[Ads-l] "man non-avoidance

Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton3 at VIRGINMEDIA.COM
Tue Oct 11 09:11:18 EDT 2016


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>     On 11 October 2016 at 13:31 Joel Berson <berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
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>     Ryan could have used air quotes.
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>     To return to Jon's question, Republicans.
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>     Joel
> 

But how would he have pronounced an apostrophe?

Robin

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> 
>     From: Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
>     To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
>     Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 8:05 AM
>     Subject: Re: [ADS-L] "man non-avoidance
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>     No, no, no, no, no!
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>     "Every *person* for themselves."
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>     (Or to be even more egalitarian, "theirselves.")
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>     JL
> 
>     ...
> 

> She was embarrassed over "man" non-avoidance. Or was it just the twisted

> grammar? Many ask, "Which is a greater threat to our world?"
>
> JL



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