[LMB] OT: gender applied to inanimate objects

kerry weisselberg kerilli at gmail.com
Wed Sep 17 15:27:50 BST 2008


 I wrote:
> > I am currently in mourning for "disinterested", now almost universally
> > used as a synonym for "uninterested", when in fact it had a different
> > and quite important meaning. I fear that one is lost forever. :(
>
> and Jim Parish replied:
>


>
> But see
> http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=511
>

*Hangs head in shame*

Oh dear, the Pedants who told me that were wrong too, then! Nothing so new
about it after all. *sigh*

kerry



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