pronouns gone mad

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed May 7 15:01:35 UTC 2014

God forbid your gendered pronouns make you into an unwitting sexist.

Arden Moore of Yahoo! today:

"If you need a sign it is time to trim your cat's nails, nothing is clearer
than when he perches on your lap, purrs and starts kneading your thighs
with her front paws. But this is also a sign of affection. Experts say that
this action beckons your adult cat back to a safe, welcoming memory when
she was nuzzling his mother for milk as a newborn kitten. He is being
affectionate and a bit nostalgic. "

Back in the eighties I had one or two freshman who did this - out of
thousands - before being corrected.

Now it's a  bylined Web correspondent.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society -

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