I was readiing my favorite magazine, which happens to be British, when I came across this sentence:
"Everybody called her [the Duchess of Devonshire] Debo but . . . [I ended] up calling her 'M/s Debo' while I was 'Mr Alan' [Bennett]."
Here in the United States of America we have:
Would you kindly tell me what M/s means?
Source: London Review of Books, 8 January 2015, page 38.
Last edited by TheParser; 12-Jan-2015 at 16:58. Reason: added a word; punctuation.
I think it should have just said "Ms". She was "Ms Debo" and he was "Mr Alan". Or perhaps the / was a typo for an "r" and it should have said "Mrs". Either way "M/s" means nothing in BrE.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.