[Ads-l] WOTY candidate (in some category)

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Wed May 25 03:25:34 EDT 2016

> On May 24, 2016, at 7:34 PM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 8:34 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> wrote:
>> Are you ready for Latinx?  (Pronounced "La-TEEN-ex", we're told.)
>> Gender-neutral version of Latino/a:
>> http://www.latina.com/lifestyle/our-issues/why-we-say-latinx-trans-gender-non-conforming-people-explain
>> http://latinousa.org/2016/01/29/latinx-ungendering-spanish-language/
>> (NPR podcast)
>> http://www.latinorebels.com/2015/12/05/the-case-for-latinx-why-intersectionality-is-not-a-choice/
>> P.S.  If you were wondering, it turns out that "Latin@", which
>> gender-neutral, is "binary embedded" and therefore so...2005, plus or
>> minus.  I just wish whoever decided on "La-TEEN-ex" had sprung for an
>> orthographic vowel between the n and x.  Either than or we need to start
>> spelling our tissues "Kleenx"
>> P.P.S. Sorry if someone (Ben? Arnold?) already posted about "Latinx"; if
>> so I missed it.

not on this version, but on one with @ in it:

Gender troubles 1: latin at s

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