OT: Where can I meet a female companion with similar interests and personality /in person/?
neiljerram at googlemail.com
Fri Jan 15 10:31:30 CET 2010
2010/1/15 Brolin Empey <brolin at brolin.be>:
> Fabian Schölzel wrote:
>> On Thursday 14. January 2010 22:15:16, Brolin Empey Empey wrote:
>>> I agree with you, Fabian. However, I think you should use “he or she”
>>> instead of using masculine pronouns as if they were sex/gender-neutral.
>> I had a bad feeling when writing this. :) My mother tongue is german, so i
>> think this is translated badly. In Germany, we have a phrase "Jeder wie er
>> mag.", wich would be "Everybody how he likes." in word-for-word translation.
>> Would "One should do as one likes." be better?
> Yes, or “One should do as he or she likes.”.
Or use "they":
"People can do as they like"
"Each person can do as they like"
"Everyone can do as they like"
In my view using "they" is the most natural form for "he or she", and
it seems to be very widely used for that now.
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