etiquette (was RE: Proposal for a new variant subtag of the french language (fr)

CE Whitehead cewcathar at
Tue Dec 11 17:25:14 CET 2007

Thanks for the link; I think everyone on the list has the obligation to set up his/her email with his/her name in the way he/she wants it to be used on lists.
That allows for cultural differences regarding surnames.
(Yes I think a number of cultures do not use surnames; and in some cultures surnames vary from generation to generation; in some cultures there are two options for the surname--the father's name and the family name--maybe one is a middle name?  And then some cultures call people--usually men but not always only men--by their surnames.  It signifies arrival into the world of academics and even industry maybe--or something like that I think.)
--C. E. Whitehead
cewcathar at
> On Sat, Dec 08, 2007 at 06:40:55AM -0800,> Peter Constable <petercon at> wrote > a message of 20 lines which said:> > > Can we agree that there are people from different cultures on this> > list and that, in different English-speaking cultures, it is not> > uncommon practice to *refer* to a person by their surname,> > A very good article here:> >
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