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From: "John Brown" <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] Nicknames
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2005 15:12:35 -0000
"Sharon J" <> wrote :
> My mum has told me that one of my uncle's names was WAG KNIGHTLY.
> I don't suppose any of you have come across WAG before and know which name
> would normally have been used this way? I know names were often nothing
> their originals, as in my father's case... TED instead of EDWARD.
> Unfortunately, WAG isn't one I've ever come across before and my mum has
> idea what his real name was.
I did know a chap who was always called WAG, I rather think because he was a
bit of a joker, full of fun etc. Strangely, I have no idea what his 'real'
name was !
A 'wag' is traditionally someone who has a good sense of humour and wit.
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