Monday, August 16

which one are you?

just something someone asked me over the weekend which I found very amusing, and thought you'd also like.

Do you think of yourself as
a girl, a woman, or a lady?

The answer probably tells us more about ourselves than any other definition!


PS re the photo, I think I'd be the dog. . .but that's a whole different category to consider!


bad penny said...

Oh a girl for sure - all be it a 47 year old girl - with a dog - always with a dog !
A young assistant in the Co op calls me Madam & I've asked him not to - I know he's being polite but it makes me feel soooooo old !

sue15cat said...

I think of myself as a girl.

I could never be genteel enough to be a lady, I never act old enough to consider myself as a woman and I'm usually expected to be 'one of the lads' on the farm, so I would have to be a girl.

Usually in jeans and wellies, but scrubs up nicely, usually likes the practical but occasionally falls for the fluffy and the 'girl' it has to be!!

Sue xx

Andi's English Attic said...

I would rather be classed as 'one of the girls' than a lady or woman. I would only be PRETENDING if I was ever classed as a woman or a lady. Having decided that I'm currently in transition from 'mother' to 'crone' I can't say I feel I belong to any of the three. :D xx

Jee said...

Now that's a difficult one - I was never a girlie sort, girl prefering to be with my brother and his friends, woman still brings forth visions of 1950's matriarchs (well upholstered as my father would have said) and lady makes me think of something between my Mother-in-law at her most haughty and the dear vague soul who ruled the Essex village in my teenage years. I don't think I can be any of those though perhaps I'm nearest the second from the upholsery point of view!

sandiart said...

I was always a tomboy and perhaps have never really grown up, I don't feel much older than 20, although I passed that age a LOT of years ago. I am very young at heart so I guess that's the reason why, so girl it is, but with a cat, or horse.
Sandi xx

KC'sCourt! said...

A Girl - I don't think I have ever grown up!
A Woman - I'm definitely a Grumpy Old Woman!
A Lady - I do put on airs and graces when I want to! Not very often I hasten to add!!!!
So perhaps I'm a bit of each!

Menopausal musing said...

I love to be called a girl... (it doesn't happen that often though...... sigh....).

Don't think I shall ever be called a lady. Now, my other half has been known to call me a woman (albeit, "stupid woman" under his breath from time to time). :O)))))))))))

Sherri B. said...

I agree with KC'sCourt that a bit of all 3. I am a mischievous little girl a lot of the time. My woman side takes personal responsibility very serious and when necessary, I clean up pretty good and can be a lady.

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Gosh thats a hard one - Never in a month of Sunday's could I be called a lady, a woman sounds womanly which I suppose I am and I would love to be called a girl but those days have long gone, so all in all if I have to choose I suppose woman comes top.

The Little Vintage Company said...

The dog is sweet and I LOVE the bike! I think I'm most definitely a girl .. I've not learnt to be a women or a lady yet..
Tamzin X

Country Cottage Chic said...

Hmmm...I'd like to be a Lady but will settle for being a girl....don't want to "grow up" too fast! ;-)

Sue said...

Not sure I ever really think of myself in any of those terms. Definitely not a lady and I've never been sure what is meant by woman, think I'm too old to be called a girl, alas. I think I'm with Andi, on my to crone from mother.

Sylvia said...

I never thought about that. When someone calls me a girl I don't like it (in Flemish it sounds different). So I would say a woman, although
I love castles and countryhouses and 'Lady Sylvia' sounds nice, don't you think ? ;-)
Nice week,

BizzyDays said...

Thanks for popping over to my blog (:0) ) And for the tip about the college, I'm going to give them a ring in the morning and see what advice they can give.
I always thought of myself as a girl until a very few months ago, then all of a sudden I actually thought to myself " I should really stop referring to myself as a girl now, as I'm nearly 40!" So now I suppose I'm supposed to be a woman, but definately not a lady (unfortunately!) :0).
Mind you, I was in Tesco the other day buying two bottles of wine, (for a present I might add)and they wouldn't sell them to me till I showed i.d.! I thought they were joking, as they were both about my age! But no, I had to show it! Don't know weather they were taking the mickey, or just need glasses!!

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Never a lady - leave that to my Mum; always a girl - 60 is the new 16; a woman - if there are a couple of adjectives in front of it then probably!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Now that is a tough one....I think I describe myself as a person! I have been told I am a capable woman but I would never describe myself as that... I was always a tomboy so can't relate to the girl, more child I would say...and a lady, well never one of those :-) I am more inclined to be the combination between the mother and the crone....but if I had to put a label on it then GODDESS would come out as the winner for me :-)

Poppy's Place said...

This is really hard. Definetly not a lady I'm afraid. Like many of the other people who left comments I've always been a tomboy so not really a girl. Maybe almost a woman now I'm 50! Brilliant post, I have thought about it all day! Jane xx

ted and bunny said...

your comments have all been really interesting!

Until I was asked the question, I simply thought of myself as a girl- not grown-up (or well-upholstered!) enough to be a woman, and not sophisticated enough to be classed as a lady.

Now I think that at 55 I probably AM too old to be a girl to the rest of the world, but I'll always be one inside.

I asked Ted his opinion. He paused for a minute and then said
"with your attitude I think I'd definitely say princess"


winnibriggs said...

When I get up I'm a girl, full of excitement and go. During the day I'm a woman with all the cares of housework and cooking and finally in the evening I'm a lady...when I put my feet up and and offer my empty wine glass to be a dear!
PS love the pilfered recipe, am going to try it today....Yummmm!

carol at home said...

Gosh that's a really tricky one, I guess I'm a bit of a mixture.

shirley said...

I always get called I`d love to hear a Madamoiselle.................never going to happen!

Ticking stripes said...

Great post and great responses - for me - it depends on my mood. I think I do all three in different proportions. I'm 51 and today bought green nail varnish. (I'm off work this week) Daughter has threatened not to speak to me if I'm wearing it when she gets back from Edinburgh as its not for people as old as me! (There was no upper age limit on the label and I must have been feeling girly at the time.)

::cupcakesandbiscuits:: said...

That's a question......never thought of myself as a girl much, too much of a tomboy. Wish I could call myself a lady but cannot help thinking of Emily Howard from Little Britain, so would have to say woman. Though I would much prefer Goddess!!
Ali x

Hesta Nesta said...

I am definitely a girl, a nearly 42 year old one but that is how I feel. I am certainly not a lady as my 90 year old Nan keeps on telling me QUOTE: 'You will never be a lady as long as you've got a hole in your bum, and you will always have one of those!!' No wonder I am the way I am!!
Jo xx

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