[LMB] OT: Language changes

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Fri Sep 17 03:30:24 BST 2021


HOW far back are we talking about?  In early Latin, "puella" (girl) and
"puer" (boy) were interchangeable, AFAICR, but I don't know about English.

On Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 9:04 PM Sylvia McIvers <sylviamcivers at gmail.com>
wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 8:33 AM B Van Look <vanlook19 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On Wed, Sep 15, 2021 at 7:00 PM brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:
> >
> > > Yes.   “Girl” didn’t use to be gendered.
> > >
> > when people prate on about how "man" is gender neutral and we should just
> > "go back" to "traditional use"... I always ask them about their son, the
> > girl.
> >
> > For some reason, traditional use of words suddenly offends them.
> >
> > BJ
> >
> > --
> >
> The non-gendered 'girl' is new to me, but this conversation is a marvel and
> a delight.  Nice!
> Sylvia
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