Friday, January 28, 2005

Random thought.

Why is the abbreviation for Missus "Mrs."? There's no "r" is Missus.

And is Miss an abbreviation for anything, or is that the word in its entirety?

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Missus" is an informal colloquialism.
The abbreviation "Mrs." is short or "Mistress." Just as "Mr." is short for "Master."
"Miss" used as a courtesy title before the surname or full name of a girl or single woman.

Isn't learning fun?

Jen said...

Wow, ask and ys shall receive...

Who IS that smart person?

Renee said...

LOL! Now I know why John's mom always addresses Brent's cards to "Master Brent Mac Laren". I thought she was just smokin crack :-)

Jen said...

Speaking of smoking stuff...Jeff and I rent Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle tonight. It WAS funny, but I didn't like it as much as YOU seemed to. Two parts that cracked me up though: "Did Doogie Howser just steal my car?" and the "Hold On" scene in the truck or Jeep or whatever.

Renee said...

Yeah, the "Hold On" scene was awesome. The whole movie was great; I can't believe it didn't have you laughing your ass off...

Anna said...

Who is this anonymous smart person?

Jen said...

We don't know, Anna. Hence the "anonymous." See how that works? ;)

Jen said...

Okay, my NON sarcastic answer is--I don't know. Must just be another person who surfed onto my site. Because, as you know, this blog is QUITE the place to be. ;)

Lisa said...

Wow, now I feel like a dumbass I always thought Mr. was short for Mister not Master - Shit do I need to go back to school?

Anna said...

No, no, don't worry Lisa- you've had enough school. :)

Renee said...

Lisa, I thought it was Mister, too. And Missus. I wonder how it went from Master and Mistress to Mister and Missus...