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Re: About the use of epicene "they" in technical documents.

Andreas Tille <tillea@rki.de> writes:

> Yes, and the funny thing about this is that I've always seen men very
> engaged in this kind of discussion and I have the boring feeling that
> they are using this as kind of excuse for not doing something else to
> make sitation of genders equal.

Personally, I get involved in this discussion because I've gotten tired of
people trying to "correct" my grammar and remove epicene they based on
their misguided understanding of the English language.  It's annoying and
drives me towards standing up publicly for epicene they when it shows up
in discussion to spread around the burden of explaining that, yes, it
really is proper English.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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