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Old Fri Oct 12, 2018, 01:14pm
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Originally Posted by Nevadaref View Post
My complaint is not with writing his/her, but rather the deliberate reversing of it to "her/his" by this author in order to specifically put the female pronoun first. That seems to be an attempt to push a feminist agenda through the language used in the NFHS play rulings, which strikes me as petty and inappropriate.
This is the worst internet take I've seen today.
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Old Sat Oct 13, 2018, 05:20pm
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Originally Posted by bob jenkins View Post
English does not have a gender-neutral third person singular pronoun. That causes the problem.

It's why so many now use "they" (or "their") -- and I find that more problematic than his / her or s/he
Bob is on point here. Ask any teachers, at least newer teachers, about this. There is research/science behind not using her/his as it can actually be detrimental. Now, many teachers do not use the words "boys" and "girls", rather they refer to everyone has students or other gender-neutral term.

"English does not have a gender-neutral third person singular pronoun." - this is open to debate, crazy debates too.

I think it should have simply said "...A1's stomach."
If some rules are never enforced, then why do they exist?
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Old Fri Oct 19, 2018, 06:41pm
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Are these interps going to get added to the master thread of interps?
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Old Tue Oct 23, 2018, 01:25pm
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Mods, can we add these to the sticky thread?
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