With rising food prices and the growing popularity of frozen food, is French food, once the most famous cuisine, in decline?
Madame? Mademoiselle? Miss? Mrs? Most European languages offer numerous ways to greet a lady. But these salutations are far from neutral. They are all pregnant with implications of power relations, age and marital status. They serve to define the dynamic of the interaction. As such, many countries are simply doing away with them.