Capitol_Idea wrote:Nekrowizard wrote:A. Nony Mouse wrote:Nekrowizard wrote:SplitMyPants wrote:Nekrowizard wrote:I wouldn't even call a Ph.D a doctor. If a Ph.D I know insisted on it, I would relentlessly mock them both to their faces and behind their backs. It's either MD or nothing.
Sounds like someone went into grad school for liberal arts... It's alright man, no one here is judging
Hey, I may be an asshole, but at least I'm not so full of myself that I demand to be called a doctor after writing a 200-page dissertation titled "Mutinous Muteness: Radicalizing Illegibility in Twentieth-Century African American Literature."
Lol like you could actually write that.
Pls call me Dr. Dr. Nekrowizard, Esq. in case I ever do though.
Esoteric though some (and really, rather few) fields may be, Ph.Ds will know more about their subject than you will ever know about anything, ever. So unless this isnsome kind of Kanye style pride-in-ignorance shit, there're no grounds for looking down on (or thinking you're equal to) any Ph.D with only a JD to your name.
I certainly don't expect or think that a JD should be called a doctor, nor do I look down on PhDs. I do think it's dumb and kind of pathetic to demand a title when social convention is so obviously against it (see random Dr. HS English teacher).
Aeon wrote:While it's technically correct to call a Ph.D. a doctor, I find it jarring when people insist in mixed company that others call them that.
This was really the only point I was trying to convey initially.