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> time. The suffix "-man" has changed over time like the meaning of every
> other word. (Nothing's static--especially not language and, I would hazard
Invalid argument, I think, Eric.
You also cited the example of "gay", and that one certainly has changed
meaning over the years. Or added an additional meaning in popular use,
I should probably say.
But the problem with the ending -man is that its meaning never did
What changed was that some people misunderstood its meaning and confused
it with another word and therefore objected to its use. It's an
understandable confusion, but it's still a confusion, not a shift in