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Posted: 9/11/2010 11:05:12 PM EDT
How do you address a divorced, single woman.........Ms. or Mrs. ?
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 11:13:19 PM EDT
"Hey baby."
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 11:14:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2010 11:14:10 PM EDT by Jinxsters]
Ms, but I call every lady Ms just because.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 11:17:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2010 11:20:47 PM EDT by The_4th_Horseman]
yo beeotch wack muh ma fuckin jimmy
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 11:17:49 PM EDT
Hey there, you look like you could use a mustache ride.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 11:28:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2010 11:28:47 PM EDT by inthe605]
I'll learn soon enough I'm sure.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 11:36:42 PM EDT
Ms. is proper.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 11:43:56 PM EDT
"Ms." Implies adult non-married female.

Miss for a young lady.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 11:58:55 PM EDT
<insert sexist joke here> I'm too tired.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 12:19:17 AM EDT
Ma'am.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 12:56:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By biglou250:
Ma'am.


yup
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 1:20:52 AM EDT
Isn't the ARF way, "Yo bitch"?
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 1:26:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2010 1:27:04 AM EDT by Bob1984]
In writing, I use "Ms." for all females unless corrected. When speaking, I use "Ma'am" for all females unless corrected.

We're told to do it this way at work, anyway.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 3:53:00 AM EDT
MISS....



Link Posted: 9/12/2010 3:53:35 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Bob1984:
In writing, I use "Ms." for all females unless corrected. When speaking, I use "Ma'am" for all females unless corrected.

We're told to do it this way at work, anyway.


yes, but you should use senator
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 3:54:21 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 6:03:04 AM EDT
Ms.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 6:11:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2010 6:24:41 AM EDT by CarbineDad]
When speaking in a profesional environment, unless I know a person's rank or acedemic degree (Lt. Smith, Dr. Jones), I will ALWAYS use Ms. (Mr. Doe) unless the woman is clearly a teen, in which case I will use Miss. Professionally, I do not use first names except with immediate coworkers.

Originally Posted By SouthEndXGF:
"Ms." Implies adult non-married female.

Miss for a young lady.


Actually, Ms. is the only Mary useful thing the feminists gave us. Miss is (and was traditionally) used for all unmarried women (Widows kept Mrs.). In the 70's, Gloria Stienham's bunch came up with Ms. to eliminate the married/unmarried distrinction. As a functional matter, it took care of any confusion when addressing someone who's maritial status isn't known to you. That is probably why Jinxster uses Ms. also.

What we need though is the married version of "nee". Mary Smith (nee Jones) to identified that Mary Jones married Mr. Smith, However, there is no convention for identifying former married names. If Mary Smith gets divorced and goes back to Jones, how do you identify that Mary Jones was formerly known as Mary Smith? In today's society, we need something for that.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 6:12:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ColonelHurtz:
"Hey baby."


First post nails it again.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 6:12:42 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ColonelHurtz:
"Hey baby."


Link Posted: 9/12/2010 6:13:41 AM EDT
Sugar panties

Or Maam.

Link Posted: 9/12/2010 6:18:08 AM EDT
How u durrin?
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 6:43:19 AM EDT
Ms. for everyone their husband is present, usually.

I just don't care enough to do any better.

Link Posted: 9/12/2010 6:45:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By redfish861:
How u durrin?


I just leave off the titles at this point. Names only.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 6:50:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Slavac:
Ms. is proper.


QFT
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 6:58:07 AM EDT
Originally Posted By CarbineDad:

What we need though is the married version of "nee". Mary Smith (nee Jones) to identified that Mary Jones married Mr. Smith, However, there is no convention for identifying former married names. If Mary Smith gets divorced and goes back to Jones, how do you identify that Mary Jones was formerly known as Mary Smith? In today's society, we need something for that.


While I understand your point, my response to that is THE FUCK WE DO!!!! I went through a lot of hell and a lot of great personal pain and expense to get divorced and regain my maiden name and get myself distanced from a truly horrible part of my life. I don't want it still tagging along after me!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 7:13:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By HellifIknow:
Isn't the ARF way, "Yo bitch"?


this
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 7:24:12 AM EDT
How educated is she?
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 7:45:03 AM EDT
Originally Posted By mjcOH1:
Originally Posted By redfish861:
How u durrin?


I just leave off the titles at this point. Names only.




I tend to do likewise, but mainly because I am just plain sick and tired of having to remember the title of the week.

An example of this is the number of changes I have seen in my lifetime in the terms I have seen used in referring to Blacks.

Colored>Negroes>Black>Person of color>African Americans. What's next?

