guys != gender neutral

Jethro R Binks jethro.binks at strath.ac.uk
Thu Sep 27 21:22:45 UTC 2012


On Thu, 27 Sep 2012, Landon Stewart wrote:

> On 27 September 2012 11:34, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
> 
> > When did "people" stop being an acceptable gender-neutral substitute for
> > {guys,gals}?
> >
> > Owen
> >
> >
> Using the word 'people' is good but I like to say 'humans'.
> 
> What's up humans?
> Can I get you humans to drink?
> 
> This rarely offends anyone.

This discussion is a well-trodden (and tediously dull) path.  My favourite 
response to it:

  http://list.uvm.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1001&L=UVMRESNET&D=0&P=2278

Thank you Jason Healy.

Jethro.

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