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Old August 30th, 2017, 12:30 PM   #21
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My secondary school was quite formal so we used "sir" and "miss". But at sixth form (high school) we use Mr/Miss________

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Old August 30th, 2017, 03:08 PM   #22
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Uh when i was in public school we could call them whatever we want
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Old August 31st, 2017, 02:58 PM   #23
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I don't think I've ever called a teacher sir, unless as a joke. My school just has everyone call the teachers by their first names
Wow. Here we call teachers Sir or Miss , never first names !
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Old August 31st, 2017, 10:04 PM   #24
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Mr., Mrs., and Ms. are all I ever use.

I know in some private academy schools it's different.
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Old September 1st, 2017, 11:08 AM   #25
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Here we just call teachers by "Teacher", I've never heard in my country someone referring to a teacher in some other way, sometimes if there could be confusion we would say "Teacher (Name)".
I think the reasoning behind not calling them sir. or with anything before their name is because of the soviet union, because it would remind the German times when Latvians and other nations were the servants and farmers while Germans were the noble ones. But in Soviet times everyone was equal so why should someone be named higher than someone else.
In conclusion, I can' t really comment on whether it's right or wrong. I think that some boys might find it funny is because it seems like an old time thing to say.
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Old September 30th, 2017, 02:46 PM   #26
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At my school everyone says Sir/Ma'am mostly, except if the teacher tells you otherwise.
This has been my experience too, very few I've had have let it slip if you call the mr/mrs unless you are quite close to the teacher.
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Old October 1st, 2017, 11:02 PM   #27
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I go to public school, and it is always Mr., Mrs. Or Ms. (Though there are a couple who get called Dr.)
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Old October 2nd, 2017, 12:36 AM   #28
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I've always called my teachers Mr. Mrs. or Miss, then last name. Just started high school this year and it still seems to be the same.

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Old October 2nd, 2017, 07:20 PM   #29
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My school uses Mr. Ms. or Mrs. as the proper title. We do have a school within the district that, as a form of community, requires students to call their teachers by their first name. I could not handle that. First names are used to reference friends. I don't even call my friends parents by their first name.
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Old October 23rd, 2017, 03:29 PM   #30
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Since I was a little kid my parents taught me to address all non-relative adults as Mister (Sir) or Ms. (Ma'am). At my school the Handbook tells us to address our teachers in the same fashion. We can't address the teachers by their first or last names.
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Old December 11th, 2017, 02:22 PM   #31
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We call our male teachers Sir and our female teachers Miss, i guess its just a mark of respect for them.
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Old December 14th, 2017, 10:32 PM   #32
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At my school all male teachers are sir and female teachers are miss.

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