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  •  Maybe but (4+ / 0-)

    in usage it's usually gender neutral when used to address someone directly or when plural.  I've never heard someone (of either gender) talk about picking up a hot dude and meaning by that a woman.

    Your political compass Economic Left/Right: -6.50 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.67

    by bythesea on Thu Jan 29, 2009 at 07:58:10 PM PST

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    •  See, that's what is so fun (1+ / 0-)
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      ....about this line of thought- it depends so much on the particular individuals involved.

      Man, Woman, visually or biologically. Options abound, surprises await! :P

      Shooting wolves from planes is to hunting, what hiring a prostitute is to dating.-Shannyn Moore

      by zzyzx on Fri Jan 30, 2009 at 06:10:06 AM PST

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    •  I see it used more today (0+ / 0-)

      as the gender-neutral ellos in Spanish is used to denote any mixed-gendered group.

      The apocalypse will require substantial revision of all zoning ordinances. - Zashvill Political compass -7.88 -7.03.

      by Heiuan on Fri Jan 30, 2009 at 08:32:19 AM PST

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