|Date: ||Sat, 29 Aug 2009 15:01:10 -0700|
|Reply-To: ||Paul Dorfman <sashole@BELLSOUTH.NET>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Paul Dorfman <sashole@BELLSOUTH.NET>|
|Subject: ||Re: OT: Sobriquet|
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Wow. When something like this happens (i.e. a celebrity and/or prominent politician dies), I completely abstain from TV and radio at least a number of days depending on perceived magnitude of the "coverage" - this pretty much guarantees that my ability to contain the gag reflex can cope with its residue, although I must admit that in some cases (notably, Princess Diana) even a week is utterly insufficient.
As to the question whether "Teddy" is a sobriquet for "Edward" - well, yes, absolutely. However, I do no think it is a sobriquet for Edward Kennedy as a whole in the same sense as "Papa" was one for Ernest Hemingway.
Kind regards------------------Paul DorfmanJax, FL------------------
--- On Fri, 8/28/09, Mary <mlhoward@AVALON.NET> wrote:
From: Mary <mlhoward@AVALON.NET>
Subject: Re: OT: Sobriquet
Date: Friday, August 28, 2009, 10:42 PM
Ok, finally had time to look up the definition:
A sobriquet is a nickname or a fancy name, usually a familiar name, distinct from a pseudonym assumed as a disguise, but a nickname which is familiar enough such that it can be used in place of a real name without the need of explanation
OK, I'm an Irish Catholic from Boston (but far away currently from all of those things, but still watching
the Edward Kennedy Irish Wake on C-Span tonight, after a four-hour ride "home" from my job in Minneapolis to my
house in Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
Would "Teddy" be considered a sobriquet??
--- sashole@BELLSOUTH.NET wrote:
From: Paul Dorfman <sashole@BELLSOUTH.NET>
Subject: Re: OT: Sobriquet
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 17:06:03 -0400
One can only be proud to find himself in Ray's linguistic company. (Ah,
distinctly I remember... how he wrote down "Propaedeutic Paul" on a sheet
of paper to put a name to my face during SAS Bowl at 2003 SUGI in
Seattle.) And of course Ray (and other long-timers) have surely pioneered
use of many linguistic pearls on SAS-L, all the more that in the
antediluvian March of 1995 I did not even know SAS-L existed...
On Fri, 28 Aug 2009 14:51:26 -0400, Mike Zdeb <msz03@ALBANY.EDU> wrote:
>hi ... looks like postings at UGA go back to January 1996
>since Ray Pass goes back much further (he knew Eve),
>OK ... he's first, from March 1995
>U@Albany School of Public Health
>One University Place
>Rensselaer, New York 12144-3456
>> While I, too, am always amused/amazed by the breadth of Paul's
>> we can't give him credit for being the first one to use "sobriquet" on
>> or, in short form: http://xrl.us/bfff6j
>> On Fri, 28 Aug 2009 11:39:53 -0400, Mike Zdeb <msz03@ALBANY.EDU> wrote:
>>>hi ... OK, Paul Dorfman has done it again ...
>>>"Heck, even Data _null_, who needs as much help with SAS as Sig
>>>with SQL (or Bill Viergever to tell a Cab from Pinot), hides behind his
>>>sobriquet for a good reason."
>>>hooray for the first appearance of SOBRIQUET on SAS-L
>>>(no other occurrences via a search of the archives)
>>>"I'm out of propane for the grill."
>>>U@Albany School of Public Health
>>>One University Place
>>>Rensselaer, New York 12144-3456