Probably at about the same time some people started getting their panties in a twist (joke intended) over Waitress, Stewardess, Actress, et al. For me, job titles carry a little weight. They have "Servers" at TGIMcFunsters Chiliapplebees. A restaurant with a Michelen star has "Waiters." Commercial Airlines have "Flight Attendants" to herd you into your Cattle Class holding pen. Railways and Cruise Lines have "Stewards" that seek to serve you with prompt efficiency and maybe just the right amount of panache. Of course, I have also noticed that we have an extreme over-inflation of job titles. But, that's another topic for another day, I guess.