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Steve James wrote: One might ask why titles are necessary at all. Anyway, no one is forced to use the term or not.
"Mistress" still means a "female master" though colloquial English has reduced it to being a man's sexual partner outside of marriage.
cdobe wrote:This is for native English speakers from various countries. A woman recently told me that Mrs and Miss are both no longer politically correct to use and today you would have to use "Ms.". I have never heard this word before in spoken English.
Steve James wrote:Right. "Mister" is the unaccented form of "master," and "Mr." is just the abbreviation, as "Mrs." was the abbreviation for "mistress." Btw, in the U.S. at least, "Master" was used as a replacement honorific for a male child.
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