FIRST LADY: The Word of the Month April 2012

Every month, we take a look at a word in the headlines, in English, for your English. See more at The Word of the Month.


First Lady: The title given to the wife or partner of an elected head of state.

Also: The name given to a pioneer or exceptional woman in her field.

First Ladies in the news

Carla Bruni Sarkozy: Former nude model, potential bronze statue. Possible future ex First Lady.

Ségolène Royal: Ex possible future First Lady. In France, called ‘Royale with Cheese’.

Famous First Ladies (Historical)

Eve: Naked chick. Ate an apple offered by a snake, thereby ruining everything for everyone.

Lucy: Furry lady. Approximately 3.2 million years old, but could pass for 3.1 million.

Famous First Ladies (Modern)

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: First lady with 10 last names.

Barbara Bush: 4 years as First Lady, 8 years as First Mother, a lifetime as a fashion icon.

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