Re: About the use of epicene "they" in technical documents.
* MJ Ray [Fri, 15 Aug 2008 09:20:26 +0100]:
> Adeodato Simó <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > * Andreas Tille [Thu, 14 Aug 2008 16:15:56 +0200]:
> > > 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.
> > Whoa, is that a feeling or an accusation?
> I see "feeling" clearly there on the second line. Why suggest Andreas
> Tille is dishonest like that?
Slapping prefixes around does not magically exempt you from taking
responsibility for your words (and with this I don't mean Andreas wanted
to do that, I'm merely replying to your comment).
If I say on list "I have the feeling MJ Ray would rape a baby if that'd
make him member of the SPI board", it'd be moronic on my part to expect
you to calmly reply "No, that's not true" instead of something else.