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To wonder why on earth so many grown females don't know what they are?

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CailinDana Mon 24-Oct-11 13:11:06

If you identify yourself as a female and you are above the age of 18 then you are a womAn. Not a womEn.

1 woman
Many women.

AIBU to think that women should at least be able to identify themselves correctly?

ZZZenAgain Mon 24-Oct-11 13:11:51

who has been calling herself a women?

Ormirian Mon 24-Oct-11 13:13:09

I don't indentify myself as female. I am female confused

NickNacks Mon 24-Oct-11 13:13:11

I'm a lady grin

ScaredBear Mon 24-Oct-11 13:13:41

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Does this depend on how many personalities you have?

CailinDana Mon 24-Oct-11 13:13:57

Sooo many posters ZZZ, too many to mention. It seems to be everywhere at the moment - I even saw it on a health promotion poster at the Doctor's recently. It said something like "If you are a women aged between..." It took me literally days to teach my year 6's the difference between the two words. I couldn't believe they had got to age 11 without learning it. But, it seems that it's actually a weirdly common mistake.

CailinDana Mon 24-Oct-11 13:15:21

Some men identify themselves as female Ormirian. They're not technically female but prefer to be known as women.

molepom Mon 24-Oct-11 13:27:03

I'm a women. One for each face. grin

fuzzynavel Mon 24-Oct-11 13:31:04

Shooo, off to pendants corner smile

JamieComeHome Mon 24-Oct-11 13:37:28

fuzzy - I think being able to distinguish the singular from the plural is a bit basic for pedants corner, considering children learn it in infants .....

eurochick Mon 24-Oct-11 13:39:27

I've never heard anyone do that or seen it on any posters, etc. Maybe you are surrounded by idiots?

CailinDana Mon 24-Oct-11 13:41:13

I shall not name names but there is an AIBU thread ongoing at the moment with this mistake.

MumblingAndBloodyRagDoll Mon 24-Oct-11 13:45:22

Reminds me of when I was a kid and m Mum sent me to the newsagent for her copy of WOMAN mag. I asked the shopkeeper "Do you have any women please?"

SixStringWidow Mon 24-Oct-11 13:50:57

I don't feel the need to identify myself tbh, but I have been known to make spelling mistakes and some of my comments have been known to be grammatically incorrect.

No offence like. hmm

RIZZ0 Mon 24-Oct-11 13:52:03

Seems like we're not allowed pedantry anymore sad offends too many womens apparently.

AlpinePony Mon 24-Oct-11 13:52:21

Don't sweat the small things, some people are just thick.

C.f., Belgium chocolates, Belgium waffles, etc., etc.

MadameCastafiore Mon 24-Oct-11 13:54:04

I am a LADY!!!!

FFS have you nothing better to worry about????

JamieComeHome Mon 24-Oct-11 13:56:18

I think making mistakes as individuals is one thing. We all do it occasionally (although I've never mixed up the singular and the plural), but for something to get through several stages of planning, and editing, to be on a poster or a sign, for instance, is a bit poor.

madonnawhore Mon 24-Oct-11 14:02:54

I'm every woman. It's all in me.

oksonowwhat Mon 24-Oct-11 14:05:11

I suppose i am a woman....i feel more like a slovenly old geezer most of the time tho, sadly

altinkum Mon 24-Oct-11 14:08:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LadyMontdore Mon 24-Oct-11 14:14:52

I actually am a Lady.

BamBam21 Mon 24-Oct-11 14:20:18

Not sure how this confusion could arise TBH. In my wonderful Fife accent, there is a distinct difference between 1 woman (woo-man) and some women (wimmin).grin It would sound just bizarre if they were swopped or substituted. Never heard it done myself.smile

BamBam21 Mon 24-Oct-11 14:21:21

Ah, is it just with the written word, rather than the spoken? I see.blush

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