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SwiftTone
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Mastercard Concierge - Funny Salutation

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I was just playing around Mastercard's Concierge website the other day. I'm looking at making a request for travel planning. I noticed under salutations, it had the usual "Mr. Miss, Mrs. Dr." etc... But also had "Master". I was so tempted to use the Master salutation. When they call me on the phone they always call me "Mr. xxx". I think it would be funny if they called me Master.

 

This is the first time I've noticed an option for "Master" for salutation. Is this the norm? Maybe because its the MASTERcard's site.

 

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Re: Mastercard Concierge - Interesting Salutation

Once upon a time, and sometimes in Europe still, Master was the salutation for a lawyer.

 

Side note - In one of my current cases, I'm dealing with a disbarred attorney who has taken to introducing himself as "Doctor."  True, every lawyer has a Juris Doctor degree, but it's still stupid.

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Re: Mastercard Concierge - Funny Salutation

"master" is a title for young boys, but i sure haven't heard it used for, well, decades.

 


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Re: Mastercard Concierge - Funny Salutation


Imua wrote:

"master" is a title for young boys, but i sure haven't heard it used for, well, decades.

 


You boys don't use credit cards...

 

Pretty interesting info here. Learning.

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Re: Mastercard Concierge - Funny Salutation

Accordingto wiki european (Frrench?) use this term for a lawyer

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Re: Mastercard Concierge - Funny Salutation

 

"Miss" is the proper form of address for female children. "Master"  was previously used in formal situations for addressing boys typically aged under 16, after which it is "Mr". "Master" in this case is of old English origin.

~from  wikipedia (salutation)  

 


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Re: Mastercard Concierge - Funny Salutation

"master" is also the male form of the much more commonly used word "mistress".

 

Granted, that has nothing to do with salutations, but figured I would share a little knowledge.

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Re: Mastercard Concierge - Funny Salutation


SwiftTone wrote:

Imua wrote:

"master" is a title for young boys, but i sure haven't heard it used for, well, decades.

 


You boys don't use credit cards...

 

Pretty interesting info here. Learning.


Sure they do. When I was younger I was commonly addressed as master, and I was also an AU on several of my parents cards. It's possible but like Imua said, I don't think it's very common especially nowadays.
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Re: Mastercard Concierge - Funny Salutation


Imua wrote:

"master" is a title for young boys, but i sure haven't heard it used for, well, decades.

 


My grandmother would put "Master" on the birthday cards she gave me until I turned eighteen (four years ago). When I was like ten or eleven I thought it was awesome and loved getting the cards. Service/waiting staff also used it when I was younger.

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Re: Mastercard Concierge - Funny Salutation


navigatethis12 wrote:

Imua wrote:

"master" is a title for young boys, but i sure haven't heard it used for, well, decades.

 


My grandmother would put "Master" on the birthday cards she gave me until I turned eighteen (four years ago). When I was like ten or eleven I thought it was awesome and loved getting the cards. Service/waiting staff also used it when I was younger.


my grandparents do this too on all the cards the send my son

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