John and Jane are both generic names. The acronym DOA means dead on arrival. It is a simple and shorter way to say "Unknown deceased male" and vice versa.
5 Answers · Politics & Government · 04/07/2010
No. There are a lot of people living alone who can die tomorrow and won't be missed for weeks. Go out and do something about that. Don't waste your tears on the dead.
10 Answers · Arts & Humanities · 22/03/2013
because we like having a name. without a name, when we're dead, we're a piece of meat. dead males get called john doe. it's a very common name combination (john and doe) so they don't offend people. john or jane doe could be anybody.
3 Answers · Society & Culture · 12/07/2009
... about, because the use of "John Doe" and " Jane Doe" as stand-ins for the names of unidentified persons is so widespread in everyday life that most of us never...
4 Answers · Arts & Humanities · 10/10/2010
... where it may have originated. The female equivalent is Jane Doe, whilst a child or baby whose identity is unknown may be ...
2 Answers · Education & Reference · 28/07/2008
...identity is unknown. The female equivalent of John is Jane Doe, whilst a child or baby whose identity is unknown may be ...
4 Answers · Education & Reference · 28/11/2010
...to refer to a male corpse or hospital patient whose identity is unknown. Jane is for the female
1 Answers · Arts & Humanities · 04/10/2008
...to first prove that you owned it in the first place. To do that, you had to tell the court that someone had tried to trespass...
2 Answers · Arts & Humanities · 16/07/2015
The name John Doe has long been used by British courts to represent an unidentified party in a court case.
5 Answers · Education & Reference · 03/12/2006
Potters field, Boyle Heights (East LA), next to Evergreen Cemetery. Some identified, some not, after the mandatory 4 year holding period in the morgue. So sad. http://www.thefreelibrary.com/ELEGY+IN...
2 Answers · Social Science · 12/07/2010