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NYC: Terms “Ladies” and “Gentlemen” Banned From MTA

NYC: Terms “Ladies” and “Gentlemen” Banned From MTA

PC runs amok

The left just doesn’t learn.  Their laser-like fixation on issues that mean absolutely nothing to normal Americans has left them in the political wilderness, but they just keep on going.

New York City’s subway service, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), has decided that the terms “ladies” and “gentleman” are offensive.  Or they may be deemed offensive.  Maybe.  To someone.  Maybe even to two people.

The New York Post reports:

Stand clear of gender designations, please!

The MTA is taking political correctness to new heights — with a directive to all subway personnel to no longer address riders as “Ladies and gentleman.”

A bulletin was sent out six days ago to all NYC Transit staff telling them to immediately replace that salutation in their announcements with a list of acceptable words like passengers, riders or everyone.

“Please don’t use any greeting other than these,” the memo says. It also directs conductors on newer trains with automated announcements to override the prerecorded message with the updated, PC ones, until the agency can get them changed out.

The bulletin warns workers that line managers and train service supervisors will be monitoring them to make sure they don’t slip and use the verboten phrase.

“They are trying to be politically correct,” said station worker and Transport Workers Union Local 100 member Anthony Staley. “They are acknowledging that they have some transgender riders. They don’t want to offend anyone.”


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There are damn few ladies or gentlemen in NYC anyway. No one on the subway knew who the announcer was talking about.

What is used instead of “ladies and gentlemen” – “comrades of the proletariat”?