Religion: Mr. for Rev.

Nothing so infuriates a minister named Jones as being called "Reverend Jones." Reverend is an adjective, not a title. If a parson is not a doctor (D.D. or Ph.D.), he is, like other men, a mister.* Last week the Ministerial Association of Lansing, Mich, formally resolved that "in addressing one another, or in referring to one another in speech or in writing, we discard all titles except that of mister." Lansing's reverend misters hoped that their friends and the press would stop infuriating them.

*In good usage "Reverend" is not found with only a last name after it. Incorrect: Reverend Jones....

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