Date: Wed, 27 Aug 1997 14:22:00 +0000
From: Lynne Murphy M_Lynne_Murphy[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BAYLOR.EDU
Subject: Re: squires
barbara harris wrote:
my (English) father told me
that any male under the age of twelve should be addressed on an envelope as
i learned this as well, but probably from my grandparents.
that's it. By the way, BCTV has a sports announcer called Squire Barnes,
apparently his real name!
south africa is great for such names. there's a soccer star named
doctor khumalo, various people named 'prince' 'princess' 'chief, and
i've even heard of a 'professor' (but never a 'president'). i had a
student whose name was "wonderboy doctor xxxx" (can't remember the
last name--it didn't measure up to the first two). at the last
graduation ceremony i attended there, he was graduated "with
distinction". i was trying to figure out how he did that when he
never came to class or handed in assignments. i can only figure that
it was his name.
M. Lynne Murphy
Assistant Professor in Linguistics
Department of English
PO Box 97404
Waco, TX 76798