Subject: Gender
From: Peter Montgomery <MONTGOMERY -at- CAMINS -dot- CAMOSUN -dot- BC -dot- CA>
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 1993 14:49:30 -0700

Fowler has the following to say:

GENDER,n.,is a grammatical term only. To talk of _persons_ or _creatures_
_of_the_measculine_ or _feminine g., meaning _of_the_male_ or _female_sex,
is either a jocularity (permissable or not according to context) or a

Consider some possibilities:

"Dear, let's have gender tonight."
"Now there's a gendery outfit."


"Ships are usually referred to in the female."


* Peter Montgomery Montgomery -at- camosun -dot- bc -dot- ca *
* Exitus effigium effigies exituum *

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