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Interesting that you remember male and female but not the substitutes,
From: techwr-l-bounces+sean -dot- brierley=ipc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
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Behalf Of Amy Gale
I find "male" and "female"...not offensive, I guess, but definitely kind
of tacky - industry standard or not. I don't think they color my
opinion of the product/documentation in question, but they do frequently
trigger an eyeroll at the horny geekboys [*] who thought it was good
terminology in the first place.
The Microsoft Manual of Style says not to use them and provides
substitutes, which I don't remember offhand. I suppose I'd use those
substitutes if I documented hardware, which I don't.
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