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Re: CHAT: "John Doe" equivalents sought

From:FFlores <fflores@...>
Date:Monday, May 22, 2000, 1:31

>In my idiolect at least, John/Jane Doe would be the name attached to a >cadaver or missing person whose identity was unknown. John Q. Public refers >to the average American man in the street
Oh, that's a different beast! In Argentina we have "Doña Rosa" as the common housewife (I think it became popular in a "general interest" TV programme). The common *man* is probably "Don José". ;) --Pablo Flores "... When all men on earth think, day and night, about the Zahir, which one will be a dream and which one a reality?" Jorge Luis Borges, _The Zahir_