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** {{Inverted|Trope}} in ''[[PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl The Curse of the Black Pearl]]'' with the Governor's daughter Elizabeth Swan: she tries to get on a FirstNameBasis with Will the blacksmith, only for him to politely stick to calling her "Miss Swan".

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** {{Inverted|Trope}} in ''[[PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl The Curse of the Black Pearl]]'' with the Governor's daughter Elizabeth Swan: she tries to get on a FirstNameBasis with Will the blacksmith, only for him to politely stick to calling her "Miss Swan".

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** {{Inverted|Trope}} in ''[[PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl The Curse of the Black Pearl]]'' with the Governor's daughter Elizabeth Swan: she tries to get on a FirstNameBasis with Will the blacksmith, only for him to politely stick to calling her "Miss Swan".

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* In ''Animation/PleasantGoatAndBigBigWolf: Joys of Seasons'' episode 50, Paddi, after consuming a special sunflower seed invented by Mr. Slowy that makes whoever eats it emit heat and warm up anyone close to them, tells Sparky to call him "Master Paddi". Later in the episode, Wolnie is surprised to find Paddi outside and calls him "Paddi", only for him to tell her to call him "Master Paddi" as well.
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* [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann "Let go of me, you furball!"]] "That's ''Mr.'' Furball to you!"

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* [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'': "Let go of me, you furball!"]] furball!" "That's ''Mr.'' Furball to you!"


[[TropeCodifier The trope is named]] for Creator/SidneyPoitier's famous line from ''Film/InTheHeatOfTheNight'', where a black Philadelphia detective, Virgil Tibbs, is in a bigoted part of the South, and is asked what people call him, using a racial slur in the process. ''Mister'' Tibbs responds with affirmation of his experience and value.

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[[TropeCodifier The trope is named]] for Creator/SidneyPoitier's famous line from ''Film/InTheHeatOfTheNight'', where a black Philadelphia detective, Virgil Tibbs, is in a bigoted part of the South, South and is asked what people call him, using a racial slur in the process. ''Mister'' Tibbs responds with affirmation of his experience and value.



** Vergo insists on being called Vergo-san. Law refuses to do so until moments before [[spoiler:he slices Vergo into two. "Payback is gonna be a bitch, Vergo-san."]]

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** Vergo insists on being called Vergo-san. Law refuses to do so until moments before [[spoiler:he slices Vergo into in two. "Payback is gonna be a bitch, Vergo-san."]]



** Another time, this time in a manga version of the ''Pretty Sammy'' subseries. Washu's still an educator, and tends to change her form of address depending on either a, the time of day..b, the scenario..or c, whatever's opposite of what her greeter initially used.

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** Another time, this time in a manga version of the ''Pretty Sammy'' subseries. Washu's still an educator, educator and tends to change her form of address depending on either a, the time of day..b, the scenario..or c, whatever's opposite of what her greeter initially used.



* In ''VisualNovel/PrincessLover'', Teppei was raised in a middle class family, then suddenly gets thrust into high class society. When greeted by his servants, he tries to insist on them using familiar terms. They finally compromise with ''Teppei-Sama''. It still unnerves him a little. His new peers take to the more familiar name though.

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* In ''VisualNovel/PrincessLover'', Teppei was raised in a middle class middle-class family, then suddenly gets thrust into high class high-class society. When greeted by his servants, he tries to insist on them using familiar terms. They finally compromise with ''Teppei-Sama''. It still unnerves him a little. His new peers take to the more familiar name though.



* In [[Anime/KidouTenshiAngelicLayer Angelic Layer]], Misaki initially refers to her Aunt Shoko as just that, "Aunt Shoko" ("Shoko-obasan" in Japanese). However, Shoko insists that she call her "Shoko-san", since she's still in her twenties (i.e., [[ChristmasCake it makes her feel old]]).

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* In [[Anime/KidouTenshiAngelicLayer Angelic Layer]], Misaki initially refers to her Aunt Shoko as just that, "Aunt Shoko" ("Shoko-obasan" in Japanese). However, Shoko insists that she call her "Shoko-san", "Shoko-san" since she's still in her twenties (i.e., [[ChristmasCake it makes her feel old]]).



* A circa early 60s ''ComicBook/{{Archie}}'' comic had Jughead declining a trip with the others to explore a cave. When Reggie calls him chicken, Jughead retorts "That's ''Mister'' Chicken to you! And you'd better watch out for cave-ins!"

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* A circa early 60s '60s ''ComicBook/{{Archie}}'' comic had Jughead declining a trip with the others to explore a cave. When Reggie calls him chicken, Jughead retorts "That's ''Mister'' Chicken to you! And you'd better watch out for cave-ins!"



* ''FanFic/HarrysNewHome'' has Sirius insisting that Harry call him by his name, after Harry gives him a horrible MaamShock and addresses him as Mr. Black.

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* ''FanFic/HarrysNewHome'' has Sirius insisting that Harry call him by his name, name after Harry gives him a horrible MaamShock and addresses him as Mr. Black.



* ''FanFic/TangledInTime'', when Ganondorf lives under the alias Siegfried Dragmire in Lake Hylia, he is never referred by his first name and is referred by the narrative as Mr.Dragmire.

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* ''FanFic/TangledInTime'', when Ganondorf lives under the alias Siegfried Dragmire in Lake Hylia, he is never referred by his first name and is referred by the narrative as Mr. Dragmire.



* 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: the death of her first squad leader, who did call her Ume-chan.]]

