Steg Belsky wrote, quoting myself: > > I have a friend (Rob) whose nickname is Rabb/Rabbi. > > Cool....if you don't mind me starting something new, you could also call > him "rav" [rav], which is Hebrew for "rabbi" and sounds closer to the > English name Rob (at least in my dialect) than the first syllable of > "rabbi" does. I don't use it in conversation - the context where I've most seen it is as the name Rob uses when he gets a high score in a computer game. His family have moved around a fair bit (his parents are teachers) so I wasn't there when the nickname originated. I think it's probably used in conversation by those who were. Rob = /ROb/ Rabbi = /R&bai/ -- web. | Here and there I like to preserve a few islands of sanity netyp.com/ | within the vast sea of absurdity which is my mind. member/ | After all, you can't survive as an eight foot tall dragon | flesh eating dragon if you've got no concept of reality.