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1 hour ago, Mr. Sausages said:

The tweet was sarcastic.

I did wonder that, but not knowing the tweeter wasn’t sure - there are probably those who would say the same words and mean them. 

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4 hours ago, wrighty said:

Whatever gender, the person in that video is neither beautiful nor gracious. 

I sometimes get told off for mislabelling. I’ll go in to see a patient and say “Mrs Smith? I’m Dr Wright” or something similar (I like to keep consultations formal - none of this first-name over familiar nonsense for me) and get a frowned “It’s MISS Smith actually”.  I just explain that I’m doing as the French do - if you’re over the age of about 25 you’re Mrs whether you’re married or not. 

How refreshing  , when my old mum was in hospital she wasn't asked how she would like to be addressed and was called by her first "christened name" ( which she had never used) and then diagnosed by a staff nurse(?) as "profoundly deaf:lol:. She was also called other patronising names (as one would a small child) and to her credit once responded with "Really that's no way to address an adult" .

It's quite simple really , just ask how folk would like to be addressed , do not presume to assume that's it's OK for you to decide:flowers:

Just saying

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22 hours ago, paswt said:

It's quite simple really , just ask how folk would like to be addressed , do not presume to assume that's it's OK for you to decide

I strongly dislike the fashion for referring to people as 'folk'. It seems either like a patronising Americanism or else to imply that we are one family, probably bearded, cobbled and outmoded.

Just saying

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I quite like folk. It’s inclusive, classless, non-gendered, and non-racial. It doesn’t have the bossiness of “people” or the passive aggressiveness of “peeps”. It’s not tied to one generation or even one Century like “guys” or “chaps”. It’s not stuffily formal but it’s not slang either. It’s not tied geographically (you call it an Americanism but I can imagine a Northerner like Michael Palin or Victoria Wood using it). 

It’s a timeless, welcoming word that includes all present. 

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