Re: FW: the old insure ensure assure

Subject: Re: FW: the old insure ensure assure
From: Evelyn Lee Barney <evbarney -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: Margaret Gerard <Margaret -dot- Gerard -at- jeppesen -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 20:48:09 -0500

Got one for you. I know a woman who INSISTS on "personing" as opposed
to "manning" something "I don't man the booth at the county fair; I
person the booth at the county fair." No use whatsoever telling this
otherwise intelligent and reasonable woman that "to man" comes from the
word "manos" (hands) and both men and women have 'em. She just won't
tolerate being asked to "man" anything.


Margaret Gerard wrote:
> Fighting the degradation of English is a lost cause - remember the great "niggardly" debacle? How can you prevail with a user community like that?
> Cheers,
> Margaret

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