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1. "Sure thing, boss."

2. "Yes, master."

Should "boss" and "master" be capitalized in those two examples?

In using logic, I came to the conclusion that if "sir" and "madam" shouldn't be capitalized, then neither should these two be, unless there's a name after them, but I don't know if I'm right.

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I wouldn't, either.
Right. And "sensei" means master, so I guess you wouldn't capitalize that either when it is used in that kind of context, correct?
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Let me ask you something, Mister Micawber: Why did titles like a priest or church elder being called "Father" or "Bishop" get capitals for being honorific, but not any of those other three words that I mentioned? Is it because something like "Father" is directly associated with a spiritual belief-system?

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SnarfIs it because something like "Father" is directly associated with a spiritual belief-system?
I doubt it; more probably because it can come before the proper name also: 'Father Mulcahey'.
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But master, sensei, sir and madam can all come before a name as well.
No, they cannot, at least in the same usage. Master Smith refers to a small child, for instance, not a slave owner.
What about "Sensei Ming" or "Madam Lorenza"?
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