Rather than an insightful insult, consider "it" an epiphanym.
---In firstname.lastname@example.org, <jr_esq@...> wrote: Some people would probably take that as an offense since "it" applies to an inanimate being or something impersonal. But I do have a problem with addressing one person as "they". Some people may find this as rude and a violation of good etiquette. Nonetheless, there are some languages in the world where the pronouns are genderless as part of their accepted grammatical rules. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <emptybill@...> wrote: Just address them by their true pronoun descriptor ... it. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <jr_esq@...> wrote: This new practice is catching on in a SF Bay Area college for women--and a few others in the country. Will the English language be changed? http://news.yahoo.com/preferred-pronouns-gain-traction-us-colleges-064437446.html http://news.yahoo.com/preferred-pronouns-gain-traction-us-colleges-064437446.html