Lady band


  • Lady (Hangul: 레이디) was a Korean pop group, noted as the first transgender group from that country. The band consisted of Sinae, Sahara, Binu and Yuna. According to the official story, they were the best out of hundreds who tried out to be part of this band. Although only three were supposed to be in the group, a fourth was added at the last minute.
  • Their formation was inspired by the emergence of Harisu, a Korean singer and actress, who is also transgender. Sinae has previously appeared in commercials with a female dance group as well as a music video by Cho PD, and Sahara is a 2003 beauty pageant winner in Thailand and a former jeans model.
  • Lady released their first, self-titled album in 2005, consisting of eight tracks, many of them being remixes of their first two singles, "Attention" and "Ladies Night". There was much attention given to them by the press, given their unique status as a transgender band in a conservative country. However, they were able to perform on Korean music shows only a handful of times, while their music and videos were not well received. In order to drum up more publicity, they released a photobook featuring nude shots of all the Lady members; this also failed to catapult them into stardom, however.
  • Lady officially disbanded in early 2007.

 Recent news about Lady band

  • by dongie  -  May 3, 2016 10:45 AM

    Rainbow's Hyunyoung exposes her killer abs on 'Lady'

    Rainbow'sHyunyoungexposed her killer abs in a photoshoot with 'Lady'.She revealed that the secret to her hot bod is none other than hard training. Hyunyoung shared more of her secret as she said,"Strength training is addictive. The more I do, the better I feel as my muscles tighten. Now I …

  • by ifrit  -  March 2, 2016 04:45 AM

    [ASKKPOP] Rainbow's Hyunyoung exposes her killer abs on 'Lady'

    Rainbow'sHyunyoungexposed her killer abs in a photoshoot with 'Lady'.She revealed that the secret to her hot bod is none other than hard training. Hyunyoung shared more of her secret as she said,"Strength training is addictive. The more I do, the better I feel as my muscles tighten. Now I …

  • by hansukj  -  August 1, 2013 08:30 AM

    CNBLUE and Big Bang's Daesung enter the top 5 of the Oricon Daily Single Chart

    CNBLUEandBig Bang's Daesung landed in the top 5 of the Oricon Daily Single Chart within a day since their Japanese singles were released on the 31st!On August 1, CNBLUE's "Lady", which was composed byYonghwahimself, shot up to #2, while Daesung's 1st Japanese solo single "I …

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 Lady band's Etymology

The word comes from Old Englishhlǣfdige; the first part of the word is a mutated form ofhlāf, "loaf, bread ", also seen in the correspondinghlāford, "lord". The second part is usually taken to be from the rootdig-, "to knead", seen also in dough ; the sense development from bread-kneader, or bread-maker, or bread-shaper, to the ordinary meaning, though not clearly to be traced historically, may be illustrated by that of "lord".

Madame, SpanishSeñora, ItalianSignora, GermanFrau, PolishPani, etc.). In those languages it is correct to address a woman whose name is unknown asMadame,Señora, etc., but in polite English usage "lady" has for centuries only normally been a "term of address" in the plural,which is also the case for " gentleman ". The singular vocative use was once common but has become mostly confined to poetry.In some dialects it may still be used to address an unknown woman in a brusque manner, often in an imperative or interrogatory context, analogous to "mister" for an unknown male: e.g., "Hey, lady, you aren't allowed in here!"In this usage, the word "lady" is very seldom capitalized when written. The usual English term for politely addressing a woman isMadamorMa'am.

John William Waterhouse 'sThe Lady of Shalott, 1888 ( Tate Gallery , London)

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 Lady band's Usage

In British English , "lady" is often, but not always, simply a courteous synonym for "woman". Public toilets are often distinguished by signs showing simply "Ladies" or "Gentlemen". "Lady" has a formal and respectful quality, being used to describe a woman in old age such as "an old lady" or when speaking about a woman to a child (e.g. "Give the money to the lady.") It may be used, however incongruously, in descriptions such as "the cleaning lady" or even "a bag lady" ( tramp ).

The American journalist William Allen White noted one of the difficulties in his 1946 autobiography. He relates that a woman who had paid a fine for prostitution came to his newspaper to protest, not against the fact that her conviction had been reported, but that the newspaper had referred to her as a "woman" rather than a "lady". After the incident, White assured his readers, his papers referred to human females as "women", with the exception of police court characters, who were all "ladies".

