Appropriate langauge

The magistrate has a post listing some of the terms that are deemed inappropriate when addressing people.  it includes all the usual terms that are deemed politically incorrect or offensive.  It also includes things like ‘love, pet, dear’,  but no ‘hen’ which is the generic term found in wonderful places like Clackmannanshire.     The give no alternatives or context – what are you supposed to call a juvenile female member of the species if you cannot call them a ‘girl’ 😉  (and yes, I know it refers to using the term to an adult as an insult).

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