[lit-ideas] Terms of Address (The Idiot-Proof Handbook)

  • From: Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2009 22:32:38 EDT

"Mr." is a gallicism, from Monsieur. Even in English it should be  
derogatory, but let that pass. Surely it's derogatory to call a Korean, who was 
born Lee Yung to address him as "Mr. Yung".
Geary address everybody as "hey".
In a message dated 10/18/2009 1:32:27 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
mr.eric.yost@xxxxxxxxx writes:

JLS:  Mr. should be restricted to anglo
born and bred, I find;  elsewhere it's derogatory

Yes your worship. Are you  sure?

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