Did you know that the name Bill is the same as William?

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  1. dice
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    dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

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    I only found out about this yesterday.

    Wilddenim says that everyone should know but I think generally that it only applies to older people
     
  2. moozxy

    moozxy hamboning

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    [17:07] is it because bill rhymes with will?

    answer me!
     
  3. thegame07

    thegame07 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Yes I did know.
     
  4. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

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    Yes I did.
     
  5. Forstride

    Forstride The rudder moves when I turn the wheel

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    Yes, my grandfather's name is William, and I always call him Grandpa Bill.
     
  6. xalphax

    xalphax Internet killed the Ponystar.

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    you know this one guy, William Henry Gates?
     
  7. science

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    I agree with WildDenim... this is common knowledge!
     
  8. EmperorOfCanada

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    Common knowledge +1, sorry dice
     
  9. xalphax

    xalphax Internet killed the Ponystar.

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    did you know that bob is the same as robert?
     
  10. Just Joe

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    Yes I did... now define "older people"...
     
  11. BORTZ

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    ya i knew this. i have a friend named William and we call him Bill. or fagballs.
     
  12. xJonny

    xJonny ...

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    Yeah, common nickname for William.
     
  13. da_head

    da_head A dying dream..

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    Toronto, Canader!
    didn't no that.
     
  14. Jax

    Jax Pip Pip Cheerioink!

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    *epic facepalm*

    Do you know who William Jefferson Clinton is?
     
  15. Daois

    Daois Advanced Member

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    But, but.. I was going to name my kid Billiam.



    (oh, and I already knew.)


    ALSO, do not Google Billiam... -burns eyes-
     
  16. Noitora

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    I now have a second name, call me William guys!
     
  17. granville

    granville GBAtemp Goat

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    There's also "Dick" for Richard. I got whipped in elementary school one time for saying "Dick Tracey". That teacher was stupid.

    In girl's names I think "Peggy" is a short one for Margaret.
     
  18. DeMoN

    DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

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    Yeah I knew this because of the president Bill Clinton.
     
  19. Kbs

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    Yeah I knew.
     
  20. Banger

    Banger Me > | | < You ..Wanna Line dance?

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    Actually Bill is not the same as William. However people named William some times go by the name Bill as well. Same as those who have the name Robert also go by the name Bob. There are more examples but you get my point. They are not the same although 3 letters are the same in Bill and William. If they were the same you could spell William with just 4 letters.


    Maybe I am just nitpicking at the way the question was asked. *shrugs
     
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