Fisher revival

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Tue Jan 10 05:03:50 UTC 2012

About the word "fisher," the OED says: "One who is employed in catching fish. Now arch.; superseded in ordinary use by fisherman."

But there are women who fish, making it difficult to talk about people who fish. I personally use the word "fisher" when I need to. Two examples of "fisher" can be found at:

Benjamin Barrett

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