Date: Tue, 26 Aug 1997 11:33:14 -0700

From: Peter Richardson prichard[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]LINFIELD.EDU

Subject: Re: squires

Esquire, or just Esq., is seen on (just some, not all) envelopes sent to

both male and female lawyers in this part of the country; ditto inside

addresses. I doubt that this is a regionalism. But no one would think of

calling someone "Squire Popik" or "Squire Murphy."

And, as probably everywhere, there's some klutz attorney in Lake Oswego

(Oregon) whose stationery proudly proclaims "(name deleted), A.B.D." Maybe

this note is the tickler I need to report him to the governing board of

the state bar... But maybe he intends that to stand for A Big Dunderhead.

Peter Richardson