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Subject:Re: Hey, take it easy! From:Romay Jean Sitze <rositze -at- NMSU -dot- EDU> Date:Fri, 18 Nov 1994 11:31:49 -0700
On Thu, 17 Nov 1994, Nancy Hayes wrote:
> PS: PC-language sunk to a new low a few weeks back.
> I was editing a document where the author used "chair"
> and gave the man's name. I thought if we knew the
> person's gender it was acceptable to say chairman or
Chair has been considered acceptable for years in this usage. I've
encountered many people who prefer it to the more traditional chairman or
chairwoman. Personally, I use whatever seems to fit the group.