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    Cool postwoman

    Hi,

    Can I use postwoman as the feminine of postman?


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    Re: postwoman

    You can.

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    Re: postwoman

    In AmE it's more traditional to either say "mail lady" or simply "letter carrier," which is gender-neutral.

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    Re: postwoman

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    In AmE it's more traditional to either say "mail lady" or simply "letter carrier," which is gender-neutral.
    Do Ladies carry mail in the USA?

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    Cool Re: postwoman

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    Do Ladies carry mail in the USA?
    They even practice boxing, so why not carrying mail?

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    #6

    Re: postwoman

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    They even practice boxing, so why not carrying mail?
    Yes! I can imagine how beautiful and strong these Lady-boxers are.

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    Re: postwoman

    Letter carrier and postal worker are the norms these days in Canada.

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    Ouish, the term mail lady, although not a gender-neutral term, "sounds" accommodating.

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    Re: postwoman

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Letter carrier and postal worker are the norms these days in Canada.
    In the USA too.


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