Ed Team

A Matter of Etiquette

Filed By Ed Team | September 23, 2009 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: gay etiquette, judith martin, Miss Manners

"The plural of Mrs. is Mesdames and the plural of Mr. is Messrs. So a married female couple with the same surname would be Mesdames Jenna and Aurora Acorn, and a married male couple would be the Messrs. Jackson and Hal Thornton."

--Miss Manners, aka Judith Martin, responding to a reader's question on how to address a married same-sex couple who have the same last name


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The abbreviation for Mesdames is Mmes.