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Leading on from another thread about terms used to describe women, I realised that there isn't a word that we use to describe a group of women that is gender-specific but not age-specific.We use the terms "guys" or "chaps" for men and boys of any age. So someone can be one of the guys if he's 5, 15 or 50.But for women, we have "girls" which should only be applied to the young and "women" which is only applied to the not-that-young-anymore. So we need a whole new word, a MN-originated word, that we use to describe a group of females of any age. Because we know that if we use it enough on MN, it eventually transcends into real life, and then into popular usage, and then the OED, and then immortality beckons for us all (or something!).Anyone got any good ideas?
I have a rubbish idea. Moiety.Does that help?
I'm not sure I can say that.
I liked that poster who called us all Hoes this week. Blud. But I fear it wouldn't work in the wider world.
I think it needs to be one silable sylable syllable not too long
Maybe not SueProbably would get me fired if I used it in the office!
pronunciation guideThat's if you have speakers.<goes off to find a written guide as well>
I'm guessing wenches wouldn't go down too well?
Good idea, boss
YABU to want a female equivalent, what you should want it a gender-neutral word for "group of human being who I am addressing in a casual manner".
Gals and chapettes. There you go.
Can we do that next Trills..?
It was either that or YABU because you are not asking about the reasonableness, you are saying "let's do this", so there was no reason to post in AIBU
YABU to want a female equivalent, what you should want it a gender-neutral word for "group of human being who I am addressing in a casual manner".Done. Mortals.What? It works for me.
The northerners have Lassies!
Gentlepersons. It's on dictionary.com a real word.
You could say "bitches", but that only sounds good being shouted from the window of a Cadillac with rims the size of the London Eye.
We could do worse than follow the lead of the BFG and use 'beans', as in human beans.It's also amusingly Bertie Wooster in manner: 'Old Bean'. We'll drop the 'old', to update it and lose the likelihood of offence. Legume-based.
You are a gentleman, I am a gentleman's daughter, thus far we are equal.
I use "folks"
The teachers at the kids school refer to us parents (mums and dads) as "folks" <shudder> What's wrong with "ladies"?
Gentlepersons is surely only applied to the rather elderly.Bitches. Hmm. Again, that wouldn't work so well in the office.I'm liking beans, but its has, you know, connotations of "flicking".
I had a manager who used to call the male & female staff 'chaps and chapesses', but that's rubbish too - not to mention too long.
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