Were you ever addressed as Master?
When I was a kid I'd get mail addressed to "Master Gordon Nash." Master is the proper term to use when addressing a mail child. Mr is for adults. Is the term used any more? Have any of you or your relatives ever gotten mail where your title was Master? I had a friend in college named Susan Bater. I always felt sorry for her brother. Think how his mail was addressed when he was a kid.
What's funny is that I was talking about this with Lori and said I'd ask about it here. I predicted that you would say yes as a joke; as in. "Someday everyone will address me as 'Master.'"
ChrisChin is Getting Old · 13 years, 1 month ago
When I was a kid, I received a membership to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and I was addressed "Master Christopher Chin" on all the mailings.
Will work for anime · 13 years, 1 month ago
> When I was a kid I'd get mail addressed to "Master Gordon Nash." Master
as opposed to a mail man? :-D
Rachel Marie aka RAI · 13 years, 1 month ago
My gramma calls my brother "Master" on his letters. He's almost 20, though, so I don't know if it applies anymore.
Adam Hartfield · 13 years, 1 month ago
Yeah, my late maternal grandmother used to address cards to me like that until I was 16 or so.
My brother used to get master mail.
The only times people have called me Master were at CTY where I was worshiped like a god.
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 13 years ago
Interesting. I don't think that violates the first commandment. You didn't have any other god before you, you aren't before yourself.
Sam Dabrusin · 13 years ago
Screw that "Master" bo-shit, I was "Esquire" Dabrusin all the way.
...or maybe not...but it was always my dream. So sweet. "Esquire Dabrusin"...amazing.
Actually the proper usage of Esquire is after the name. Mister was used to denote a gentleman and placed before the name. Esquire was used to denote social status above gentleman, usually with the sons of nobles who had no other title.
Nowadays, in the U.S. Esquire is typically used to denote those who are licensed to practice law.
Mamalissa! · 13 years ago
> Esquire was
> used to denote social status above gentleman, usually with the sons
> of nobles who had no other title.
The term originated with a Scottish Noble, who was particularly unfond of his lazy son. One day, when this son referred to himself as "squire," the nobleman said "'Squire?' I'll give you eh squire, you piece of shite!"
Kris 'engaged' Bedient · 13 years ago
I've never been addressed as master, but I have addressed certain men as Master. Of course, they weren't children . . . I suppose that's not quite the same thing, now is it?
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