Academic Twitter has been all a buzz in the last week in their semi-regular dust-up about honorifics. What should you call people and what does it say about you as a person if you asked to be called something specific?
This is kind of an interesting question because no matter what you ask to be called, you are making a rhetorical choice. You are making some statement about your identity and how you relate to the people around you. So I thought it would be interesting to take a look at some of these choices and consider why people get so up in arms about them. [Read More]