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Subject:Re: Evolving language or laziness? From:Tony Ioven/Voice Processing Corp <Tony_Ioven/Voice_Processing_Corp -at- VPRO -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 15 Mar 1996 08:02:32 -0600
Apparently, this he/she/them issue touches a nerve -- and that's the problem
with PC phrasing.
Writing shouldn't call attention to itself. But using "them" with a singular
antecedent, or using a paragraph full of wordy "he or she" references (or
worse, "s/he"), is distracting. I want my readers thinking of the subject
matter, not my personal point of view.
Of course, that's just my personal point of view . . .