SIGNIFICANT OTHER: Increasingly Significant Issue

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Apr 12 00:09:26 UTC 2002

At 6:05 PM -0400 4/11/02, Beverly Flanigan wrote:
>But far more common is first-name address, which really bugs me.  I answer
>irately, "How dare you call me Beverly?  You don't know me!"  Talk about
>getting off on the wrong foot....
Well, for some of us it streamlines the conversational ritual.  As
soon as someone says "Hello, Laurence", I know it's a telemarketer
and I'm ready to hang up.


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