> Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 01:04:24 -0000
> From: evasion@...
>Subject: Greetings and a request...
>Firstly a friendly greeting to you all, for this is my first post.
Hello and welcome.
>ps. a little nit-picking, in all the titles it says: AUTHOR. Julian
>May is a she, therefore an Authoress :)
-ess is a diminutive modifier to a word. It is used for females and still
carries the conotation of being lesser than the unmodified equivalent.
Therefore it is fairly common practice to use the non-gender marked term
author unless indicating the sex of the author in question is necessary and
is not otherwise aparent from context.
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