New "Dealing with eBay" FAQs are up

Michael Stutz stutz at dsl.org
Sat May 28 18:58:55 EDT 2005


Scot Kamins <kamins at dogeared.com> wrote:

> On May 28, 2005, at 3:35 PM, Michael Stutz wrote:
> 
> >> "Hir" is part of a movement in certain modern schools of grammar to
> >> eliminate the awkward "him/her" construct when the sex of the object
> >> is indeterminate but the number is singular.  But it is a bit
> >> startling. I'll change it.
> >>
> >
> > What's wrong with Strunk & White?
> 
> I avoid wasted words whenever possible. :-D

Then you'll love what S&W has to say: never ever ever use that clumsy
awful "him and her" and stick with the intelligent "him."


> What does Strunk & White recommend? (My copy is on another floor.)
> 
> - Scot Kamins
> 



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