Re: Gender Bias in Pronouns

Subject: Re: Gender Bias in Pronouns
From: George Allaman <gallama -at- LOOKOUT -dot- ECTE -dot- USWC -dot- USWEST -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 1995 16:52:22 -0700

On Mon, 11 Dec 1995, Tracy Boyington wrote:

> That's funny... in my head, I always considered "usted" as similar
> to "one," as in "How goes one?" or "Would one care for some coffee?"
> Is there a feminine version of "usted?" I can't remember the
> little Spanish I learned so long ago.

Okay, I'm straying WAY out of my area of expertise here, but I thought
"usted" and "ustedes" have a literal meaning that is something like "your
grace" or something and came from addressing royalty. HEY! We got any
hispanic speakers out there can make ruling on this?

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