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From: Tim Covil <covil_t -at- WIZTEC-USA -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 1997 10:26:49 -0400

Diane wrote:
It calls for a "revival" of the singular use of 'they,' citing such use
by Jane Austen
and William Shakespeare among others.

I reply:
Shoot, let's don't stop there. Let's revive Middle English in its
entirety! ;).

"Whilst on the File menu, thou shouldst clicketh Save. If thou dost
experienceth problems, contacteth thy account representative."

But I can see it now. A fierce debate will spring up in this newsgroup
between proponents of Middle English and Old English. It could get ugly!
:)

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>From: Williams, Diane (contractor)[SMTP:Williams_Diane -at- DOTE -dot- OSD -dot- MIL]
>Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 1997 10:22 AM
>To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
>Subject: Re: use of he/she/they
>
>Chicago (14th ed.) has a nice "out" clause for using 'they' with a
>singular antecedent on page 76 in footnote number 9. It calls for a
>"revival" of the singular use of 'they,' citing such use by Jane Austen
>and William Shakespeare among others. I try to avoid it if possible, but
>it's apparently not a felony or even a misdemeanor anymore!
>
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