First post to this froup (though I have lurked for a while). I was thinking about salutations...
Mr is a shortened form of Mister,
Dr is a shortened form of Doctor,
of what is Mrs the shortened form? How do you spell Mrs?

The best guess I've got so far is Mister's (because the wife 'belongs' to the Mister - or at least that's a view that would have been held, say, 50 years ago).
Any other thoughts/ possibilities?
Rich.
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First post to this froup (though I have lurked for a while). I was thinking about salutations... Mr is a ... - or at least that's a view that would have been held, say, 50 years ago). Any other thoughts/ possibilities?

Missus.
First post to this froup (though I have lurked for a while). I was thinking about salutations... Mr is a ... - or at least that's a view that would have been held, say, 50 years ago). Any other thoughts/ possibilities?

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Mistress. Was a usual form of address.
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First post to this froup (though I have lurked for a while). I was thinking about salutations... Mr is a ... 'belongs' to the Mister - or at least that's a view that would have been held, say, 50 years ago).

Mistress. You don't spell Mrs out.

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First post to this froup (though I have lurked for a while). I was thinking about salutations... Mr is a ... or at least that's a view that would have been held, say, 50 years ago). Any other thoughts/ possibilities? Rich.

Mr. for Master
Mrs. for Mistress
Miss for Mistress
Ms. for
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First post to this froup (though I have lurked for ... held, say, 50 years ago). Any other thoughts/ possibilities? Rich.

Mr. for Master Mrs. for Mistress Miss for Mistress Ms. for

I always thought that Mistress meant something half-way between a mister and a mattress.
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Mr. for Master Mrs. for Mistress Miss for Mistress Ms. for

I always thought that Mistress meant something half-way between a mister and a mattress. Alan

Only in the dictionary, Alan.
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Mr. for Master Mrs. for Mistress Miss for Mistress Ms. for

Mr + Mr = Mrs?
Doesn't look right. What is the solution for this sum?

Bl Fy: "You're a Dr, too! So you're three Drs."
R.
Mr. for Master Mrs. for Mistress Miss for Mistress Ms. for

Mr + Mr = Mrs?

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