Nasty Habits in Replying to Emails

Gavin Flower GavinFlower at
Sun Apr 27 23:11:37 UTC 2014

On 28/04/14 03:53, Scott Robbins wrote:
> 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.
Actually there are people with multiple distinct personalities, and some 
people have personalities with different genders.  This can be caused by 
extreme psychological abuse.

Also about 0.5% (percentage varies according to definitions used) of 
children are born with genitalia that are not clearly identifiable as 
being definitely exactly one of the two standard sexes (male & female).  
Some of characteristics of both.

There are also people who are born definitely male physically, they get 
married have children, then feel that they are really female and have an 
operation to change their physical genitalia.

Gender is far more complicated than most people realize, and there are 
more variations and combinations than I have outlined above!


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