June 05, 2004

Barrister Idem Idem

I don't usually pay attention to spam, but this caught my eye:

I am Barrister Idem Idem. I am the Personal Attorney to Engr Robert Fitzpatrick, who worked for a Multinational company in Nigeria. On the 31st of oct 1999, my client,and his wife were involved in a aircrash on board Egyptain boeing 767...

I bet his brother is Ibid Idem.

Seriously, Idem is a reasonable Nigerian name, as in the case of this (eminently respectable) chemical engineer, but I wonder whether the string's frequency in legal documents had some role here...

Posted by Mark Liberman at June 5, 2004 10:54 AM