Date: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 21:46:06 -0500

From: Gregory {Greg} Downing downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IS2.NYU.EDU

Subject: Re: Pronouns (Or: Un-Pro Nouns)

I'm agnostic.... As Fats Waller (I think) put it: One never knows, do one?

Actually, I usually tell students to stick to plural if possible, rather

than messing with things that feel plural to people but are syntactically

singular ("everyone," etc.) -- which also avoids the generic-masculine issue.

The usages, they are a changin....

Greg Downing/NYU, at greg.downing[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] or downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]