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Re: Trouble on Route to the Caribbean

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Originally Posted by svHyLyte View Post
Ah... Well... "Andy",

Me being "Old as Dirt" (as my daughter insists), any woman under the age of 60 is a "Young Lady" to me; and, whereas Ms. (Mrs. ?) Ferron and I have not been formally introduced in any meaningful way, referring to her as "Young Lady" rather than the rather presumptuous first person familiar, "Donna", or the more formal, but rather cold, "Ms. Ferron", is rather an accommodation than a diminution. Moreover, I remind you that in past "Ms. Ferron" has more than amply demonstrated her capability of standing her own ground rather well in a verbal jousts, absent the intervention of would-be Galahads, if that were my intention (which it was not), No?
Whatever ... to my mind the term is still at best unsatisfactory and at worse demeaning and sexist. This is after all the 21st century and even us old fogies need to be dragged if necessary kicking and screaming into the here and now.
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