Following an email sent to both Redi Tlhabi and John Robbie alerting them of their “bad habit” of not referring to expert guests by their full titles, Redi Tlhabi asked 702/CapeTalk listeners if they too insist on always being addressed by their titles.
I don’t know why do people insist on being called Doctors or Professors, did they get that title for me or themselves? And some of these dissertations they write are utterly useless.— Kamogelo in Kimberly
Listen to the listener’s responses below:
Some listeners took to Twitter to express their views, here are some of the responses:
@RediTlhabi I get irritated by people using Advocate as a title. Advocate is not a title - it is an occupation. It should be Mr, Mrs or Ms.— Bruizer72 (@Bruizer72) November 18, 2015
@RediTlhabi Working close with these guys you realise how hard they work to become Full Professors. I dont blame them if they claim them.— Moemedi wa di Phiri 🇿🇦 (@lesoganatsoko) November 18, 2015
@RediTlhabi my Matric teacher used 2 hate being referred to as"Mistress".I didn't understand why she hated it until now.Mistress=side chick— Tiisetso Nkalai (@TiisetsoNkalai) November 18, 2015
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