OT: Where can I meet a female companion with similar interestsand personality /in person/?
Juan Lucas Dominguez Rubio
jldominguez at prodevelop.es
Fri Jan 15 14:38:42 CET 2010
> El día Friday, January 15, 2010 a las 02:04:07PM +0100, Jan Girlich escribió:
>> Am Freitag, den 15.01.2010, 10:04 +0000 schrieb Neil Jerram:
>> > 2010/1/15 pike <pike-openmoko at kw.nl>:
>> > > I wish there was a form
>> > > for his/er (her/is), too...
>> > There is. It's "their".
>> Difference is pike is using singular, you're using plural, Neil. Using
>> plural just seems like a quick hack to me, the real bugfix would be to
>> introduce a proper word for he/she, him/his, ... in the English
>> language. I believe other languages have a third form which has no
>> gender. Was it Spanish?
>> (haven't read the whole thread, just my 2¢)
>All this is Off-Topic; please move to some English-Grammar or whatever
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No we dont have a neutral gender in Spanish, but the Spanish for 'his' and 'her' is the same ('su') so we don't have that problem:
'his/her Freerunner' ==> 'su Freerunner'
As for English, I prefer 'their' rather than 'his/her'. I wonder how this issue was solved in the past. Such a usual problem must have been solved centuries ago in the English literature, no?
And yes, this is totally off-topic, and the where-can-I-meet-a-female topic is totally ridiculous and bad taste and I think the list administrator (if there is one) should do something about it.
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