[BLML] Legitimate rope

Nigel Guthrie g3 at nige1.com
Tue Sep 4 19:03:19 CEST 2012


[Eric Landau]
If anyone wishes to avoid the now-denigrated (at least in some circles) use 
of "he" for the gender-neutral singular, they need not co-opt -- or, far 
worse, invent -- some "twee" -- or newly-minted -- alternative.
[Re-read the last sentence substituting "one" for "they" and decide for
yourself whether it reads better or worse.)

[Nigel]
Less clumsy than "they" alternative, IMO:
"If one wishes to avoid the now-denigrated (at least in some circles) use of 
"he" for the gender-neutral singular, one need not co-opt -- or, far worse, 
invent -- some "twee" -- or newly-minted -- alternative."




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