Re: Hey, take it easy!

Subject: Re: Hey, take it easy!
From: Romay Jean Sitze <rositze -at- NMSU -dot- EDU>
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 1994 11:31:49 -0700

On Thu, 17 Nov 1994, Nancy Hayes wrote:

> PS: PC-language sunk to a new low a few weeks back.
> I was editing a document where the author used "chair"
> and gave the man's name. I thought if we knew the
> person's gender it was acceptable to say chairman or
> chairwoman?

Chair has been considered acceptable for years in this usage. I've
encountered many people who prefer it to the more traditional chairman or
chairwoman. Personally, I use whatever seems to fit the group.


RoMay Sitze rositze -at- nmsu -dot- edu

Practice makes perfect--or perfectly awful.
It depends on what you practice.


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