RE: Pet Peeves

Subject: RE: Pet Peeves
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Chris Borokowski" <athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 11:05:31 -0600

Chris Borokowski wrote (or perhaps quoted):

> 1. "The"
> John set his user settings
> --> John set the user settings

But why would should you eliminate the male pronoun when it clearly
refers back to a _male_? It's one thing to avoid assuming that a generic
person is male. It's quite another to deny John his maleness.



Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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