This highly individual vocative is made the subject of a joke in Lillian Beckwith’s The Hills is Lonely, which is set in the Hebrides. The characters are mostly Gaelic speakers who use English when they must. The following passage occurs:
   ‘What do you feed them on?’ I enquired. ‘Duck eggs, Missed,’ the reply came with prompt servility. (Euan had never made up his mind whether to address me as ‘Miss’ or ‘Mistress’, but his compromise of ‘Missed’ was, I suppose, as apt a designation as any other for a middle-aged spinster.

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