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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 lets anybody call her jo-chan or Ume-chan. At least, not since [[spoiler: the death of her first squad leader, who did call her Ume-chan.]]



* ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. Tony Stark doesn't like how Pepper Potts is on FirstNameBasis with S.H.I.E.L.D agent Phil Coulson, and insists that his first name is "Agent".

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* ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. Tony Stark doesn't like how Pepper Potts is on FirstNameBasis with S.H.I.E.L.D agent Phil Coulson, Coulson and insists that his first name is "Agent".



* In ''Film/{{Sam}}'', Alexander Blondell insists that his clients address him as Mr. Blondell. Sam's repeated attemptes to refer to him as 'pal, 'buddy' or even 'Alexander' are met with a polite but firm correction:

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* In ''Film/{{Sam}}'', Alexander Blondell insists that his clients address him as Mr. Blondell. Sam's repeated attemptes attempts to refer to him as 'pal, 'buddy' or even 'Alexander' are met with a polite but firm correction:



* After winning the Wrestling/{{TNA}} X Division championship, Doug Williams stoped answering by the more friendly Doug, and demanded to be called Douglas Williams.

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* After winning the Wrestling/{{TNA}} X Division championship, Doug Williams stoped stopped answering by the more friendly Doug, and demanded to be called Douglas Williams.



** One cutscene in the old game ''Final Liberation'' has a Commissar bitchslap a dumbass planetary governor who adressed him as just Holt, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOi3CzZjV0M then threaten to shoot him for incompetence.]]

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** One cutscene in the old game ''Final Liberation'' has a Commissar bitchslap a dumbass planetary governor who adressed addressed him as just Holt, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOi3CzZjV0M then threaten to shoot him for incompetence.]]



* In ''VideoGame/WarhammerDarkOmen'' Commander Bernhardt prefers to go by "Commander". The only guy who doesen't is the Witch-Hunter, Matthias. (Who usually calls him either "Bernhardt" or "You there!") who in turn wants to be called by "My proper-title of Witch-Hunter General". Matthias eventually forgets himself and Bernhardt notes it. ("Ah. You called me Commander.")

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* In ''VideoGame/WarhammerDarkOmen'' Commander Bernhardt prefers to go by "Commander". The only guy who doesen't doesn't is the Witch-Hunter, Matthias. (Who usually calls him either "Bernhardt" or "You there!") who in turn wants to be called by "My proper-title of Witch-Hunter General". Matthias eventually forgets himself and Bernhardt notes it. ("Ah. You called me Commander.")



* ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'': Booker insists that Elizabeth call him by his first name, not "Mr. [=DeWitt=]", possibly out of refusal of formality or the fact that they've been through a lot together.

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* ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'': Booker insists that Elizabeth call calls him by his first name, not "Mr. [=DeWitt=]", possibly out of refusal of formality or the fact that they've been through a lot together.



-->'''Krieger:''' Fist of all, it's "''Doctor'' I-Can-Solve-Your-Ant-Problem", and second of all... here's your refund.

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-->'''Krieger:''' Fist First of all, it's "''Doctor'' I-Can-Solve-Your-Ant-Problem", and second of all... here's your refund.



* In the educational setting, most teachers and administrators (and to a lesser extent, support staff) expect their students to address them by a courtesy title -- Mr., Mrs. or Miss; Coach, if they are a coach; an administrative title, such as Principal or Superintendent; or Dr. if they have a Ph.D or M.D.[[note]]In Britain, "Doctor" is also a courtesy title for any trained medic, but most such are M.D.s in any case[[/note]] -- and their surname, especially in the classroom, or short of that, "sir" or "ma'am." Sometimes, teachers with particularly long or difficult-to-pronounce last names will allow them to refer to them by a shortened last name along with the courtesy title (e.g., "Mrs. K" for Mrs. Krabappel). Usually, they will correct a student who errantly refers to them by their given name, although rare exceptions are allowed for close family -- that is, it would be silly for a teacher or principal to expect his son to address him "Mr." at school. The point, however, is for the students to show respect and to remind students that it is the adults, not the students, who are in charge.

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* In the educational setting, most teachers and administrators (and to a lesser extent, support staff) expect their students to address them by a courtesy title -- Mr., Mrs. or Miss; Coach, if they are a coach; an administrative title, such as Principal or Superintendent; or Dr. if they have a Ph.D D. or M.D.[[note]]In Britain, "Doctor" is also a courtesy title for any trained medic, but most such are M.D.s in any case[[/note]] -- and their surname, especially in the classroom, or short of that, "sir" or "ma'am." Sometimes, teachers with particularly long or difficult-to-pronounce last names will allow them to refer to them by a shortened last name along with the courtesy title (e.g., "Mrs. K" for Mrs. Krabappel). Usually, they will correct a student who errantly refers to them by their given name, although rare exceptions are allowed for close family -- that is, it would be silly for a teacher or principal to expect his son to address him "Mr." at school. The point, however, is for the students to show respect and to remind students that it is the adults, not the students, who are in charge.



** US Army soldiers (especially in ground combat units) will sometimes refer to the First Sergeant, who is the highest ranking sergeant in a company, as "Top", short for "Top Sergeant". Recruits can be unpleasantly surprised by the [[UnusualEuphemism First Shirt's]] reaction if they haven't yet earned the right.

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** US Army soldiers (especially in ground combat units) will sometimes refer to the First Sergeant, who is the highest ranking highest-ranking sergeant in a company, as "Top", short for "Top Sergeant". Recruits can be unpleasantly surprised by the [[UnusualEuphemism First Shirt's]] reaction if they haven't yet earned the right.



