validating "per use" licensing

John Dixon dixonja at hotmail.co.uk
Sat Jul 14 10:23:26 EDT 2012





1 ( Esquire) (abbr.: Esq.) a title appended to a lawyer's surname.

Richmond... me old mucker ...Does it really matter ?

> 
> On 07/14/2012 03:58 PM, Chipp Walters wrote:
> > So which is it? Esquire or Doctor or Lawyer? Man, that's a lot of hats.
> >
> > On Friday, July 13, 2012, Dr. Hawkins wrote:
> >
> >> < snip >
> >> The Hawkins Law Firm
> >> Richard E. Hawkins, Esq
> >>
> >
> 
> Presumably it is "Dr Hawkins", although Dr Hawkins seems not to 
> understand how
> to use titles, as one only puts "Esq." (notice the full-stop) after the 
> name of somebody
> who is male, over 21 and does NOT have a doctorate (or, in the case of a 
> physician, an MB).
> 
> On writing to somebody who has "Esq." after their name one usually 
> begins a letter:
> 
> Dear Mr XXXX
> 
> Although my inclination in the case of somebody who seems to be trying 
> to be pompous by
> putting "Esq." after their own name (which one doesn't do; one calls 
> oneself "Mr" and they address the envelope "Richmond Mathewson. Esq.") 
> is to address them in one of the following ways:
> 
> "Oi Mate"
> 
> "Hey You"
> 
> or
> 
> "Me Old Mucker"
> 
> Love, kisses and 'we now live in the 21st century', Mr Richmond Mathewson.
> 
> 
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