I use the term 'Black' and if anyone doesn't like it, well Tango Sierra. I can think of any number of slurs to use if it will make you happy.

I generally use names unless there is a bona fide title that was earned, like Dr. or a military rank

A couple of years ago some little 23 year old twerp tried to bring me up short for using her first name that was on her name tag. She wanted to be addressed as "Ms." whatever. So how come her name was on the damned tag? Why didn't it say 'Ms. Whatever?"

I simply replied, " Whaddya, ashamed of yer name? I'm troo wit choo." and got someone else to take care of me.

I'm generally very respectful, but I can not handle bullshit formalities of the week very well.

Most of it is just plain stupid.



Link Posted: 9/12/2010 7:45:14 AM EDT
"Ma'am" or "Miss"
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 7:45:26 AM EDT
Miss.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 7:47:13 AM EDT
Offer to let her ride your disco stick and show her you po po po poker face.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 8:11:07 AM EDT

I just leave off the titles at this point. Names only.


That's the safest way, I think.

My sister and MIL are both "Ms." My mother does not use a title. When I was divorced, I used no title, as I hate "Ms." with a passion. It's ok if someone uses it because they don't know, but to use it yourself because "my marital status is none of anyone's business" just frosts my Cheerios. (Same goes with women who won't take their husband's name.) When I was single, I was a Miss, now that I am married, I am a Mrs. and I have NEVER been a Ms. I guess I'm old fashioned that way (and quite a few other ways.) I don't make a big deal if someone calls me Ms. when we're speaking, but if someone puts "Ms." in writing (like on a nametag, in an article in print, etc.) I will correct them.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 8:54:03 AM EDT
I think we are getting some redundant answers here but I have a different question along the same line:


Is it out of the ordinary or unacceptable for a divorcee to still go by "Mrs. Soandso"?

(soandso being the name of the man).





Link Posted: 9/12/2010 8:59:21 AM EDT
Originally Posted By patchouli:
I think we are getting some redundant answers here but I have a different question along the same line:


Is it out of the ordinary or unacceptable for a divorcee to still go by "Mrs. Soandso"?

(soandso being the name of the man).







No, that's the way it ALWAYS was before Ms. came into the picture. The woman couldn't go back to Miss because she was no longer an "unspoiled maiden"! LOL
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 9:22:44 AM EDT
I never understood why the hell we needed Mrs, Ms, Miss...

Why not just one same as for men? Why do we need to know that Jane Doe is married by using Mrs? Or that Jenny Doe is a teenager by using Miss?

I suppose it is left over from high society of the 1800s, but in modern times why continue with it? Make it Mr. for men, Ms. for women, and Wtf. for some of the other creatures that stalk WallyWorld late at night.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 9:27:43 AM EDT
Didn't Scarlet O'Hara use all of her husbands last names all the time?
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 9:28:58 AM EDT
miss horny
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 9:30:16 AM EDT
first name. i don't use titles unless it's professional.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 9:37:42 AM EDT
I agree with most of what Piccolo said. I don't use Ms., and when I was interrupted to be told I should, I just shook my head and left.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 9:41:32 AM EDT
Originally Posted By substandard:
I never understood why the hell we needed Mrs, Ms, Miss...

Why not just one same as for men? Why do we need to know that Jane Doe is married by using Mrs? Or that Jenny Doe is a teenager by using Miss?

I suppose it is left over from high society of the 1800s, but in modern times why continue with it? Make it Mr. for men, Ms. for women, and Wtf. for some of the other creatures that stalk WallyWorld late at night.


I concur.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 2:35:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2010 2:35:28 PM EDT by AcidGambit]
Bitch

Actually, I pretty much address all women as "ma'am." Really freaks out the minimum wage workers.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 2:50:54 PM EDT
Ms. soandso if that is all I know or their first name if that is all I know.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 2:55:38 PM EDT
The need to trim it to one.


It's annoying and pointless.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 2:57:30 PM EDT

whatever the feminist handbook says



Link Posted: 9/12/2010 2:59:07 PM EDT
Hey baby!
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 2:59:36 PM EDT
Poll Fail

Miss is an unmarried woman, period.

Mrs. is a married woman.

Ms. ("mizz") is a 70's feminist contrivance.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 3:00:42 PM EDT
Ms is Mizz (rhymes with Jizz)
Mrs is only for married women.
Miss is proper, they are not married.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 3:00:50 PM EDT
"Stupid whore that got half my shit"
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 3:02:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By biglou250:
Ma'am.


this, thats a pretty safe bet for all members of the fairer sex
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 3:02:52 PM EDT
madame.
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