I'm convinced. Where can I mention that women are very welcome?
Posted Aug 29, 2009 17:29 UTC (Sat) by farnz
In reply to: I'm convinced. Where can I mention that women are very welcome?
Parent article: FSF to host a mini-summit on Women in Free Software
Historically, English has used the appropriate plural pronoun as a
respectful singular pronoun for others; indeed, we've completely lost thou
in favour of the plural pronoun you. If you skip the Victorian era, "they"
is a common singular pronoun for either gender, where you wish to be
respectful to the person you are discussing; hence you get phrasings like
"My lord and master was pleased with what they saw".
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