Nasty Habits in Replying to Emails

Scott Robbins scottro at nyc.rr.com
Sun Apr 27 15:53:03 UTC 2014


On Sun, Apr 27, 2014 at 05:04:09PM +0200, Karel Volný wrote:
> Dne pátek, 25. dubna 2014 23:37:43 CEST, Adam Williamson  napsal(a):
> >In addition to what other people have said, there are people of more
> >than one gender reading this list...please be respectful.

> 
> true hermaphrodites?
> 

> 
> K.
> 
> (ok, is that just my poor English allowing me to see the unintended
> meaning, or is that sentence ambiguous also for native speakers?)

As a native speaker, yes, I can see it being ambiguous. Though, to be
honest, I didn't catch it until you pointed it out.  
However, it is often non-native speakers who catch things like this. 
This can be embarrassing when married to a non-native speaker.

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