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LANGUAGE: Harry Potter and the language police

Political correctness condemns as sexist the use of "he" when referring to both sexes. Linda Nyquist writes: "In spite of being what I hope is a modern woman, I find this altering of language ridiculous. What are your thoughts?" RH: I agree. The trend is to use non-sexist "one" or "they", even ungrammatically.

Ronald Hilton - 7/10/03