[Taxacom] Honorifics for M.A.s

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Sat Mar 4 16:27:19 CST 2017

Being somewhat of a fan of (early 1970s) Doctor Who, I quite like the thought of the Doctor vs. the Master! :)

On Sun, 5/3/17, Richard Zander <Richard.Zander at mobot.org> wrote:

 Subject: [Taxacom] Honorifics for M.A.s
 To: "Taxacom(taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu}" <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
 Received: Sunday, 5 March, 2017, 9:43 AM
 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
 Richard H. Zander
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