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Offline Jonathan Hill
26 Nov 2013, 04:08 PM | Post: #1

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Which is convention nowadays? Mr Smith or Mr. Smith?

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26 Nov 2013, 04:28 PM | Post: #2

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Mr Smith. No full stop required.
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26 Nov 2013, 04:34 PM | Post: #3

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I think this another British English/American English thing. In the US they may expect a "period" after Mr. or Mrs. - but British readers would expect them without.
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Offline Kath Middleton Reading Hell, yes!
26 Nov 2013, 04:38 PM | Post: #4

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I wouldn't put a full stop. I wouldn't in the abbreviation for Road on an address either - Main Rd will do me. But then I'm a lazy toad!
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26 Nov 2013, 04:48 PM | Post: #5

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This post was last modified: 26 Nov 2013 04:48 PM by emilynemchick.
Daphne is right. Mr. and Mrs. are American English, whereas Mr and Mrs are British English.
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So it's no full stops please, we're British? Hehe!
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I was expecting to see a photo of  Derek Batey Tongue
He used to present a TV programme called Mr and Mrs in the seventies/eighties. I dont know if there was a full stop or not after Mr in the titles though!
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Offline sujay Reading The Glass Guardian by Linda Gillard
26 Nov 2013, 05:19 PM | Post: #8

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(26 Nov 2013 05:04 PM)DavidHaynes71 Wrote:  I was expecting to see a photo of  Derek Batey Tongue
He used to present a TV programme called Mr and Mrs in the seventies/eighties.

That was my first thought as well David! Smile
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26 Nov 2013, 05:24 PM | Post: #9

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I'm so glad this thread is about punctuation. I once found a board game called 'Mr and Mrs' at a pub. The sexist questions and heterocentricity enraged me.
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26 Nov 2013, 05:31 PM | Post: #10

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Thanks, all! That answer'll do nicely!
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