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Re: rewording to avoid sexist language on debian page (fwd)

On Tue, 3 Aug 2004, Helen Faulkner wrote:

Could you please reword the sentence on the following webpage, to remove the implication that a debian user will always be male.


I suggest:

  This manual is for new Linux users, to help such users get acquainted
  with Linux once they have installed it; or for a new Linux user on a
  system which someone else is administering.

which obviates the ugly and irritating s/he, and avoids the cumbersome he or she. (And its emphatically correct form: she or he.)
Martin Wheeler     -    StarTEXT / AVALONIX - Glastonbury - BA6 9PH - UK
msw@startext.co.uk                   http://www.startext.co.uk/mwheeler/

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