What's in a name?
By Chris Elliott
January 04, 2006
What's in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
Nobody wants to be a secetary. Everybody wants to be an administrative
assistant. Nobody wants to be a housewife. Everybody wants
to be a domestic goddess. Women have taken to keeping or hyphenating
their maiden names when they marry. I am not sure what the reasoning
is. In the 60's, it was the sign of a liberated woman. Like
keeping your maiden name made you Gloria Steinem. It's been
my experience that those who care so deeply about their "title"
are lacking something. While it is technically correct that
people who hold Ph.D's are "doctors", I find it rather
desperate when they refer to themselves as "Dr. So-and-So".
They are not MD's or dentists, they are doctors of philosophy
or education or history and not in the same league. Lawyers
are "doctors" of jurisprudence. But you never, ever
hear them or anyone else refer to them as "Dr. So-and-So".
Why is that? I, myself, am a darn good secretary.
Ketchikan, AK - USA
About: Chris Elliott 50 year
resident of Ketchikan.
vs. Staff in Education By Robert D. Warner - Ketchikan, AK
profess; we teach. We are faculty. By Rod Landis - Ketchikan,
AK - USA
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