Interesting Fact # 1026 - European Union - podcast

EU leaders have been banned from using the terms 'Miss' and 'Mrs', 'Fraulein' and 'Frau', 'Mademoiselle' and 'Madam', 'Senorita' and 'Senora' for fear of causing offence to female MEPs (members of the European Parliament).

(Instead female MEPs are to be addressed by their full names only. Surely the term female "members" is more offensive.)