[Ads-l] "man" avoidance

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 24 13:48:57 EDT 2016

On Sat, Sep 24, 2016 at 12:24 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> There's no good reason that I can think of
> to avoid the more customary phrase. The bad reason, however, seems to be
> the superstition that one should never specify anyone's sex unless
> absolutely unavoidable.

Preach, go 'head!

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