The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #103196 Message #2098929
Posted By: MMario
10-Jul-07 - 02:01 PM
Thread Name: Is there a 'Childs' songbook
Subject: RE: Is there a 'Childs' songbook
Then, Diane, your world is abnormal.
voted down by the International Comittee on Standards for the English Language.
"They" being political reactionaries.
In English, whether you like it or not, the masculine takes the precedent, and legaly and gramaticaly is inclusive of the feminine unless it is specified to not do so. The female pronouns and feminine terms however are exclusinve and never include the masculine.
s/he is a bastardization and is *always* gramatically incorrect.