The Variety and Universality of Nicknames

Different languages employ different methods of generating nicknames, but they all satisfy the same two needs: to show special affection and to demonstrate special intimacy.

An 1884 of the United States showing the state nicknames. Wikipedia.

An 1884 of the United States showing the state nicknames. Wikipedia.

Observation
Jan. 5 2017
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