Re: Automatic retrieval of information from qa.debian.org
On Thu, Oct 04, 2007 at 02:46:52PM -0400, Felipe Sateler wrote:
> In spanish, using doctor means both a person with a PhD and (mistakenly) an
> MD. When talking in spanish, I normally tell people to use the word medico
> to refer to physicians, and to use doctor only for PhDs.
> Is this the case elsewhere?
>  Physicians like to call themselves doctors even when they have no PhD,
> for no apparent reason other than looking smart.
In english a doctor can be either a licensed medical practitioner, or it
can be someone with a phd. It also means to repair stuff. It is
probably most commonly used when refering to medical people.