"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Wednesday, 8 July 2009


Alias means also known as (sometimes abbreviated to a.k.a.); also named; or a name that has been assumed temporarily.
"My name is John, alias Clive, alias Scriptor Senex."

One who passes under many names was at one time said to have as many aliases as Robin Of Bagshott. Robin of Bagshott was a character in the Beggar's Opera by John Gay and was also known as Bluff Bob, Gordon, Carbuncle, and Bob Booty.

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