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Can we go back to using titles?

Mr./Mrs., of course.
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It doesn't matter.
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That's Dr. Reverend!
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Re: Titles

Post by Goose55 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:28 pm

Jocose wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:52 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:20 pm
Jocose wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:15 pm
I am addressed as Lord Jocose.
"Let another man praise thee, and not thine own lips."
That is correct and why other men address me as such.
Yeah. But look at your latest avatar.
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Re: Titles

Post by JimVH » Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:20 pm

ReverendThom wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:49 am

Up here my generation seems to be teaching their kids to call adults "Mr/ Mrs first name" instead of last name. "Say hi to Mr Mike, sweety."
That’s a very southern thing and is considered polite and appropriate here.
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Re: Titles

Post by ReverendThom » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:11 pm

JimVH wrote:
ReverendThom wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:49 am

Up here my generation seems to be teaching their kids to call adults "Mr/ Mrs first name" instead of last name. "Say hi to Mr Mike, sweety."
That’s a very southern thing and is considered polite and appropriate here.
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Re: Titles

Post by JimVH » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:37 pm

ReverendThom wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:11 pm
JimVH wrote:
ReverendThom wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:49 am

Up here my generation seems to be teaching their kids to call adults "Mr/ Mrs first name" instead of last name. "Say hi to Mr Mike, sweety."
That’s a very southern thing and is considered polite and appropriate here.
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Re: Titles

Post by Jocose » Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:53 am

Goose55 wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:28 pm
Jocose wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:52 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:20 pm
Jocose wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:15 pm
I am addressed as Lord Jocose.
"Let another man praise thee, and not thine own lips."
That is correct and why other men address me as such.
Yeah. Lord Jocose But look at your latest avatar.
Fixed it for you.

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Re: Titles

Post by Sir Moose » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:19 am

Siri calls me "Your Excellency." I don't expect it from anybody else.

My Dad once tried to convince my kids to call him "Your Majesty," but it never took.
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Re: Titles

Post by Jocose » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:08 pm

Sir Moose wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:19 am
Siri calls me "Your Excellency." I don't expect it from anybody else.

My Dad once tried to convince my kids to call him "Your Majesty," but it never took.
Back when I had an iPhone I set up siri to call me a slightly inappropriate name that was several words and syllables long.

I crossed my arms during church and somehow the back of my hand pressed the home button and you can guess what happened next.
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Re: Titles

Post by Stanley76 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:19 pm

Jocose wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:08 pm
Sir Moose wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:19 am
Siri calls me "Your Excellency." I don't expect it from anybody else.

My Dad once tried to convince my kids to call him "Your Majesty," but it never took.
Back when I had an iPhone I set up siri to call me a slightly inappropriate name that was several words and syllables long.

I crossed my arms during church and somehow the back of my hand pressed the home button and you can guess what happened next.
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Re: Titles

Post by Jocose » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:27 pm

Stanley76 wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:19 pm
Jocose wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:08 pm
Sir Moose wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:19 am
Siri calls me "Your Excellency." I don't expect it from anybody else.

My Dad once tried to convince my kids to call him "Your Majesty," but it never took.
Back when I had an iPhone I set up siri to call me a slightly inappropriate name that was several words and syllables long.

I crossed my arms during church and somehow the back of my hand pressed the home button and you can guess what happened next.
Is your avatar a real picture of you?
I believe that the picture is from 1924.
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Re: Titles

Post by rgcurrey » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:42 pm

Jocose wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:27 pm
Stanley76 wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:19 pm
Jocose wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:08 pm
Sir Moose wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:19 am
Siri calls me "Your Excellency." I don't expect it from anybody else.

My Dad once tried to convince my kids to call him "Your Majesty," but it never took.
Back when I had an iPhone I set up siri to call me a slightly inappropriate name that was several words and syllables long.

I crossed my arms during church and somehow the back of my hand pressed the home button and you can guess what happened next.
Is your avatar a real picture of you?
I believe that the picture is from 1924.
Wow, didn't realize you were that old.
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Re: Titles

Post by Del » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:30 pm

I need a new title.
REMEMBER THE KAVANAUGH!

