Madame ou Mademoiselle

Jan 13, 2012 | Language

I am a married woman who has kept her maiden name. So, the dilemma – what should my title be? I’m married so not Miss, but if I put a Mrs in front of my maiden name, I become my mum! Personally I am happy just to be Bridget but sometimes a title is needed, so I choose Ms.

A town in Western France has gone a step further and banned the word “mademoiselle” – the French equivalent of “miss”. The Germans got rid of their “Fraulein” in 1972 and in Sweden they have no honorifics at all (except the King!)

Are the days of women being addressed according to their age or maritial status coming to an end?

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