Mx for intersexed people?

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Mon Sep 17 03:20:13 UTC 2007

Douglas G. Wilson wrote:
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> Subject:      Re: Mx for intersexed people?
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>> I use this nearly exclusively for the translation of discovery documents
>> as the translation of the Japanese name suffix -san, meaning Mr./Ms.,
>> when no first name is given (which is usual) in the documents at hand.
>> If the intersexual use is near-universal for Mx., I need to quit using
>> it and revert to the clumsier Mr./Ms.
> I've never seen "Mx." in any sense (which doesn't mean much!).
> Somewhere I've seen "M." used for "Mr./Ms.", but I can't remember
> where and I don't know whether it has any currency: anybody else seen this?
> -- Doug Wilson
That would work for my purposes as well, but I concur with Wikipedia
that this use means Monsieur. BB

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