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)