Periods after abbreviations

Amorelli mariam11 at VIRGILIO.IT
Tue Jun 29 10:49:07 UTC 2004

----- Original Message -----
From: "Baker, John" <JMB at STRADLEY.COM>
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 5:18 AM
Subject: Re: Periods after abbreviations

>         Jesse did not clarify why he thinks that "Ms" should not have a
period.  My initial thought was that he meant that actual words, such as Ms
and Mrs (neither of which is an abbreviation for anything), should not have
I was taught that Mrs. was the abbreviation for 'Mistress' and Mr. for
'Master', tho' in British usage this latter full form is still used to
indicate an under-18 male recipient of the communication which, on the face
of it might invalidate the abbreviated form for over-18 males.
Maria Immacolata Amorelli

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