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#302312 - 07/14/17 05:13 PM London Tube scraps 'ladies and gentlemen' to make announcements gender-neutral
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Danny Boyle
The Daily Telegraph
July 13, 2017

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The phrase "ladies and gentleman" is to be scrapped from announcements on the Tube in a bid to make them gender-neutral.

London Underground staff have been told to instead use greetings such as "good morning everyone" to ensure that all passengers feel "welcome".

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#302325 - 07/14/17 10:04 PM Re: London Tube scraps 'ladies and gentlemen' to make announcements gender-neutral [Re: Golem]
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It is rather presumptuous to assume everybody on the tube is a lady or gentleman.

What about trollops and ruffians? Peasants and servants? They let them buy tickets, too. Considering the class of people riding on public transportation these days, I bet their are very few ladies and gentlemen.

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#302327 - 07/15/17 12:28 AM Re: London Tube scraps 'ladies and gentlemen' to make announcements gender-neutral [Re: Golem]
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It’s all the “fault" of Wimbledon. They continue to continue it. Even to this day no less!:

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