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I was wondering that above sentence on title, “Excuse me, Ms.” is rude or not. I’ve watched a video on youtube about English titles, but “Excuse me lady.” is very rude to get attention from women, and “Excuse me ma’am” is good for southern part of the U.S. whereas it sometimes feels uncomfortable in other area. I know that Sir. can use for all men regardless of age. I need native English speaker’s correct and clear answer. Thank you !

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    "Excuse me, please" avoids this minefield. Jan 21, 2019 at 21:15
  • Hello, Jaehyeon Kim, and welcome to EL&U. This may be a little basic for this site, and also perhaps Primarily Opinion Based. It depends on the geography of the native speaker. Jan 21, 2019 at 21:15
  • Weather Vane Cascabel Thanks for answering! I forgot to ask one more. my American professor who came from Nevada often says, Mr.Jaehyeon or Ms.Jennifer like this. Jaehyeon is my first name. Is it a way to call someone friendly? Jan 21, 2019 at 21:27
  • Wait a minute...I worked for a few years with Korean people with and the family name is usually first. For me, Kim is a family name, and Jaeyeon a first name. I think your teacher is observing that convention, and trying to show respect for your culture. i.e., you seem to be putting your family name last, like westerners. Jan 21, 2019 at 21:31
  • I'm flagging this as off-topic ("belongs on ELL"). Hi Jaehyeon, you may not be aware that our other site English Language Learners is the best place to look for answers on English questions that a fluent speaker would find trivial. If you have a question for ELL, be sure to read their guidance on what you can ask. :-) Jan 21, 2019 at 21:40

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