The Wall Street Journal last week ended its practice of using Mr. and Ms. on second references in its sports stories.

The Wall Street Journal last week ended its practice of using Mr. and Ms. on second references in its sports stories.


However, it will still use them in other sections of its newspaper and website.


You AP Stylebook denizens know it's been some time since courtesy titles were mandated. (See the rule on Page 74 of the 2010 book.)


Comments on the WSJ story seem in favor of keeping the honorifics. What do you think -- it it a nice tradition or outdated? Leave your thoughts in the Comments field below.