Re: Changing our Language

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
> flame)

The legal ramifications of what we write are also responsible for the
concern many of us feel for correct grammar and usage.

RoMay Sitze, rositze -at- nmsu -dot- edu

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