If an Agile Evangelist falls in the forest and there’s no one to hear him, does he still go on, and on, and on about it?

(Not thinking of anyone in particular, unless it’s me.)

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8 Responses to Curious…

  1. anonymous says:

    Thanks for the laugh – that’s hilarious!
    And a reminder not to take ourselves too seriously.

  2. anonymous says:

    or her even..

  3. sirenian says:

    I feel comfortable with the use of “him” as a gender-inspecific pronoun, and suspect that I covered the alternative with my closing tag.

    But I did think about it.

  4. anonymous says:

    Easy – just change ‘him’ to ‘them’ – works just as well.
    (I’m still chuckling over this line….)

  5. sirenian says:

    Glad you liked it.

    To me, the use of “he” and “him” produces an actual image which is somewhat vague when I use “them”. “Them” are little grey aliens with big eyes and no real features.

    If I wasn’t female, and guilty of this kind of behaviour myself, I’d have used “them”. But luckily I don’t have to in order to retail my PC cred, so I didn’t. 🙂

  6. anonymous says:

    If I weren’t female, … 🙂

  7. anonymous says:

    No, “them” is a plural pronoun and “an Agile Evangelist” is singular so a singular pronoun such as “him” (or “her”) is correct. If the language used to express this happy little thought contained a gender-neutral pronoun, I’m sure Elizabeth would have used it.

  8. anonymous says:

    it? he/she? he and/or she? biznatch?

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