guys != gender neutral

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Thu Sep 27 20:07:53 UTC 2012


On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 2:36 PM, JC Dill <jcdill.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 27/09/12 11:10 AM, Jo Rhett wrote:
>> I really wish that english had better pronouns for this.
>
> I really wish folks would dig a bit deeper into the thesaurus to find
> appropriate words.

I find that "folks" is an excellent replacement that drops in most
places I'm tempted to use "guys."

On the other hand, using "they" as a replacement for "he" or "she"
makes a sentence hard to parse. See that individual over there?
They're fixing it. Ick!

Regards,
Bill Herrin


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