Madame, Mr, Firefighters and other titles

This week, the French Government has decided to stop using Mademoiselle in official documents because it's discriminatory. There's now no reference to matrimonial status and the choice is either Madame or Monsieur. In English-speaking countries, Mrs. is for married women, Ms. for single ladies or those whose civil status is unknown and Mr. for men. I must admit that when I write I've the tendency to use Ms. even when I know that she is married, so perhaps we should also bid farewell to Mrs.

Meanwhile, I always remind myself to be politically correct with Police Officers and Fire Fighters as I sometimes have a slip of the tongue. How about "priestess" for a female priest?

Rolade (more of my thoughts on roladesocietalblog.com)

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