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Re: "Mrs."

Postby powderpuff » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:27 pm

Kurt Cobain wrote:
powderpuff wrote:On the flipside does it show a sense of maturity? I'm a non-traditional student, etc.


You maturity is clearly lacking if you let a little "Ms. vs. Mrs." confusion get you all up in arms.


Okay, my apologies. Thank you for showing your perspective. My apologies if I somehow insulted the situation. I wanted advice, guess I got it. Wow, I didn't realize TLS was this bad.

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Re: "Mrs."

Postby manbearwig » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:27 pm

powderpuff wrote:I don't understand - I'm not degrading the situation or feminists. My fear is that I will seen as a "Mrs." and not an independent woman.


The entire issue is that you're equating the label "Mrs." with someone who's dependent. Gross, gross, gross logic fallacy. How did you even survive the LSAT?
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Re: "Mrs."

Postby stratocophic » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:28 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Do you think Admissions is going to do literary analysis on your letter of recommendation? I doubt they even read most of them.
This is over a LOR? AYFKM.
powderpuff wrote:
manbearwig wrote:
powderpuff wrote:
manbearwig wrote:
I hope you realize how insulting this is to the millions of married women who choose both to be a "Mrs." and to be a professional.


My insult is aimed toward the old traditional men who seem to think this is the case. Or that a women's place is in the kitchen. Of which, I become a fire hazard.


...Are you retroactively applying to law schools in the pre-1960s South?

(People like you give feminists a bad name.)


I don't understand - I'm not degrading the situation or feminists. My fear is that I will seen as a "Mrs." and not an independent woman.
Also, the fact that you think that those two things are mutually exclusive is perplexing.

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Re: "Mrs."

Postby powderpuff » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:29 pm

manbearwig wrote:
powderpuff wrote:I don't understand - I'm not degrading the situation or feminists. My fear is that I will seen as a "Mrs." and not an independent woman.


The entire issue is that you're equating the label "Mrs." with someone who's dependent. Gross, gross, gross logic fallacy. How did you even survive the LSAT?



Oh, I see. I'm sorry. And yes, I survived the LSAT quite well, thank you.

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Re: "Mrs."

Postby byunbee » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:35 pm

stratocophic wrote:Also, the fact that you think that those two things are mutually exclusive is perplexing.


Seriously, why did you get married in the first place?

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Re: "Mrs."

Postby kalvano » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:36 pm

powderpuff wrote:He refers to me as "Mrs. X." I am married . . . but I go by "Ms." because I am an independent person who happens to be in a marriage.



Have you been punched in the face lately? If not, you ought to be.

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Re: "Mrs."

Postby Kurt Cobain » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:38 pm

byunbee wrote:
stratocophic wrote:Also, the fact that you think that those two things are mutually exclusive is perplexing.


Seriously, why did you get married in the first place?


I'd like to know the answer to this as well...

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Re: "Mrs."

Postby MissLucky » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:40 pm

Kurt Cobain wrote:Just sue schools that don't let you in for illegal discrimination.


As opposed to legal discrimination.

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Re: "Mrs."

Postby d34d9823 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:40 pm

MissLucky wrote:
Kurt Cobain wrote:Just sue schools that don't let you in for illegal discrimination.


As opposed to legal discrimination.

Which, as we all know, is called affirmative action.

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Re: "Mrs."

Postby Kurt Cobain » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:40 pm

MissLucky wrote:
Kurt Cobain wrote:Just sue schools that don't let you in for illegal discrimination.


As opposed to legal discrimination.


I discriminate against certain foods. Perfectly legal.

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Re: "Mrs."

Postby paratactical » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:42 pm

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Re: "Mrs."

Postby scruffs mcguff » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:43 pm

did you take his last name or he yours?

or neither?

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Re: "Mrs."

Postby Kurt Cobain » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:43 pm

scruffs mcguff wrote:did you take his last name or he yours?

or neither?


OP probably has the classic hyphenated last name.

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Re: "Mrs."

Postby kalvano » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:44 pm

scruffs mcguff wrote:did you take his last name or he yours?

or neither?



I'm betting that God-awful and annoying hyphenated last name bullshit.

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Re: "Mrs."

Postby Iconoclast » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:46 pm

powderpuff wrote:Okay, my apologies. Thank you for showing your perspective. My apologies if I somehow insulted the situation. I wanted advice, guess I got it. Wow, I didn't realize TLS was this bad.


You're right! It is the collective "TLS" that is "this bad." It couldn't be you. :shock:

Thinking marriage will be equated to a lack of independence is just... well... dumb. And since that is the essence of what you posted, you shouldn't be surprised that you're getting flack about it.

