“Ladies & Gentlemen” No Longer Used On London Tube
Transport for London (TfL) workers have been told to ditch the phrase “ladies and gentlemen” in order to go gender-neutral.
What should be said instead? Staff have been directed to a more inclusive greetings like “good morning everyone” to make passengers feel more welcome.
The change has not come from out of the blue. Several activist groups have been petitioning for the rewording of the Tube’s greeting. Even though “ladies and gentlemen” is a polite saying, some argued that it was outdated, not only because it does not include those who identify as something other than ladies and gentlemen, but also it’s just old, maybe from the times of the three ring circus?
What should be said instead? What about from Kinky Boots – “Ladies, gentlemen, and those who
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