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originally posted by: Agartha
a reply to: growler
originally posted by: 0racle
Ah, who cares... maybe they're right... ladies and gentlemen is a bit old fashioned...
I agree. Ladies and gentlemen are Victorian terms used to distinguish the 'important' people from those that were not considered ladies and gentlemen.
I think using 'everyone' is more friendly, and it will also include my dog who always feels left out by the announcements.
originally posted by: Funem
A lot of other "old fashioned" things have also gone.
Try asking a 20ish year old female if they want a hand moving that heavy box there struggling with. And you'll be greeted by a snarl and accusations of sexism. Or holding a door open and be given a death stare and two fingers. It's made me want to stop bothering about being polite and friendly. As it only seems to make things worse.