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Subject:Re: Changing our Language From:Romay Jean Sitze <rositze -at- NMSU -dot- EDU> Date:Tue, 19 Dec 1995 21:29:24 -0700
On Mon, 18 Dec 1995, Mercedes Abels wrote:
> Yes, Guy, some of us who are concerned with pronoun use are making
> aliving at technical writing. It is an issue that comes up in our work,
> in fact. Actually, I had a piece given to me today to rewrite because
> someone had used "their" instead of "the operator" or some other
> gramatically correct non-gender spacific term. The attorneys thoeugh the
> singular/plural confusion might come up in court if someone gets hurt
> using our product. It _is_ a real issue, not a silly little bone of
> contention for outrageous femi-nazis. (sorry, general response to spcific
The legal ramifications of what we write are also responsible for the
concern many of us feel for correct grammar and usage.