The "ladies and gentlemen" greeting on Tube announcements is to be scrapped by Transport for London (TfL), replacing the phrase with
"hello everyone" in an effort to become more gender-neutral.
I would have thought the traditional format covered all basis rather well aside perhaps from transgender folk. No doubt this decision took a committee of several dozen, consultations with interested parties and countless debates before it was given the go ahead.
I wonder how much it cost to implement this?