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Ladies and Gentlemen

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Till 1808 public speakers began their addresses with “gentlemen and ladies;” but since then the order has been reversed.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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