** The Romance languages as a rule have these, with different cultures having different rules for the use of titles and formal or informal address. For example, it is very rare in Mexico for strangers not to use ''doctor(a)'' when addressing a medical doctor or even a medical ''student,'' but using the formal form of You (''usted'') is uncommon and very situational. Yet the informal second person plural (''vosotros'') form is almost never heard outside Spain. In Latin America, second person plurals are almost universally addressed with the formal ''ustedes.''

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** The Romance languages as a rule have these, with different cultures having different rules for the use of titles and formal or informal address. For example, it is very rare in Mexico for strangers not to use ''doctor(a)'' when addressing a medical doctor or even a medical ''student,'' but using the formal form of You (''usted'') is uncommon and very situational. Yet the informal second person second-person plural (''vosotros'') form is almost never heard outside Spain. In Latin America, second person second-person plurals are almost universally addressed with the formal ''ustedes.''



** Senior Chief and Master Chief Petty Officers do not like to be called simply "Chief." In less formal settings, a Senior Chief can be address as "Senior", but Master Chiefs will generally *only* answer to "Master Chief" or "Master Chief [last name]." Senior Chiefs tend to be more forgiving about being called "Chief" (at least initially) because their rank insignia looks almost identical to the Chief insignia at first glance so it's a pretty common honest mistake to make.
** The senior enlisted man (or woman) on a surface ship is the Command Master Chief or CMC; on a submarine they are the Chief of the Boat (COB); and in no event would you want to mix up the titles.

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** Senior Chief and Master Chief Petty Officers do not like to be called simply "Chief." In less formal settings, a Senior Chief can be address addressed as "Senior", but Master Chiefs will generally *only* answer to "Master Chief" or "Master Chief [last name]." Senior Chiefs tend to be more forgiving about being called "Chief" (at least initially) because their rank insignia looks almost identical to the Chief insignia at first glance so it's a pretty common honest mistake to make.
** The senior enlisted man (or woman) on a surface ship is the Command Master Chief or CMC; on a submarine submarine, they are the Chief of the Boat (COB); and in no event would you want to mix up the titles.

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* ''Videogame/SpidermanPS4'': Norman Osborn jokes about this when he first appears:
-->'''Peter''': Mr. Osborn...\\
'''Norman''': Oh, please. How long have we known each other? It's "Mr Mayor." [''chuckles''] It's Norman. Norman!


* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil0'', Rebecca tells Billy that "That's Officer Chambers to you" when she confronts him and he's quite dismissive of her.

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* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil0'', Rebecca tells Billy that "That's Officer Chambers to you" when she confronts him and he's quite dismissive of her. Billy ''immediately'' calls her Rebecca with extra emphasis and flicks her nose.


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* ''VideoGame/TreasureHunterG'' has The World's Last Mad Scientist Dr. Hello. Yes, he insists you call him "The World's Last Mad Scientist Dr. Hello" every single time you address him. [[BunnyEarsLawyer He's otherwise a nice guy and quite good at his job]].


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Nobody ever refers to Mr. Cat by his first name.


''[Temeraire causes a small avalanche on the other side of the valley with a [[MightyRoar roar]], then leans in close enough to look the human dead in the eye]''

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''[Temeraire causes a small avalanche on the other side of the valley with a [[MightyRoar roar]], then leans in close enough to look the human dead in the eye]''eye]''\\


* The AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio ''The Maltese Penguin'', Frobisher, a parody of a HardboiledDetective, begins his monologue:
--> '''Frobisher:''' My friends call me Frobisher. My enemies call me ''Mr'' Frobisher. And the junk mail department of the Galactic Readers' Digest call me Mrs F R Rubbisher -- but that's neither here nor there.

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* The AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'': In ''The Maltese Penguin'', Frobisher, a parody of a HardboiledDetective, begins his monologue:
--> '''Frobisher:''' -->'''Frobisher:''' My friends call me Frobisher. My enemies call me ''Mr'' Frobisher. And the junk mail department of the Galactic Readers' Digest call me Mrs F R Rubbisher -- but that's neither here nor there.



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* In the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'', Mitth'raw'nuruodo is almost universally called "[[SomeCallMeTim Thrawn]]" by the time of ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy''. Books and stories set earlier have him get people to use the shorter name [[Literature/OutboundFlight first as a courtesy]] when the humans he meets insist that he use their last names and proceed to hopelessly mangle ''his'' name - "And please call me by my core name, Thrawn" - and later with a shade of contempt. "Perhaps my core name would be easier for the average fleet officer. Call me Thrawn." By the time of the ''Literature/HandOfThrawn'' duology, most of the galaxy remembered him well but hadn't known he had [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname more name.]] Other Chiss are a bit more reluctant to tell people their core names. Apparently they're usually for [[FirstNameBasis personal use]].

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* In the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'', ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'', Mitth'raw'nuruodo is almost universally called "[[SomeCallMeTim Thrawn]]" by the time of ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy''. Books and stories set earlier have him get people to use the shorter name [[Literature/OutboundFlight first as a courtesy]] when the humans he meets insist that he use their last names and proceed to hopelessly mangle ''his'' name - "And please call me by my core name, Thrawn" - and later with a shade of contempt. "Perhaps my core name would be easier for the average fleet officer. Call me Thrawn." By the time of the ''Literature/HandOfThrawn'' duology, most of the galaxy remembered him well but hadn't known he had [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname more name.]] Other Chiss are a bit more reluctant to tell people their core names. Apparently they're usually for [[FirstNameBasis personal use]].



