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#148368 - 09/28/05 08:01 PM *sigh*  
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They were all blowing their noses.


#148369 - 09/28/05 08:16 PM Re: woh is me  
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Te Ika a Maui
Or, voh is they. Given my own position in favour of the gender neutral singular they, it has been a delight to learn Hindi, which has a gender neutral singular pronoun. The convenience makes up for the fact that it breaks Hindi's own "rules" for pronunciation.


#148370 - 09/29/05 11:42 AM Re: back to the original question  
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Hubby came up with "unattended" as an alternative to unmanned.


#148371 - 09/29/05 11:48 AM Re: back to the original question  
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How about "abandoned"?



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#148372 - 09/29/05 12:05 PM Re: back to the original question  
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Abandoned...I think it depends on whether the guard is coming back, or simply temporarily away. With abandoned, I'd think the guard was gone for good.


#148373 - 09/29/05 12:06 PM Re: back to the original question  
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> unattended

That's perfect for a border post, isn't it. Full marks:-)


#148374 - 09/29/05 12:14 PM Re: I, you, it  
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...Hindi, which has a gender neutral singular pronoun

So does English. Please splain the difference, dear Max.


#148375 - 09/29/05 12:24 PM Re: back to the original question  
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>> Hubby came up with "unattended" as an alternative to unmanned.<<

Kudos


#148376 - 09/29/05 12:26 PM Re: back to the original question  
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Depends on whether he went out to buy cigarettes and are coming back in just a moment. His superiors might rightly speak of an abandoned post ...



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#148377 - 09/29/05 12:33 PM Re: back to the original question  
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superiors are to be ignored on cigarette breaks


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