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Spell the plural of the honorific Ms.

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Answer: Mses

According to the OED, the first recorded use of the abbreviation Ms is from 1923. The word was probably coined by combining Miss and Mrs. Note Ms. was first suggested as an acceptable honorific in 1951 by the Bulletin of the American Business Writing Association.

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