* In Creator/PatriciaCWrede's ''Literature/ThirteenthChild'', Eff is shocked when William calls her "Miss Rothmer." Her twin brother Lan says she should be used to it, having put her hair up; Eff protests -- but not from William; William points out that "Miss Eff" and "Miss Francine" would be worse.

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* In Creator/PatriciaCWrede's ''Literature/ThirteenthChild'', Eff is shocked when William calls her "Miss Rothmer." Rothmer". Her twin brother Lan says she should be used to it, having put her hair up; Eff protests -- but not from William; William points out that "Miss Eff" and "Miss Francine" would be worse.



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* ''Webcomic/TheDreamlandChronicles'': [[http://www.thedreamlandchronicles.com/the-dreamland-chronicles/chapter-08/page-495/ Nicodemus insists on acknowledgement]]

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''Webcomic/TheDreamlandChronicles'': [[http://www.thedreamlandchronicles.com/the-dreamland-chronicles/chapter-08/page-495/ Nicodemus insists on acknowledgement]]


* When Holmes describes Moran as "Mr. Sebastian Moran of Her Majesty's Indian Army" in ''Film/TheReturnOfSherlockHolmes2016'', Moran replies:

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* When Holmes describes Moran as "Mr. Sebastian Moran of Her Majesty's Indian Army" in ''Film/TheReturnOfSherlockHolmes2016'', ''Film/TheReturnOfSherlockHolmes'', Moran replies:


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* The AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio ''The Maltese Penguin'', Frobisher, a parody of a HardboiledDetective, begins his monologue:
--> '''Frobisher:''' My friends call me Frobisher. My enemies call me ''Mr'' Frobisher. And the junk mail department of the Galactic Readers' Digest call me Mrs F R Rubbisher -- but that's neither here nor there.
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* In ''Comicbook/{{BPRD}}'' Iosif Nichayko, director of Russia's Special Sciences Service, insists on being called "Iosif" rather than his title.

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* In ''Comicbook/{{BPRD}}'' ''ComicBook/{{BPRD}}'' Iosif Nichayko, director of Russia's Special Sciences Service, insists on being called "Iosif" rather than his title.



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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' running gag; Peppermint Patty constantly has to remind Marcie, "Stop calling me sir!"
* ''ComicStrip/{{Candorville}}'' gives us [[spoiler:both instances of]] this trope [[http://candorville.com/2007/02/08/jive-4/ here]].
* In early ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' comics, whenever [[TheDevilIsALoser Phil the Lord of Insufficient Light]] showed up, he'd insist, "Just call me Phil."
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-->'''Weiss''': "No, it's just that not many people know me, they mostly know my father but I don't believe I know your name?"\\
'''Yang''': "Yang Xiao Long."\\
'''Weiss''': "It's a pleasure to meet you Ms. Xiao Long, I-"\\
'''Yang''': "Whoa, whoa. Ms. Xiao Long is my father. Please, call me Yang."

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-->'''Weiss''': "No, -->'''Weiss:''' No, it's just that not many people know me, they mostly know my father but I don't believe I know your name?"\\
'''Yang''': "Yang
name?\\
'''Yang:''' Yang
Xiao Long."\\
'''Weiss''': "It's
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'''Weiss:''' It's
a pleasure to meet you Ms. Xiao Long, I-"\\
'''Yang''': "Whoa,
I--\\
'''Yang:''' Whoa,
whoa. Ms. Xiao Long is my father. Please, call me Yang."



-->'''Kim''': "I'm not on contract, I don't have any loose ends — Betty hasn't — "\\
'''Will''': " — that's Dr. Director"\\
'''Kim''': " — excuse me, ''Elizabeth'' hasn't told me anything confidential for civilians."

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-->'''Kim''': "I'm -->'''Kim:''' I'm not on contract, I don't have any loose ends — Betty hasn't — "\\
'''Will''': "
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'''Will:'''
— that's Dr. Director"\\
'''Kim''': "
Director.\\
'''Kim:'''
— excuse me, ''Elizabeth'' hasn't told me anything confidential for civilians."



* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'':
** "That's Super Kami Guruuu!"
--->'''Nail:''' Can I just call you Guru for short?\\
'''Guru:''' Super Kami Guru allows this.
** Later used in the Cell Saga.
--->'''Cell:''' [[PostMortemOneLiner MISTER Perfect Cell.]]



-->'''Silver''': Captain Silver, seeking permission to come aboard.\\
'''Smollett''': ''Captain'' Silver? Who's he?\\
'''Silver''': Me, sir.
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''. Captain Jack Sparrow always insists on the title. Understandable, as being a pirate captain borders on his purpose in life; it's certainly far more than a mere job. By ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest Dead Man's Chest]]'', other characters have bought into it:
-->'''Beckett:''' Perhaps you remember a certain pirate named "Jack Sparrow".\\
'''Elizabeth and Will in unison''': ''Captain'' Jack Sparrow.

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-->'''Silver''': -->'''Silver:''' Captain Silver, seeking permission to come aboard.\\
'''Smollett''': '''Smollett:''' ''Captain'' Silver? Who's he?\\
'''Silver''': '''Silver:''' Me, sir.
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''. ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'':
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Captain Jack Sparrow always insists on the title. Understandable, as being a pirate captain borders on his purpose in life; it's certainly far more than a mere job. By ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest Dead Man's Chest]]'', other characters have bought into it:
-->'''Beckett:''' --->'''Beckett:''' Perhaps you remember a certain pirate named "Jack Sparrow".\\
'''Elizabeth and Will in unison''': & Will:''' ''[in unison]'' ''Captain'' Jack Sparrow.



