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#205971 - 06/04/12 10:51 PM A fellow mom?
Jackie Offline

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I saw this, and wondered if it shouldn't be considered not politically correct. What do you all think? The context was 'talking with fellow dance moms' (whose daughters were in the same class), and I'm guessing the female writer is about 40.

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#205974 - 06/04/12 11:39 PM Re: A fellow mom? [Re: Jackie]
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As when a girl says to her "homies": "Let's go, guys!"??
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#205975 - 06/04/12 11:46 PM Re: A fellow mom? [Re: Jackie]
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adjective

used for talking about people who are similar to you or are in the same situation as you

From onelook.


Edited by Faldage (06/04/12 11:47 PM)

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#206000 - 06/06/12 08:43 PM Re: A fellow mom? [Re: Jackie]
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Yeah, I know, but. We're not supposed to say, for ex., chairman or workman now; and I wondered if fellow mom mightn't fall under the same purview.

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#206006 - 06/07/12 07:25 AM Re: A fellow mom? [Re: Jackie]
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Who's not supposed to say chairman or workman? When Barbara Mink chaired the Tompkins County Legislature she wanted to be called chairman. What's next, woperson? And, no, fellow, in this context doesn't fall under the same purview.

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#206007 - 06/07/12 11:25 AM Re: A fellow mom? [Re: Faldage]
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And of course it is just TV, but the show "Castle" with
Beckett as the detective and Castle following her, helping
to solve crimes and get ideas for crime novels, has a
female officer in charge. She demands they call her "Sir".
What that has to do with the show, I have little idea, and
seems odd in a TV series, but there it is!
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#206014 - 06/07/12 06:18 PM Re: A fellow mom? [Re: Jackie]
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Kira Nerys in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was a Bajoran female and was routinely called "Sir".

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#206017 - 06/07/12 07:27 PM Re: A fellow mom? [Re: Faldage]
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I remember. Others were also in that series, if memory
serves.
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#206018 - 06/08/12 10:24 AM Re: A fellow mom? [Re: Jackie]
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Captain Janeway in Voyager preferred to be called "ma'am".

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#206019 - 06/08/12 10:48 AM Re: A fellow mom? [Re: gooofy]
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it all comes down to personal preference; i.e., that of the recipient. several female colleagues at work enjoyed being included with "you guys" - but we always asked first.

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#206024 - 06/08/12 01:20 PM Re: A fellow mom? [Re: gooofy]
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Captain Janeway in Voyager preferred to be called "ma'am".

I seem to remember that there was a minor plot point on why she chose to be referred to as ma'am rather than sir.

Along similar lines was the skant uniform (see Memory Alpha article) in early episodes of [i]Star Trek: The Next Generation. They disappeared quickly.
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#206027 - 06/08/12 09:25 PM Re: A fellow mom? [Re: Jackie]
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Troi. Yes.

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