RE: Ms, Mrs, Miss? page 2

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Anonymous:
Ms. - miz
Mrs. -misses
Miss- miss
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Anonymous:
I've always pronounced Ms as "muzz".

Frankly I've never liked Ms because it's a horrible sound, and really hate being wrongly labelled Ms myself. If I didn't know which title someone preferred I think I would forego the title completely and simply write "Dear Forname Surname".

Miss Q
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Anonymous:
What would you call a girl under 16 tho...? Boys its Master..but..I don't know about girls Emotion: tongue tied
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Does anyone still use "Master" for boys? If you used it in the U.S., no one would know what to make of it. Why can't you just use Miss for girls under 16?
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Anonymous:
Hey guys that really helps (Ms), to know that most of you guys think it just a neautral title, and anyone should use if they feel like, I like to use the title Ms, I think it is unique, I didn't know the meaning, I just got hooked on it!! To me it is more like to remain anonimous.

From: Anonymous
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Anonymous:
hi I'm katty fROm peru and you really helped me... GOD BLESS YOU
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Anonymous:
I am probably giving my age, but so what! In the 1960s there was a move for women to use the title of "Ms." pronounced "mz." It is based on the fact that "Mr." does not tell whether or not a man is married. However, the titles of "Mrs." and "Miss" do tell whether or not a woman is married. But why should women have to let that be known? Afterall, men do not! Let's show equality in this idea of using titles! Therefore, to be equal and politically correct, we should all use Ms. for women.

And for another note: Prior to the correct title of "Ms." I was always taught in school that if a woman is married and her husband is living, she would use his name. Example: Mrs. John Smith. If he was deceased or if she was divorced, then she could use Mrs. Sue Smith. Of course this is now thought of as antiquated thinking.

To sum it up, remember that a woman does not need to be married to gain respect nor does she have to show whether or not she is married in her title. Everyone should use "Ms." when addressing a woman.

Woman are EQUAL!
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Anonymous:
any divorced woman would want to be called "mrs."

and a widower is a man that has no wife due to death, so the only thing u could call a man is mr..
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Hi,

any divorced woman would want to be called "mrs." Please explain briefly why you have this opinion.Emotion: smile

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