LANGUAGE CONTROL IS HAPPENING IN THE LONDON TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
Written by Jennifer Snow on 07/13/2017
Winchester, VA – The BBC reports that Transport for London has announced that all pre-recorded subway announcements will no longer refer to “Ladies” and “Gentlemen,” but instead, the announcement will begin, “Hello everyone,” in an effort to be more gender-neutral. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said, “”TfL serves a vibrant, diverse and multicultural city, and provision of an inclusive transport service is at the heart of TfL’s purpose. I am aware however, that some customers may not relate to or feel comfortable with the way that certain station announcements are made.” While announcers may occasionally use “ladies and gentleman,” if it occurs too frequently they will be issued reminders.