Posted by Helen on September 22, 1997 at 10:24:13:
In response to Jane, Joan, Janet , written by Caroline on September 22, 1997 at 09:09:32
] ] ] I don't get the Joan thing.
Hmmm... what other things, I wonder? ;-) I think it's a class thing, too: Joan (not any more, I hasten to add) was very much a peasantry name in England - I don't know when it became more upmarket, but by the time of Angela Brazil, Elinor M. Brent-Dyer and other great writers of school stories, it's definitely middle-class...
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