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Thread: EU bans use of 'Miss' and 'Mrs' [ This thread is 6 pages long: 1 2 3 4 5 (6) ]
JollyJoker
JollyJoker


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posted March 25, 2009 03:19 PM

As an ADDRESS????

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angelito
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posted March 25, 2009 03:29 PM

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@ Angelito: Just how many women do you know who feel that the term "Mrs." is 'discriminating' or 'offensive' ?

I seriously don't see the problem.
I can't tell ya, because as JJ already pointed out, the word Miss in german is "Fraeulein", and it was "removed" many years ago already.
But it is not the question how many women feel offended by this term. It is the problem in general what is important here.
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Azagal
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posted March 25, 2009 03:29 PM

What about the male form of the adress? The adrer? You ever think about using him?
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JollyJoker
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posted March 25, 2009 03:49 PM

What "male form"? There is none.

In German "Fräulein" (Miss) is a belittling version of "Frau" (Mrs.) as is in English. The male Address is "Herr". There is no "Herrlein" (the word doesn't exist), and believe me, if someone would suggest to use this as an address for bachelors he'd be lynched. It would be like "Little Mister", which would probably shorted to Limm.

So: would you like Mr. and Mrs. for men and women or

Mr. and Mrs. for married men and women and
Limm and Miss for unmarried men and women?

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Xerox
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posted March 25, 2009 04:15 PM

Why does there need to be any titles at all?

Its silly and almost feels medieval to me. But then, I live in a country where Mr and Mrs arent used as much as England or Spain etc.
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mvassilev
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posted March 25, 2009 08:35 PM

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- Don't you think it is a good idea your boss isn't allowed to fire you only because he is catholic while you are protestant?
No. He should be allowed to fire me for any reason.
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MrCash
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posted March 26, 2009 01:24 AM

This is rather silly. Personnaly, I adress every woman as "miss" regardless of their marital status (which I could care less about). In fact, no one I know ever bothers to use the term "Mrs" at all...

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DagothGares
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posted March 26, 2009 06:50 AM

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This is rather silly. Personnaly, I adress every woman as "miss" regardless of their marital status (which I could care less about). In fact, no one I know ever bothers to use the term "Mrs" at all...
Unless addressing the mother of someone
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Dark_Y0uth
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posted March 30, 2009 11:13 AM

Vokial, Bg is easy for me, but here i have to answer with my Yoda`s english.
Of cource, all that is stupid. The answer is in "1984", "Brasil", "The matrix".... The plan is in future/maybe far far future/ all to be a sheeps. Give them many little and funny problems, and they can`t see and feel the real problem!
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