in USA Today

LanDi Liu strangeguitars at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 25 04:18:11 UTC 2008

Note that according to the poll on the left side of the page,
"boyfriend or girlfriend" is the overwhelming majority (41%).  I've
always used these terms as they don't bother me at all, and I even see
them as positive.  If an 80 year old woman has a "boyfriend", I think
that adds a measure to her youthfulness.


On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 8:46 PM, Arnold M. Zwicky
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