Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Ju is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Hong Kong
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    1,317
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default woman, girl and lady, female?

    What are the differences between woman, girl and lady, female?

    Let me try:

    1. female
    stand for woman, girl and lady

    2. woman
    stand for all female above 18 years of age

    3. girl
    stand for all female below 18 years of age


    4. lady
    a very polite way in describing female, girl and woman


    Ju

  2. #2
    BobK's Avatar
    BobK is offline Harmless drudge
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    15,579
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: woman, girl and lady, female?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    What are the differences between woman, girl and lady, female?

    Let me try:

    1. female
    stand for woman, girl and lady

    2. woman
    stand for all female above 18 years of age

    3. girl
    stand for all female below 18 years of age


    4. lady
    a very polite way in describing female, girl and woman


    Ju
    Broadly, - but this is an area fraught with sexual poitics. Many women object to be called a lady; some people use 'girl' to refer to a grown woman and are attacked for it. (The actress who said 'I enjoy being a girl' was probably more than 18; but catch Germaine Greer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia singing it - even when she was a model in her twenties .)

    In fact, 'girl' is risky after the age of about 10 today; and even in the early '60s when my sister went to 'big school', the head-mistress addressed the girls as 'young ladies'.

    b

Similar Threads

  1. Male/Female - Man/Woman
    By rabalac in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 14-Apr-2011, 12:33
  2. [Grammar] woman /female
    By Will17 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-Sep-2010, 17:23
  3. female/male/boy/guy/woman
    By user_gary in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 26-Dec-2007, 00:25
  4. lady vs woman
    By kohyoongliat in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 31-May-2007, 10:00
  5. lady or woman
    By kohyoongliat in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-Jan-2007, 12:50

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •