Re: Evolving language or laziness?

Subject: Re: Evolving language or laziness?
From: Richard Mateosian <srm -at- C2 -dot- ORG>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 1996 10:02:47 -0800

>I'm always suspicious of a proposed change to a
>language's basic structure that's endured since at least the days of William
>the Conquerer and quite probably as far back as the birth of Christ.

I'm not aware of ever having seen such a proposal.

If you're referring to using "he" when the antecedent might be female, I'd
be interested in seeing substantiating quotes from either of the dignitaries
you mentioned, or from any of their contemporaries. ...RM

Richard Mateosian Freelance Technical Writer
Review Editor, IEEE Micro http://www.c2.org/~srm/
President, Berkeley STC Copyright 1996 srm -at- c2 -dot- org


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