Re: [lg policy] The Problem With ‘Hey Guys’

Baron, Dennis E debaron at illinois.edu
Thu Aug 23 14:27:03 EDT 2018


In the article about a suitable alternative to “you guys,” Joe Pinsker makes this astounding claim, twice: "English lacks a standard gender-neutral second-person plural pronoun.”

Say it isn’t so, Joe.  http://bit.ly/2PyheDB




Dennis


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On Aug 23, 2018, at 12:20 PM, Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se<mailto:francis.hult at englund.lu.se>> wrote:


The Atlantic

The Problem With ‘Hey Guys’

A broad coalition of English speakers—teachers, retail workers, ice-cream scoopers, and plenty of others—is grasping for a more inclusive greeting.

Full story:
https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2018/08/guys-gender-neutral/568231/


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