Yes. "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". JLS 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?