Not as much a theory as an old-boomer’s joke


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  1. This boomer understood that Ms was short for miserable.

    Comment by TheBigHarry — July 28, 2022 @ 10:27 am

  2. ^ *heh*
    Well, I remember it back then as being not only the flag-planting phase of the classical women’s-lib struggle, but a point at which a lot of old curmudgeons said, “Well, reckon y’ actually do have a point there, miss. Er, I mean…”

    Comment by DougM (just entertaining myself here) — July 28, 2022 @ 12:39 pm

  3. Long time, no comment.

    Anyhoo..I’ve decided, if I’m ever put in a position to declare a pronoun, I’m taking, “Cthulhu.”

    Might as well tell the mouth of madness that you’re looking into it.

    Comment by blake — July 29, 2022 @ 7:45 am

  4. First time reader, long time commenter here.

    I’d just like to say that I did my part back then by making fun of every woman who demanded I call her miz.

    If more of us had done it back then, perhaps folks wouldn’t have been/be so quick to keep ratcheting up the crazy.

    Comment by Veeshir — July 29, 2022 @ 10:34 pm

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