Re: Proper Usage of Miss

Subject: Re: Proper Usage of Miss
From: Philomena Hoopes <PHILA -at- MAIL -dot- VIPS -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 1999 12:09:26 -0500

Questions:

1) Do the women in question call themselves Miss?
2) Might it be a slurring of Ms.?
3) Might the guilty parties be elders, or from a part of the country where
this usage is an informal courtesy?
4) If this is a pressing issue, might it be a question best posed to Miss
Manners?

Philomena Hoopes
Phila -at- vips -dot- com <mailto:Phila -at- vips -dot- com>
VIPS Healthcare Information Solutions, Inc.
(410) 832-8330 ext 845


-----Original Message-----
From: Debbie Warren [mailto:dwarren -at- DTECHS -dot- COM]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 1999 11:54 AM
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
Subject: Proper Usage of Miss

Several of my co-workers say "Miss Jane or Miss Linda" even
when the woman
is married. I do not believe that they are using Miss
correctly. I think
that one should always use "Miss" with a last name and only
for a unmarried
woman. I'm I right?

Can anyone refer me to a reference book or a web site?

Thanks.

Debbie Warren
User Documentation Specialist, Digital Techniques, Inc.
Allen, Texas, USA
dwarren -at- dtechs -dot- com


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