +0200, Gili
> Bar-Hillel wrote:
> >
> >>I can think of several Russian men's names that
> end in "a", like Mischa,
> >>Illya, Kolya, Sascha...
> 
> Roger pointed out:
> 
> >All of them diminutive or familiar forms, I
> believe.
> 
> I'll trouble you to keep your diminutive and
> familiar Russian men under
> control, please.
> 
> This is getting like something out of Beachcomber. 
> Do these vertically
> challenged Russians have red beards?
>
When I was in Huntingdon I was most disapointed not to
find a copy of "The Book of Huntingdonshire Cabmen"

Jon

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