Heard on The Jud es: "bartend(e)ress"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Jan 25 18:25:31 UTC 2009

At 1/25/2009 01:08 PM, RonButters at AOL.COM wrote:
>"Headmaster" is not a word I use commonly, and I am not sure how many women
>still call themselves "Headmistresses," but I would expect it is a shrinking
>number, given the sexual connotations of "mistress". Of course, there are
>portions of modern culture for which both both "headmaster" and
>"headmistress" sound
>primarily like porn-film titles.

There is "head of school".  (There is also "chair" for "chairman" or


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