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Re: Slight Grammatical Error

From: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2004 12:01:24 -0400
To: Robert Uhl <ruhl@4dv.net>
Cc: public-webarch-comments@w3.org
Message-id: <87d613bauj.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ Robert Uhl <ruhl@4dv.net> was heard to say:
| In the first Story in Section 3.6, the plural 'they' is used to refer to
| the singular 'owner.'  While the neuter plural does date back quite a
| ways (I understand that even Shakespeare used it a few times), it's
| generally considered _very_ poor practise.

Indeed. An attempt on the editor's part to avoid gender bias or clumsy
constructions like "she or he". Anyway, I've fixed it by repeating
"the owner". :-)

| Otherwise, a great document
| which should be required reading for anyone who touches an information
| system.

Thanks.

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

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Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com> | You look wise. Pray correct that
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