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Posted By: Jos
22-Nov-20 - 11:57 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
In England (probably in other parts of the UK as well) the person who delivers the post isn't called the 'mailman' (or 'mailwoman'). Some people try to call them 'posties' but that sounds Australian.
If calling the chairman (or woman) the chair is now widely regarded as normal, why not call him/her 'the post'? We do say 'Has the post come yet?'