A brief observation on silly languagegreenspun.com : LUSENET : Unk's Troll-free Private Saloon : One Thread
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.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 (email@example.com), February 07, 2002.
Yet to meet a gentlelady but then I'm young.
-- Carlos (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 07, 2002.
Hey, thanks Carlos!
-- Aunt Bee (Aunt__Bee@hotmail.com), February 08, 2002.