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Dennis Paul Himes scripsit:

>     Before Ms. became common you would have been known as "Miss Lee".

It was the 1984 vice-presidential candidacy of Geraldine Ferraro
that finally broke down the _New York Times_'s resistance to "Ms."
After several weeks of bewildering its readers by referring to her as
"Mrs. Zaccaro", it finally gave up and switched to "Ms. Ferraro".

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