Re: Joining FoRK?

Kieron Lawson (
Thu, 5 Aug 1999 09:29:56 +1200

Weak grounds myself.

I've really got to stop sending emails when I'm pissed. I take myself
far too seriously.

Thursday, August 05, 1999, 4:09:09 AM, you wrote:

> Oh just shutup. (: I guess I should have sprinkled my email with a bunch
> of smileys so you'd've known that I was just being facetious. Some folks
> pick up my silly intent when they read my nick (sillyhead), but since I
> can sometimes be serious about some things, I should clarify when I'm not.
> Anyhow, my invitation for thoughts or debates was not an invitation to
> argue about the word 'hir.' It was an attempt to start a discussion about
> the categorizatin of literature. But if you want to argue about a word
> (or non-word...btw, is non-word a word?), feel free. I don't have the
> time.
> (:
> C

> On Wed, 4 Aug 1999, Kieron Lawson wrote:

>> Wednesday, August 04, 1999, 7:09:35 PM, you wrote:
>> > Oh, objecting to my 'hir,' eh? Fine, I don't give a shit. It's my choice
>> > to use this pronoun the way I wish. I don't do it in things I publish, or
>> > in things I edit for other people to publish, so don't be dissin me for my
>> > diction. I use the pronoun 'hir' not cuz it was intro'd to me by the love
>> > of my life (as a matter of fact, I rejected it for that every reason) but
>> > because I encountered it in ann Atwood novel. -Woman at the Edge of Time-
>> > was good stuff for me. I recommend it to whoever. I've heard it
>> > categorized as something 'feminist' and I'd like to see if any of you
>> > who've read it would like to challenge that categoriztion I sure would.
>> > It's simplifying to say something is a femenist work these days unless
>> > that is -all- that it is. Any thoughts or debates about this?
>> Yeah, it's not a f*ckin pronoun. It's not even a word.
>> Neologisms are useful, but only when they add value to the language.
>> To add another term that simply applies yet-another-form-of-sexism to
>> an already obstuse language is collectively pointless, pretentious, and
>> a zero-sum-game.
>> Get off the horse.
>> You ask us *not* to diss your diction, but then you go on to justify your
>> usage?
>> Weak grounds, methinks.

Kieron Lawson
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