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Old 09-08-2005, 06:11 PM   #1
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I don't get it.
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Old 09-08-2005, 06:12 PM   #2
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Is it really?...
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Old 09-08-2005, 06:12 PM   #3
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The same reason Dick is short for Richard and Bill is short for William - because it just fvcking is.
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Old 09-08-2005, 06:14 PM   #4
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i thought it was marge?
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Old 09-08-2005, 06:14 PM   #5
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The same reason Dick is short for Richard and Bill is short for William - because it just fvcking is.
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Old 09-08-2005, 06:16 PM   #6
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Yeah I know a girl named Margaret but everyone calls her Peggy...which is teh weird.
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Old 09-08-2005, 06:16 PM   #7
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Default Why is Peggy short for Margaret?

Then you have ted/edward or jack/john.


'Are you there God? It's me Peggy' doesn't sound as nice.


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Old 09-08-2005, 06:16 PM   #8
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Default Why is Peggy short for Margaret?

Google says....

I always like the name Peggy. Girls with that name are usually cute.
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Old 09-08-2005, 06:19 PM   #9
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Old 09-08-2005, 06:20 PM   #10
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Old 09-08-2005, 06:21 PM   #11
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Margie
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Old 09-08-2005, 06:25 PM   #12
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I thought Peg was short for Peggy, which was a name in its own right.
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Old 09-08-2005, 06:40 PM   #13
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Which I'm sure is related to Margaret. All these variations basically mean pearl in Greek. One interesting possible origin on Peggy:

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'Peggy' was a vernacular term for a naval dockyard mess attendant and messenger who waited on the workers. I can't speak for the Royal Navy but for some reason it became translated to merchant ships.

In its primary derivation it alluded to female crew members who passed shot and gunpowder and tended wounded sailors. The word derives from 'Peg', a diminutive of 'Margaret' which was the most popular female name at the time.

The term later connoted effeminacy. There was also inherent in the term an innuendo of disability, the job usually falling to a person otherwise unable to pursue his trade because of injury, i.e. 'peg-leg' (OED).

I know of no local accent in the British Isles which could possibly render 'pug' as 'peggy'. Try Baltimore.
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i thought it was marge?
I thought it was Maggie.
Well you all need to stop thinking because you are obviosly going to hurt yourself.
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i thought it was marge?
I thought it was Maggie.
Well you all need to stop thinking because you are obviosly going to hurt yourself.
I forgot I was on ATOT.

I'll just touch myself tonite.

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Why is Chazz short for Charlie?
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Old 09-08-2005, 07:36 PM   #18
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The same reason Dick is short for Richard and Bill is short for William - because it just fvcking is.
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Old 09-08-2005, 08:24 PM   #20
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Most Margaret's are piggies......

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Jack/John always boggled my mind... which one is short for which?
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Don't forget Harry/Henry and Hank/Henry. Of course, Bubba is short for them all.
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Old 09-08-2005, 09:35 PM   #23
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Jack = short for Johnathan.

edit - John F. Kennedy was known as Mattress Jack - and went by Jack in general - in Florida because of his philanderous ways.
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