Re: gender sensitivity and pronoun use

Subject: Re: gender sensitivity and pronoun use
From: Wayne Douglass <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 1997 11:18:15 -0700

At 01:00 PM 8/13/97 -0500, Phillip Winn wrote:
>I understand the dictionary definition of "y'all" (The *dictionary*
>definition? Egad. Snarf.), but I assure y'all that here in Dallas, that
>word is used to in both singular and plural contexts. It is one of the most
>irritating things in the world to an outsider, right up there with "I'm
>fixin' to do something here."
>
Don't even get into the past pluperfect subjunctive "used to could." As in:
"When I was a boy you used to could leave your front door unlocked."

--Wayne
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