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Attn: Guitarguy

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Wikipedia article on hypocorism:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypocorism#German

 

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Hypocorisms of first names are commonly based on truncation, only keeping the first (Max) or last (Hans) syllable(s), sometimes in contracted form as these examples show. Often the ending -i is added to these truncated nameforms.

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Ignaz → Nazi (Bavarian; out of use)

 

can't really imagine why



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So that's why people always address me as "Grammar Nazi"! I have to tell them that it's out of use.

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So that's why people always address me as "Grammar Nazi"! I have to tell them that it's out of use.

Ignaz Semmelweis, the one who basically saved a legion of mothers' asses, was technically a nazi

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