Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Ms-Understanding

The earliest form of [Ms] is from a 1767 tombstone of Ms Sarah Spooner. The “Ms.” was just a shortened version of “Mistress” by a stonecutter trying to save space on the already crowded slab.
- Things You Wouldn't Know If We Didn't Blog Intermittently
via Bobulate

4 comments :

  1. And it only took another 200 years before it had it's own magazine...

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  2. Boy… was I wrong to think about Ms as a wonderful positive term for a single woman!
    I had no idea…

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  3. Just now i see the Ms- Understanding word-play you made... great!

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  4. Yes, I thought I was very clever coming up with that too until I realised that it was also used in the article I got the information from so I can't take credit.

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