one of the two catechisms established by the Westminster Assembly in 1647, used chiefly in Presbyterian churches.
What Are Mr. And Mrs. Short For?When it comes to Mr and Mrs the difference is pretty clear, but what about Miss Mrs Ms? Quick answer: Ask her what she prefers — Miss Mrs or Ms?
“Sir” And “Madam” Are Shorter Versions Of What Words?Let’s say you want to get the attention of a male clerk in the produce section of the grocery store. Would you say, “Excuse me sire, but could you please explain the difference between a yam and a sweet potato?” (For the answer to that question, read this.) Addressing a stranger as “sire” might raise an eyebrow. But if you said it, you wouldn’t necessarily …
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Another time I'll make allowance for that shorter-catechism conscience of yours.The Trail of '98|Robert W. Service
British Dictionary definitions for shorter catechism
mainly Presbyterian Church the more widely used and influential of two catechisms of religious instruction drawn up in 1647
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