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Miss, Mrs or Ms?

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:05 am
by Rover the Top
Which is it best to use if you have to write a letter to a woman and they haven't specified which they prefer?

Re: Miss, Mrs or Ms?

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:24 am
by Gibbon
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.

Re: Miss, Mrs or Ms?

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:31 am
by iamarover
Alternatively, use 'Female Human <surname>'

Re: Miss, Mrs or Ms?

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

Re: Miss, Mrs or Ms?

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:36 am
by Gibbon
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. :(

Re: Miss, Mrs or Ms?

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:54 am
by Rover the Top
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?

Re: Miss, Mrs or Ms?

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:59 am
by Gibbon
She did at one point, yes. :¬)

Why arent your apples oranges?

Re: Miss, Mrs or Ms?

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:28 am
by Rover the Top
Because they're not.

Re: Miss, Mrs or Ms?

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:00 pm
by Simon
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. :(

Re: Miss, Mrs or Ms?

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:29 am
by nomibucha
i would prefer miss