new york times & ms./gay

Bethany K. Dumas dumasb at UTK.EDU
Sun May 23 12:45:02 UTC 1999

On Sun, 23 May 1999, Fred Shapiro wrote:
It may have originated, not
>as a feminist usage, but rather as a pragmatic solution in the business
>world to the problem of whether to use Miss or Mrs. in addressing
>correspondence when one doesn't know whether the recipient is married.

My first recollection of its use was as Fred describes it.


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