[ExI] Ms. vs. Dr.

natasha at natasha.cc natasha at natasha.cc
Mon Jul 27 23:57:43 UTC 2009

Quoting Stefano Vaj <stefano.vaj at gmail.com>:

> BTW, in Italy anybody with a chair would be offended unless you him or
> her Professor, rather than Doctor. Still, you would have to call a
> lady a lady, not a doctor or a professor, in any non-professional
> context. The same is not applicable to men, to whom academic or
> professional title must be used even in social, but formal, contexts,
> unless they enjoy a knighthood or aristocracy status.

Here in the US, the term Dr. for an academic is not used so much.  The  
real doctors here are medical doctors :-)


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