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Re: CHAT: "John Doe" equivalents sought

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Monday, May 22, 2000, 16:54
> John Q. Public refers > to the average American man in the street
For me, John Q. Public is more of a personification of "the average American" than an actual individual; or sometimes "taxpayers", as in "Who's gonna pay for this? John Q. Public" (not a usage I've ever used, but I've heard similar usages several times) -- "If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God!" - Ralph Waldo Emerson "Glassín wafilái pigasyúv táv pifyániivav nadusakyáavav sussyáiyatantu wawailáv ku suslawayástantu ku usfunufilpyasváditanva wafpatilikániv wafluwáiv suttakíi wakinakatáli tiDikáufli!" - nLáf mÁldu nÍmasun ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor