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Re: Prefer non-gender specific pronouns

From: Ilkka Virta
Subject: Re: Prefer non-gender specific pronouns
Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2021 12:33:19 +0300

On Sun, Jun 6, 2021 at 5:50 AM Léa Gris <lea.gris@noiraude.net> wrote:

> Le 05/06/2021 à 18:47, John Passaro écrivait :
> > I can see a couple reasons why it would be a good thing, and in the con
> > column only "I personally don't have time to go through the manual and
> make
> > these changes". but I'd happily upvote a patch from somebody that does.
> I can see so many reasons why it would be a bad thing to let the cancel
> culture adepts slip in here, rewriting bash documentations with their
> custom grammar.

Using 'they' for a generic, indefinite person, like the user here, one who
could be
anyone, is totally normal use of the language, and not even a very new

It's not the same as calling a definite person of known gender 'they'.

In fact, that generic 'they' is so common and accepted, that you just used
it yourself
in the part I quoted above.

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