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Re: CHAT: "John Doe" equivalents sought

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Monday, May 22, 2000, 2:23
Douglas Koller wrote:
>In my idiolect at least, John/Jane Doe would be the name attached to a >cadaver or missing person whose identity was unknown
It just struck me that "Roe" in the famous Roe v. Wade decision was a dummy name. Wouldn't this be an odd use-- to keep a person's name from becoming public knowledge?