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

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat May 28 01:38:47 EDT 2016

On Fri, May 27, 2016 at 9:12 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> "-um" is neuter, but "-x" isn't.

Exactly. That's why I use _hum_ and not _(s)he_, he/she, _they, them_, etc.
in those cases in which natural gender is no matter. Neuter is neither
Masculine nor Feminine.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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