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Subject:Re: Usage: Gender bias (essay) From:James Perkins <perkins -at- BILBO -dot- NTC -dot- NOKIA -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 8 Aug 1995 07:17:33 +0200
> But English *is* built that way. We create new words all the time to update
> the language to current needs/trends. Take an old (pre 1940s) dictionary
> and try to look up: microchip, RAM, gay, hacker, and net.
I think you will find that ram, gay, and net are all in a pre-1940s
dictionary, but that they had considerably different meanings to what they
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