Re: New Front Desk members
[GAR! Why am I responding to this thread?]
On Tue, 01 Feb 2005, Chris Waters wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 31, 2005 at 12:58:17PM +0100, Bartosz Fenski aka fEnIo wrote:
> > By the way. Could we please use "gender" in db.debian.org?
> As long as we're on the topic of language and usage, I should point
> out that gender is properly a property of words. People don't have
> gender - people have sex (if you'll pardon the double-entendre).
People can have gender. To wit:
Gender \Gen"der\, n.
1. Kind; sort. [Obs.] ``One gender of herbs.'' --Shak.
2. Sex, male or female. [Obs. or Colloq.]
3. (Gram.) A classification of nouns, primarily according to
sex; and secondarily according to some fancied or imputed
quality associated with sex.
The word 'sex' has many more connotations than the mere property of
being male or female.
THERE IS NO GRAVITY THE WORLD SUCKS
-- Vietnam War Penquin Lighter