[DWJ] Quoting Ania

Dorian E. Gray israfel at eircom.net
Thu Sep 21 15:12:12 EDT 2006

Paul asked...

> On Thu, 21 Sep 2006, Sally Odgers wrote:
>> My baptismal name is Sally... so I have a permanent dim.
> Oh, is 'Sally' a diminutive? What of?
It's an old diminutive of Sarah (as Molly and Polly are for Mary).

It does still occasionally crop up; I know a young woman who was christened 
Sarah Elizabeth but goes by Sally-Beth.

Until the sky falls on our heads...

Dorian E. Gray
israfel at eircom.net

"I will not trust you, I,
Nor longer stay in your curst company.
Your hands than mine are quicker for a fray;
My legs are longer though to run away."
-Wm. Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" 

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