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Old September 27 2012, 10:43 PM   #51
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Re: officers are called 'sir'

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
But like I said, it makes no logical sense (even in Starfleet) to call female superior officers "sir", because that word is inherently male. You wouldn't call male superiors "ma'am", so why call females "sir"?
Many lawyers in the U.S. use the title "Esquire" after their names, whether they're male or female, for no apparent reason.
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