[lit-ideas] Re: grades & kleenex

  • From: Paul Stone <pas@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 07 May 2004 09:32:02 -0400

Judy spoke:

>I'm not denying that they chose a bad solution to the problem (of
>non-gender-neutral language).

It seems to me that using the non-gender-specific "they" for third person 
when you KNOW particularly who you are talking about -- in this case, a 
"she" [not the cat's mother]  -- is somewhat irresponsible. I hope you did 
it on porpoise.


Paul Stone
Kingsville, ON, Canada 

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