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Comment Re:It could be . . . (Score 2) 348

> So for those of you wondering why some of us
> always use "he" in the unknown or general
> case, it could very well be because we're
> speaking English, rather than engaging in an
> Orwellian campaign to change the way people
> think by modifying the language.

Absolutely right!

I however switch to a deliberate misuse of the English pronouns whenever I think:

a) it will be funny


b) it might challenge preconceptions.

Banzai! I win twice today!

(It is particularly entertaining when reading Babelfish translations from German out loud - people are usually 'it').

Not only is UNIX dead, it's starting to smell really bad. -- Rob Pike