Re: [gardeners] Re: Forms of Address" (
Thu, 2 Jul 1998 20:16:09 +0000

> On Thu, 2 Jul 1998 wrote:
> > John Harman's worrying about feminism seems odd in an Australian, for 
> > in visiting  Australia I was charmed by the comfortable 
> > attitude shown between men and women. I liked their use of the term 
> > "Mate" as an endearment; they  seemed to have fun together 
> > and to respect the each other's worth.	
Mr Harman wrote:
> 	No I don't barge in front of people, but I don't stand back to
> allow a woman to proceed me like I would have done years ago either. It is
> considered 'patronizing' don't you know. :) 
No. I didn't know that. I thought it was gentlemanly. Pat