John Doe Around the World

JohnDoeIf you are an American, you know that when you see the name John Doe, it means someone whose name is not known. You also know that John Q. Public is a generic name for anyone and everyone. What about other countries? In Belgium, you might read about Jean Dupont, which won’t be his real name. In Finland, Matti Meikäläinen is not a real person; it means “generic male”. NationMaster has a list of generic names informally used for unnamed persons in many countries. Link -via Dump Trumpet

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When 'Casino Royale' was first published, the name James Bond was thought to be sufficiently bland as John Smith. I know a James Bond and his life has been a living hell from all the puns, jokes, and ribbing he's had to take.
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In Australia, 'Joe Blow' and 'Joe Bloggs' are common vernacular, 'John Citizen' is used in advertising and such (say on a pic of credit card, etc), but I've never heard of the others listed.
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In Holland the name for the working class Joe Public is: 'Jan met de pet' = 'John with the cap'. Working class men always wore caps in the olden days.
Joe Schmoe = Jan Lul (meaning: John Penis) Also known as: 'Jan met de korte achternaam' (meaning: John with the short surname)
Joe Public is also called 'Jan Publiek' sometimes.
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