157551Re: Semantic Content of Grammatical Gender?
- Feb 1, 2009
> Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...> wrote:Back in the 60s I was a nurse. That was before I went into the
> BTW does _male nurse_ sound right to you English native
> speakers? To me it's up there with _Ms. Chairman_,
> but it may be that my feelings for the Swedish term.
seminary. It was the usual term then. I don't believe it is
politically correct anymore, unless a distinction must be made.
It's rather redundant to say, "He's a male nurse."
However, way back then the U.S. Navy was not giving commissions to male
nurses, only the to women. I had to join the army. In that case one
would have to specify "male" nurse.
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