[INDOLOGY] prof. or mr. or mrs. or ms. etc first name

Patrick Olivelle jpo at uts.cc.utexas.edu
Wed Jun 17 10:26:41 EDT 2015


But there is also the typically British titles, where it is Lord + surname; and Sir + first name: Sir Winston, or Sir Winston Churchill, but not Sir Churchill.

So it may be entirely possible for Indians to create a new idiom: Mr. Patrick, as I am so frequently called.



On Jun 17, 2015, at 8:47 AM, Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk at gmail.com> wrote:

> Ah, yes, ecclesiatical titles.  Of course.  
> 
> "You are old, Father William, the young man said,"
> 
> And yet, 
> 
> "The Amazing Adventures of Father Brown."
> 
> And nobility.  As in one of our own,
> 
> Sir James.
> 
> ​​Isn't it pleasant to speak of inconsequential matter​s​​, just for a while?
> 
> Dominik​
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