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CHAT: Epicene man (was Re: ...y'know)

From:Eric Christopherson <raccoon@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 30, 1999, 5:45
On Mon, 28 Jun 1999, you wrote:

> PS - in SW London, this use of 'man' has become epicene among the younger > generation; female students even use this mode of address when speaking > among themselves. Does this occur elsewhere?
Yes, it does, although I haven't heard it as often as with males here in the US. -- Eric Christopherson