guys != gender neutral

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Fri Sep 28 14:38:42 UTC 2012


On Fri, 28 Sep 2012 07:18:54 -0700, Owen DeLong said:
>
> On Sep 28, 2012, at 3:29 AM, Randy Bush <randy at psg.com> wrote:
>
> >> "Folks"?  I really do mean "folks" when I write "guys",
> >
> > <pedantry>
> >
> > folk is the plural
> >
> > and, as far as the use of gender-biased terms, as someone said well the
> > other day, when you are in a hole, stop digging
> >
> > randy
>
> According to my Dictionary, both "folk" and "folks" are acceptable plurals.

Somebody I know once described somebody else as 'pendantic'.  I asked "Don't
you mean pedantic?" and he replied "No, *you're* pedantic for asking. He just
hangs around with nothing better to do."

:)
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