-->'''Executive:''' So Mike Burry, a guy who gets his hair cut at Supercuts and doesn't wear shoes, knows more than Alan Greenspan and Mike Paulsen.
-->'''Mike Burry:''' ''Doctor'' Mike Burry. Yes, he does.

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-->'''Executive:''' So Mike Burry, a guy who gets his hair cut at Supercuts and doesn't wear shoes, knows more than Alan Greenspan and Mike Paulsen. \n-->'''Mike \\
'''Mike
Burry:''' ''Doctor'' Mike Burry. Yes, he does.



* Referred to in an early book in the ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' series. When Dr. Maturin asks why Jack so desperately desires promotion to the rank of Post Captain, as he is already called "Captain". Aubrey replies that it is only a courtesy, as he is in fact merely a commander.
--> '''Aubrey''': How would you like it if some fellow could call you "Mister" whenever he chose to come it uncivil?

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* ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'':
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Referred to in an early book in the ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' series. When Dr. Maturin asks why Jack so desperately desires promotion to the rank of Post Captain, as he is already called "Captain". Aubrey replies that it is only a courtesy, as he is in fact merely a commander.
--> '''Aubrey''': ---> '''Aubrey:''' How would you like it if some fellow could call you "Mister" whenever he chose to come it uncivil?



-->'''Lloyd''': "You shall all be fed, the cows will come here every day, there's no call to save them, old boy-"\\
'''Temeraire''': ''causes a small avalanche on the other side of the valley with a [[MightyRoar roar]], then leans in close enough to look the human dead in the eye'' "You will say ''sir''."\\
'''Lloyd''': "[-Sir.-]"

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-->'''Lloyd''': "You -->'''Lloyd:''' You shall all be fed, the cows will come here every day, there's no call to save them, old boy-"\\
'''Temeraire''': ''causes
boy--\\
''[Temeraire causes
a small avalanche on the other side of the valley with a [[MightyRoar roar]], then leans in close enough to look the human dead in the eye'' "You eye]''
'''Temeraire:''' You
will say ''sir''."\\
'''Lloyd''': "[-Sir.-]"
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'''Lloyd:''' [-Sir.-]



-->'''Bella''': But the ''cloud'' wasn't Lucky's fault.\\
'''Alpha''': You will address him by his proper name. And whether or not Omega caused the black cloud, it took the shape of a Sky-Dog.

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-->'''Bella''': -->'''Bella:''' But the ''cloud'' wasn't Lucky's fault.\\
'''Alpha''': '''Alpha:''' You will address him by his proper name. And whether or not Omega caused the black cloud, it took the shape of a Sky-Dog.



-->"I'm a fag, I'm a Jew, how do you do?
-->That's ''Mister'' Anarchist to you!"

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-->"I'm -->''I'm a fag, I'm a Jew, how do you do?
-->That's
do?\\
That's
''Mister'' Anarchist to you!"you!''



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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' running gag; Peppermint Patty constantly has to remind Marcie, "Stop calling me sir!"
* ''ComicStrip/{{Candorville}}'' gives us [[spoiler:both instances of]] this trope [[http://candorville.com/2007/02/08/jive-4/ here]].
* In early ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' comics, whenever [[TheDevilIsALoser Phil the Lord of Insufficient Light]] showed up, he'd insist, "Just call me Phil."

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' running gag; Peppermint Patty constantly has to remind Marcie, "Stop calling me sir!"
* ''ComicStrip/{{Candorville}}'' gives us [[spoiler:both instances of]] this trope [[http://candorville.com/2007/02/08/jive-4/ here]].
* In early ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' comics, whenever [[TheDevilIsALoser Phil
Wrestling/BobBacklund, during his mid-1990s heel gimmick as a highly volatile, out-of-touch elder wrestler who considered "the new generation" rude and disrespectful, often demanded that fans and interviewers address him "Mr. Bob Backlund" (including the Lord of Insufficient Light]] showed up, first name), and there'd be hell to pay if they refused. On television, several segments aired where he was seen interacting with young fans and -- among other comically ridiculous stipulations that included such things as naming all the presidents in chronological order within 45 seconds (and no "ums" or "ahs") -- refusing to sign his autograph if they didn't comply with his requests.
* After winning the Wrestling/{{TNA}} X Division championship, Doug Williams stoped answering by the more friendly Doug, and demanded to be called Douglas Williams.
* '''"[[Wrestling/KenAnderson MIIISTEEER AAANDERSOOON]]~!!!"'''
* If those fans would stop chanting "[[Wrestling/KazuchikaOkada Okada]]" for a second they'd realize
he'd insist, "Just rather they call me Phil." him "mister" Okada.
* A part of Wrestling/VinceMcMahon's FaceHeelTurn during the Attitude Era was his insisting people call him Mr. [=McMahon=].



