Ladies and gentlemen

Norah Link

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I was just curious
to hear whether others on the list believe, as I do, that the usefulness
of "ladies" and "gentlemen" is dead or at least dying, and why some
might think it preferable to use "ladies" rather than "women" in a dance
description.
<<<

I suppose I break all of Mike's rules. I don't think I ever refer to "1st lady"
as opposed to "1st woman", but I do use "women" and "ladies" interchangeably in
briefings, depending on what contributes to the flow of words, and what I think
will be easily enunciated by me and easily understood by the dancers without
sounding artificial. As you said, Mike, any reason we shouldn't think of
ourselves as ladies? ;^)

Norah

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