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.'"
When? I thought he already had taken over the world.
ChrisChin is Getting Old · 11 years, 4 months 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 · 11 years, 4 months ago
> When I was a kid I'd get mail addressed to "Master Gordon Nash." Master
as opposed to a mail man? :-D
Given half my family is British, yes, I got addressed that way all the time.
Rachel Marie aka RAI · 11 years, 4 months 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 · 11 years, 4 months 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.
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 · 11 years, 4 months 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! · 11 years, 4 months 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 · 11 years, 4 months 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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