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John Cowan

In the street Spanish of New York City, because tu madre is short for a variety of well-known mortal insults, even speakers who normally never use usted for anybody automatically express 'your mother' as su señora madre, literally 'your lady mother', or even more literally 'her ladyship [your] mother'. Sometimes this carries over into English too.

Peter Harvey

Interesting. I didn't know that.

John Cowan

Strindberg's play is usually called Miss Julie in English. But in 19th-century Swedish, Julie is called Fröken because her father is a nobleman, and the translation really should be Lady Julie.

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