Nasty Habits in Replying to Emails
awilliam at redhat.com
Mon Apr 28 07:13:49 UTC 2014
On Mon, 2014-04-28 at 11:11 +1200, Gavin Flower wrote:
> 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!
Sure, but...we're now way, way, way, way off topic. I acknowledge my
initial wording was technically ambiguous, but I'd hope the meaning was
clear (as Leon correctly explained, I was suggesting it's not a good
idea to start a post with simply "Gentlemen"). I don't think an advanced
gender studies class is furthering the cause of Fedora in this
particular instance. :)
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