Enagement ring pic - your marital status will no longer dictate your appelation in French government docsA keen eyed reader has spotted this delightful article on the demise of the word ‘mademoiselle’ in official French government documents.

We’re all madams now, so to speak.

Or we are, in France and India anyway.
Make of that what you will.

Read the full story here on the BBC.

Or slightly more oddly at the link below in of all things Pravda online…


Even stranger – that Pravda link requires you to swipe and drop it in a browser… because I can’t get it to link directly like a standard (none ex-Soviet link). Unsettling control of inbound link perhaps? Entertaining, but definitely unsettling.

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