X.–There is no legal restriction as to the use of the title 'Professor,' but properly speaking it should be reserved for those holding important posts at the great educational centres. If you want to so label yourself, you may, though you had much better not. The title has been made to look ridiculous outside academic circles. We know a chimney sweep who has it over his front door in six-inch letters. He may be a good sweep, but he has a poor sense of humour.
09 September 2013
From The Musical Times (May 1, 1923):
Posted by Stefan Kac at 22:32