[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.
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