2008/12/11 Thomas Dalton <thomas.dal...@gmail.com>:
> 2008/12/11 Alison Wheeler <wikime...@alisonwheeler.com>:
>> On Thu, December 11, 2008 18:17, Thomas Dalton wrote:
>>> spokesman.
>> "spokesperson" surely ...
> Sorry, I use "spokesman" as a non-gender specific term, I probably
> shouldn't do that...

Interesting, the OED agrees with me (it makes no mention of gender at
all) and gives "1976 Times 21 May 2/4 Mary Whitehouse, spokesman for
the campaign." as one of its citations, so apparently the Times agrees
with me (or, at least, did 30 years ago). But anyway, that's rather
offtopic - I'm happy to use "spokesperson" if "spokesman" offends
people here.

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