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Re: CHAT: "John Doe" equivalents sought

From:FFlores <fflores@...>
Date:Sunday, May 21, 2000, 14:29
Roger Mills <romilly@...> wrote:

>Spanish of course has Fulano de Tal; there's also a string of such names: >Fulano, (#2 rhymes with Fulano), Berengano y Tal. Sounds like a Law Firm-- >in which respect, the well known US "Dewey, Cheatham & Howe".
Didn't know about that. Fulano de Tal I forgot about; Berengano I never heard. The surname "de Tal" gives a nice touch. Diminutives are OK too ("Fulanito de Tal"). Bad joke: two guys pass by a large factory with a notice in big letters, and one of them comments: "Hey, look how big is the Pérez & Fernández factory"; and the other says: "Oh yes! That must be why there are so many of them!". --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_