Date: Wed, 10 Aug 1994 15:38:27 EDT From: mai Subject: Re: he/she My Grandmother used to say it as an endearing or diminutive when referring to a child. I may have picked it up from her. This would be Louisville area or S. Ind. I note that German diminutives -chen/-lein/-li are all used with the neuter gender, tho I kind of doubt there is a relationship. Mark Ingram Lexington, Ky. maingr01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]