Is It OK To Use Ma Am?

What Ma Am means?

madam: madam —used without a name as a form of respectful or polite address to a woman Thank you, ma’am.”.

Can you say yes sir to a girl?

It’s perfectly acceptable to address a superior female officer as Sir. “Sir, yes sir!” “Whatever biotch.”

How do you call a girl respect?

Madam is the word to call a woman with respect.

Is it rude to call someone sir?

If you call someone in their 50’s Sir or Ma’am, you may be insulting them. Most people in their 60’s and 70’s will still understand the reference to respect and appreciate it, but in general terms, the younger a person is, the higher the chance that they’ll take offence to being called by a formal term of address.

Why are female officers called sir?

Part of the purpose is to just grab your attention like it does, but the other purpose is to show how they are different from our modern military. In essence, they are saying that they have moved beyond gender bias to the point that every officer is just referred to as “Sir.”

When should I use ma am?

Ma’am is used to note respect to a woman with a noble title. You would not always say “Lady Susan”, the maid could answer, “Yes, Ma’am.” (In England, it often sounds like “Mum”.) Teachers in some institutions are called ma’am at the same times a man would be addressed as “sir”. (We used “Miss” in my school.)

Is it disrespectful to call a woman ma am?

It is not rude to call a woman ma’am, but it can be ego-bruising. Ma’am is short for madam and is the proper way to address a married female, or a widow, regardless of age. Miss is short for Mistress or Missus, and is the proper way to address an unmarried female of any age.

Is it polite to say yes ma am?

What does yes ma’am mean? Yes ma’am is a polite way of affirming something an older or superior woman has said, often used to show sass or excitement in response to something more generally.

Is Yessir rude?

It’s not rude, but it might be seen as a little much. Ma’am is generally viewed as condescending up here, “Miss” is preferred.

Is it rude to say ma am?

In most cases, the person calling you “ma’am” sounds rude, not polite. … “Ma’am” isn’t supposed to be a title showing respect for an older woman. It’s supposed to refer to a married woman. Not all older women are married, and a lot of younger women are.

Do girls like being called ma am?

Every woman I’ve met here that’s been called Ma’am hates it. … It’s a sign of respect and politeness, and makes me feel acknowledged as an adult woman (I’m in my late 20s but look younger). I hate being called “Miss” though because it sounds like something you would call a little girl.

What does it mean when a guy says yes ma am?

It’s just a joking way of saying yes to her. Sometimes nothing’s really meant by it. It’s just like someone saying “yes lord”… letting you know it’s a serious the yes is. Or on the other hand can be a sarcastic way of saying you’re acting like you know everything or treated him like he was a child at the moment.