Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 15:56:00 +0000 From: Lynne Murphy 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... lynne -- M. Lynne Murphy Assistant Professor in Linguistics Department of English Baylor University PO Box 97404 Waco, TX 76798