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Why is There an R in "Mrs" When It's Pronounced "Misses"? by Today I Found Out   4 weeks ago

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You may have wondered, if you’ve ever thought about it, why there is an “r” in “Mrs.” when it’s generally spoken as “missus” (also sometimes spelled “missis”). “Mrs.” first popped up as an abbreviation for “mistress” in the late 16th century. At the time, “mistress” didn’t popularly have the negative connotation it often does today, namely referring to a woman other than a man’s wife who he has an affair with. Instead, back then “mistress”, deriving from the Old French “maistresse” (female master), was just the feminine form of “mister/master”. “Mistress” itself first popped up in English around the 14th century, originally meaning “female teacher, governess”.

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Sources:

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=Mrs.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ms.
http://www.takeourword.com/TOW147/page2.html
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=mistress&allowed_in_frame=0
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=mister
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=master&allowed_in_frame=0
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss
http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1525/what-does-mrs-stand-for
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gloria_Steinem_at_news_conference,_Women%27s_Action_Alliance,_January_12,_1972.jpg

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:William_Hogarth_055.jpg
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-118510001/stock-photo-envy-mistress-and-man
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-155321315/stock-photo-close-up-of-old-english-dictionary-page-with-word-mrs
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ms._magazine_Cover_-_Spring_1972.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:G_steinem_2011.jpg

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