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Re: Titles

Post by Sir Moose » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:31 pm

Stanley76 wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:19 pm
Jocose wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:08 pm
Sir Moose wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:19 am
Siri calls me "Your Excellency." I don't expect it from anybody else.

My Dad once tried to convince my kids to call him "Your Majesty," but it never took.
Back when I had an iPhone I set up siri to call me a slightly inappropriate name that was several words and syllables long.

I crossed my arms during church and somehow the back of my hand pressed the home button and you can guess what happened next.
Is your avatar a real picture of you?
It's an old picture of me, but I've lost touch with the guy holding the pike; I hope he's doing okay.
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Re: Titles

Post by smokadoro » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:43 pm

CodeMonkey wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:44 pm
It doesn't matter to me. If I feel that someone expects me to call them by a title, then I probably won't use it.
Um...
Goose55 wrote:
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It's all about respect.
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Re: Titles

Post by TNLawPiper » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:04 pm

Titles at first meeting, formal, professional engagements, and for most elders; first names once we’re familiar or when asked.

If we’re engaging in ongoing business, and we’ve met or conversed before, I assume we’re on a first name basis unless a preference is expressed. I assume we’re treating each other as equals.

For instance, I’m not going to call our company’s CEO—whom I may have met once or twice before but never really gotten to know—by his first name. He’s Mr. [Last Name]. Same goes for the judges I’ve worked for. But I call my boss and older coworkers by their first names.

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Re: Titles

Post by Stanley76 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:23 am

This thread got me thinking about titles. I always liked nickname titles. When I was a shift supervisor usually the officers and dispatchers that worked on the squad called me by my last name. Sometimes they called me "Loo", or 'tenant. Some called me "boss". If they were upset about something they called me lieutenant. This was to my face. I'm sure there were times that they called me other things amongst themselves.

I usually called my superiors by their rank but there were exceptions. As I aged out, several of the officers that I had supervised were promoted above me. I always called them by their first name among ourselves but by their rank in front of others. It's not only a sign of respect but it also instills respect. Yesterday I went to a retirement ceremony for one of the guys I had worked with. There were also others there that I had worked with prior to my retirement. They still call me by my last name, 'loo or 'tenant.

I retired from that department in 2004 and worked for as a deputy for several years after. I always called my bosses there by their rank and title. I got to know many lawyers over the years and became friends with some of them. I called them by their first names in private and "Mr.' in public. Some became judges and I never call them by their first names not even when I bump into them at a restaurant or something, I always call them "judge".

Using titles is a way to show respect but it can be overdone. I remember that Seinfeld episode when Elaine was dating an orchestra conductor and he made her call him "maestro". LOL.
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Re: Titles

Post by CodeMonkey » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:06 pm

CodeMonkey wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:44 pm
It doesn't matter to me. If I feel that someone expects me to call them by a title, then I probably won't use it.
I guess I need to clarify my statement. If I respect someone I have no problem addressing them by a title. In my daily dealings with people I don’t know, I usually address them by sir or ma’am This includes everyone from the kid working the drive thru to the elderly person I may have occasion to address. What I don’t respond to is someone expecting me to call them by a title because they think they are superior to me.
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Post by Hovannes » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:06 am

I once tried to get my children to refer to me as The Major. Once. :facepalm:
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Re: Titles

Post by AFRS » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:25 am

I get no respect.

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Re: Titles

Post by AnungUnRama » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:48 am

We insist that our children use mr/mrs/ms and say yes ma'am or yes sir. My MIL is a militant feminist and I'm sure that burns her a bit.

I generally use titles as well but am far more likely to NOT do so at work interestingly enough. "Hey #bossname..
" even up to the bank president. I get the impression if I said "hey mr #bankpresident..." I'd get a very strong sideways glance.

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Re: Titles

Post by Adam Z » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:07 am

Titles are good and well, but it is a pet peeve of mine when a minister uses "Reverend" AND "Doctor" together. We get it - you're an ordained minister who went beyond the MDiv/ThM/MACE/MACO that most get and got a PhD/ThD/DMin. Pick ONE, but don't use both - it comes across as lacking in humility and exceeding in pretentiousness, which is most unbecoming of a minister.
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