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Offline Reinardina

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Gender Bender
« on: February 28, 2017, 07:49:17 AM »
You have to be so careful these days, when mentioning someone's gender. It is so easy to get it wrong, and insult someone.

The Mirror (on the MSN UK news feed) keeps the options open, as it reports the following today:

QUOTE: A British girl is battling for his life UNQUOTE


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Re: Gender Bender
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2017, 08:04:08 AM »
I often read sentences like that when an article has been auto translated from French to English  ;)
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Re: Gender Bender
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2017, 11:52:00 AM »
Makes you wonder why they have an editor....
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Re: Gender Bender
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2017, 12:35:17 PM »
Do they still have editors? Even in the broad sheets, you regularly come across things that should have been picked up before printing. Often they seem to be corrections, where sentences have been changed, and not all the 'wrong' words deleted.
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Re: Gender Bender
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2017, 04:45:24 PM »
I don't think that they do. Our local paper seems to be produced with the aid of a spelling checker, and if a sentence gets through that, it's OK even if it's incomplete or contains two or more versions of the text conflated. Finding an article terminated in mid sentence isn't unusual. Today's edition had a page of photos of some event, with the exact same photo printed twice, one below the other. Not verbal, but again easily seen if anyone actually looked.

 

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