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#1 Posted on 12.9.03 1409.02
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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.
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#2 Posted on 12.9.03 1558.51
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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.
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#3 Posted on 13.9.03 1321.14
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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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