Re[4]: Killer Language

Subject: Re[4]: Killer Language
From: Iain Harrison <iharrison -at- SCT -dot- CO -dot- UK>
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 11:32:29 GMT

Beryl Doane replied:
male = plug
female = socket

Also include a glossary definition which mentions the
older convention.

I'm afraid that won't do, Beryl. Look in any electronics
catalogue, and you'll find male and female plugs, and female and
male sockets. Generally, the one to use depends on which side the
power is coming out of.

What on earth is wrong with Male and Female as descriptions? Are
they hard to understand? Offensive to eunochs? Or are they just
clear, concise and universally understandable?

Iain Harrison
iharrison -at- sct -dot- co -dot- uk


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