Heard on The Judges: "bartend(e)ress"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 25 05:41:04 UTC 2009

Spoken by Judge Joe Brown:

"Oh. She was the _bartend(e)ress_ at a bikini bar."

There are a lot of us more-mature men who are unable to get ready for
the replacement of "barmaid" by "bartender" and who are, therefore,
unconsciously forced to try to do something about it.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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