Rather than an insightful insult, consider "it" an epiphanym. 


---In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, <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? 



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