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Silver Swan Donating Member (805 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-19-07 12:11 PM
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86. That's what I was thinking
It's the Ma'am/Miss issue that makes ma'am objectionable.

This is entirely in the context of trying to get a stranger's attention about something. For example, "Miss, you dropped your umbrella." (Or "Sir, you dropped your umbrella," for guys.)

When a woman graduates from "miss" to "ma'am" it means she is OLD!

(I am so old now, that being called ma'am instead of miss is no longer an issue. In fact when I hear "miss," I figure they are talking to someone else, not me.
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