[Mailman-i18n] was vs. they

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Thu Jul 10 19:51:57 EDT 2003

On Thu, 2003-07-10 at 13:07, Ben Gertzfield wrote:

> "He or she" (which is more correct) sounds awkward in many cases, and 
> the singular pronoun "it" is not used to refer to people.
> To be more correct, "he or she" should probably be used in the original 
> English above, but the original sentence is completely understandable to 
> this native English speaker.
> You can translate it as a gender-neutral singular pronoun like "it" if 
> your language uses that for people, or use the equivalent of "he or she".

Good advice Ben, thanks.

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