Date: Tue, 21 Nov 1995 08:32:05 -0600

From: Katherine Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BGA.COM

Subject: Re: PC Language

At 7:19 AM 11/21/95 -0500, Charity Stafford wrote:

Now, Stephen may just possibly be parodying the urge towards

PC language, but I have to say, Kate's original post gave me

a weird feeling, too.

Yes, I assumed Stephen was joking and in fact thought he was quite witty.

However, particularly when

you're talking to left-handed folks, I think this is likely

to cause a certain amount of confusion and possibly consternation.

Charity does not seem to be joking, however, so I'll just say I'm sorry if

I caused confusion, let alone consternation--in context I would have

thought it was pretty clear what "lefty" meant. Was it truly not clear?

That astonishes me.

Anyway, sorry. I'm right-handed but have a number of sinister relations,

and I'll be extra-nice to them over the holidays to make up for it.

Kate Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]