scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Re: Subj: Sir Names?
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG
Wed Apr 12 1972 - 07:35:37 CST
On Tue, 11 Apr 2000, golden cliff wrote:
> I don't think respect necessarily rests in a title.
No, I agree with that.
> What's most important is that people treat each other with respect.
But here I think many of us use the word "respect" when what we MEAN is
"courtesy". It is a matter of courtesy to address someone older than
oneself, whom one does not know well, by their title unless/until invited
to do otherwise.