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Re: New Front Desk members

On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 11:04:36 -0700, Joel Aelwyn <fenton@debian.org> said: 

> *) English common usage (rather than formal usage) is rapidly and
> widely adopting "singular they" (much like a lot of the country uses
> "y'all", or "you all" for those who don't want to sound Southern,
> for a second person plural). This may be offensive to purists, but
> frankly, purists shouldn't be speaking English in the first
> place. It's a terrible language for purity. :)

	A nit: y'all is singular. "all y'all" is plural. Notherners
 often get this wrong.

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