Re: use of he/she/they

Subject: Re: use of he/she/they
From: David Dvorkin <dvorkin -at- BOLIX -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 14:30:34 -0600

Tim Covil wrote:

>I think each of us should go to the boss and see what they think.
>See? It's AWFUL!

I agree. It's abominable.

What I meant to add, in my previous post about Trollope, was that the standards in English aren't relaxing at all, but tightening -- at least in the sense that we lax and decadent moderns seem to be more careful about rules such as number agreement than our upstanding forefathers -- er, forebeing were.

Golly, Shakespeare deserved raps on the knuckles for his sloppiness!

David Dvorkin
Qualix Group
Boulder Development Ctr.
mailto:dvorkin -at- bolix -dot- com

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