What are the rules, if any, as to when it is appropriate to use "John Doe, esq." rather than "Mr. John Doe?"
#50227. Asked by griffinj. (Aug 12 04 3:21 PM)
If he's a John Doe I don't think he'll mind either way!
The term "Esq", short for "Esquire", has pretty much lost any historical significance and nowadays, is just used (when not being merely jocular) instead of "Mr" in addresses to make them look official. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esquire
Aug 13 04, 7:34 PM
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