A sign/abbreviation for "magister"
James Kass via Unicode
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Fri Nov 2 06:31:06 CDT 2018
Suppose someone found a hundred year old form from Poland which included
a section for "sign your name" and "print your name" which had been
filled out by a man with the typically Polish name of Bogus McCoy? And
he was a Magister, to boot! And proud of it.
If he signed the magister abbreviation using double-underlined
superscript and likewise his surname *and* printed it the same way -- it
might still be arguable as to whether it was a writing/spelling or a
stylish distinction, I suppose.
But if he signed using double-underlined superscripts and printed using
baseline lower case Latin letters, *that* might be persuasive.
Doesn't seem likely, though, does it?
(Bogusław is a legitimate Polish masculine given name. Its nickname is
Bogus. McCoy is not, however, a typical Polish surname. The snarky
combination of "Bogus McCoy" was irresistible to someone of my character
and temperament. "Bogus" is American slang for fake and "McCoy"
connotes being genuine, as in "the real McCoy".)
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