What is a more flattering term for matron of honor?
There really is nothing wrong with 'Matron of Honor' and only means the person is married and not single. If single it would be 'Maid of Honor'. I do agree it sound like one is an old maid, but that's the way it is and I doubt you can break the good old tradition.
Typically and traditionally in the Western World it is usually the maid of honor who stands next to the bride, followed by the bridesmaids. The term maid of honor is given to an unmarried woman, (if the woman is married she is referred to as the matron of honor), chosen by the bride to be her chief bridesmaid.
In English there are no masculine or feminine forms. English uses gender specific nouns for male or female. The noun 'matron' has different meanings: a married woman or a widow of mature age, and established social position. A corresponding mature man who has an established a social position is known by the feature of his life that has lead to his position, for example industrialist, philanthropist, educator, entertainer, etc. In the context of 'maid of…
I've personally never heard him being referred to as B.O., but I'll take a guess and assume you're referring to Barack Obama. Obama's a US Senator from Illinois and current Democratic candidate for President. More generally, the term "B.O." is most commonly used to stand for "Body Odour", so I can see how it's not the most flattering of nicknames.
British troops are usually referred to as squaddies. Many years ago Tommy (Atkins) was the common term. Pongo (because every where the army goes the pong goes) was a less flattering name, as was "brown jobs", (although these last two were normally used by the other armed services to refer to the army).
Depends, many terms are not flattering. Some times they are called The Elite, group of Canadians that have money and power and decide the direction the country will take, particularly on social matters. Political leaders often pander to them. Putting a term like Political, Religious, Aboriginal, in front of leader is common. Other terms include Elders, the Wise, those to whom we are beholden to and more.
John Adams, before his term was up appointed 42 justices of the peace and 16 circuit court justices. Adams did not complete delivery of the proper paper work before his term expired. Incoming president, Thomas Jefferson refused to honor the appointments. For more information, see Related Questions, below.
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