Re: Clear Commuknication: was: Re: I'm Really Not Dead
- Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:11:37 +0200
- From: rebro <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: Clear Commuknication: was: Re: I'm Really Not Dead
Am 23.06.2017 um 21:50 schrieb The Real Bev:
On 06/23/2017 12:18 PM, Jim Fisher wrote:
On 21 Jun 2017 at 23:04, Joy Beeson wrote:
On Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:39:34 -0400, "Wolf K." <wolfmac@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> "They" as a the generic, non-specific personal pronoun has been around
> for centuries.
And it has been a confusing abomination all that time.
I just heard something which added the reflexive, which made it even
sillier. "They rode the bicycle themselves." At the very least, the
person could have used 'themself' :-(
We need a new pronoun to match the French "on", which covers the
which was under discussion and the general plural as in "they say that
Indeed. It's my understanding that 'on' has replaced 'nous' in a number
of cases. 'One' in English just sounds too pompous for general usage
and applies to a general concept rather than a specific activity anyway.
Isn't the French 'on dit' an equivalent to the English 'people (tend to)
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