Sorry about that, but I do have a question for space_mice. When I was at worldcon, I was speaking with one of the authors who is about to write a book that takes place in Brazil. He wants to use authentic Brazillian nicknames, wants to understand how they are given and chosen. I thought you might know, in your years of wisdom, time spent in Brazil and love of Mongolian Beef from Brazil.
If you have the time and inclination, I'd like to discuss this with you so that you or I may correspond with the aforementioned author and assist him in his writing endeavor.
My thanks in advance