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Re: CHAT: "John Doe" equivalents sought

From:Axiem <axiem@...>
Date:Sunday, May 21, 2000, 2:46
> I've been asked on another mailing list to collect "dummy names" from > other cultures. In Anglo-America, the names "John Doe" and "Richard Roe" > (and female equivalents with "Jane") are used in the legal system and > elsewhere for people whose names are not known. I have heard that > the name "Alain LaFlamme" is used similarly either in France or in > French Canada (my informant wasn't certain). Are there other such names > elsewhere? Details eagerly solicited. > > ObConlang: In Lojban it would be "la broda", of course.
Well, in Dimel, it would probably be the interogative word for a person, "ge'he'mxg". I really haven't thought about this. Most of the time when Dimel would actually be used, the target is known anyways, and so his/her name is used anyways. But like I said, I haven't put a lot of thought into that. I also know that there is "J Random <noun>", such as J Random Nerd, J Random Hacker, etc (as you can see, I'm pulling this from the jargon file), as well as Fred Foobar, the Bloggs family, Dr. Fred Mbogo, and so on. I guess it just depends on the community involved. -Axiem