2008/12/11 Thomas Dalton <thomas.dal...@gmail.com>
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> 2008/12/11 James Farrar <james.far...@gmail.com>:
> > "Spokesperson" offends me.
>
> I can't win, can I?

If you're going to worry about offending people, it's unlikely.

> > "Spokesman" or "spokeswoman" (as appropriate) are perfectly acceptable.
>
> What should I use when I don't know the person's gender?

I recommend the non-gender-specific term "spokesman".

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