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Autor:  pat
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Data:  02/JUN/2003 7:58 AM
Assunto:  Re: Political correctness
 
Mensagem:  Miguel,

Definitely an incorrect explanation. "They" and "their" have been used to imply gender uncertainty since long before feminism or "PC".

But you are right that many people hesitate to use the all-inclusive "he" or "man". Which leads to the cumbersome "he or she" and "his or her" and terms like "chairperson".


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Is it correct?  –  Ronaldo Cardoso  01/JUN/2003, 8:38 AM
Re: Is it correct?  –  m robertson  01/JUN/2003, 9:20 AM
'It' as a neutral singular pronoun  –  José Roberto  02/JUN/2003, 10:12 AM
Re: 'It' as a neutral singular pronoun  –  Miguel Vieira  02/JUN/2003, 4:31 PM
Re: 'It' as a neutral singular pronoun  –  pat  02/JUN/2003, 6:29 PM
Re: Is it correct?  –  Roberto Gomes  03/JUN/2003, 9:27 AM
Re: Political correctness  –  Miguel Vieira  01/JUN/2003, 3:38 PM
Re: Political correctness  –  Elsa  01/JUN/2003, 6:07 PM
pronoun deficiency  –  m robertson  01/JUN/2003, 11:25 PM
 Re: Political correctness  –  pat  02/JUN/2003, 7:58 AM
Re: Political correctness  –  Miguel Vieira  02/JUN/2003, 4:18 PM
Re: Political correctness  –  pat  02/JUN/2003, 6:22 PM
Re: Is it correct?  –  André Oliveira  02/JUN/2003, 9:36 AM

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