Re: he/she

Subject: Re: he/she
From: "Dave L. Meek's User Account" <dave -at- DISC-SYNERGY -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 1994 14:08:42 -0800

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> I do not agree with your logic. That would be similar to saying that
> the word 'chicken' fails to include any members and that you would
> have to alternate 'rooster' and 'hen'. This is as unwieldy as
> alternating 'he' and 'she'.

> Use the specific when the specific is intended. Use the generic when
> the generic is intended.

You make an interesting point, with one exception: I did not
make any statements; I merely asked questions so that
responses such as yours could provide clarification.

Dave Meek

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