I just joined Mileage Plus. [This is a service of United Airlines. Joining is the only way you can get access to discounted 'e-fares', which is why I joined.]
On many web forms that ask for your name, there is an option to specify a title. Usually, it's Mr./Ms./Mrs./Miss/Dr. Or something similar.
On the Mileage Plus form, the options are:
Holy shit! I don't even know what some of these are. What is a 'Ma', for heaven's sake? Like 'Ma Kettle'? Or a 'Scpo'? Wasn't that one of Caesar's generals? Or an 'Smn'? Or a 'Sra'? And aren't there some missing? How about 'Mistress'? Doesn't Mileage Plus think that any dominatrixes will want to use their service?
But you can be a Swami! How cool is that? Let me go get my flute and my basket of snakes right now. Or Imam! I imagine myself stirring up my followers to attack the embassies of nations I don't happen to like that day. France, you bunch of supercilious, American-hating brie-eaters with bad livers! Better run, sucka, I'm about to sic my millions of fanatical followers on you, muhahahaha!
And you know, I've always secretly wanted to be a Baroness. Ever since I read a novel, in which the first line was "'I shall not attempt Everest again,' said the Baroness, poking at the embers of the fire with her wooden leg." What do I want to be today? Fleet Admiral? Duke? Most Rev? Governor? Senator? Cardinal? Or am I the very model of a modern Maj Gen?
The funny part is, you have pick a title, or the form won't let you continue. Otherwise I would never have looked at the damn list. Hm. What do I want to be today?
I think I'll be a Swami. Crank up the sitar music and strew flowers in my path, Mileage Plus, here comes Swami Slithy Tove! All bow!