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Kurt Cobain
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Re: "Mrs."

Postby Kurt Cobain » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:46 pm

kalvano wrote:
scruffs mcguff wrote:did you take his last name or he yours?

or neither?



I'm betting that God-awful and annoying hyphenated last name bullshit.


What would happen if two hyphenated last name people married each other and they were both the Mrs. X type?

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Re: "Mrs."

Postby atlantalaw » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:47 pm

i thought you were going to say that you weren't married, and it would show that the recommender doesn't know you that well. that might have been an issue, if admissions even reads them.

as long as the recommender didn't say negative things (not fit for law school, generally stupid, etc), didn't show that the recommender himself is stupid (misspelled words, incorrect grammar, etc) and didn't say he didn't know you at all (miss x is the swingiest bachelorette i know, etc), you are fine.

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Re: "Mrs."

Postby kalvano » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:47 pm

Kurt Cobain wrote:
kalvano wrote:
scruffs mcguff wrote:did you take his last name or he yours?

or neither?



I'm betting that God-awful and annoying hyphenated last name bullshit.


What would happen if two hyphenated last name people married each other and they were both the Mrs. X type?



Are you suggesting they are lesbians? Are they hot? Could they fight it out, perhaps in a big tub of Jello?

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Kurt Cobain
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Re: "Mrs."

Postby Kurt Cobain » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:50 pm

kalvano wrote:
Kurt Cobain wrote:
kalvano wrote:
scruffs mcguff wrote:did you take his last name or he yours?

or neither?



I'm betting that God-awful and annoying hyphenated last name bullshit.


What would happen if two hyphenated last name people married each other and they were both the Mrs. X type?



Are you suggesting they are lesbians? Are they hot? Could they fight it out, perhaps in a big tub of Jello?


Well obviously that would be the ideal scenario, but I was just trying to decide what their last name would end up being.

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Re: "Mrs."

Postby stratocophic » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:51 pm

Kurt Cobain wrote:
kalvano wrote:
scruffs mcguff wrote:did you take his last name or he yours?

or neither?



I'm betting that God-awful and annoying hyphenated last name bullshit.


What would happen if two hyphenated last name people married each other and they were both the Mrs. X type?
You'd have twice as many God-awful hyphenated last names, and people would have a fun time arguing over which of the A-B B-A name combos was more annoying.

E.g. Jones-Smith vs. Smith-Jones

I vote for the first, in this particular case

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Re: "Mrs."

Postby kalvano » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:52 pm

Stratocophic brings up an excellent point. Who is more annoying, the OP or ABBA?

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Kurt Cobain
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Re: "Mrs."

Postby Kurt Cobain » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:52 pm

stratocophic wrote:
Kurt Cobain wrote:
kalvano wrote:
scruffs mcguff wrote:did you take his last name or he yours?

or neither?



I'm betting that God-awful and annoying hyphenated last name bullshit.


What would happen if two hyphenated last name people married each other and they were both the Mrs. X type?
You'd have twice as many God-awful hyphenated last names, and people would have a fun time arguing over which of the A-B B-A name combos was more annoying.


So you don't think we will ever have a Steve Johnson-Smith-Jones-Jackson?

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Re: "Mrs."

Postby theantiscalia » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:53 pm

Other people have alluded to this, but...

THEY WON'T EVEN READ THE LETTER.

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Re: "Mrs."

Postby stratocophic » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:59 pm

Kurt Cobain wrote:
stratocophic wrote:
Kurt Cobain wrote:
kalvano wrote:

I'm betting that God-awful and annoying hyphenated last name bullshit.


What would happen if two hyphenated last name people married each other and they were both the Mrs. X type?
You'd have twice as many God-awful hyphenated last names, and people would have a fun time arguing over which of the A-B B-A name combos was more annoying.


So you don't think we will ever have a Steve Johnson-Smith-Jones-Jackson?
Depends on whether gay marriage stays constitutional, but give it 100 years and Cali will have pointless last name combos that would make Spaniards envious.
kalvano wrote:Stratocophic brings up an excellent point. Who is more annoying, the OP or ABBA?
Gotta be ABBA, if only for "Dancing Queen" and that movie that destroyed all respect I had for the James Bond of Goldeneye, Pierce Brosnan. I didn't even see it, it's the principle of the thing.

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Re: "Mrs."

Postby UCLAtransfer » Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:02 pm

I'm still laughing at the notion that adcomms are even going to read the LOR, let alone notice something such as "Ms." v. "Mrs."




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