Date: Mon, 31 Oct 94 12:23:54 PST
From: Neil Gershenfeld <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I just ran across a good candidate for the MPQOTM (Most Presumptuous
Questionnaire Of The Month) award: Harvard's survey for the new alumni
directory. You're meant to write "P10" in a little box if your job title is
"His Royal Highness", and so forth. When you're all done, you can then get the
directory for $85.
Code 1. Title/Prefix
C40 Chief Justice
L20 Lieutenant Commander
L30 Lieutenant Colonel
L40 Lieutenant General
M10 Major General
P05 Her Royal Highness
P10 His Royal Highness
R20 Rear Admiral
T10 The Honorable
T20 The Honorable Justice
T30 The Most Reverend
T40 The Most Reverend Archbishop
T50 The Reverend
T60 The Reverend Canon
T70 The Reverend Dr.
T80 The Right Honorable Lord
T90 The Right Reverend
T95 The Right Reverend Dr.
[But what do you use if you're a governor or a president or a duke or ... ?
What I think is particularly hilarious is the codes themselves - let's see, you
take the first letter of the title (e.g. "C" for "Count" or "T" for "The
Reverend"), and then make up a two-digit number, I know, let's space them by 5
or 10 in case we find we've missed one... Harvard, huh? Anybody from Harvard
care to point out any MIT peccadillos? -psl]
© 1994 Peter Langston