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Definition of John Q. Public

John Q. Public

  • a stand-in name used to represent the everyman.

    Citation from "Complaints continue about behavior in local park",, Dean Harris, July 31, 2009 censored in hope of resolving Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Oct 07 2009. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jul 30 2009.

  • The name of a character in Vaughn Shoemaker's editorial cartoons in the Chicago Daily News and the Chicago Tribune. A stand-in name for cranky, self-righteous, angry and reactive white middle-class voters.

    Last edited on Jan 12 2010. Submitted by Anonymous from Worcester, MA, USA on Jan 10 2010.

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Definitions include: acronym for "public display(s) of affection".
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Definitions include: Used instead of "I'll fuck you" especially in sites where it is banned.
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