Mr. Pistorius, I have Mrs. Ms.* Morissette on the phone…



One man. Two boys. Twelve kids.

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  1. Avatar huh says:

    “Mrs.” Morissette?

    • Avatar Kazzy says:

      According to her Wiki, Alanis Morissette was married in 2010. If I have (again) erred in applying the appropriate honorific, I will (again) apologize and amend. Can you shed some light on your objection?Report

      • Avatar Mike Schilling says:

        Morissette is her name, not her husband’s name, so “Mrs. Morissette” is incorrect. This kind of thing is one of the reasons “Ms.” was invented.Report

        • Avatar Kazzy says:

          Duly noted. I thought about that for a second, actually, but not enough to actually take the time to do it right. Update coming. Thanks.Report

          • Avatar Mike Schilling says:

            Now the title is fixed, but not the body. (That is, Ms. Morissette’s title in the post’s body. With the wrench.)Report

            • Avatar Kazzy says:

              Thanks. I had fixed that one and then in my attempts to properly enter the HTML manually in the Title field (which doesn’t just have buttons like the Body field), I lost it.

              I should probably just start referring to people without honorifics. Or just resign myself to grunting and banging on the keyboard.Report

              • Avatar Mike Schilling says:

                grunting and banging on the keyboard

                That’s what I do for a living.

                Years ago now, when I was working at a client site, a woman who had just graduated from college was assigned to work with me so she could take over the system I was building after I was done. By the end of my tenure there, not only was she familiar with the architecture and maintenance procedures, when things went wrong she made the same annoyed noises I did.Report

              • Avatar Kazzy says:

                “…grunting and banging on the keyboard…”

                It also explains like, 45% of the music made in the 80’s.Report

          • Avatar James K says:

            This is one of the key virtues of Ms. as a title, it lets you describe a woman without needing to know her marital status.Report

  2. Avatar Kolohe says:

    “makes me want to start singing Mrs. Morissette’s very ironically titled song… ”

    Head over Feet?Report

  3. Avatar Brandon Berg says:

    It’s “ironic” that that song got as much airtime as it did.Report

  4. Honorifics just keep tripping us up, don’t they?Report