[ExI] what? what?
stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Mon Jan 25 16:59:32 UTC 2010
2010/1/25 Ben Zaiboc <bbenzai at yahoo.com>:
> Why? Just to overturn an established convention that works perfectly well? In the absence of a proper, gender-neutral term, I fail to see why we should make such an effort to change something that works quite well already simply to satisfy what seems to me some vague (and mistaken, imo) notion of political correctness. What does it gain? What does it cost?
I got used with some pain to the "his or her", "him or her"
current-day politically-correct English usage when referring to
somebody of an undefined subject. The trouble is also increased by the
fact that "one, one's" quickly become awkward in long sentences.
In Italian I also suspect that if we had such words "his or her" would
not be too polite, since ladies should come first... :-)
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