[thechat] 2 simple US centric Q's

javier velasco lists at mantruc.com
Mon Jun 17 18:07:00 CDT 2002

thanks for the replies!

Chris Evans wrote:

> javier velasco wrote:
> > 1) what does 'maiden name' stand for? (on a form)
> Not sure how it works in other cultures, but when a women marries, she
> norammly changes her last name to her husband's last name. Her maiden
> name is the last name of her parents.  Men do not have maiden names.

yep, now i get it.
here it's not like that, women keep their parent's name after they marry
(at least since the 70's).

> > 2) is it a holiday today out there? (slow evolt lists)
> Nope, just slow I guess.


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