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Re: [Czechlist] Re: TERM: they (was: vsadit)

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  • Simon Vaughan
    ... find ... to ... then ... disrupt ... It s like in Hollywood films when the goodies are played by Americans and the baddies by Brits . Simon
    Message 1 of 26 , Feb 23, 2001
      > Using "she" as a generic pronoun runs into its own problems, because I
      find
      > people of both genders who try to mix their pronouns wind up using "she"
      to
      > refer to good people, and "he" to refer to bad people. You'll get things
      > like, "A child who is cooperative in school and does her work...," and
      then
      > in the next sentence, "But an uncooperative or delinquent child will
      disrupt
      > the concentration of his classmates..." The generic bad person is almost
      > never called "she" by these pronoun mixers.

      It's like in Hollywood films when the goodies are played by Americans and
      the baddies by "Brits".

      Simon
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