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I used to work with someone whose last name was 'Scipione' - it was
pronounced "Sip-pee-own" - but his nickname was "Skippy"!!
Also, I heard that the Italian nickname IS 'Ciro'.
From: T. Mike Keesey <email@example.com>
To: Tetanurae <Tetanurae@aol.com>
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Friday, March 27, 1998 3:47 AM
>On Thu, 26 Mar 1998, Tetanurae wrote:
>> One more thing.... Tom Holtz said he wanted to nickname Scipionyx
>> dino.' This just will not do.... In Italian, the letter combo s-c-i
>> be said like the English shi, not ski. So no skippy-saurus!
>I think it already has a nickname in Italy: "Ciro". Could be wrong, but
>that's what someone from Italy wrote me.
>--T. Mike Keesey
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