You mean to say that you wasted everyone's time (although I suspect that
many already filter you out, with cause) and energy to spout this nonsense?
I had to go back and find what on earth the "degenerate linguistic usage
elided" referred to. As you can see, I figured it out. I apologize ahead of
time to Susan, to save her the private scolding that otherwise would almost
certainly be headed my way.
That said, you sir, are a fool.
"Dr. Jeffrey Race" wrote:
>I wonder if perhaps a solution would be doing something I saw a gentleman
>from China, IIRC, do on this list quite a while ago. He had added (Mr.)
>his .sig to make it easy for people to figure out his gender. Perhaps
>would be an easyish way to somewhat-subtly warn people of the correct
Female personal-status-specific honorifics (Miss, Mrs.) used
to be essential elements of any signature block, at least for written
correspondence, in the days when persons honored one another. Lack
of such an honorific implied not female. Now it's just 'Hi $first_name'.
I'm glad I'm on the way out.
Puh-leeze. Does this mean that anyone female ought to let you know ahead of
time, because otherwise they're male? Perhaps you are implying that the
first name basis of some folk is offensive to you (trust me, if the phrase
"this sucks" is offensive to you, you don't want to hang out in a router
Maybe I misunderstand. Perhaps you mean that we should all put our
important titles and other status-signifying characteristics in our
"signature blocks" so that everyone will know how important we are (or
not). I know some Ph.D. folk, but unlike you, they don't consider it an
integral part of their name (except Dr. Mudge, but that's another story,
and it's over anyway).
Oh, I could go on, but I won't. How's this for "degenerate linguistic