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Disagree.

How often is SR simply called "Royal" ?

How often is Sarkozy referred to as "Nicolas" ?

How often have we heard "Nico and Ségo" ?

There's an infantilising and patronising tendency in all this - to some extent.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Feb 27th, 2007 at 01:32:45 AM EST
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Nico coumld have been used - but it is not as distinguishable. I think that Ségolène, being quite rare, is a nice identifier.

I expect my youngest kids to be identified by their first names later in their lifes, rather than their family names...

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Tue Feb 27th, 2007 at 09:18:02 AM EST
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