ANST - Scarves (was Barcoding)

Chris and Elisabeth Zakes moondrgn at
Tue Aug 5 13:55:54 PDT 1997

At 03:43 PM 8/5/97 -0400, you wrote:
> and calling them "the Dons" is an abomination
>of grammar as much as calling the knights "the Sirs" or the dukes/
>duchesses "the Graces". 
>Well I just read Don Quixote, and it seems to me that in period the word
>"Don" was a title as well as a noun.  So I think it's okay to call them "the
>Dons."  At least, it never bothered me before, and I can be a tough

I seem to recall seeing somewhere (exactly where I unfortunately cannot
recall) the English referring to the Spanish collectively as "the dons." I
was reading about the Armada at the time.



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