The Deranged Rantings and Rambling Screeds of Myuphrid the Dracolupe

It's pronounced "mew-fridd", incidentally


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This'll probably seem like a very random question... probably because it is, I suppose.

If a person holds both a doctorate and is the captain of a ship, are they properly referred to as Doctor Captain Person or Captain Doctor Person? Or simply whichever job title is currently most relevant?

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Whichever is most relevant, probably. Though they may have a preference if you ask them. I've a friend that has both a phd and a dvm--we call her dr. dr. L, or doctorsquared. Most ppl just call her Dr L though.
So if they're doing surgery, call 'em dr. If they're steering the ship, call 'em Cap'n.

Mmmm. Funny thing is, the subject in which this character has his degree is astronautics, so his titles do rather overlap.

In a ship, Captain goes first.

When the Army is being transported on a naval ship, all military captains are name promoted to "Major". Why? Because there can only be one captain on a ship.

You may have a doctorate, but that doesn't mean you HAVE to be called doctor. You can choose not to if you want. But if you are on a ship, and you are the captain, you must be called that rank.

Aah, I see. Thanks for clearing that up!

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Well, that's a whole other can of worms.

In the first episode of Stargate SG-1, Samantha Carter asserts that her proper title according to US Air Force protocol is Major Carter, not Dr. Carter.

More to suggest that stripes take precedent over a stethoscope.

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