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Re: Draft for review: Personal names around the world

From: Gunnar Bittersmann <gunnar@bittersmann.de>
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2011 20:08:04 +0200
Message-ID: <4E480F04.4030404@bittersmann.de>
To: www-international@w3.org
Křištof Želechovski scripsit on Wed, 29 Jun 2011 23:00:12 +0200
>> I have met a woman who has introduced herself as Doktor Mustermann
> That may have been a joke, as "Muster" means "specimen"; the name "Mustermann" is accordingly used on specimens of documents.

I wasn’t joking, actually. “Muster” also translates in English as 
example, sample, pattern. “Mustermann” is _the_ German placeholder 
family name, as is Doe in (American?) English. 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erika_Mustermann]

I have used it on purpose. I have little reason to remember the name of 
that unkind person, and even if I did I wasn’t gonna tell.

Gunnar
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