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From: Victor A. Wagner, Jr. (vawjr_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-30 14:09:23

when the sex of the entity is unknown, in English the male pronouns shall
be used. Or so the good sisters of St. Francis taught us in grade school.
The assumption (and we ALL know how to parse assume) that an entity is
female w/ no further information is wrong no matter your Political
Correctness quotient.

At Saturday 2002/11/30 11:11, you wrote:
>"David Abrahams" <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> > "Victor A. Wagner, Jr." <vawjr_at_[hidden]> writes:
> >
> > > PC run amok
> >
> > No, you can't blame that on a malfunctioning PC. That was just me
> > being intentionally considerate.
>In this case, I suspect PC == Politically Correct. However, when talking
>about a specific individual, and not an anonymous person, I think it is
>appropriate to use the correct gender, if it is known. I suspect Victor
>would object to someone calling him a "her", and then ascribing any
>corrections to political correctness. ;)
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Victor A. Wagner Jr.
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