Marcus Smith wrote: > Thanks, but I'm not a professor. Still a lowly graduate > student with ambitions of being a professor someday. But not > too soon -- I still bothers me when my students call me Mr. > Smith instead of Marcus. "Professor Smith" would drive me > nuts! :-) In Australia, it is AFAIK absolutely unknown for tertiary students to be on anything other than first-name basis with lecturers. This is the first time I've heard someone say that it's different elsewhere in the world. Very interesting. Adrian.