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What's M/S?

Postby Crammer » Sat, 29 Jan 2005 3:59 pm

When people write documents, there always an M/S, what does it stand for?

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Postby dtk1512 » Wed, 02 Feb 2005 1:27 pm

M/S stands for Messrs, which could be the name of company/firm.


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Re: What's M/S?

Postby jpatokal » Sat, 05 Feb 2005 8:37 pm

Crammer wrote:When people write documents, there always an M/S, what does it stand for?

Manuscript. Or, these days, Microsoft.



Postby Whats » Sat, 05 Feb 2005 9:24 pm

Pls explain Messrs = Messengers? Massages? ...?


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Postby Bubbs » Sat, 05 Feb 2005 11:10 pm

M/S can be taken to usually mean 'Manuscript.'

Messers, which means Misters is the plural form of Mr. (Mister) and can be put at the beginning or end of a company name, or a list of mens' names. e.g. Mssrs Tan, John, Eric. Or can be used at the end, e.g. Tan and sons mssrs. This usually means that there are a number of men involved in the company.
Mssrs is usually used as a prefix.

M/S can be sometimes used as an abbreviation of Microsoft, but the usual abbreviation is MS.

Don't confuse MS as in Microsoft when it is the accepted abbreviation for Multiple Sclerosis.

Ms, with a lower case s is in a female you don't know the marital status of, usually applied to the younger woman. Though certainly not in every case. Unmarried women of every age, but especially older women sometimes choose this abbreviation. It can also be used by married women if they so wish. This is the case in the UK.

I would go with 'manuscript' though. As in any form of written document. 'Please attach M/S' usually means, 'Please send copy of report, write up or research.' It can also be taken to cover visuals, such as slide shows, and drawings or pics.

Hope this helps.

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