‘Ladies and gentlemen’ deemed too politically incorrect for NYC subway announcements

Metropolitan Transportation Authority announcements on New York City’s subway system are going gender neutral.

NYC Transit staffers have been instructed to immediately replace the phrase “ladies and gentleman” in all announcements with non-gendered words such as “passengers,” “riders,” and “everyone,” according to the New York Post, which confirmed “gender issues” at least in part precipitated the change.

  • Exile1981

    ladies, gentlemen and mentally disturbed individuals?

  • Shebel

    I will only give up my seat to a REAL lady.
    Not some cracker jack pseudo Bitch.
    Sue me.

    • BillyHW

      REAL ladies are at home preparing dinner for their husbands who deserve to be able to sit down on a bus or train after a long day at work but can’t now because all the babies have come a long way but still still want their vagina privileges.

      • Shebel

        If I can’t see your face or you make stupid demands—
        Then my ass will stay firmly in its place.

  • Maggat

    “Hey all you assholes, we gonna miss the next stop, tough shit.”

  • Shebel

    You can have MY seat lady–


  • Dis

    Some of you are missing the point… It’s an issue of titles… I suppose they’ll end up with the tried and true “Comade”, “Citizen”, or (finally) “Serf”…

  • David Murrell

    Isn’t it enlightening when BillyHW and Shebel take over a thread?

  • Hard Little Machine

    Announcements in English at all is silly. I doubt more than a third of New Yorkers speak it with much facility

  • Cat-astrophe

    Just use ‘Attention Comrades’, I guess.

    • Frances

      Of “Achtung”. That should work.

  • tom_billesley

    Transport workers across London have been told to stop using the words “ladies and gentlemen” in tannoy announcements.
    Bosses at Transport for London told staff to use terms such as “good morning everyone”.