Fisher revival

Charles C Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Wed Jan 11 13:26:59 UTC 2012

I like the notion that the KJV is in the vanguard of gender-neutral terminology!

From: American Dialect Society [ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] on behalf of Ronald Butters [ronbutters at AOL.COM]
Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 10:26 AM

Owing to the popularity of a book known as the King James Bible, the word "fishers" is quite well known to many Christians and other literate humen in the English-speaking world.

On Jan 10, 2012, at 12:03 AM, Benjamin Barrett wrote:

> 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 Now arch.; superseded in ordinary use by fisherman."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
> Seattle,

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