_it_ WRT a person

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 24 08:57:21 UTC 2012

WG:  _it_ WRT a person
WB:  Cf. Dr Frankenstein exclaiming "It's alive!" when his baby has clearly
male characteristics. Since he/she/it is a composite, he could even have
said, "They are alive!"

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