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--On Saturday, April 08, 2006 11:42 PM -0500 Carrol Cox <[log in to unmask]> 
wrote:

> Movement afoot. Have you been sleeping for 40 years. "Man" as generic is
> simply vulgar and illiterate.

  I heard you the first time. I am asking you why you think it is in wide 
use. Apparently you are saying it is only among the vulgar and illiterate, 
who do, of course, outnumber the population of whatever category you are 
placing yourself in. I am saying you are, to put it plainly, 
underestimating its use and its users.

 Ken A.