use vs mention (was: second attempt)

Janusz S. Bień via Unicode unicode at
Wed Oct 31 12:37:56 CDT 2018

On Wed, Oct 31 2018 at  9:38 GMT, Julian Bradfield via Unicode wrote:
> On 2018-10-31, Janusz S. =?utf-8?Q?Bie=C5=84?= via Unicode <unicode at> wrote:


>> The relevant fragment of the postcard in a loose translation is
>>     Use the following address: <Abbreviation1> <Abbreviation2> <name>...
>>     <Abbreviation1> is the abbreviation of magister.
>> I don't think your rendering
>>    Mr is the abbreviation of magister.
>> has the same meaning.
> I do

The author of the postcard definitely *referred* to the abbreviation in
the form *used* in the postcard.

We don't know whether the abbreviation "Mr", spelled exactly this way,
already existed in that time and in that geographical area.

You still don't see the difference in the meaning?

Best regards


Janusz S. Bien
emeryt (emeritus)

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