Simply Jonathan

On abbreviations

Jeremy Keith touches on the subject of abbreviations. One of the things I’ve always wondered when watching American television and reading American blogs, is how natural it seems to abbreviate people’s names. One of my favorite shows, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, even has the anchorman’s nickname in the title. That’s strange. Sure, I’ve had nicknames and such, but I’ve never introduced me by my nickname, and no one has ever presented me to others by my nickname. Awfully strange!

This is Simply Jonathan, a blog written by Jonathan Holst. It's mostly about technical topics (and mainly the Web at that), but an occasional post on clothing, sports, and general personal life topics can be found.

Jonathan Holst is a programmer, language enthusiast, sports fan, and appreciator of good design, living in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe. He is also someone pretentious enough to call himself the 'author' of a blog. And talk about himself in the third person.