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Harry on 'Arry!!

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JingleMyBells · 08/12/2013 09:01

I had this colleague who had a child who was allegedly called Harry. However, I seriously began to doubt this seeing as in the five years I knew her, every time she referred to him she called him Arry Angry.

I was always dying to ask innocently what was on his birth certificate but never had the nerve.

Can you tell this is a thread about a thread aitch/haitch?

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JingleMyBells · 08/12/2013 09:02

Aargh!! Can't believe it, my first ever thread on pedant's corner and I get my thread title wrong. Oh the shame. On should read or Blush

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winklewoman · 14/12/2013 22:31

Are you sure he was called Harry? Could Arry be short for Aristotle?

temporarilyjerry · 29/12/2013 13:20

Friend of a friend taught 'Arry - yes, with an apostrophe.

ohtanmybum · 29/12/2013 14:50

Don't wish to be pedantic, but, I will be anyway wouldn't diminutive of Aristotle be Ari?

MirandaGoshawk · 29/12/2013 22:39

Maybe it was Ari, but the OP never saw it written down & just assumed 'Arry?

I knew someone who constantly referred to her DD as Beffany. I longed to correct her, but who knows? Maybe it was Beffany on the birth cert!

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