Why is Peggy short for Margaret?

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  1. mercanucaribe

    mercanucaribe Banned

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    I don't get it. :confused:
     
  2. dds14u

    dds14u Golden Member

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    Is it really?...
     
  3. cKGunslinger

    cKGunslinger Lifer

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    The same reason Dick is short for Richard and Bill is short for William - because it just fvcking is.
     
  4. HN

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    i thought it was marge? :confused:
     
  5. Slacker

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    Richards dick is short? how do you know and why should we care? :confused:






     
  6. Mrvile

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    Yeah I know a girl named Margaret but everyone calls her Peggy...which is teh weird.
     
  7. Bootprint

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    Then you have ted/edward or jack/john.


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


     
  8. Childs

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    Google says....

    I always like the name Peggy. Girls with that name are usually cute.
     
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    Fixed.
     
  11. spaceman

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    Margie
    Peggy is short for Pegaret
     
  12. MisterCornell

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    I thought Peg was short for Peggy, which was a name in its own right. :confused:
     
  13. Childs

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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:

    Source
     
  14. jadinolf

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    I thought it was Maggie.
     
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    Well you all need to stop thinking because you are obviosly going to hurt yourself.
     
  16. jadinolf

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    I forgot I was on ATOT.

    I'll just touch myself tonite.

    Oh yes, and I'll spell check my post.
     
  17. Mrvile

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    Why is Chazz short for Charlie?
     
  18. Eli

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    LOL..

     
  19. Slacker

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    :| Look, I just went swimming and the water was cold o.k. :|

     
  20. monzi

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    Most Margaret's are piggies......

     
  21. Rookie

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    Jack/John always boggled my mind... which one is short for which?
     
  22. sixone

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    Don't forget Harry/Henry and Hank/Henry. Of course, Bubba is short for them all.
     
  23. randal

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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.