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Old September 27 2012, 12:07 AM   #35
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Re: officers are called 'sir'

Sindatur wrote: View Post
Actually, it is quite frequent, when you are shopping, and a store worker addresses you to call you sir or ma'am because they have no way of knowing your name.

To call someone merely "Mister", without a Sir Name to go along with it (IE: Mr. Smith) . . .
I assume you mean "surname," sir! (Or Ma'am, as the case may be.)
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