Breaking news: Canada holds elections, Justin Trudeau still(apparently) Prime Minister.

Granted this is not the lead story from north of the border. However, for more Canadian reaction we need to wait for our double secret agent to extract herself from South Dakota.

Sobeit, I happened to address young a woman as Lady. She rather indigently informed me that she was not a lady, but rather a woman. I did not bother to explain the distinction. A woman is a biological female of a certain age. Whereas the word Lady refers a certain degree of cultural refinement. The former is merely a biological fact. whereas the latter is a compliment. I never extended that compliment to her again.

Meanwhile north of the border, from Dennis Prager, Townhall:

Air Canada announced last week that it will no longer use the phrase “ladies and gentlemen” on board its flights. The policy is part of a “commitment to respect sexual identity, diversity, and inclusion,” the company said in an internal memo.

Instead of the gender-specific “ladies and gentlemen” (and “mesdames et messieurs” — all announcements on Air Canada are in English and French), flight attendants are to address passengers as “everybody” and “tout le monde.”

LGBTQ groups are delighted.

Most other people are not.

May Canada become the first nation to be able to take a jet back to the stone age.  Air Canada makes a strange choose.  She rejects language which polite society uses and takes as a compliment.  Yet Air Canada does so in a European language.  The airline panders to the tiny minority which prides itself in rejecting biology.  However the same airline ignores the population with a primary language which is not European.