On Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:58:48 -0800 (PST), Madrigal Gurneyhalt
Post by Madrigal Gurneyhalt Post by Jerry Friedman Post by Athel Cornish-Bowden
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The built-in type for character data in C and derived languages is
"Char". I have heard it pronounced, "care", "char" (as in charcoal),
and probably least logical but the one I use, "car".
I regard that as the _most_ logical, possibly because it's the one I
use. Maybe [kær] would be more logical, but many people would find that
impossible to say.
Does anyone use British nicknaming rules and pronounce it "caz"?
Dem's not British nicknaming rules! The 'z' replaces the last syllable
of names ending -rry, -ry, -rie etc. Pretty sure nobody pronounces
'char' with an extra syllable. Alternatively, the nickname is achieved
by simply slicing off the ending ... so Barry could be Ba(rr) (a hint of
the 'r' is retained in the pronunciation) ... meaning that 'char' could
well be a nickname for 'charrie'.
The -z abbreviation to form a nickname is a bit wider than that.
Sometimes it becomes -zza.
Two nicknames for Caroline are Caz and Cazza.
Jeremy is sometimes Jezza.
It it also used with names without an "-r". Paul Gascoigne the former
English soccer player is Gazza.
This less-than-serious "news report" from 6 years ago says:
Are Chezza and Hazza really made for each other?
Cheryl Cole has told Marie Claire magazine that she'd love to marry
There is then an "interview" of Cheryl and Harry by the journalist Huw
What seems to be an actual fact is in the caption of a photograph
"Cheryl Cole told 'Marie Claire' that she married Prince Harry in a
Just part of the "interview" with Huw Edwards:
HE: Could you be more specific about what appealed to you?
Harry: I think it was the tats. She's got this rarely brilliant
barbed wire tattoo on her arse. Reminds me of Digby, this chap at
Cheryl: (tearfully) Is that the ernlee thing ye can seeay aboot us?
Whorraboot mi voyz? Mi stunnin' bewty? Mi fablas knockaz?
Harry: Yers. A rarely lovely girl, as I say. And seriously, goes
like a rattlesnake in a tumble-dryer.
Cheryl has a Geordie accent.
Peter Duncanson, UK