Timmy elsewhereMarch 27, 2014 Tim WorstallTimmy Elsewhere10 CommentsAt the ASI. What is it with the politically correct and the indeterminate masculine? previousWe’ve got that fucking for virginity thing againnextExplaining Piketty’s argument 10 thoughts on “Timmy elsewhere” JT March 27, 2014 at 9:16 am Happy 51st, Tim! Best wishes, Jonathan The Meissen Bison March 27, 2014 at 10:10 am JT: I make that 52nd Bloke in Germany March 27, 2014 at 10:35 am You eat asparagus on pizza. Peeled and boiled to death beforehand. The white variety, you understand. Yum yum yum. Can’t wait for the season to start. Steve March 27, 2014 at 10:44 am Happy Birthday Tim. VftS March 27, 2014 at 12:17 pm Add my Happy Birthday to the above. dearieme March 27, 2014 at 2:39 pm Do I remember correctly that “sentry” is feminine in French? Golly, google translate is brill: “la sentinelle”. Jeff Wood March 27, 2014 at 3:27 pm And from the Other Bloke in Italy: Buon Compleanno. My dear Dearieme, if you saw some of the Google translations, in either direction, which I receive to correct you would split your sides. Steve March 27, 2014 at 10:22 pm Happy Birthday Tim! Van_Patten March 28, 2014 at 1:23 am Happy Birthday Tim – are you aware your Birthday occurs within a week of a certain Retired Accountant in Downham Market…..?(Although I believe he is five years older) Squander Two April 1, 2014 at 5:49 pm A lot of people believe that “he” and “his” can be gender-neutral, but it simply isn’t true, as is easily demonstrated with this sentence: Was it your mother or your father who broke his leg last year? The correct gender-neutral pronoun, as used by Shakespeare and Austen, is “they”. It’s not a politically correct neologism at all; it’s just that some people have wrongly persuaded themsleves that it is. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.