Re: "Ms." or "Ms"?

Subject: Re: "Ms." or "Ms"?
From: Binion Amerson <aba -at- OC -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 1994 12:38:34 -0800

Elizabeth Vollbach wrote:

> This may seem like a petty argument, I know, but, please, can someone
> settle it? My coworker (Kevin the Antagonist) says it's "Ms." and so
> does Webster's, which Kevin says is proof enough. But could Webster's
> be wrong? I think it's "Ms" because, I think, "Ms" isn't an
> abbreviation like "Mrs." Is there proof other than Webster's?

The Chicago Style Manual and Words Into Type both agree with Webster's.

"Ms." is correct.

Binion Amerson

Binion Amerson, Senior Technical Writer, OpenConnect Systems, 2711 LBJ, Ste
800, Dallas, TX 75234, Ph 214/888-0447; Fax 214/484-6100; Email aba -at- oc -dot- com
Director-Sponsor, Society for Technical Communication (STC) Region 5.

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