Tuesday 31 January 2006

One of those thoughts.

It occurs to me that the only time it is polite (or, at least, not impolite) to describe a man or woman using the word "it" is when you can't see them clearly and you say, "I'm not sure whether it's a man or a woman." Or suchlike.

If anyone has any suggestions of other sentence types in which one may refer to men or women as "it" without it coming across as dehumanising hatred, please let me know.

No particular reason.

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