[Taxacom] Honorifics for M.A.s

Richard Zander Richard.Zander at mobot.org
Sat Mar 4 14:43:12 CST 2017

I remember going to a lecture by Freeman Dyson and the guy whointroduced him went on and on about him not having a Ph.D. but he was AOK anyway.  Embarrassing. There are several highly productive researchers here who only have M.A. degrees, and Mr. or Ms. seems pedestrian. I recommend that a term be devised and used as an honorific for such people. I suggest the term "Magister." Kind of high-falutin but apparently cognate with a "Masters" degree, see Wikipedia.

Richard H. Zander
Missouri Botanical Garden - 4344 Shaw Blvd. - St. Louis - Missouri - 63110 - USA
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