guys != gender neutral

Lorell Hathcock lorell at
Thu Sep 27 21:34:36 UTC 2012

We may not all be guys.  We may not all be gals.  But we are definitely all
CLOWNS.  This is a substitution that should be acceptable to all and it
really works.

Sales-clown.  Yep!
Mail-clown.  Yep!
Fire-clown. Yep!
Police-clown.  Yep!
Congress-clown.  Yep!  Yep!

-----Original Message-----
From: Landon Stewart [mailto:lstewart at] 
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2012 3:56 PM
To: Owen DeLong
Cc: nanog at
Subject: Re: guys != gender neutral

On 27 September 2012 11:34, Owen DeLong <owen at> 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.

Landon Stewart <LStewart at Superb.Net>
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