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Defino,1900 arg
Posted by: Mariano Basile Date: September 06, 2000 at 15:18:02
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I think I might know why the "F" is in lower case rather than capitals. One of the reasons might be that when a woman gets married she keeps her maiden name, however she adopts "de" meaning "of". For example if a woman's maiden name is Teresa Bueno, if she marries Jose Diaz, her name then becomes Teresa Bueno de Diaz. At least that is the tradition in the Latin-American countries.

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