Honorifics

Men have traditionally been addressed as Mr and women as Mrs and Miss. The honorifics for women refer to their marital status: Mrs for married women and Miss for single women. If you have no reason to talk about a woman’s marital status, use the honorific Ms.

Generally speaking, however, most other honorifics (Doctor, Professor, Rector, etc.) are gender-neutral.

Universitat de Barcelona. Serveis Lingüístics
Darrera actualització: 7-9-2023
Recommended citation:
«Honorifics» [en línia]. A: Llibre d’estil de la Universitat de Barcelona. Barcelona: Universitat de Barcelona. Serveis Lingüístics. <https://www.ub.edu/llibre-estil/criteri.php?id=2406> [consulta: 21 febrer 2024].