Question about updates
g.lip at gmx.com
Sat Aug 27 04:58:49 UTC 2011
On 27/08/11 12:51, Doug wrote:
> On 08/26/2011 11:57 PM, Goh Lip wrote:
>> That's carrying PC to extremes. To be really PC, grammatically gender
>> terms should now be accepted to be inclusive of both sexes. Otherwise
>> the terms connote there are still differences 'to take note of' when
>> we shouldn't. Just my 2 drachmas.
>> Chairwoman. Mankind. You guys.....etc.
>> Regards - Goh Lip
> I heard a young California woman talking to a bunch of her girlfriends
> use the word "guys" back around 1956!
> I think it is pretty much uni-sex by now.
Yes, it's good to hear that. We should move on from historical baggage.
Otherwise we'll be on meaningless missions to rid the german language of
gender prefixes (der, die, das) for things. And argue (meaninglessly)
why a dog is male, cat female and a horse ......well neutered; Or the
Rhine male and Danube female. :)
Regards - Goh Lip
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