Re: His/Her v. Their

Subject: Re: His/Her v. Their
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 10:47:54 -0400

On Fri, 26 Oct 2012 10:27:30 -0400, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com> wrote:

I tend to use either "you" or, in the case you mentioned, "their."

I work hard at circumlocution. "Their" goes against my schooling, and "his" (what my schooling taught) seems to have become unacceptable.

What I would like is reader-determined language, where the desired wording automagically appears in real-time replacement as needed.

Perhaps several separate versions, automatically created, accessible through separate links:
[click here for text with pronouns with traditional agreement by number]
[click here for text with stupidly ambiguous pronouns hse, hirs, hirm]
[click here for text with duplicated pronouns he/she, his/her, him/her]
[click here for text with plural pronoun misused as singular]

Then nobody would complain. Or perhaps everybody.
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