Mr. E (jackechs@EROLS.COM)
Wed, 6 Mar 1996 06:01:46 -0500
I've been in a number of circumstances where I and the group that was
sitting around me was addressed as gentlemen ... I assume that gentlemen is
still the opposite of lady as men is the opposite of women? Just watch
C-Span or any other program that shows the beginning of meeting or someone
addressing a large group and I'll bet you hear the same thing ... Ladies and
Gentlemen ... now you may have a complaint that ladies always comes first,
but beyond that I can see no evidence to support your point.
At 11:43 PM 03/05/96 -0500, Ruby Rohrlich wrote:
>group of females as "ladies," not "women," whereas it is fine to address a
>group of males as "men.." The term "woman" seems not to be in good repute.