One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A name for a hypothetical representative member of the general public, or the general public personified.British term Joe Public
- ‘This cartoon used two of Bill Sanders' favorite characters, John Q. Public and a fast-talking salesman in a plaid sports coat.’
- ‘That doesn't mean the ideas involved are at the top of John Q. Public's mind, but it seems to me that what we learn in school shouldn't be totally forgotten.’
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