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: Tue, 12 Dec 1995 10:18:24 -0700

On Mon, 11 Dec 1995, David Ibbetson wrote:

> say something like 'how art thou?' Indeed thee, thou, thy, thine, survive in
> certain Yorkshire dialects and it's not so long ago that Quakers would use
> them as a matter of course.

"Thee" also survives, albeit a bit reluctantly, in some popular music
lyrics where they couldn't find anything else that rhymed with "me".
Poetic license to kill the language.


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