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Grimis Scrapple Level: 130 Posts: 2081/4700 EXP: 25535555 For next: 195091 Since: 11.7.02 From: MD Since last post: 3063 days Last activity: 1517 days # 1 Posted on 12.9.03 1409.02 Reposted on: 12.9.10 1409.46 Amazingly enough, it seems that a linguist is actually fighting back against PC-BS in, of all things, example sentences. It's amazing that people carrying the banner of political correctness would even waste their time with such cock-and-bull BS. Promote this thread!
Big Bad Scrapple Level: 156 Posts: 2123/7062 EXP: 47731460 For next: 758268 Since: 4.1.02 From: Dorchester, Ontario Since last post: 276 days Last activity: 173 days # 2 Posted on 12.9.03 1558.51 Reposted on: 12.9.10 1559.02 In one class with a male professor, I wrote a sentence involving a general example and I used 'his.' My prof commented that I "should be more gender-neutral." Then, in a class with a female professor, I write a sentence using "his or her," and the prof accuses me of using such vague prefixes because I'm "trying to pad the word count." Moral of the story: political correctness stinks.
antizeus Linguica Level: 22 Posts: 61/73 EXP: 50165 For next: 8186 Since: 3.1.02 Since last post: 5824 days Last activity: 5823 days # 3 Posted on 13.9.03 1321.14 Reposted on: 13.9.10 1322.21 The English language lacks gender-neutral pronouns, except in the sense that male pronouns are used for objects of indeterminate gender. I don't really have a problem with this, but I have started using Spivak pronouns anyway. Here's a link: http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spivak_pronoun Here's another: http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?SpivakPronouns (I love wikis)
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