Date: Wed, 27 Aug 1997 14:22:00 +0000 From: Lynne Murphy 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 > "Master," 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. lynne -- M. Lynne Murphy Assistant Professor in Linguistics Department of English Baylor University PO Box 97404 Waco, TX 76798