Re: Killer Language

Subject: Re: Killer Language
From: "Scott A. McClare" <samcclar -at- CSCLUB -dot- UWATERLOO -dot- CA>
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 1996 15:11:11 -0500

[delurking]

Iain Harrison <iharrison -at- SCT -dot- CO -dot- UK> said:

>It is a simple fact that just about everyone on this planet is
>male or female. If they have a problem with this, I don't think
>there is much I can do about it from here.

>What are these valid and unambiguous alternatives to the terms
>male and female? You don't suggest any at all, let alone concise
>and universally understood ones.

How about "innies" and "outies"? You can't confuse the
two, and there's not much chance of offense . . .

(Shee, if there were ever a tempest in a teapot, it's this
particular non-issue.)

Scott


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