[[folder:Other]]
* In UsefulNotes/RollerDerby, this trope acts as a BerserkButton for heel manager Georgia Hase.
-->"That's MS. Georgia Hase to you, and don't you forget it!"
* The AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio ''The Maltese Penguin'', Frobisher, a parody of a HardboiledDetective, begins his monologue:
--> '''Frobisher''': My friends call me Frobisher. My enemies call me ''Mr'' Frobisher. And the junk mail department of the Galactic Readers’ Digest call me Mrs F R Rubbisher -- but that’s neither here nor there.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Puppetry]]

to:

[[folder:Other]]
* In UsefulNotes/RollerDerby, this trope acts as a BerserkButton for heel manager Georgia Hase.
-->"That's MS. Georgia Hase to you, and don't you forget it!"
* The AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio ''The Maltese Penguin'', Frobisher, a parody of a HardboiledDetective, begins his monologue:
--> '''Frobisher''': My friends call me Frobisher. My enemies call me ''Mr'' Frobisher. And the junk mail department of the Galactic Readers’ Digest call me Mrs F R Rubbisher -- but that’s neither here nor there.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Puppetry]]
[[folder:Puppet Shows]]



--> '''Iain Paisley''': That's ''Reverend'' Paisley to you, Lord!

to:

--> '''Iain Paisley''': -->'''Iain Paisley:''' That's ''Reverend'' Paisley to you, Lord!



-->'''Basil:''' "Mister Rathbone."

to:

-->'''Basil:''' "Mister Mister Rathbone."



-->'''Bloodnok''': That's ''Mister'' Scum to you!

to:

-->'''Bloodnok''': -->'''Bloodnok:''' That's ''Mister'' Scum to you!



[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Applied ''accidentally'' to the lich darklord whose real name is [[spoiler:Firan Zal'honen]], but who is now known throughout ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' as "Azalin". When he first arrived in Darkon, he used his title "Wizard-King", in the dialect of his homeland, to introduce himself; for the natives of the Land of Mists, "Azalin" was the closest they could come to pronouncing it, and they latched on it as his name. Just to make things [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment more awkward]], he's formally referred to in court documents as "Azalin Rex", or "Wizard-King King".
* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': SpaceMarines use Sergeants and Captains as ranks, which can cause some confusion when dealing with the Imperial guard (a Space Marine can spend years as an initiate and decades as a battle-brother before he'd even be considered for promotion to Sergeant, fanon assumes he'd be on par with a general of the Guard). To avoid the problem within their own navy, they use the term "shipmaster" for ship commanders instead (who isn't necessarily an Astartes himself).
** One cutscene in the old game ''Final Liberation'' has a Commissar bitchslap a dumbass planetary governor who adressed him as just Holt, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOi3CzZjV0M then threaten to shoot him for incompetence.]]
--> I'll give you your orders in the morning, Holt.\\
''Commissar'' Holt!

to:

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
[[folder:Roleplay]]
* Applied ''accidentally'' to the lich darklord whose real name is [[spoiler:Firan Zal'honen]], but who is now known throughout ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' as "Azalin". ''Roleplay/DarwinsSoldiers'' does this for comedy. When [[TheMole Shelton]] intercepts a thought message by Achilles to Narcissus, he first arrived in Darkon, he used his title "Wizard-King", in the dialect of his homeland, to introduce himself; for the natives of the Land of Mists, "Azalin" was the closest replies as such.
-->'''Achilles:''' Why did
they could come give us such a wimpy commander?\\
'''Narcissus:''' Hey, Achilles, I don't think it's such a great idea
to pronouncing it, and they latched on it as his name. Just to make things [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment more awkward]], be insulting the commander, especially when he's formally referred to in court documents as "Azalin Rex", or "Wizard-King King".
* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': SpaceMarines use Sergeants and Captains as ranks, which can cause some confusion when dealing with the Imperial guard (a Space Marine can spend years as an initiate and decades as a battle-brother before he'd even be considered for promotion to Sergeant, fanon assumes he'd be on par with a general of the Guard). To avoid the problem within their own navy, they use the term "shipmaster" for ship commanders instead (who isn't necessarily an Astartes himself).
** One cutscene in the old game ''Final Liberation'' has a Commissar bitchslap a dumbass planetary governor who adressed him as just Holt, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOi3CzZjV0M then threaten to shoot him for incompetence.]]
--> I'll give you your orders in the morning, Holt.
right here.\\
''Commissar'' Holt!'''Achilles:''' Not going to stop me. I'm not afraid of a pussy.\\
'''Shelton:''' ''[spoken]'' It's Commander Pussy to you.



[[folder:Sports]]
* In UsefulNotes/RollerDerby, this trope acts as a BerserkButton for heel manager Georgia Hase.
-->"That's MS. Georgia Hase to you, and don't you forget it!"
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Applied ''accidentally'' to the lich darklord whose real name is [[spoiler:Firan Zal'honen]], but who is now known throughout ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' as "Azalin". When he first arrived in Darkon, he used his title "Wizard-King", in the dialect of his homeland, to introduce himself; for the natives of the Land of Mists, "Azalin" was the closest they could come to pronouncing it, and they latched on it as his name. Just to make things [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment more awkward]], he's formally referred to in court documents as "Azalin Rex", or "Wizard-King King".
* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': SpaceMarines use Sergeants and Captains as ranks, which can cause some confusion when dealing with the Imperial guard (a Space Marine can spend years as an initiate and decades as a battle-brother before he'd even be considered for promotion to Sergeant, fanon assumes he'd be on par with a general of the Guard). To avoid the problem within their own navy, they use the term "shipmaster" for ship commanders instead (who isn't necessarily an Astartes himself).
** One cutscene in the old game ''Final Liberation'' has a Commissar bitchslap a dumbass planetary governor who adressed him as just Holt, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOi3CzZjV0M then threaten to shoot him for incompetence.]]
--> I'll give you your orders in the morning, Holt.\\
''Commissar'' Holt!
[[/folder]]



