Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
St. Patrick’s Day celebrates the life of Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. To commemorate this day, I thought I would help you remember the proper times and places to use the word “Saint” as well as many other titles that we give people.
Tips for Using Titles
Title Set A
|Doctor (Dr.)||Someone who has achieved a terminal degree (except JD)|
|Saint (St.)||a deceased person who had achieved an exceptional degree of holiness|
|Lord||A member of the nobility (UK)|
|Sir||A knight or a baron|
|Honorable||a representative of a foreign state, a judge or a member of congress|
|Professor||an instructor at a university or other post-secondary institution|
|Reverend, Bishop, Pastor, etc.||a member of religious clergy|
|Captain||the pilot of an airplane or a ship.|
|*This list also includes a multitude of military titles that denote rank|
Title Set B
|Mr.||an adult male|
|Mrs.||an adult married, widowed or divorced female|
|Ms.||an adult female who does not wish to be identified by marital status|
|Mx.||an adult person (gender neutral term)|
|Miss||an unmarried female or female child|
|Master||a male child|
|Maid||a young, unmarried adult female|
|Madame (Ma’am)||an adult female|
1. These titles or abbreviations go Before a person’s name
2. If you use a title from Set A, do not use a title from Set B
3. There are, though, times in which you can use more than one title from Set A
Because I love you, I decided to consolidate my tips into a handy infographic (also because, you know, I love infographics)
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