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05/15/2021

Why is Mrs the abbreviation of misses?

Why is Mrs the abbreviation of misses?

Despite its pronunciation, the abbreviation Mrs. is derived from the title mistress, which accounts for that confusing extra letter. Mistress is the counterpart of master, which—you guessed it—is abbreviated to Mr. (Of course, English speakers now pronounce the title Mr. as “mister.”)

What does the MRS tell us?

In economics, the marginal rate of substitution (MRS) is the amount of a good that a consumer is willing to consume in relation to another good, as long as the new good is equally satisfying. It’s used in indifference theory to analyze consumer behavior.

What is the title of a divorced woman?

Ms to her was only used by women after divorce because they could no longer be Miss or Mrs. Several divorced women texted and called in to say that’s how they use it.

Can you make someone change their name after divorce?

Although there is no legal requirement to do so, many separated or divorced women revert to using their maiden name. This is entirely a personal choice – as there is no legal requirement to do so. Your husband cannot make you stop using his surname if you wish to continue to do so after your separation.