So I was just making a reservation at a hotel, when I noticed that the form’s “name prefix” (or salutation, if you prefer) element included more than the usual “Mr.” “Mrs.” “Miss” “Ms.” and “Dr.” In fact, they included “Herr Doktor” and “Lord.”
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I was tempted. I was sooooooooooooo tempted. Especially since it was a hotel in a small town, that to be be blunt, is a bit podunk-ville.
But dammit, they were missing “King” and “Archbishop,” not to mention “Pope.” And don’t even get me started on “Holy Roman Emperor” not being on the list! How could they make that mistake? So I just said to hell with it and picked “Adv.” Per this, I think it means I’m claiming to be a member of Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Vermessungsverwaltungen der LÃ¤nder der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.
I suppose I’d be more convincing if I could at least pronounce that.