Re: punctuated abbreviations // was english spelling reform
|Date:||Saturday, October 19, 2002, 0:40|
> I always use "Mrs."; if I'm in a mood, I'll use "M"
> and "Mme". I never use "miss.", "Mz." or "Mmlle".
> "Mz." is just too dorky, the latter is too long to be
> a usefull abbreviation.
Mz. is dorky to the extreme, I agree. I thought it was Mlle.? Either way, I
agree. I don't like calling people "madame" or "ma'am." Nobody would
recognize Mme. or Mlle. if I used it here. Where do you live? Canada or
something? I almost just wrote Canada...
I'd prefer to use M. for everything, but that's 'improper,' though better.
> Daine everywhere share the cultural trait of placing
> importance on names, and on knowing the name of a
> person and addressing him by the right name. Now, they
> may give a name other than one of their true names to
> a strange new community or person - but that simply
> becomes the name they're known by in that region.
> Sailors of Auntimoany never use their old (given)
> names once they go to sea. A new sailor is baptised
> (tied up by the ankles and dunked three times) and
> takes a new name. The sailor's original name, though,
> is what the ship's files record and what they go by
> while ashore.
I think part of my aversion to names is the fact that I can't remember
people's names and don't know how to adress people properly, esp. from other
How about goofy, self-important titles? I like goofy titles. I like giving
princes silly names like "The first and honorable so-and-so." :)
> > About the ligatures, I too connect ridiuclous
> > amounts of letters in
> > printing...but in handwriting I stop at random
> > intervals too. Uh, hm...let
> > me find something, it's interesting. Your
> > handwriting, bnathyuw, is really
> > cool. :) Wierd and unusal ways of writing are really
> > interesting.
> Oo. Did we have a sample? I missed that one!
I accidentally sent the mail twice... I was in the middle of revising, and I
had to reboot, so I hit save. Apparently that means 'send' these days. I
meant to just send one message to cover both topics, but I ended up sending
the same message twice....durr. Anyway, here's the sample, if you've already
deleted the duplicate e-mail.
http://www.refrigeratedcake.com/comics/theatre -- Vade Mecum (comic)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Padraic Brown" <elemtilas@...>
Sent: Friday, October 18, 2002 5:20 PM
Subject: Re: punctuated abbreviations // was english spelling reform
> --- Kendra <kendra@...> wrote:
> > bnathyuw said:
> > > then again i really object to using titles,
> > > particularly meaningless ones like mr and ms ( i
> > avoid
> > > mrs and miss altogether . . . comes of having a
> > strong
> > > feminist streak in the bloodline )
> > I find it odd to differentiate between Mrs., Ms.,
> > and Miss. I always say
> > Miss, regardless; I think this is a fairly common,
> > though not ubiquitious,
> > practice where I live, as I've never been called on
> > it.
> I always use missus for all three.
> > Then again, I
> > personally avoid calling people by their names and
> > say "Excuse me" or "Hey."
> > :) Does anyone have any conworlds/langs in which it
> > is impolite to adress
> > someone by their names at all? Some of my characters
> > are kind of like that,
> > though I think it's just more of a reflection of my
> > own odness than anything else.
> > additionally, I always write Ms., and almost always
> > (though I can't think of
> > any expceptions at the moment) put a period at the
> > end of an abbreviation.
> > -Kendra
> Camifi, Marusi, teterani, tester fuferios asteros; tamenio
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