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Re: CHAT: "John Doe" equivalents sought

From:Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>
Date:Sunday, May 21, 2000, 0:58
Don't forget Harry and Harriet Homeowner. Though used for years
in Hechingers adverts, Harry Homeowner at least is used for a
Typecal American Middleclassed Homeowner. In the hospital, we use
Baby Girl/Boy (surprise, surprise) for unnamed babies. Jane and
John Doe for unknown adults.


On Thu, 20 May 100, John Cowan wrote:

>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. > >-- >John Cowan > Yes, I know the message date is bogus. I can't help it. > --me, on far too many occasions >