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comment Why is “Fräulein” considered offensive, as opposed to “Frau”?
@Clemens, we can agree on that. I think the case that 90 % of the women consider it offensive while 90 % of the men don't, is highly unlikely.
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comment Why is “Fräulein” considered offensive, as opposed to “Frau”?
The question was, whether the word implies a lower class status not what women think about it. If you don't believe me, how about the Duden? Compare the entry for Fräulein with the one for Idiot. Do you see anything offensive in there? It says "dated" all over the place. And so did I.
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comment Why is “Fräulein” considered offensive, as opposed to “Frau”?
I disagree. Women in a Kindergarten do not feel offended if the children call them "Fräulein". Read the Wikipedia article which quotes a study from 2008. The study says that only 7 percent think "Fräulein" is disgusting, 47 percent use the word themselves.
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comment Why is “Fräulein” considered offensive, as opposed to “Frau”?
Fräulein is dated. You will find it in older books, magazines, articles and it is not offensive per se. Of course it can be used in an unpolite way but whether it is offensive or not depends highly on the context and the person speaking. I don't know the current situation but about 15 years ago the kindergarten teachers were called "Fräulein" and that was not meant to be offensive.
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