Date: Sun, 9 Nov 1997 22:30:22 +0000

From: Duane Campbell dcamp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]EPIX.NET

Subject: Re: one as a pronoun?

At 09:49 PM 11/9/97 -0500, you wrote:

Another structure I've been getting lately is the opposite of

Ron's: "When people read J.D. Salinger, he or she is overcome by

sadness"--a valiant attempt to be gender neutral, I suppose. This is

extended to the possessive too: "They all apply his or her own


I'll be the first to admit that I am not very PC (unless someone gets to it

before me), but ... uh ... what is wrong with "They all apply their own


Duane Campbell dcamp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]