Use of “master” to describe a bedroom or suite is no longer seen as acceptable in the housing industry. There are other words that need to come out of day-to-day language, as well, suggests a Maple Ridge woman. (The News)

Use of “master” to describe a bedroom or suite is no longer seen as acceptable in the housing industry. There are other words that need to come out of day-to-day language, as well, suggests a Maple Ridge woman. (The News)

LETTER: Grateful for word changes

Real estate industry eliminates sexist jargon, now it’s time for the aviation world to follow suit

Dear Editor,

I am not a realtor, nor am I a pilot, but just an English-speaking native of Canada, interested in observing how our language changes throughout the years.

Kudos recently for realtors implementing a word change from “master bedroom” to “primary suite.”

Now, I challenge the system to evolve from “cockpit” to “control centre” on our aircraft.

If I was a female pilot, that would be my preference, for sure!

Kathleen Spiess, Maple Ridge

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