una at mustelid.biology.yale.edu
Thu May 2 16:56:32 EST 1996
Karen Allendoerfer <ravena at cco.caltech.edu> wrote:
>I've also had clerks at the cash register,
>when I sign credit card charge slips, ask me if my name is "mine" or "my
Yuck! In a facetious mood, I might say the name came with the card.
It is annoying to have people assume your name might be "Mrs John Doe",
but many older women in America now *do* use their husband's name with
"Mrs" stuck to it. So far as I know, it is a uniquely American custom,
and it's on the way out.
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