White's anecdote touches on a phenomenon that others have remarked on as well. In the late 19th and early twentieth century, in a difference reflected in the British historian Nancy Mitford 's 1954 essay " U vs. non-U " , lower class women strongly preferred to be called "ladies" while women from higher social backgrounds were content to be identified as "women". These social class issues, while no longer as prominent in this century, have imbued some formal uses of "lady" with euphemism (e.g.: "my cleaning lady", or "ladies of the night" for prostitutes). Commenting on the word in 1953, C.S. Lewis wrote that "the guard at Holloway said it was aladies'prison!"

Language and Woman's Place(1975), notably raised the issue of the ways in which "lady" is not used as the counterpart of "gentleman". It is suggested by academic Elizabeth Reid Boyd that feminist usage of the word "lady" has been reclaimed in the 21st century.

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Formally, "Lady" is the female counterpart to higher ranks in society , from gentlemen, through knights, to lords, and so on. During the Middle Ages , princesses or daughters of the blood royal were usually known by their first names with "Lady" prefixed, e.g.Lady Elizabeth; since Old English and Middle English did not have a female equivalent to princes or earls or other royals or nobles. Aside from the queen, women of royal and noble status simply carried the title of "Lady".

As a title of nobility, the uses of "lady" in Britain are parallel to those of "lord". It is thus a less formal alternative to the full title giving the specific rank, of marchioness , countess , viscountess or baroness , whether as the title of the husband's rank by right or courtesy, or as the lady's title in her own right. A peeress's title is used with the definite article : Lord Morris's wife is "the Lady Morris". A widow's title derived from her husband becomes the dowager , e.g.The Dowager Lady Smith.

In the case of younger sons of a duke or marquess , who have the courtesy title "Lord" prefixed to their given and family name, the wife is known by the husband's given and family name with "Lady" prefixed, e.g.Lady John Smith.

The daughters of dukes, marquesses and earls are by courtesy "ladies"; here, that title is prefixed to the given and family name of the lady, e.g.Lady Jane Smith, and this is preserved if the lady marries a commoner , e.g.Mr John and Lady Jane Smith.

"Lady" is also the customary title of the wife of a baronet or knight , but in this case without Christian name: "Lady" with the surname of the husband only,Sir John and Lady Smith. When a woman divorces a knight and he marries again, the new wife will beLady Smithwhile the ex-wife becomesJane, Lady Smith.

Female members of the Order of the Garter and Order of the Thistle also receive the prefix of "Lady"; here that title is prefixed to the given and family name of the lady, e.g.Lady Marion Fraser , LT, with the post nominal LG or LT respectively, and this is preserved if the lady marries.

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 Lady band's Other meanings

The special use of the word as a title of the Virgin Mary , usuallyOur Lady, represents the LatinDomina Nostra. In Lady Day and Lady Chapel the word is properly a genitive , representinghlǣfdigan"of the Lady".

The word is also used as a title of the Wicca goddess,The Lady.

Margaret Thatcher was informally referred to in the same way by many of her political colleagues when Prime Minister of Great Britain . Her husband was later created a baronet, thus making her "Lady Thatcher" as of right. After she retired, she was given a barony as Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven, and was thereafter known as "The Lady Thatcher".

Elsewhere in the Commonwealth , the word is used in a similar fashion to aristocratic usage in Britain. In Ghana, for example, the consort of the Asantehene of the Ashanti people is known as Lady Julia Osei Tutu . In Nigeria the Yoruba aristocrats Kofoworola Ademola and Oyinkansola Abayomi made use of the word due to their being the wives of British knights.

In the BDSM community, many female dominants choose the titleLadyas an alternative to the more commonly usedMistress.

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 Lady band's See also

  • Dame , a title parallel to Sir
  • Finishing school , an educational establishment designed to teach ladylike accomplishments

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 Lady band's References

  1. Oxford English Dictionary
  2. "Hey, lady: Call her 'madam'". 2 February 2007 – via Christian Science Monitor. 
  3. Reid Boyd, Elizabeth (2012). "Lady: A Feminist Four Letter Word?". Women and Language. 35 (2): 35–52. 
  4. Titles and Forms of Address. Bloomsbury Publishing. 31 January 2007. ISBN 9781408148129. Retrieved 26 January 2016. The widow of a chief or laird continues to use the territorial style and the prefix Dowager may be used in the same circumstances ... In rural Scotland (laird's) wives are often styled Lady, though not legally except in the case of the wives of chiefs. 

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