Miss, Mrs or Ms?

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Miss, Mrs or Ms?

Post by Rover the Top » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:05 am

Which is it best to use if you have to write a letter to a woman and they haven't specified which they prefer?

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Re: Miss, Mrs or Ms?

Post by Gibbon » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:24 am

Ms - it's the default option when you're unaware of their status or preference.

Because of the nature of my work and the 'tone' I use when making contact, I pretty much use first names instead though.

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Re: Miss, Mrs or Ms?

Post by iamarover » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:31 am

Alternatively, use 'Female Human <surname>'

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Re: Miss, Mrs or Ms?

Post by Rover the Top » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:33 am

Gibbon wrote: Because of the nature of my work and the 'tone' I use when making contact, I pretty much use first names instead though.
It doesn't seem appropriate to be that familiar with a witch from HMRC... :D

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Re: Miss, Mrs or Ms?

Post by Gibbon » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:36 am

Rover the Top wrote:
Gibbon wrote: Because of the nature of my work and the 'tone' I use when making contact, I pretty much use first names instead though.
It doesn't seem appropriate to be that familiar with a witch from HMRC... :D
Kyuk kyuk. :lol:

Is it my sister? She's a witch who works for HMRC?


She's not really a witch. :(

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Re: Miss, Mrs or Ms?

Post by Rover the Top » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:54 am

Does she inspect businesses and ask silly questions along the lines of "why aren't these apples oranges?" where the answer should be obvious but is difficult to explain in writing?

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Re: Miss, Mrs or Ms?

Post by Gibbon » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:59 am

She did at one point, yes. :¬)

Why arent your apples oranges?

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Re: Miss, Mrs or Ms?

Post by Rover the Top » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:28 am

Because they're not.

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Re: Miss, Mrs or Ms?

Post by Simon » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:00 pm

Rover the Top wrote:
Gibbon wrote: Because of the nature of my work and the 'tone' I use when making contact, I pretty much use first names instead though.
It doesn't seem appropriate to be that familiar with a witch from HMRC... :D
Good luck. :(

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Re: Miss, Mrs or Ms?

Post by nomibucha » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:29 am

i would prefer miss

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