[Ads-l] "man" avoidance

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 24 15:10:32 EDT 2016


"...over the age of 18 mainly from working-class families...."

JL

On Sat, Sep 24, 2016 at 2:47 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Sep 24, 2016 at 12:42 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com
> >
> wrote:
>
> > One would not ordinarily write "309 non-African-American men and two
> > non-African-American women."
> >
>
> "Take it / To the limit / One more time"
>
>
> --
> -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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