guys != gender neutral

Larry Stites ncnet at sbcglobal.net
Thu Sep 27 21:29:48 UTC 2012


EEK-Wallet-EE!


----- Original Message ----
> From: Jethro R Binks <jethro.binks at strath.ac.uk>
> To: "nanog at nanog.org" <nanog at nanog.org>
> Sent: Thu, September 27, 2012 2:23:28 PM
> Subject: Re: guys != gender neutral
> 
> 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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