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Monks and nuns

by jotti (Scribe)
on Jun 05, 2002 at 12:08 UTC ( [id://171803] : monkdiscuss . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Since I'm still a novice, I beg for your excuse for my question, which may have been discussed earlier. I simply want to know if the feamle monks of this monastery wouldn't prefere to be called nuns.

sincerely,

Johan, novice

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(kudra: No) Re: Monks and nuns
by kudra (Vicar) on Jun 05, 2002 at 12:57 UTC
Re: Monks and nuns
by virtualsue (Vicar) on Jun 05, 2002 at 16:59 UTC
    I can't speak for the rest of the 'feamle' monks here, but what I would prefer to be called is along the lines of "Magnificent & Sublime All-Powerful Mistress of the Universe"
Re: Monks and nuns
by ignatz (Vicar) on Jun 05, 2002 at 19:13 UTC
    What makes you think that only female monks might want to be called nuns? Hmmmm... Mother Superior Ignatz... s'got a nice ring to it...
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(MeowChow) Re: Monks and nuns
by MeowChow (Vicar) on Jun 05, 2002 at 21:37 UTC
    Get thee to a nunnery.
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      If there are nunneries, there should be monkeries, too, while a monastery could be for either gender or for both. OTOH the word monkery reminds me of my visit to the zoo the other week.
Re: Monks and nuns
by Maclir (Curate) on Jun 05, 2002 at 16:15 UTC
    We doan need no steekin nuns.