A brief observation on silly language

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I flipped past CSPAN this morning. Apparently the etiquette is for a male Congressperson to refer to a female Congressperson as a "gentlelady" as if that term had parity with "gentleman".

This is absurd. "Lady" and "Gentleman" have parity. "Man" and "Woman" have parity. "Gentlelady" has PC silliness.

-- (lars@indy.net), February 07, 2002


Lars, I have known gentlemen and you are no gentleman.

-- (Nancy Pelosi@CSPAN.spandex), February 07, 2002.

I would consider Barbara Lee neither (a gentlelady nor a lady)!

-- Maria (anon@ymous.com), February 07, 2002.

Yet to meet a gentlelady but then I'm young.

-- Carlos (riffraff@cybertime.net), February 07, 2002.

Hey, thanks Carlos!

-- Aunt Bee (Aunt__Bee@hotmail.com), February 08, 2002.

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