Re: Gender-specific or gender-inclusive?

Date: Tue Feb 22 2000 - 22:27:07 EST

In a message dated 2/22/2000 9:56:34 PM Central Daylight Time,

 Who is messing with the original, George? People are just trying to
 translate the original into English and other languages as faithfully
 (accurately) as possible. Translating inclusive ANQROPOI with exclusive
 English "man" is actually changes the meaning of the original, and that's
 not faithful translation. >>

The English word "man" IS NOT, and NEVER HAS BEEN an exclusive term.
Admittedly, there are some who are doing their damnedest to make it so -- but
it ain't.

Now, I'm not a stubborn man. I will maintain TO MY DYING BREATH that I AM
NOT STUBBORN. I'll just never be able to accept that viewpoint which has only
arisen under the aegis of the NOW hags (a very recent phenomenon). :-) I'm
trying to be humorous about this, but I do feel strongly about the matter.
These neo-logisms are destroying the language. Natural development of the
language is one thing, but a concerted effort to reconstruct it in some
ideological manner is entirely different.


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