"Spokesperson" offends me.
"Spokesman" or "spokeswoman" (as appropriate) are perfectly acceptable.

2008/12/11 Thomas Dalton <thomas.dal...@gmail.com>

> 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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