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Re: [ot] Linux gender in French

On Sat, Nov 01, 2003 at 09:53:48PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On Sat, 2003-11-01 at 21:01, John Hasler wrote:
> > What is the gender of Unix?
> What is the gender of "geek"?

I don't know what it is off the top of my head. It's always a tough call
with foreign words. But I think the tendency nowadays is to have it be
masculine if it refers to a guy and feminine if it refers to a woman.

But if the word is plural and there's at least one masuline individual
then the word is masuline.

Il est un geek.
Sa femme est une geeke.
Leurs enfants, Lise, Claire et Paul, sont des geeks.

A family of geeks :)

Bijan Soleymani <bijan@psq.com>

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