Press: It's No Ms-tery, Call Me Mrs.

The Times trips on a title

Mrs. John Zaccaro's vice-presidential candidacy has created a problem for the status-conscious editors of the New York Times: how to refer to a woman who has retained her surname and is known to the whole world as Geraldine Ferraro. To the Times, which attaches the honorifics Mr., Mrs. and Miss to names, the problem could be solved by referring to her as Miss Ferraro. But the candidate, who is the mother of three children, does not feel happy with this appellation and has asked to be called Ms. or Mrs. Ferraro. Because the Times does not...

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