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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!
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