New Reference Book: Honor & Respect: The Official Guide to Names, Titles & Forms of Address

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 20th, 2010

Honor & Respect: The Official Guide to Names, Titles & Forms of Address by Robert Hickey, The Protocol School of Washington, 2008.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 395.4 H52H

A handy guide, useful when introducing an individual, addressing a letter or referring to another person in a conversation.  Focus is on U.S. terms and usage although end chapters include country names and corresponding officials.

Discover:
•    DV – is an acronym for distinguished visitor
•    Elector – is a person who is eligible to vote in an election
•    Envoy – is any senior diplomat
•    Rector – is an administrator at an academic or religious institution
•    RHIP – is an acronym for Rank Has Its Privileges
•    Prior – is a religious rank directly beneath abbot

Helpful for:  Letter writing, Chapel speeches, Formal Dinner Parties, Introductions

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