Mudcat Café message #2752397 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #124461   Message #2752397
Posted By: Tug the Cox
25-Oct-09 - 12:11 PM
Thread Name: BS: BNP on question time
Subject: RE: BS: BNP on question time
Only some women in UK deplore being called a lady. Interestingly David Dimbleby used to call for a 'lady in the audience' but changed that to 'a woman', often accompanied by a grin and 'I've been told I must say that.'

   Lady and gentleman were used in the C19 in UK to refer to people of refined manners rather than only those with titles.