[Ads-l] "man" avoidance

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 24 07:14:59 EDT 2016


How bout "309 men and two women" in a context that doesn't suggest that the
female nurses (not mentioned till much later) shot down any Japanese planes?

JL

On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 10:43 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 9:51 PM, Benjamin Barrett <mail.barretts at gmail.com
> >
> wrote:
>
> > “311 mostly male people”
>
>
> "311 men and women"?
>
>
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> 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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