Mudcat Café message #1260949 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #72890   Message #1260949
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
31-Aug-04 - 03:28 PM
Thread Name: BS: old geezer's
Subject: RE: BS: old geezer's
The Australians had "shelagh", but I believe they've dropped it these days.

But as it is, there's "lady", which can offend, and "woman" which sounds a bit formal and official (and can offend too), and girl, which sounds daft for proper grown-ups (and can offend too).