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Re: CHAT: "John Doe" equivalents sought

From:Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>
Date:Sunday, May 21, 2000, 23:07
On Sun, 21 May 2000, Daniel Seriff wrote:

>I've heard "John Q. Public" and "Jane Q. Public", but this seems to be a >rather stilted '40s & '50s American usage. It sounds like you'd hear it >on an old WWII news reel, referring to all the folks working at home in >the factories.
Still in use. It doesn't sound stilted, as far as I'm concerned. Padraic.
>Daniel Seriff