Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 15:56:00 +0000

From: Lynne Murphy M_Lynne_Murphy[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BAYLOR.EDU

Subject: squires

does anybody actually call anybody else 'squire'? all my dictionaries

give the sense of a judge/lawyer/justice of the peace, but don't list

it as being archaic, but i've never heard it used except jokingly.

(and do lawyers seriously put 'esquire' after their names--is this a

regional thing?)

have enjoyed all the press on DARE. if the S volume does get funding,

then i won't have to ask you such questions...



M. Lynne Murphy

Assistant Professor in Linguistics

Department of English

Baylor University

PO Box 97404

Waco, TX 76798