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Why I Don't Say 'First Lady'

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the role of "first ladies," and whether we should call them that at all.
First lady Melania Trump arrives for the State of the Union address on Tuesday. Source: Mark Wilson

"The one thing I do not want to be called is first lady," Jacqueline Kennedy once said. "It sounds like a saddle horse."

You may not have noticed I try to avoid saying, "first lady" on the air. But Hillary Clinton noticed when we interviewed her

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