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16th Aug '17 6:04:53 AM tropower
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** Doña Clotilde (AKA: "The Witch from [Apartment] 71") sometimes did this:
--> ¡"No es Señora, es Señor'''ita'''!" (lit. "It's not Ms., it's '''Miss'''!")



** Some women like to be called Miss rather than Ms. (pronounced "miz") because they feel Ms. sounds too old.
* P.E. teachers. Call him Sir, or get 50 push-ups.

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** Some women (such as Doña Clotilde in the previous El Chavo del Ocho example) like to be called Miss rather than Ms. (pronounced "miz") because they feel Ms. sounds too old.
* P.E. teachers. Call him Sir, Sir (or least "Coach"), or [[PhysicalFitnessPunishment get 50 push-ups.push-ups]].
15th Jul '17 6:17:46 AM WhosAsking
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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' has some fun with this. Dax calls Captain Sisko "Benjamin," sounding almost as if she were talking to a child. He calls her "Old Man", which is exactly [[TheNthDoctor what she was]] when they first met.

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' has some fun with this. Dax calls Captain Sisko "Benjamin," sounding almost as if she were talking to a child. He calls her "Old Man", which is exactly [[TheNthDoctor what she was]] when they first met.[[labelnote:Explanation]]Trills that carry symbionts can recall the lives and memories of previous hosts; therefore, while Jadzia the host is younger than Sisko, the Dax symbiont has lived for over a century (a previous host had personally met [=Dr. McCoy=]). When Sisko first met Dax, a well-experienced old man named Curzon was its host.[[/labelnote]]
20th Jun '17 1:51:47 PM Gamermaster
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** Inverted with Signum, who suggests that she might have to stop referring to Fate as "[[LastNameBasis Testarossa]]" and using the informal "[[JapanesePronouns omae]]" on her after she becomes Fate's vice captain in Lightning Squad, but Fate notes that it's fine. Most characters tend to address each other normally in the company of their friends and may do so formally when in an official context or to make a point(Nanoha once calls Hayate "Hayate-chan" when talking about her need to help her out as a friend, then switches to "Commander Yagami" when mentioning that she trusts her as a subordinate).

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** Inverted with Signum, who suggests that she might have to stop referring to Fate as "[[LastNameBasis Testarossa]]" and using the informal "[[JapanesePronouns omae]]" on her after she becomes Fate's vice captain in Lightning Squad, but Fate notes that it's fine. Most characters tend to address each other normally in the company of their friends and may do so formally when in an official context or to make a point(Nanoha point (Nanoha once calls Hayate "Hayate-chan" when talking about her need to help her out as a friend, then switches to "Commander Yagami" when mentioning that she trusts her as a subordinate).
4th Jun '17 11:40:30 PM bjex
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* One ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'' episode had a perp who insisted on being addressed as Mister Daniel Loomis. Sergeant Joe Friday informs him that he is heading to a place where he will be a number, and not a Mister.

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* One ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'' episode had a perp who insisted on being addressed as Mister Daniel Loomis. Sergeant Joe Friday informs Loomis by absolutely anyone, regardless of how familar they were with him. When he was in the Navy, it galled him that he is heading was required to a place where address people he will be a number, and not a Mister.deemed intellectually inferior to him as Mister, so now that he was no longer in the Navy, he would insist the same treatment from everyone, regardless of familiarity. This led Friday to respond with this SchiffOneLiner:
--> '''Friday:''' Where you're going, there are no "Misters" - just numbers.
27th May '17 9:03:14 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'', there's the Sandman. The Vision Crafter, Given of Wishes, the Lord of the Sleep Realm, the ''King of Dreams!''. But you can call him Steven.
21st May '17 9:01:43 PM Abodos
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* Jake, the leader of the Literature/{{Animorphs}}, could never get his alien comrade Ax to refer to him as anything other than "Prince Jake"; his continual refrain was "Don't call me 'Prince'." As the series progressed it became obvious that Ax was more making a joke out of it than anything else.

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* Jake, the leader of the Literature/{{Animorphs}}, could never get his alien comrade Ax to refer to him as anything other than "Prince Jake"; Jake" (Prince being a military rank among Andalites rather than an inherited title); his continual refrain was "Don't call me 'Prince'." As the series progressed it became obvious that Ax was more making a joke out of it than anything else.
14th May '17 2:59:38 PM nombretomado
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** An exceedingly minor character in the Franchise/StarCraft ExpandedUniverse, Captain Serl Gentry, is a military scientist. You could call him "Doctor" or "Captain", as he has earned both ranks, but he does ''not'' like it when an enlisted nurse calls him Doctor. He only tolerates "Captain".

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** An exceedingly minor character in the Franchise/StarCraft VideoGame/StarCraft ExpandedUniverse, Captain Serl Gentry, is a military scientist. You could call him "Doctor" or "Captain", as he has earned both ranks, but he does ''not'' like it when an enlisted nurse calls him Doctor. He only tolerates "Captain".
11th May '17 10:22:54 PM Gamermaster
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** She does manage to get Chantez to call her by her name in ''Anime/VividStrike''.
9th May '17 11:04:34 AM BloodPlum
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* In the Naruto fanfic ''Fanfic/SugarPlums'' the protagonist has two different instances. She doesn't like people calling her Aka no Usagi-sama (Red Rabbit), but she also never let's anybody call her jo-chan or Ume-chan. At least, not since [[spoiler: her first squad leader died, who did call her Ume-chan.]]
5th May '17 12:06:00 PM esq263
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* In any situation involving advocacy, such as an attorney giving a summation or writing a brief, he or she will subtly slant things by using courtesy titles in reference to his/her client and any favorable witnesses, but use a LastNameBasis (assuming he/she uses their names at all) for the opposing side, including opposing witnesses. Thus, in a lawsuit, an attorney's own client will be "Mr. Smith", but the opposition will be "Jones" or simply "Plaintiff" or "Defendant".

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* In any situation involving advocacy, such as an attorney giving a summation or writing a brief, he or she will subtly slant things the narrative by using courtesy titles in reference to his/her client and any favorable witnesses, but use a LastNameBasis (assuming he/she uses their names at all) for the opposing side, including opposing witnesses. Thus, in a lawsuit, an attorney's own client will be "Mr. Smith", but the opposition will be "Jones" or simply "Plaintiff" or "Defendant".
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