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Is "sir" actually male-gendered or is that patriarchy talking?

· brutaldon · 2 · 0 · 1

@alexbuzzbee
This is just me talking out of my ass but I presume it's a bit of both. Since I've seen it more formally used to refer to knights which, as far as I know, was a position reserved for males. Similar to what "Don" used to mean in Spanish. 🤔

@alexbuzzbee I guess having a monarchy sets a precedent for these things. We use "Sir" and "Ma'am" and, yes, gender is involved. 😁

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