Re: punctuated abbreviations // was english spelling reform
|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, October 20, 2002, 18:10|
John Cowan wrote:
>Irina Rempt scripsit:
> > > Of course not. I use the "new" word, Ms., for married
> > > women as well as unknowns. That is, I take the PC term
> > > and turn it around on them.
> > If you ever have occasion to use a honorific to address me, I much
> > appreciate "Mrs", thank you.
>In short, address everyone by their title of choice. Personally,
>I prefer "Divine God-Emperor of All the Universes." :-)
>But why is it "PC" to want to be called "Ms."? If a woman thinks it's
>no concern of yours whether she's married or not, what makes it so?
> If my old lady wants to *#$@ a sheep with a dildo
> strapped to her chin, that is primarily her concern,
> very secondarily mine, and not yours at all!
> --the Kid, _Dhalgren_ by Samuel R. Delaney
I somewhy has a hard time envisaging the sheep agreeing with that ...
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