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We know who kicked up a fuss about this, don't we? [Dec. 3rd, 2014|03:45 pm]
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I am attempting to purchase tickets online (for the William Morris exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery) and have reached the point where I am required to enter details about myself. Why? Who knows, but this is what the system requires.

The drop-down menu offers me a choice of titles: I can be Miss, Mr, Mrs, Ms or Rear-Admiral.

I am *so* tempted...
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[User Picture]From: cmcmck
2014-12-03 03:54 pm (UTC)
Oh that bloody BM website drove us close to distraction! The hub eventually walked round from the office one lunchtime to make our booking! He's 'Dr' which is always good for a laugh. :o)

I was tempted to go back to get my doctorate just for the pleasure of forcing 'them' to address us as 'Dr & Dr'. :o)
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2014-12-03 04:13 pm (UTC)
This was the NPG - though for payment putposes it's all 'Royal Collections' apparently (I thought it was a national collection, which shows you how much I know...).

I once told my then supervisor that I was only doing the doctorate so that I'd have a decent answer to the question 'Is that Miss or Mrs?' (he was warningt me that if I was in it for the gown, mine would not be as pretty as his...). So, yes, Dr is my preferred option - if I must use a title, which by choice I don't!
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2014-12-03 06:33 pm (UTC)
Nope. Tell me about Lord Clancy?
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2014-12-03 08:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, well done you! (And, indeed, well done Tesco - they got that bit right).
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[User Picture]From: nineweaving
2014-12-03 06:42 pm (UTC)
You must and will be Rear-Admiral.

Did the menu include Lord, Lady, the Right Reverend, &c., &c.?

Nine
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2014-12-03 08:26 pm (UTC)
No, I have quoted the list in its entirety. You'd think that Dr or Professor would occur more often than Rear-Admiral, but as la_marquise_de_ points out, Rear-Admirals probably make more fuss.

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[User Picture]From: sam_t
2014-12-04 09:18 am (UTC)
And presumably Admirals and Vice-Admirals have minions to sign up for them.
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[User Picture]From: la_marquise_de_
2014-12-03 07:14 pm (UTC)
I imagine at some point a rear admiral contacted them about the unavailability of his title in their drop down list.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2014-12-03 08:26 pm (UTC)
I picture him doing it in the best G & S patter...
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[User Picture]From: durham_rambler
2014-12-03 07:23 pm (UTC)
I have just tried to sign up for Council Tax ebilling and the choice I get is, in this order: Dr Master Miss Mr Ms Professor Rev. Mind you, the application crashes when I ask it to find my address from my postcode.
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[User Picture]From: anef
2014-12-05 08:35 am (UTC)
So they didn't bother to change the default from alphabetical order? I suppose you could argue that it's a non-sexist way of presenting the options...
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2014-12-05 02:34 pm (UTC)
I hadn't noticed that! But it's as good an order as any, I suppose.
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