Today at the end of my last class, I'm running through a quick character intro before my freshmen start Romeo and Juliet. We've just started on the Montagues, and I say, "Okay, so Lord Montague is the head of the house of Montague. And if we call him Lord Montague, what do you think we would call his wife?"
A boy in the back raises his hand tentatively. "Lordess?" he asks.
Oh, my huggable freshmen.