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    I hate Mr + first name only.

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    I rather like Mr. Ron.

    :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willbut
    I hate Mr + first name only.
    Mr Bee?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by Willbut
    I hate Mr + first name only.
    Mr Bee?
    Some of "my kids" used to call me Mr. Ron in "real life". (They were third graders. I remember it as a term of affection.)

    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    I rather like Mr. Ron.

    :wink:

    I've heard "Mr. + first name" used as a rather disguised way of displaying a patronizing (or condescending) attitude towards the person addressed in that manner. Maybe it's just a local thing, or maybe it's just me. Anyway, that's how I've heard it.

    It would depend on who it comes from, how it said and where it is said. In any event, I prefer to not use or hear the "Mr." title, generally speaking. There may be exceptions once in a great while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by Willbut
    I hate Mr + first name only.
    Mr Bee?
    Better than Mr Bean.

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    I hate Ron(first name only).OR I hate Mr(last name only).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustafa Uslu
    I hate Ron(first name only).OR I hate Mr(last name only).
    What do you use? Mr + first name or Mr + first and last names

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    it's Mr. + last name, isn't it?!
    i get confused~

    i learned it that way "Mr. + last name"
    last= family name!

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