Thursday, November 21, 2013

masseuse/masseur: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Thursday, November 21, 2013

“Masseuse” is a strictly female term; Monsieur Philippe, who gives back rubs down at the men’s gym, is a “masseur.” Because of the unsavory associations that have gathered around the term “masseuse,” serious practitioners generally prefer to be called “massage therapists.”

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