Re: generic "he"

Subject: Re: generic "he"
From: "William E. Newkirk" <wnewkirk -at- BB -dot- IU -dot- NET>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 1994 11:36:19 GMT

Aahz (aahz -at- netcom -dot- com) wrote:
: You are using faulty language when you say "is", rather than "I think
: that". You are not talking about facts, you are talking about opinions.
: You should realize that other people hold different opinions from yours.
: --- Aahz (

but that doesn't change the convention that using "he" instead of a complex,
convoluted noun-name in an effort to refer to the reader is the standard.

some people are just too sensitive. others just work hard to come up with
an imagined slight. almost as stupid has the people that think the word
"history" is derived from "his" and "story"...


Bill Newkirk WB9IVR The Space Coast Amateur Technical Group
Melbourne, FL duty now for the future of amateur radio

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