EU Parliament: Do Not Call a Miss a Miss

A quote from The Daily Telegraph, 15 March 2009

The European Parliament has banned the terms 'Miss' and 'Mrs' in case they offend female MEPs. Guidance issued in a new 'Gender-Neutral Language' pamphlet instead orders politicians to address female members by their full name only. Officials have also ordered that 'sportsmen' be called 'athletes', 'statesmen' be referred to as 'political leaders' and even that 'synthetic' or 'artificial' be used instead of 'man-made'.

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Important News from the European Parliament: Avoid Male Nurse, 2 September 2008

Ze drem vil finali kum tru.

The European Union commissioners have announced that agreement has been
reached to...
Ze drem vil finali kum tru.

Jeff Henkle
The Royal Institute of Technology

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