[LMB] Gendered English, WAS Penric's Travels cover sneak peek

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Wed Sep 25 21:52:00 BST 2019


> On Sep 25, 2019, at 8:24 AM, Sylvia McIvers <sylviamcivers at gmail.com> wrote:
> Governor and governess, who has power?
> Major and majorette, who's uniform is very clearly just entertainment?
> The in-animate world does it as well: Pipe vs pipette, big and
> small/delicate.
> If the meaning is there, it is very hard to turn it off and say "but not in
> _this_ case!"

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