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I've got the same problem going, and it's driving me bats. Maybe a glitch in the wiki? Awfully nice of you to leave me a message at my page, and do people call you 'Randy', 'Randolph' or 'Jay'? Tallong 02:09, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

Tallong (talk)15:09, 3 August 2010

The problem I was having with my watchlist was corrected (or corrected itself) and things are tickety-boo. The question what people call me is complex. I grew up being called Randy, but have chosen to be addressed as Radney in an international context because for many speakers of (particularly Commonwealth) Englishes my "first name" is a rather objectionable adjective. When I was casting about for an alternative Randolph did not appeal to me at all. Then I remembered that in many boarding schools it is common practice for the 'inmates' (smile) to address one another using last name; I tried using it at a linguistics conference in the UK six years back, and it seemed to work well. So, I've stuck with it.

Jrradney (talk)07:41, 5 August 2010

Well, we could always call you 'Rad', which was my generation's version of the earlier 'bad', which of course was 'good'. Or I suppose 'JR', but then people would be asking who shot you. (I know you're old enough to get that, hee, hee.) 'Radney' it is! Tallong 22:14, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

Tallong (talk)11:14, 17 August 2010

Rad was what they called my father in the military (so that would be fine!) :)

Yes, let's stay away from Dallas references (a nice place to visit--briefly--but the total of 6 years spent there would have been totally unendurable but for the people we got to know...)--Jrradney 23:17, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Jrradney (talk)12:17, 18 August 2010