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An Open Letter to People Who Shorten Names

The power and importance of names

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Dear Name Shorteners,

My name is Christopher, not Chris or “C”. Nor, as the postal service likes to abbreviate it, Christoph.

WTF?

I know it’s really hard to cram those two extra syllables in there. What the heck is “to-pher” anyway? Depending on how you…

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