[Ads-l] Really?

Geoff Nathan an6993 at WAYNE.EDU
Thu Jun 4 01:38:27 UTC 2015


And it's her birthday today, and therefore the cause of this discussion (I assume). Many of us are Facebook friends of hers and therefore posted on her FB page. 

Geoff 

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> From: "Laurence Horn" <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
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> The only Keren I've ever known is Keren Rice of the U. of Toronto =
> linguistics department. She's a recent president of the LSA, my
> former =
> co-chair on the LSA Program Committee, and (despite being Canadian)
> an =
> elected fellow of the AAAS as well as a holder of various Canadian =
> hono(u)rs (cf. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keren_Rice). =20

> Note that she takes the feminine singular pronoun.

> LH

> > On Jun 3, 2015, at 4:19 PM, Jonathan Lighter
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> wrote:
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> > Because "Keren" could be a unisex name.
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> > Doesn't good grammar mean anything anymore?
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> > JL
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> > JL
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> > On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 2:54 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com>
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> >> "47 friends posted on Keren's timeline for their birthday."
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> >> Why did they do that, I wonder.
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