[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/BobBacklund, during his mid-1990s heel gimmick as a highly volatile, out-of-touch elder wrestler who considered "the new generation" rude and disrespectful, often demanded that fans and interviewers address him "Mr. Bob Backlund" (including the first name), and there'd be hell to pay if they refused. On television, several segments aired where he was seen interacting with young fans and -- among other comically ridiculous stipulations that included such things as naming all the presidents in chronological order within 45 seconds (and no "ums" or "ahs") -- refusing to sign his autograph if they didn't comply with his requests.
* After winning the Wrestling/{{TNA}} X Division championship, Doug Williams stoped answering by the more friendly Doug, and demanded to be called Douglas Williams.
* '''"[[Wrestling/KenAnderson MIIISTEEER AAANDERSOOON]]~!!!"'''
* If those fans would stop chanting "[[Wrestling/KazuchikaOkada Okada]]" for a second they'd realize he'd rather they call him "mister" Okada.
* A part of Wrestling/VinceMcMahon's FaceHeelTurn during the Attitude Era was his insisting people call him Mr. [=McMahon=].
[[/folder]]



-->'''Kohak''': Why are you here, Creed Graphite?\\
'''Kunzite''': Creed?! Calm down. Creed knows nothing about you.\\
'''Creed''': Don't forget the "[[UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns sama]]", Mechanoid.
* When Aerith first talks to Barret in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'':
-->'''Aerith''': "...thank you, Mr. Barret!" \\
'''Barret''': "Who you callin' Mr. Barret? That don't sound right!"
** This is even more amusing when you [[HelloInsertNameHere name him]] "Mr. T".

to:

-->'''Kohak''': -->'''Kohak:''' Why are you here, Creed Graphite?\\
'''Kunzite''': '''Kunzite:''' Creed?! Calm down. Creed knows nothing about you.\\
'''Creed''': '''Creed:''' Don't forget the "[[UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns sama]]", Mechanoid.
* When Aerith first talks to Barret in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'':
-->'''Aerith''': "...
''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. (This is even more amusing when you [[HelloInsertNameHere name him]] "Mr. T".)
-->'''Aerith:''' ...
thank you, Mr. Barret!" \\
'''Barret''': "Who
Barret!\\
'''Barret:''' Who
you callin' Mr. Barret? That don't sound right!"
** This is even more amusing when you [[HelloInsertNameHere name him]] "Mr. T".
right!



-->'''Guybrush''': "Doctor De Singe?"\\
'''De Singe''': "That's the Marquis De Singe to you, ruffian."

to:

-->'''Guybrush''': "Doctor -->'''Guybrush:''' Doctor De Singe?"\\
Singe?\\
'''De Singe''': "That's Singe:''' That's the Marquis De Singe to you, ruffian."



[[folder:Webcomics]]

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[[folder:Webcomics]][[folder:Web Comics]]



-->Katie: Nice to meet you, Mr. Wolf.
-->Mr. Wolf: Please, not that! My dad was Mr. Wolf. Call me Grampa.

to:

-->Katie: -->'''Katie:''' Nice to meet you, Mr. Wolf.
-->Mr. Wolf:
Wolf.\\
'''Mr. Wolf:'''
Please, not that! My dad was Mr. Wolf. Call me Grampa.



* ''Webcomic/{{Selkie}}'' contains a type one: It's ''Professor'' Trunchbull.
** Naturally, the fandom picked up on this and started defiantly calling him Mr. Trunchbull.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Selkie}}'' contains a type one: It's ''Professor'' Trunchbull.
**
Trunchbull. Naturally, the fandom picked up on this and started defiantly calling him Mr. Trunchbull.



* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged:'' "That's Super Kami Guruuu!"
-->'''Nail''': Can I just call you Guru for short?
-->'''Guru''': Super Kami Guru allows this.
** Later used in the Cell Saga.
-->'''Cell''': [[PostMortemOneLiner MISTER Perfect Cell.]]
* ''[[Roleplay/DarwinsSoldiers Darwin's Soldiers]]'' does this for comedy. When [[TheMole Shelton]] intercepts a thought message by Achilles to Narcissus, he replies as such.
-->'''Achilles''':Why did they give us such a wimpy commander?
-->'''Narcissus''':Hey, Achilles, I don't think it's such a great idea to be insulting the commander, especially when he's right here.
-->'''Achilles''':Not going to stop me. I'm not afraid of a pussy.
-->'''Shelton''': (spoken) It's Commander Pussy to you.
* The DesignatedVillain of LetsPlay/MarioPartyTV is Mr. Doom, not Doom. Get it right. Placing adjectives in the middle (e.g. "Mr. Freaking Stinking Cheating Doom") is acceptable.



--> *I walk into priest's office*
--> Me: Excuse me? Mr. [=MacKenzie=]?
--> Priest: Please, Mr. [=MacKenzie=] is my father. Call me Father [=MacKenzie=].

to:

--> *I -->I walk into priest's office*
--> Me:
office\\
'''Me:'''
Excuse me? Mr. [=MacKenzie=]?
--> Priest:
[=MacKenzie=]?\\
'''Priest:'''
Please, Mr. [=MacKenzie=] is my father. Call me Father [=MacKenzie=].



