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Old 02-07-2006, 01:55 PM   #1
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so and so san

this seems like a question that i should already know the answer to, but i dont. in my dojo, students sometimes refer to each other as "joe-san", "bill-san" ,or"george-san". what does the "san" actually mean? is it like "mister" in english? why is it said after the first name? and, finally can you refer to females as "san"?
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