1994-02-01 - Re: Master v. Mister

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From: Kirk Sheppard <kshep@netcom.com>
To: Chris Knight <cknight@crl.com>
Message Hash: 8e90f644eade418286481196aed512a0591bf0b223367edd50522a903609083d
Message ID: <Pine.3.85.9402011759.A14632-0100000@netcom9>
Reply To: <Pine.3.87.9402011409.A11290-0100000@crl.crl.com>
UTC Datetime: 1994-02-01 22:50:41 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 1 Feb 94 14:50:41 PST

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From: Kirk Sheppard <kshep@netcom.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 94 14:50:41 PST
To: Chris Knight <cknight@crl.com>
Subject: Re: Master v. Mister
In-Reply-To: <Pine.3.87.9402011409.A11290-0100000@crl.crl.com>
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Dear Master Knight,

Normally, I would be happy to oblige in using one's requested term of 
address, however I may make an exception in this case as you want fair 
play to be one sided. According to Master Knight, it is OK to start with 
ad hominem attacks, but not to answer them. Also, Master Knight has this 
devious habit of posting "private mail" on this list. Twice, now I have 
answered Master Knight's personal insults with a "private" reply so as to 
ease the burden on the other members of this  very active list, and twice 
Master Knight, shamelessly  posts follow-ups to the list. Not very 
honorable, Master Knight. So no, if I ever have the need to address you 
again it will be "Master" for you.

Kirk Sheppard


P. O. Box 30911             "It is  Better to Die on Your Feet Than to 
Bethesda, MD 20824-0911      Live On Your Knees."
			    			     - Emiliano Zapata

On Tue, 1 Feb 1994, Chris Knight wrote:

> On Tue, 1 Feb 1994, Kirk Sheppard wrote:
> > "Master" is the term one uses in place of "Mister" or "Mr." when politely 
> > addressing a male, under the age of majority.
> > 
> I confess to some doubts as to your intentions of politeness.  But, being 
> of open mind I will put it to the test:  Mr Sheppard, I am above the "age 
> of majority", and request that you refrain from using an incorrect form of 
> title.
> -ck