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    Gary?

    Hello,
    I am doing a bit of research on the popularity and decline of certain names.

    I'd like to ask - what connotations spring up when you see or hear the name Gary?

    Curious to see what people think.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Gary?

    Welcome to the forum.

    It makes me think of Vegan cheese.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Gary?

    It reminds me that I reconnected with a friend named Gary whom I hadn't seen in over thirty years a couple of weeks ago.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Gary?

    It reminds me of my friend Gary from school, some thirty years ago. It has connotations of belonging to a lower social class for me. Middle class boys wouldn't be called Gary.

    It can be short for the Welsh name Gareth.

    You also really ought to bear in mind that native speakers from England will have very different connotations from those brought up in a North American culture. You also ought to bear in mind the age of the speakers.

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    Re: Gary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fleurpink View Post
    I don't love this name, it's for a rude person.
    What makes you say that?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Gary?

    Immediately reminded me of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z39WxjSW75A

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    Re: Gary?

    I can't hear the name Gary without thinking of that fabulous Far Side cartoonist Gary Larson.

    His retirement was a borderline crime against humanity.
    Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms!

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    Re: Gary?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    What makes you say that?
    Probably so they can go back and edit their post to sneak in some spam links in the quote....
    Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms!

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    Re: Gary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    I can't hear the name Gary without thinking of that fabulous Far Side cartoonist Gary Larson.

    His retirement was a borderline crime against humanity.
    It was:

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/4e/2a...8b79952005.jpg

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    Re: Gary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    Probably so they can go back and edit their post to sneak in some spam links in the quote....
    Quite possibly- the IP was not from France.

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