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    Re: Longitude by Sunset
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2012 May 7, 22:09 -0400

    There are three schools in modern PC English:
    a) to write s/he (as an abbreviation of she or he),
    b) to use only feminine pronouns
    c) to mix them randomly.
    In my message I followed the third school.
    
    Alex.
    
    On Mon, 7 May 2012, Bill B wrote:
    
    >
    > Alex
    >
    > Had to laugh at your references to a female lifeboat passenger, and the
    > possibility that the latest reference might suggest a male dressed as a
    > female :-)
    >
    > On 5/7/2012 3:15 PM, Alexandre E Eremenko wrote:
    >> You cannot count on an average lifeboat passenger checking
    >> his wristwatch with time signals shortly before she boards
    >> a lifeboat:-)
    >
    > Earlier, "It is highly probable that at least one
    > person in a lifeboat will have her wristwatch:-)"
    >
    > This reminded me a message from a sailing friend regarding the Italian
    > cruise liner grounding:
    > =================================
    > The current plight of the Costa Concordia and its crew reminds me of a
    > Winston Churchill quote?..
    >
    > After his retirement he was cruising the Mediterranean on an Italian
    > cruise liner and some Italian journalists asked why an ex British Prime
    > Minister should choose an Italian ship.
    >
    > "There are three things I like about being on an Italian cruise ship,"
    > said Churchill.
    >
    > "First their cuisine is unsurpassed. Second their service is superb. And
    > then, in time of emergency, there is none of this nonsense about women
    > and children first."
    >
    >
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    >
    >
    >
    > View and reply to this message: http://fer3.com/arc/m2.aspx?i=119456
    >
    >
    >
    
    
    
    

       
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