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She had a light supper, because a mature, elegant woman knows not to eat too much. She had a glass of wine with her supper, because even mature, elegant women drink. Then she drove in her car to the concert hall.




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Saint Cecelia was a noblewoman in ancient Rome who converted to Christianity. After refusing to make sacrifices to the Roman gods, she, along with her husband, was executed. Saint Cecelia is considered the patron saint of musicians.


Florence Griffith Joyner, popularly known as Flo-Jo, was an American track and field athlete known for her distinctive personal style as much as her athletic ability. Her 100m and 200m World Records still stand, making her the fastest woman ever.


There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.She had so many children, she didn't know what to do.She gave them some broth without any bread;Then whipped them all soundly and put them to bed.


The term "a-loffeing", they believe, was Shakespearean, suggesting that the rhyme is considerably older than the first printed versions. They then speculated that if this were true, it might have a folklore meaning and pointed to the connection between shoes and fertility, perhaps exemplified by casting a shoe after a bride as she leaves for her honeymoon,[3] or tying shoes to the departing couple's car.[4] Archaeologist Ralph Merifield has pointed out that in Lancashire it was the custom for females who wished to conceive to try on the shoes of a woman who had just given birth.[5]


It's been a long time coming, but I'm happy to report on an important linguistic discovery: the earliest known proposal for Ms. as a title for a woman regardless of her marital status. The suggestion for filling "a void in the English language" appeared in the Springfield (Mass.) Republican on November 10, 1901, and was reprinted and discussed by other newspapers around the country. I had been on the trail of this item for a few years, and plumbing digitized newspaper databases finally revealed the original use.


I grew up at a time when "Mademoiselle" was used before the name of all never-married women, regardless of age (and because of the loss of men in two world wars, there were quite a number of unmarried mature and older women), and to me "Mademoiselle" used beyond perhaps 25 years old seems to imply that the woman in question did not have the usual experiences of an adult woman (and the responsibilities which go with them), while "Madame" implies fully adult status. Things started to change when I was in my teens, when the Post Office decided that unmarried mothers (eg when receiving their family allowance checks) should be addressed as "Madame" rather than "Mademoiselle".


p.s. In French law a married woman does not lose her last name or take her husband's: being known by his last name is only a social custom, but legal papers bear her birth name. So a divorced woman does not have to go through the formality and expense of petitioning to get her name back (while her former husband incurs no such penalty), she is just known as "Madame" (as during her marriage) plus her own name.


"mrs." is presumably an abbreviation for the word "missus". how does the use of "miss" as a form of address relate to the evolution of "miss" as a stand-alone noun meaning "young woman"? if the latter came first, that could explain the form of address's lack of a period.


how does the use of "miss" as a form of address relate to the evolution of "miss" as a stand-alone noun meaning "young woman"? if the latter came first, that could explain the form of address's lack of a period.


Addressing a woman as 'Missus' (spelling varies; it's only written in reported speech anyway) was also very common in Ireland until quite recently but would have been considered a sign of somewhat uneducated speech. It is important to note that it was used primarily to address a person; one would never have referred to a woman as 'a missus', although referring to one's wife as 'the missus' or 'my missus' was possible. (In Ireland, I have a feeling that 'my missus' or 'the missus' had a jocular tone that they may not necessarily have had in other dialects of English; someone else might have a better informed opinion on that. For those familiar with 1980s British television, think Arthur Daley's 'her indoors'.)


@Picky: Here in Canada I would not normally address a strange woman as "Miss", unless I wanted to call the attention of young woman such as a salesgirl in a store. The point of being able to use "Miss" (even if it sounds uneducated) is that you cannot do the same with "Mrs" unless you know her name, and "Madam" or "Ma'am" (in North America at least) only seems appropriate for a very mature woman (although in some stores the staff are told to address everyone except children as "Sir" or "Ma'am"). I don't remember having been addressed as "Missis". "Madame" or "Signora" (and the male equivalents) are so much more convenient since you don't need to know the name of the person.


@RC: about Southern "Miz", my impression was (just from reading, not actual experience) that it is often followed by the woman's first name, and that it seems to be used by underlings, for instance servants who know the family well but "keep their place". This is similar to the use of "Miss" by servants in 19th century England, except that it does not stop with the woman's marriage. 041b061a72


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