Madam Chair/man/person (was: Umlauts)
|From:||Heather Fleming <hfleming@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, October 29, 2003, 19:28|
--- "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@M...> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 29, 2003 at 08:50:20AM -0800, Adam Walker wrote:
> > > English vacillates between "Madam Chairman" and
> > > "Madam Chair", depending
> > > on whether women would rather be labeled male or
> > > inanimate.
> > >
> > WRR broadcasts Dallas City Council meetings on
> > Wednesday. I have frequently heard "Madam
> > Chairperson" on those broadcasts. I believe I've also
> > heard that form in soundbites of meetings of Congress.
> I've also heard "Madame Chairperson" quite frequently.
> I've only occasionally heard "Madame Chairman," and I
> don't recall ever hearing "Madame Chair."
The Legislative Assembly of Alberta (my employer) uses "Madam Chairman" in its proceedings.
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