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bakedjake




msg:4454117
 12:39 pm on May 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

[aeroblogger.com...]

The first required step that was interesting was to select a title. I was expecting this to be an easy drop down, with the choices Mr., Mrs., Ms., and maybe a few others. Clearly, this was a bad assumption. After clicking the dropdown menu, I got these choices:

ADMIRAL
AIR COMMANDER
AIR MARSHALL
AUNT
BRIGADIER
CAPTAIN
CHEF
COLONEL
COLONEL DOCTOR
COLONEL TECH
COMMANDER
COMMADOR
DATUK
DEPUTY COMMANDER
DEPUTY INSPECTOR GENERAL
DOCTOR
DOCTOR MR
DOCTOR MRS
DOCTOR MS
DOCTOR PROFESSOR
FLIGHT LIEUTENANT
GENERAL
GROUND CAPTAIN
GROUP CAPTAIN
HONORABLE
JUSTICE
LIEUTENANT
LIEUTENANT COLONEL
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER
LIEUTENANT GENERAL
LION
MAJOR
MAJOR GENERAL
MASTER
MISS
MISS DOCTOR
MISTRESS
MR
MRS
MS
PASTOR
POET
PROFESSOR
REAR ADMIRAL
REVEREND
REVEREND DOCTOR
SHRI
SHRIMATI
SIR
SQUADRON LEADER
VICE ADMIRAL
WING COMMANDER

 

jecasc




msg:4454122
 12:47 pm on May 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

I would definetly select Wing Commander.

After all I played nearly all the games of the series in the 90s. Great Game.

enigma1




msg:4454130
 1:14 pm on May 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

Are you trying to rent a plane or a fleet? And I see chef. Do they mean chief? They're also missing other common options of political and business nature like president, ceo, etc.

Green_Grass




msg:4454132
 1:21 pm on May 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

As all their pilots are on strike currently and they are going nowhere, maybe this is just to confuse and delay the issue..

Leosghost




msg:4454133
 1:22 pm on May 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

Aunt and Lion and Mistress ..a gem .. :))

rocknbil




msg:4454195
 4:00 pm on May 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

Obviously they got this from a spammer's list. "Honorable Doctor Mr Squadron Leader, your bank account is blocked. Click the link below for details."

Mistress? Someone actually prefers the prefix of mistress? LOL

engine




msg:4454197
 4:08 pm on May 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

This really is funny.

What on earth were they thinking! Or, perhaps, they weren't.

Old_Honky




msg:4454268
 6:42 pm on May 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

Seems a bit sloppy to me, they missed out Earl,Duke,Viscount etc.

Also since when has "Poet" been a title, it's a job description or am I wrong? If so why have they missed out "Fishmonger"?

Also there is the sex discrimination problem "Mistress" is allowed but no "Gigolo"

lucy24




msg:4454338
 10:44 pm on May 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

Seems a bit sloppy to me, they missed out Earl,Duke,Viscount etc.

Those are not titles. It's Firstname Lastname, comma, Title (optional "of") Name, on the same pattern as Firstname Lastname, Ph.D. And where do you use "Honorable" by itself? It's, ahem, The Honorable. Probably no use saying that "Reverend" is an adjective, as in "The Reverend Dr. King". Losing battle.

This being Air India, I'm sure the list is perfectly serious. Mistress probably means something like Headmistress, in parallel with Master. Unless there are households so old-fashioned, male children are still addressed as Master.

This in turn makes me realize that they omitted the Mother, Father, Sister and Brother package. As religious titles, not family relationships. But I'll bet the version for female applicants has an additional box asking for father's or husband's name.

Interesting that it's Doctor Mr, Mrs and Ms-- but Miss Doctor.

They're also missing other common options of political and business nature like president, ceo, etc.

If you're the president of a company, you have your own plane and don't have to spend time figuring out which of 95 courtesy titles best applies to you ;)

Green_Grass




msg:4454865
 4:21 am on May 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

"But I'll bet the version for female applicants has an additional box asking for father's or husband's name. "

Every form - offline or online in India has this requirement. No Indian will take that bet.

sem4u




msg:4454975
 11:56 am on May 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

So funny. I think I would select Squadron Leader or maybe Sir :)

phranque




msg:4455255
 9:02 am on May 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

they missed most of the H's - where's Herr Ingenieur, HRH and His Holiness?

Visit Thailand




msg:4455812
 6:20 am on May 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

I know it is funny, but it is also very serious.

Here is a BBC article from November 2011 -
US 'sorry' for frisking of India ex-leader Abdul Kalam

[bbc.co.uk...]

The article refers to an incident in New York, but it just goes to show just how much a title can mean in India.

phranque




msg:4455954
 2:41 pm on May 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

selecting an option on a web form does not "give" you a title.
if you're a sitting ambassador or an ex-president (neither of which were choices on the form btw) i think you're going to have to show some credentials.

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