Re: gender sensitivity and pronoun use

Subject: Re: gender sensitivity and pronoun use
From: Tracy Boyington <tracy_boyington -at- OKVOTECH -dot- ORG>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 1997 11:48:26 -0500

> >In procedural material, of course, the issue becomes moot. Imperative doesn't
> >usually need pronouns, and when it does the only appropriate one is second
> >person "you."
>
> Unless of course you are from Texas, in which case another appropriate
> pronoun would be "y'all".

It wouldn't solve this problem, because "y'all" is the plural form of
"you." I'm still campaigning to have "y'all" accepted as standard
English (or its more formal form, "you all"), but you gotta use it
right.

Tracy
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