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From: James Curran/MVP (jamescurran_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-11-02 11:21:17

        But that lacks the colorful details of the version I heard (also
from Bill). He was named "Philip James". As he was bring bought home
for the first time, his sister (about 3yo at the time), said "Bill's
here!" either mispronouncing "Phil" or ignoring the baby entirely, and
talking about her Uncle Bill, who was carrying PJ. Either way, the
nickname "Bill" stuck.

        Of course, why he uses "PJ" instead of "Phil" professionally is
still a mystery (to me at least...)

     James Curran

-----Original Message-----
Message: 20
   Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 16:17:12 -0500
   From: "Jim.Hyslop" <jim.hyslop_at_[hidden]>
Subject: RE: Bill/PJ (was: Dinkumware's Abridged C++ library)

Greg Colvin [SMTP:gcolvin_at_[hidden]] wrote:
> Bill Plauger and P.J.Plauger are the same person. It's a
> long story that I've only heard third-hand, so don't ask.

>> Well, the version I got from "the horse's mouth" wasn't that long.
Basically, some of his family really wanted to call him Bill. Others
wanted to call him P.J. (I don't recall if P.J. stands for anything). He
officially named P.J., but enough people called him "Bill" that it
stuck. <<<

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