[[folder:Web Videos]]
* The DesignatedVillain of LetsPlay/MarioPartyTV is Mr. Doom, not Doom. Get it right. Placing adjectives in the middle (e.g. "Mr. Freaking Stinking Cheating Doom") is acceptable.
[[/folder]]



* This classic exchange in an episode of the WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld [[AnimatedAdaptation cartoon]].
-->'''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]:''' You didn't tell me you were bringing a secret weapon, Luigi!\\

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld'':
**
This classic exchange in an episode of the WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld [[AnimatedAdaptation cartoon]].
-->'''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros --->'''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]:''' You didn't tell me you were bringing a secret weapon, Luigi!\\



* From ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarePants''
-->'''Patrick''': And I am Professor Patrick
-->'''Spongebob''': Professor?
-->'''Patrick''': ''Doctor'' Professor Patrick.
--> '''Patrick''': ''Mister'' Doctor Professor Patrick, for '''you'''.
** Oddly, this would be far less of a joke in German, where stacking titles is the norm, and "Herr Professor Doktor" is reasonably common.

to:

* From ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarePants''
-->'''Patrick''': And I am Professor Patrick
-->'''Spongebob''': Professor?
-->'''Patrick''': ''Doctor'' Professor Patrick.
--> '''Patrick''': ''Mister'' Doctor Professor Patrick, for '''you'''.
** Oddly,
''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarePants'':[[note]]Oddly, this would be far less of a joke in German, where stacking titles is the norm, and "Herr Professor Doktor" is reasonably common.[[/note]]
-->'''Patrick:''' And I am Professor Patrick.\\
'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' Professor?\\
'''Patrick:''' ''Doctor'' Professor Patrick.\\
'''Patrick:''' ''Mister'' Doctor Professor Patrick, for '''you'''.



-->'''Shendu''': As the thunder claps, so do I applaud your skill, brother.
-->'''Tchang Zu''': Shendu, you may call me, master.
-->'''Shendu''': Of course, "master".

to:

-->'''Shendu''': -->'''Shendu:''' As the thunder claps, so do I applaud your skill, brother.
-->'''Tchang Zu''':
brother.\\
'''Tchang Zu:'''
Shendu, you may call me, master.
-->'''Shendu''':
master.\\
'''Shendu:'''
Of course, "master".



-->'''[[BrainlessBeauty Miss Information]]''': And to our right is the great Carthaginian general Hannibal.\\
'''Hannibal''': That's ''Mr.'' Hannibal to you!

to:

-->'''[[BrainlessBeauty Miss Information]]''': Information]]:''' And to our right is the great Carthaginian general Hannibal.\\
'''Hannibal''': '''Hannibal:''' That's ''Mr.'' Hannibal to you!


* The US Navy has a system of titles and honorifics that can sometimes get complex:

to:

* The US Navy has and US Coast Guard have a system of titles and honorifics that can sometimes get complex:



** Individuals will also be referred to as his/her command's name, especially when arriving or leaving formal visits to other ships or stations. The announcement would be "Third Fleet, Arriving," or "Vicksburg, departing."

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** Individuals Commanding officers will also be referred to as his/her command's name, especially when arriving or leaving formal visits to other ships or stations. The announcement would be "Third Fleet, Arriving," or "Vicksburg, departing."" Other high-ranking officials will be announced by their title and branch ("Colonel, United States Marine Corps, arriving," for example)



** Senior Chief and Master Chief Petty Officers do not like to be called simply "Chief."

to:

** Senior Chief and Master Chief Petty Officers do not like to be called simply "Chief."" In less formal settings, a Senior Chief can be address as "Senior", but Master Chiefs will generally *only* answer to "Master Chief" or "Master Chief [last name]." Senior Chiefs tend to be more forgiving about being called "Chief" (at least initially) because their rank insignia looks almost identical to the Chief insignia at first glance so it's a pretty common honest mistake to make.



** "Petty Officer Smith" is a correct but VERY impersonal form of address for ranks E4 through E6; using the individual's rank and rate such as "MM2 Smith" is almost always preferred.

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** "Petty Officer Smith" is a correct but VERY impersonal form of address for ranks E4 through E6; using the individual's rank and rate such as "MM2 Smith" is almost always preferred. For brevity's sake, the last name is often dropped unless needed to avoid confusion (eg. there's more than one BM1 in the room)

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** And there's the instance where Lois approaches a mall security guard:
--> '''Lois:''' Excuse me, sir-
--> '''Security Guard:''' Actually, it's "officer".
--> '''Lois:''' No, it's not. It's ''barely'' "sir".


* Wrestling/BobBacklund, during his mid-1990s heel gimmick as a highly volatile, out-of-touch elder wrestler who considered "the new generation" rude and disrespectful, often demanded that fans and interviewers address him "Mr. Backlund," and there'd be hell to pay if they refused. On television, several segments aired where he was seen interacting with young fans and -- among other comically ridiculous stipulations that included such things as naming all the presidents in chronological order within 45 seconds (and no "ums" or "ahs") -- refusing to sign his autograph if they didn't comply with his requests.

to:

* Wrestling/BobBacklund, during his mid-1990s heel gimmick as a highly volatile, out-of-touch elder wrestler who considered "the new generation" rude and disrespectful, often demanded that fans and interviewers address him "Mr. Backlund," Bob Backlund" (including the first name), and there'd be hell to pay if they refused. On television, several segments aired where he was seen interacting with young fans and -- among other comically ridiculous stipulations that included such things as naming all the presidents in chronological order within 45 seconds (and no "ums" or "ahs") -- refusing to sign his autograph if they didn't comply with his requests.

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