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  • dancingbobd@webtv.net
    Especially, they might think you are a lawyer! ;-) Bob Dorian [Just plain Bob]
    Message 1 of 17 , Nov 2, 2004
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      Especially, they might think you are a lawyer! ;-)

      Bob Dorian
      [Just plain Bob]
    • Peter Catley
      ... From: J.Bruce Whittaker [mailto:ortheris@rogers.com] Sent: 02 November 2004 16:17 To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com Subject: [WarOf1812] re: Esquire Greetings,
      Message 2 of 17 , Nov 2, 2004
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        -----Original Message-----
        From: J.Bruce Whittaker [mailto:ortheris@...]
        Sent: 02 November 2004 16:17
        To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [WarOf1812] re: Esquire




        Greetings,
        I found this regarding the use of "Esquire". Enjoy

        Now you might ask: what allows one to use this title? Is there a
        ceremony? Is it conferred by a university? Is it just some
        affectation that snob-nosed folks use? Can I be Joe Blow, Esq. just
        because I like the ring to it? Or do I need to get authorization, and
        if so from what? from where?

        Basically if you fancy it you can use it at least in the UK and I guess
        Ireland.

        Now of course in England there's this whole business about hereditary
        nobility and getting knighted and all that, so it might be a little
        risky to start calling yourself esquire there. But we're not in
        England. You can call yourself anything you want here ... although
        you do take the risk that you will be thought a snooty jerk. Since
        this has never bothered lawyers, they have gotten into the habit of
        calling each other esquire. This is a little like elected officials
        addressing each other as "honorable," which to me seems a classic
        case of advertising something after it's gone. But I digress.


        There is no social risk in Britain using the title esquire or esq. it is
        frequently used in written communications of a formal nature and certainly
        there is no formal requirement about it although it could be considered a
        miidle class profressional aspirant snobbish addition :-) Incidently there
        is no quivalent for women.


        So cheers

        Peter Catley esq.


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