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Pitfalls of he & she

From:Johnson, Anna <ajohnson@...>
Date:Tuesday, December 11, 2001, 22:23
On Fri, 7 Dec 2001, Yoon Ha Lee wrote: "I can attest that my dad, a native
Korean speaker who has been "fluent" in English for many years and has
almost no discernible accent, *still* sometimes refers to me and my sister
as "he" by accident."

I can attest that my father constantly calls me he and most everyone else
gets confused once in a while. But that's because I was once apparently
male, so I blame me.

I call my sister my sib and encourage her to do the same, just to make life
easier on all.

Anna J. Johnson
Mystif & Scrat Inscrutable
Somtyme one of mankynde is both man & woman & suche ... in englyssh is
called a scrette.
- Caxton, Trevisa's Higden (1482)