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It's still the generic term in the Queen's English if the Hansards of
the British and Canadian Houses of Commons are to be accepted.
Many think the Queen iis anachronistic, but I think she is only vulgar
amongst good company.

Peter
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From: "Carrol Cox" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, April 08, 2006 12:36 PM
Subject: Re: 'Tyger' and 'Vrka' (Was: 'Mind forged menacles' (sic) and
spelling)


> cr mittal wrote: "...only a man (I may be excused for using the generic
> term)" -
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> No you may not because it is no longer the generic term. In (morally and
> politically decent) English of the present "man" refers only to the male
> gender. Its use as a generic term is anachronistic and vulgar.
>
> Carrol
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